#TBT, February 1971: The Pants Suit

Apparently February of 1971 was an exciting time around the Southern Progress Corporation offices when management gave the ok for women to wear pants suits to work. Several staffers modeled for our company newsletter to show off this latest fashion trend.

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National Strawberries and Cream Day

May 21, also known as National Strawberries and Cream Day, is the perfect excuse to bake up our mouthwatering fruity confection. Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups cake flour 2 tablespoons strawberry-flavored gelatin 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking salt 1 […]

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Three Great Flowers To Plant Right Now

I don’t care what’s atop your docket of things to do today — perform brain surgery, bury your dead cat, or track down who’s been texting your husband at 2 AM — blow off all of that stuff and do something much more important. Plant these three flowers now. That other junk can wait.

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The Dutch Oven: Cool Off With Icebox Pies

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of Q&A, information and insight about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. Lift the lid and see what’s inside today. Icebox Pie:  The name alone recalls sticky summer days made a bit more comfortable by the cool creaminess of this favored dessert. But what is an icebox pie and how did […]

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Ultimate Doggy Beach Bag

Eight travel essentials to keep your dog happy and safe on a trip. 1. Treats If you’re going to enjoy a seafood dinner at the beach, splurge on fish sticks for Fido too. These crunchy fish treats are all-natural and hand-rolled. Cod Skin, from $13.95; polkadog.com 2. Place Mat Keep your pet from dirtying up your vacation digs. Designate an […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Our BBQ Game Plan

Memorial Day: It’s a grill-lover’s Christmas, and the countdown is already underway. Whether you want to switch up your usual menu or haven’t even planned beyond what beer you’ll be cracking open first, the Southern Living Test Kitchen’s got you. Here’s what we’ll be making May 25th. (Hint: they’re all recipes from our particularly awesome June issue.) Appetizer: Louisiana-inspired Crispy Andouille Hush […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Bobwire

Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.

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Couple Exchanges Vows at Stunning Mountainside Wedding

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. Check in each week to see what has us smitten! Brittany Holder and Nathan Dennis first met in sixth grade, and as Brittany would say, she’s been hooked ever since. The couple dated through […]

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Hangout Fest: A Look Behind The Scenes With Co-Founder Lilly Zislin

During this past weekend’s Hangout Fest, we had the opportunity to spend a morning with co-founder, Lilly Zislin, and learn a little bit about the creators behind this hugely successful event. Before Lilly and her husband, Shaul, launched the festival six years ago, they were seasoned business owners with two restaurants—The Hangout (the festival’s namesake) and The Gulf—several Surf Style shops, and various […]

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Lovely DIY Flower Crown

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. This week, we have another lovely project from Amy Osaba Events!   Level: Easy Timeline: 40 minutes Supplies: flowers greenery hot glue gun gold buillon wire scissors paper towels water refrigerator Instructions: Start by laying […]

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