Music Premiere: Blair Crimmins’ “You Gotta Sell Something”

With a click of the incredibly unique Blair Crimmins & The Hookers‘ track below, you’ll be able to tell why their soulful, jazz sound is lighting up bars around the South. We got to catch up with Blair Crimmins to talk about his inspiration, his songwriting, and how Atlanta, Georgia’s influenced his eclectic sound. What’s the inspiration behind your album? […]

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A Rejuvenating Weekend at the Willcox

If you need a comfortable escape during the holidays, look no further than The Willcox – an Aiken, South Carolina retreat that is also a member of our Hotel Collection. The Willcox shared three ways to relieve stress in the midst of all the prepping, hosting, baking, and gift buying this holiday season entails: 1. Melt away cares at the […]

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Holiday Engagement on the Horizon? Tips to Make Your Southern Wedding Unforgettable

If it seems like everyone on your social media feed is getting engaged right now, you’re not alone. Research shows that one third of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. And with holiday engagements, comes spring wedding planning. In my side gig as a singing disc jockey, I’ve had the opportunity to objectively observe many weddings of […]

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Birch Slice Photo Ornament

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru 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. Every year I try to add more personal touches to my holiday decorations. This […]

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Christmas with Lee Ann Womack (& Her Cover of “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”!)

Grammy, ACM, and CMA Award-winning Lee Ann Womack is a well-loved voice in country music. Her sweet, melodic sound took cues from both old country and pop, leading hits like “I Hope You Dance” to success. This Christmas, Lee Ann recorded one of her (and our!) favorite Christmas hymns, “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” – and it’s absolutely beautiful. We also chatted […]

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4 Jack Daniel’s Cocktails to Help You Get Through the Winter

Southern winters can be tough. Luckily, our friends at Jack Daniel’s are sharing four hand-crafted cocktail recipes to help take the edge off these bitter Southern winters. With outdoor temperatures occasionally dropping below 40 degrees, these spirit-warming drinks will help you bear the harsh winter weather. So we might be exaggerating about the temperature down here. But we’re not exaggerating about the deliciousness […]

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4 Ways to Make the Countdown to Christmas Really Count!

Christmas is coming with its flurry of festivities. I develop an annual plan to pull it all off with ease — and with time built in to spend with my family and friends. I’d love for you to have that kind of plan, too. After all, your undistracted presence with those you love is the best present to give. Make […]

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The Nutcracker: A Ballet for Kids of All Ages

For 35 consecutive years, the Alabama Ballet has traveled to Anniston, Alabama to present George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker Ballet” to both the community and about 1800 third graders from 3 surrounding counties. The Knox Concert Series is a 100% Volunteer non-profit organization that gives students in these rural areas the opportunity to enjoy this iconic Christmas ballet. An opportunity they might not have […]

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Chocolate Champagne Truffles with QVC’s David Venable

Best-selling cookbook author and host of QVC’s popular cooking show In the Kitchen with David® David Venable is sharing with us a sweet dessert recipe that’s sure to impress all of your guests this holiday season. As he’s known for his warmth and hospitality, it’s no wonder that David spends Christmas in the South. “I love going home to North Carolina to spend […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

Local Dallas cookbook author and blogger Amy Green had to give up gluten and refined sugars, but you’d never guess with the amazing recipes she writes about. This incredible Gluten-Free (and, refined sugar-free) Chocolate Cake with Maple Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache looked too good to pass up. “At first, everything that came out of my oven was a disaster. My […]

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