The Daily South

The Rose of Fall

On a walk through the neighborhood yesterday, I came upon a glorious shrub with white, pink, and red blooms. It’s the rose of fall that’s not a rose at all.

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8 Southern Items To Buy Now

Fall has arrived, but here in the Southern states we are still seeing occasional 80-degree days. For those of you who need a little retail therapy but aren’t ready to start making wool-only purchases, check out a few transitional pieces by Southern brands we love. Leather Koozie A cognac-colored koozie with gold accents raise the bar on dapper accessories. $46, whitewinglabel.com Comfy Polo Shirts Oh-so-soft organic […]

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DIY Your Way to a Pretty and Practical Bathroom Vanity

With the limited space most bathrooms provide, the stakes for beautiful and functional furniture are high. You want pieces that are both attractive and useful, and you want them on a budget. If you’re agreeing, you’re in luck!

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Finding The One: Home Bowtie Try-On For The Groom

When it comes to selecting the groom’s wedding-day attire there are a few important factors to consider. Start with the overall feel of  the wedding. Will your ceremony be traditional or laid back?

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No Acorns Means No Squirrels — I’m Good With That

I have this big chestnut oak in my back yard that drops about a ton of big, meaty acorns in fall that squirrels relish. However, a brief examination of the tree yesterday revealed very few acorns this year. Without this vital food source, those fluffy-tailed rats might starve. Aw, nuts.

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Remembering One of the South’s Most Beloved Dogs

Emmylou Harris’ big black dog–yes, the same one responsible for inspiring her song “Big Black Dog”–has passed away. The dog meant the world to Harris and inspired more than just songs. In fact, Bella is the symbol for her Nashville-based. nonprofit, Bonaparte’s Retreat. According to the website, it “is dedicated to providing nurturing care for adoptable dogs when their allotted […]

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Tailgate Giveaway, Week 8: Big Green Egg Package

Every Wednesday through college football season, we are giving away a tailgating necessity to help you create the ultimate Southern tailgate. Check in each week to see what it is and enter for a chance to win!

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A Conversation With Charlie Mars About Mississippi and Today’s Album Drop

Mississippi singer-songwriter Charlie Mars is back. Today, the prolific songwriter dropped his sixth studio album, The Money. We caught up with Charlie to talk about Mississippi, his first foray into music, and college football. Check it out below, then check out The Money, on sale today.

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On Doorknobs and Why Garlan Gudger Jr. Collects Them

Garlan Gudger Jr.’s easy grin slices through his two-day beard as he discusses his collection. “Every one of them is different, special,” he says. “Finding a new one makes me giddy.”

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A Conversation With Austin’s SPEAK

Troupe Gammage, the lead singer of SPEAK, met me on a sunny afternoon in Austin following days of heavy rainstorms and flooding. It’s all par for the course for this local. The fact that the entire band is from Austin makes it a “rare breed,” as Gammage puts it.

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