The summer I graduated from college, I packed all my belongings and drove from Columbia, South Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee, to the Heartbreak Hotel, on the way to begin the rest of my life. It’s a real place, you know. Or at least it will be for a little longer.
From luxurious Florida gardens to a little inspiration from our own Idea House in South Carolina, here’s what you didn’t see in the August issue.
The Shoals area of Northwest Alabama has a history with good music. Just take a look back 40 years ago and you’ll see music legends–Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more–and chart-topping hits bursting from the modest brick recording studios of Muscle Shoals.
As summer creeps throughout the South, a new Florida distillery reaps the rewards. St. Augustine Distillery, which crafts whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum from local ingredients, launched in early 2014.
Bigger isn’t always better in gardening. Two new spider flowers prove the point. Their compact growth and continuous color make them two of the most impressive annuals Grumpy has admired this year.