Fall Color to Die For — Literally

It’s the beginning of fall. You emerge one morning to find that your tree has suddenly turned color a good 4 to 6 weeks early. You find this delightful. You’re not so happy when your tree fails to leaf out next spring. What the heck happened? Is the Big Guy mad at you?

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Learn the 3 Simple Steps to Each of Our Perfect Updos

For our September issue, we asked the Birmingham-based bloggers of Irrelephant to share their favorite Southern hairstyles. Here, we show you step by step how to get each look.

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Tailgate Giveaway, Week 5: Yeti Tundra 35

Every Wednesday through college football season, we are giving away a tailgating necessity to help you create the ultimate Southern tailgate. Check in each week to see what it is and enter for a chance to win!

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Roanoke’s Piety: The Next Best Thing to Grandma’s

It’s no secret that Southerners are great at making pies. There’s something so inherently comforting about the food — it’s as if they baked hospitality right into the crust. When I was growing up, pie was a special dessert reserved for treasured visits to my grandmother’s house. At every family get-together you could expect to see a full spread of pies […]

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In Photos: The Two-Day Florida Lobster Mini Season

Ever since we were teenagers growing up in Key West, my brother Edward and I have snorkeled for lobster during the two-day Florida lobster mini season. Since 1975. the two-day mini season has opened annually on the last week of July. About one week later, the Florida commercial lobster harvest opens (until March 31). This year was no different.

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10 Things To Know About The New Tina Turner Museum

You know that Tina Turner song “Nutbush City Limits?” It’s about a real place–Nutbush, Tennessee, where she grew up.  (Go on, you know you want to dance in your chair just thinking of the melody.) This week a museum dedicated to Tina’s legacy–and the community where she was raised–opens just down the road from Nutbush.

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A Taste of Flow Tribe, And a Taste of New Orleans

“We’re kind of cultural ambassadors to the city,” says K.C. O’Rourke, who fronts Flow Tribe, a band whose soul is rooted in New Orleans. Need proof? The show that put the band on the map, in O’Rourke’s eyes, took place at Tipitina’s.

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5 Things You Need To Know in the South Right Now

Every Monday we bring you the Southern Living Hot List, a roundup of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

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Eat Kale, Stay Out of Jail

I wrote the first story about growing kale that ever appeared in Southern Living and, as a result, was nearly hauled off to the pokey by an infuriated public. And all because I offered them insight and wisdom about this neglected, nutritious veggie.

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Our Photographers Have Us Ready For Fall

A hint of autumn in finally the air.  Some of our photographers have been able to capture the best of what is yet to come, leaving us longing for cooler weather, brighter trees, and all the festivities that come with fall. 

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