Make A Coffee Cake From Scratch In Less Than 10 Minutes

The first day of spring always makes me want to put away my heavy wool sweaters, boots, and winter coat. It also makes me want to move my recipes for hearty, winter comfort foods to the back of my recipe box and replace them with amazing recipes that use fresh, local ingredients. And we’ve partnered with Tasia Malakasis to bring […]

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Where Have All The Dogwoods Gone?

If you live in the Southeast, you probably remember all the “dogwood trails” that people followed when our native flowering dogwoods bloomed each spring. Thirty years ago, dogwood was the #1 flowering tree. Sadly, no longer. The trails have steadily eroded until now we see only remnants. Where have all the dogwoods gone?

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A Feast of Love at Heartbreaker Banquet

  Thanks to SXSW (sxsw.com), there’s a lot of extraordinary music being played in and around Austin this week. But it’s hard to imagine a more extraordinary or quintessentially Texas event than Heartbreaker Banquet (http://www.heartbreakerbanquet.com), the one-day music festival held Thursday night at Willie Nelson’s “Luck, Texas” ranch. The now annual gathering (attended by a well-heeled, group of tastemakers in film, fashion, music, […]

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South By San Jose: Still Crazy After All These Beers

When I moved to Austin in 2006, South By San Jose (http://www.sanjosehotel.com/events/south-x-san-jose/) (SXSJ), the annual 5-day festival concurrent with SXSW (sxsw.com), still felt like a bit of a secret. The event served up the thrill of an off-grid music fest (free! no wrist bands required!) in the parking lot of Liz Lambert’s iconic Hotel San Jose (www.sanjosehotel.com). If you arrived early enough, you […]

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Southern Living Exclusive! Sessions at Willow Grove

A member of The Southern Living Hotel Collection has had its hand in a fun new venture – Sessions at Willow Grove. This life-style based television series took place at the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia and highlighted food, wine, entertainment and Southern culture. The Inn at Willow Grove is located on a private 40-acre estate in an 18th century mansion at […]

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April Issue: On Newsstands Today

Spring abounds in our April issue! The latest Southern Living delivers tips, recipes, and inspiration so you can enjoy the best that spring in the South has to offer. Want a quick project to add instant seasonal color to your porch? Try the beautiful container gardens featured on the cover. Interested in a long-term, sustainable, garden project? You are sure […]

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Inspiring Spring Quotations

Hello misty mornings, fresh cut tulips and rain boots! Spring has officially arrived. To me, the best part of the season is everyone’s sudden motivation to rethink, renew, refresh and redo. It’s the time of year tasks feel more like hobbies; we organize sock drawers, write letters to old friends, weed the lawn, and embrace a fresh perspective on big things like work, money, […]

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Barbecue Spaghetti: A Memphis Icon

My travels this week took me to Memphis, Tennessee, which, it is safe to say, is a pretty big barbecue town. For Memphians pork shoulder slow-cooked over charcoal and hickory is not just a dish but an ingredient, and they seem inclined to incorporate it into any number of other dishes. There’s barbecue pizza, for instance: a cheese pizza topped with […]

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Loud Music and Tasty Tacos with Quiet Company

“It’s good to be here this morning,” jokes Quiet Company’s (quietcompanymusic.com) lead singer Taylor Muse, “though it would be nicer to be here at 7:00 this evening.” For most people–and certainly most rock bands–early morning does not translate to a loud, pulsing, guitar-driven performance, but the painful alarm clock doesn’t deter the top musicians or enthusiastic fans who arrive sleepy-eyed for KUTX (http://kutx.org) Live at the Four Seasons (www.fourseasons.com/Austin‎), […]

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Austin’s Hottest New Restaurant Melds Modern Texas Style With Everything You Want to Eat Right Now.

It’s only been open for three weeks but Launderette (launderetteaustin.com) already feels as comfortable and welcome as a pair of broken-in boots (stylish boots, mind you). Housed in a former Laundromat (hence the name), Launderette occupies a quiet corner of a leafy residential area (an appealing distance from the frenetic scene downtown). But judging by the hordes of SXSW (sxsw.com) […]

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