5 Ways to Dodge the Winter Blues

The holidays are behind us, the cool weather has settled in and a day off seems far away. Welcome to the winter blues, which is said to hit the hardest on the third Monday in January. It’s called “Blue Monday,” and it’s often considered the most depressing day of the entire year. When days like Blue Monday are gray, short […]

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DIY Mail Holder

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. One my biggest resolutions for 2017 is to be more organized. I am starting […]

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Christmas Mornings Teach Some of Life’s Best Lessons

Growing up in Troy, Ala., I would wake on Christmas morning and run headlong toward the gleaming tree to see what was underneath it. There’s nothing like that magical anticipation, but my favorite memories of childhood Christmases somehow come back to the kitchen. Even then, the joy of putting a delicious meal on the table for my family seemed like […]

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Christmas Eve Dinner with Chef Mike Davis and Bobby Williams

Every year, Chef Mike Davis of West Columbia’s Terra, sits down with his father-in-law, Bobby Williams, CEO of the beloved Lizard’s Thicket meat-and-three restaurants, to plan out their annual Christmas Eve dinner. Trained by the likes of James Beard Award-winning chefs Susan Spicer and Frank Stitt, Mike always prepares a signature beef cut that is accompanied by sides from the […]

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3 No-Bake Cookie Recipes You’ll Love

Holiday baking should not require hours and hours in a warm kitchen, and then an additional afternoon of doing dishes. Instead of slaving away for your upcoming cookie exchange or holiday entertaining, we’d like to present you with three super easy recipes (we’re talking pantry staples, here) that’ll get you on your way in no time. Homemade Thin Mints 1 […]

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Decking the Halls at Barnsley Resort!

  Every year, we dig out our Christmas sweaters, find the mistletoe and hit the road to shoot our favorite holiday products at a few of our favorite iconic locations around the South.  This year was no exception as we packed up the Southern Living Holiday Collection, exclusively at Dillard’s, and headed to Barnsley Resort for a weeklong shoot on location at their […]

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Giveaway: Win a Signed Copy of A Very Kacey Christmas from Kacey Musgraves

GRAMMY-Award winning country singer and songwriter Kacey Musgraves celebrated the holiday season this year by releasing her first holiday album, A Very Kacey Christmas. The album features 12 Christmas tunes, 4 original and 8 holiday favorites and includes guest appearances from Leon Bridges, Willie Nelson, and The Quebe Sisters. Watch below to hear the story behind the original song “Present Without […]

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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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