The Perfect Perennial? Bearded Iris

How hard is it to find a perennial that takes hellish heat, bitter cold, plus withering drought and STILL produces powerfully fragrant flowers in a rainbow of colors every spring for the rest of your life? Not hard at all, really. Just ask for bearded iris.

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Summer Camp for BBQ Lovers

Sure, you could go hike through the woods or canoe down a mountain river, but what practical skills would you learn? North Carolina State University has a different option this summer: the NC State BBQ Camp, which will be held at the University on June 3 and June 4. The two-day, hands-on event,  billed as “the South’s only university-sanctioned barbecue camp,” brings together food […]

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Southern Living Live: Charleston, June 10-12

To toast to 50 years, we’re headed to the Lowcountry this summer – and you’re invited! Tickets are now on sale for a celebratory weekend steeped in true Charleston fashion. Here is just a taste of the one-of-a-kind experiences we have planned June 10-12: Private dinners with Southern Living editors and Charleston chefs, featuring custom menus and delectable Southern fare […]

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Win A Fitbit Flex + A Tory Burch Bracelet!

Photo courtesy of Tory Burch Spring is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy fresh air, blue skies, and blooming flowers! My favorite place to enjoy an afternoon walk is Jemison Park here in our hometown of Birmingham. Exercising doesn’t seem like a chore when you get to take in beautiful scenery! With a Fitbit Flex, you can […]

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Beer Mustard Vinaigrette with Chef Savannah of Twain’s Brewpub

Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in Decatur, Georgia, recently cheers’ed to its 20th anniversary. And, the brewpub has plenty to celebrate. During its tenth year, Twain’s added a brewery to the mix and now has Chef Savannah Haseler helming the kitchen, creating Southern-meets-pub-food while using locally sourced products and creating almost everything in-house – including her own sausages. While working in a […]

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Hidden Wedding Venue Gems for Every Style in Virginia

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Chelsea LaVere of Tidewater and Tulle. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia. Weddings are such beautiful celebrations, and those celebrations deserve the perfect setting! Whether a couple is looking for a laid-back casual […]

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Countdown to the Idea House: Welcome to The Town of Mt Laurel!

With only a few short months until the grand opening of the 2016 Idea House, we will be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and Q&As with the team. We are thrilled to introduce you to our 2016 Idea House developer: The Town of Mt Laurel! We chatted with Julianna Vance of Mt Laurel on what makes this community […]

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Win A Custom Stamp Plate From Three Designing Women

We love spring. With colorful gardens, warm sunshine, and breaking out our fun, floral dresses comes a desire for our environment to match our disposition. So, we turn to our homes. We redecorate, we add a new coat of paint, and we find a new way of organizing our cupboards from Pinterest.  Our homes are bright, clean, and ready for […]

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Here’s What to Do If You Accidentally Picked at Your Skin

  It happens to the best of us: you stare into your bathroom mirror with the intent of getting at just one tiny spot, only to emerge from your haze 30 minutes later to find that you’ve managed to pick at just about every pore on the surface of your face. Because we’re only human and there’s a 100% chance that we […]

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Early Airport Barbecue

The period between 1930 and 1960 saw a great flourishing of barbecue enterprises throughout the South, as one resourceful cook after another threw up a canvas tent or wooden stand and started selling slow-smoked meat wherever they saw potential customers. A few of these early restaurants stuck around and are still in business today (including the ones we profiled to celebrate Southern Living’s 50th […]

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