Five 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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Christmas Gifts From My Heart

With only two weeks to go until your favorite day to shower Grumpy with gifts, Grumpy has more outstanding garden gift ideas for you to bestow on your loved ones. Get your credit card ready!

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What You Didn’t See: The December Issue

While the December issue of Southern Living is full of merry wreaths and cheery Christmas trees, there is no shortage of sunny skies, fresh cocktails, and gorgeous interiors from across the South. From behind-the-scenes bar shots to a sneak peek at some of our favorite holiday decor, here’s what you didn’t see in the December issue:

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Our Weekend Plans: Five Things Worth Checking Out

It’s that time of year again – holiday parties and gatherings abound, and it can be hard to narrow down your social agenda. So we’ve done it for you. Here are five tidbits to help brighten up your winter weekend.

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Alabama Chanin DIY Series: Heart Chair

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some of our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bath mats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but […]

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Exclusive Series, Episode 2: ‘Check, Please!’ with Risa Binder

Our girl Risa is back with the second episode of Check, Please!,  a video series chronicling some of her worst dates (complete with songs she wrote about said dates!). This one follows her first date with a “loud talker.” “Loud talkers, everyone knows one,” says Risa. “This was my date with one.” If you have an awkward first date story you’d like to […]

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Bye Bye, Bubba — An Era Ends

Grumpy was going to offer more Christmas present ideas today, but he’s not feeling very festive. He just learned that his friend and colleague, Gene “Bubba” Bussell, will be leaving Southern Living at the end of this month.

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THE Party Bag of the Season

Let this little darling be your constant companion for the season’s social circuit.  In the South, we don’t shy away from frilly details, and Zac Posen’s bow clutch, with its equal emphasis on sophistication and femininity, is trimmed just right for our liking. The designer never fails when it comes to delivering elegant allure. This evening bag is no exception. […]

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What to Take to the Holiday Party? The Recipe Everyone Will Want to Have

There’s no telling how many times the question has been asked throughout the South, Could I get a copy of that recipe? Think of your favorite recipes. You know, the ones that you always take to gatherings and the ones that your family asks you to make again and again. Chances are good that they either were passed along from […]

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Learn How to Make the Bow on Our Christmas Cover Cake

By now you’ve seen our Christmas issue cover cake, and probably thought to yourself, “how in the heck did they do that?” Trust us, you can do it too. All you need is our resident cake whisperer and Test Kitchen Professional Pam Lolley to impart a little edible bow wisdom. Watch our video below, and bask in the praise and […]

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