5 Southern Swimwear Designers We Love

From the islands of the Keys to the Carolina coast to the white sands of the Gulf, we Southerners know a thing or two about great beaches. So it’s really no surprise that our region would yield some stellar swimwear.

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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes – dishes that have made their way from one generation’s kitchen to the next. Today: Heidi Sze of Apples Under My Bed shows us how to make a simple, tasty treat from her childhood that stands the test of time.

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Five Southern Acts You Have to See at Forecastle

In the past, The Forecastle Festival, which begins today and runs through Sunday, was one of the country’s most underrated music festivals and one of the South’s best kept secrets.

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DAILY SOUTH DEBATE: What Constitutes a Grilled Cheese?

The hallways of Southern Living have been buzzing with an argument between two of the most ardent grilled cheese supporters this side of the Mississippi River. Much as the debate rages, we’re far from a winner. So we’ve taken this battle to The Daily South.

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Wahoo! You Have Powdery Mildew

It’s a wonderful morning in a heretofore wonderful world. You walk out to your garden, only to discover to your shame and horror that some miscreant has confused it with a baby’s bottom and showered Johnson’s Baby Powder all over your plants.

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Breaking: Kenny Chesney to Play Free Show at Flora-Bama in August

On Friday, August 16, every country-and-beach-lover’s dream comes true. Kenny Chesney, whose new single “American Kids” is climbing the charts faster than Garth Brooks became Chris Gaines, will play a free show called the Flora-Bama-Jama.

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Buttermilk, Your Secret Beauty Weapon

It’s no secret that Southerners love buttermilk. At Southern Living, we swear by buttermilk for the sweetest of biscuits, pies, cakes, even ice cream. But these days we’re loving buttermilk for its less conventional use: as a beauty tool.

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Our New Restaurant Crush: The Florence in Savannah

We’re giddy about Chef Hugh Acheson like preteens over One Direction. From his cookbook A New Turn in the South or his restaurants like Empire State South, call us superfans. We’re totally crushing on his latest venture, The Florence, in Savannah, Georgia.

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5 Southern Style Bloggers to Follow Today

On Sunday we co-hosted the wrap party for the second annual Southern Blog Society Conference, put together by Jessica Camarata of My Style Vita and Cathy Anderson of Poor Little It Girl. Dozens of fashion and lifestyle bloggers joined at the W Buckhead to sip champagne and exchange trade secrets about the wild, and yes glam, world of fashion blogging.

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Author to Author: Lee Smith asks Beth Macy about Factory Man

If glowing reviews are any indication, Virginia author Beth Macy’s debut book Factory Man may be one of the most talked-about nonfiction books of the season. “This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” wrote Janet Maslin in The New York Times.

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