What I Learned at Summer Camp: If You Have Faith In Your Horse, You Can Fly

This three part series features the reflections of three Southern writers on trail rides, campfires, confidence, nostalgia, and slow dancing for the first time. Photographs were taken at Falling Creek Camp and Camp Glen Arden in North Carolina and Camp McDowell in Alabama. Check back next Tuesday for part two. I was a shy, skittish 9-year-old when a friend invited me to […]

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Pirates Arrr Coming to Bald Head Island!

Break out your eye patch and get ready to walk the plank, the pirates are coming to Bald Head Island, North Carolina July 31-August 2! Benefiting the Old Baldy Foundation and Smith Island Museum of History, the 2015 Old Baldy Foundation Pirates Weekend is three days full of pirate themed events. Bring the whole family and enjoy a pirate block […]

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Keeping Receipts: The New Life of Old Cookbooks

They call Charleston Receipts the Bible of Junior League cookbooks, so I was naturally excited when Charleston Wine + Food Festival decided to celebrate its 10th anniversary with an opening night gala recognizing the historic cookbook. But when I got to the gala, it wasn’t exactly easy to tell which Charleston receipt inspired which chef’s dish. I looked for Mrs. C.C. Calhoun’s […]

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Hot List: Ziplining in Knoxville, Oklahoma Art & a Mexican Cantina in DC

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round-up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news. 1. Knoxville’s first zipline course. The Knoxville Navitat tour opens August 1 in the Ijams Nature Center, where thrill seekers will love the more than 60 […]

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The Pits: A Primer (Part 2)

In the first installment of our BBQ Pit Primer, we looked at open and closed barbecue pits, in which the meat is cooked over direct heat. We get a little smokier this week as we round out the topic with a look at offset smokers as well as the latest generation of automatic barbecue cookers. Offset Smokers When it comes to offset […]

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Art Collecting 101

Art buying is personal and subjective, but taking the leap can result in enhanced spaces and brighter experiences. There is no right-or-wrong answer or one method to follow, but here are some easy basics to get you started! 1. Blank walls are better than bad decisions. The art in your home should be a unique statement of what you love and feel. […]

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Win a Cowrie Collar Necklace From Twine & Twig!

When we think statement necklace, we think of this funky piece from Twine & Twig. The Cowrie Collar is handcrafted with shells gathered from Indonesian beaches, meaning that each necklace is unique with varying shell sizes and colors. The pieces are then bound by a local artisan with pineapple leaf fibers, and finished off with soft suede straps. Rock this boho-chic piece with […]

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Not Your Mama’s Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush has been a Grumpy favorite for many years, because it blooms for months, offers many different colors, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and sings “My Way” when I’ve had four or more beers. Lately, though, plant breeders have been making a good plant even better in three important respects.

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Happy Birthday, Zelda Fitzgerald

Dubbed the “first American flapper” by her husband, writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was Jazz Age royalty. The Montgomery, Alabama-born socialite married Fitzgerald in 1920, and though the marriage was turbulent and she suffered from mental illness, her creative brilliance lives on in her paintings and writing. Today, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., The Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum (919 Felder Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, […]

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Bunny Williams Offers Tips for Using Texture and Color

Renowned designer Bunny Williams, who masterminded the interiors of the 2015 Southern Living Idea house, was kind enough to sit down and chat with us about a range of topics. With the help of some of our favorite bloggers, we’ve been rolling them out over the past few weeks. In our final conversation with Bunny, she gives us her tips for using […]

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