Gorgeous Grandma Day

Each twenty-third of July we set aside a day to celebrate our Gorgeous Grandmas who are beautiful (inside and out), cool, adventurous, and full of life. We often rely on our family matriarch (aka sweet and cuddly Nana) to be a sounding board, to get answers to life’s many questions, or just to linger in her unconditional love (and to let her bake cookies for us!). […]

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Singer and Songwriter Spotlight

Owen Plant is an extraordinary singer and songwriter who was born in Jamaica, and currently resides on Saint Simons Island, GA. His style is greatly impacted by artists from older reggae and contemporary acoustic artists from the 70s. He was influenced by Bob Marley, James Taylor, Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, and local artists such as Pace Conner. He’s well known for […]

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Upscale Crawfish Boil: Give Your Backyard Boil a Pinterest-Worthy Update

There are basically only two seasons in Louisiana—crawfish season, and the rest of the year. Tables piled high with seasoned crawdads, the first ears of sweet corn, and a few boiled potatoes are the surest signs that it’s time to break out the beer and toast to the arrival of warmer weather on the bayou.   Perhaps owing to the […]

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Pop Culture Meets Virginia Weddings

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Chelsea LaVere of Tidewater and Tulle. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   Not only is Virginia pretty historical in all things American history, we’ve got a ton of cool modern day stuff […]

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The Only Good Place For A Weeping Willow

Courtesy of my friend, Seattle garden blogger and garden designer, Christina Salwitz, you are looking at the only kind of place a weeping willow should be planted. On the banks of a pond or lake. Nothing else around. With the owner’s house, driveway, sidewalk, pool, water lines, septic tank, pet cemetery, and all the neighbor’s houses a zip code away. […]

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Boiling on a Weeknight

I’ve always loved a good boil – cooking them for my closest friends from the San Juan Islands of Washington to thousands of folks at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island, Canada . . . and of course, every where else in between. The truth is – my boil is a melange of a New Orleans crawfish […]

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Summer Party Essentials

Well summer is officially here and we’re already in the swing of hosting cocktail parties with our friends to take advantage of these warm summer evenings. I’m sharing the ultimate cocktail party essentials to serve for your next summer soireé! Blackberry Patch Syrups and Schermer Pecans are the perfect combination to have on hand when entertaining guests. For a refreshing cocktail, you […]

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DIY Moss Garden Box

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. One of my goals this summer was to improve upon my green thumb issues and […]

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Discovering Virginia’s Colonial Wine Trail

Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Brianna Simmons of Casual Travelist. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   Visitors have long flocked to Williamsburg to walk in the footsteps of American history or for the theme park thrills of Busch Gardens. However, […]

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Enter to Win the Ultimate Southern Road Trip

We’re thrilled to send one lucky reader on the Ultimate Southern Road Trip! Presented by the Southern Living Hotel Collection and crafted by our editors, this sweepstakes is one you won’t want to miss. Here’s the winning prize: A 9-DAY TRIP FOR TWO including accommodations at up to three Southern Living Hotel Collection properties of their choice throughout the South, […]

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