Look Out, Broncos Fans – Carolina’s Got Some Lucky Wings

When Charlotte-based Chef Blake Hartwick set out to create a lucky recipe to help fans cheer on the Carolina Panthers, he could only hope for a winning season. However, it just so happens that every time Chef Blake makes the wings, the Panthers take home a win. It’s also to be noted that the chef did not make his lucky […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Cut Out

Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.  

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DIY Winter Bouquet with Floral Expert Ron Wendt

We’re in the middle of elegant winter wedding season and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. This week, we’re collaborating with Ron Wendt of Ron Wendt Design, a native Texan who’s behind the exquisite floral events of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Cartier. Don’t shy away from using beautiful, fresh flowers at your winter wedding! Winter is peak season for ranunculus, anemones, and hellebores – better known […]

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Simple Southern Style for Spring

  I’m fascinated with all of this chatter about capsule wardrobes.  The thought of editing your closet down to 37 pieces seems like a daunting and difficult task, but when you read up on how it simplifies your life, it sure looks like a good idea!  After wasting so many hours in my own closet sorting through racks and piles looking for something […]

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Top Three Food Trends in 2016

Savannah-based cookbook author and food + lifestyle expert, Libbie Summers, shares the top three food trends coming in 2016. 1. Beet greens are quickly becoming the new kale. They boost the immune system since they are a source of vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (which promotes healthy nerve and muscle function) and manganese (which is good for your […]

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Crepe Murder 2016 Is Now Underway!

Crepe Murder 2016 officially kicks off TODAY, January 31, 2016!  Entries will be accepted from now until Tuesday, February 16. This gives you plenty of time, including a long weekend, to creep silently around your neighborhood, smart phone in hand, and take photos of horribly butchered trees like the ones above. Email your photos to gardens@southernliving.com with “Crepe Murder 2016” […]

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The Beer Growler: Your Super Bowl Party Game Changer

Every Super Bowl party is fixed with the basics – great tailgate food, team colors, branded paper products, and, of course, beer. Instead of picking up a 12-pack from your local grocer, we recommended a better option – beer growlers. Mike Anderson and Byron Fullmer are co-owners of Stout Brothers, a beer growler shop located in both Atlanta and Smyrna, GA. What […]

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Gunshow is ATL’s Culinary Carnival

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow will make you fall in love– all over again– with eating out. One part gustation, one part recreation (and another part eye candy), the open-concept eatery in Atlanta’s Glenwood Park neighborhood shows off, in its simplest form, what it takes to make it. In plain sight, a handful of chefs create their best dish, portioned to serve […]

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La Table at L’Auberge Provençale: Gastro Heaven With a Pinch of History

I willfully admit that I am not a food or wine expert. But I do know when something amazing touches my palate. Before the holidays we wrote about L’Auberge Provençale, an historic Virginia bed and breakfast located in the Shenandoah Valley an hour west of DC, and their classic Black Friday brunch. This time we indulged in the full L’Auberge […]

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More Than An Accent | Exercising Cultural Sophistication & Appreciation in 2016

Several weeks ago, I scheduled cocktails with a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend – a new New Yorker by way of Dallas who grew up in the United Kingdom.  Her unique background – Emma Watson meets Kacey Musgraves, if you will – and ability to insert words like “splendid” and “superb” into general conversation without sounding like a pompous prude – were immediately likeable. […]

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