Welcome To Patricia’s Place | A 25-Year-Old Homeowner Merges Trend With Tradition

She toured four condos, nine houses, and seven apartments. Then, Patricia fell in love with the dilapidated white cottage recently abandoned by her parents’ neighbors in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Less of a dreamer, more of a doer, Patricia already owned her own business. And at the ambitious age of 23, she also purchased her first home. In Patricia’s world – where […]

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The Abominable Biscuit

I am not sure when I became a grouchy old man, a crotchety relic. I just know I am. If you ask me how I am doing, I will respond, “Fine…but it’s early.” It may not be my fault, completely. Part of it is age. I used to go in the drugstore and buy a Hershey’s bar and a yo-yo. […]

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Press the Reset Button

Five places to spend the night and recharge with the most gracious hostess of them all: Mother Nature.  El Cosmico in Marfa, TX The Setup: Home to eight vintage trailers, a Mongolian yurt, three tepees, and eight canvas tents, this nomadic campground in the High Plains is a Bohemian dream. The open layout is meant to connect fellow travelers. Why We […]

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Hot List: Cochon Butcher Opens in Nashville, New Beach House Album & Free Music City Concerts

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round-up 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. Free music festival in Nashville. The Live on the Green concert series hosts emerging musical talent as well as nationally-recognized bands such as Passion Pit and Cold War […]

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It’s All Greek to Me | Southern Living’s Roadmap to Sorority Recruitment

It was my first day of college, and I was plastered. My sweaty bangs were plastered to my forehead, my tongue was plastered to the roof of my dry mouth, and my dress was plastered with a Chick-Fil-A honey mustard stain, a memento from the best part of my college experience thus far – lunch. I was in the throes […]

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 24, Brass Faucet

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! The solid brass spout of Rohl’s Acqui Deck Mount Bridge Lavatory Faucet ($729) makes for an elegant addition to any sink in your home. […]

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Beauty Secrets From My Mom, the Homecoming Queen

Marcia Miller Sparrow “There are two things my mother says never go out of style: inner beauty and the color red. When I was younger, I remember thinking that she must have slept in red lipstick because she always wore the perfect shade of crimson. Now that I’m older, we catch up over frequent mani-pedis—always opting for red polish, of […]

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When It Rains, It Blooms — Texas Ranger

Grumpy delights in bringing to your attention little-known plants worthy of your garden. Here is one such character that needs little care, thrives in heat and drought, and blooms off and on all summer.

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 23, Stay at Homestead Preserve

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! Who’s in need of a vacation? If you’re like us, a two night stay at Homestead Preserve’s Trailview Cottage ($1,000) in Hot Springs, VA […]

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Winning Game-Day Looks

 In the South, tailgating is a social affair worthy of a stellar outfit. We have you covered, from the balmy early season to the play-offs.   Early Fall Calls For A Simple Shift Leather details channel the season without the weight. A nubby bouclé fabric, leather trim, and styling options make this dress versatile. When temps dip, swap the bare […]

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