A Taste of The Hangout Music Festival

If you’re familiar with The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama—happening this weekend—you know that neither the artist lineup or scenery ever disappoint. What you might not know, however, is that the menus are catching up with the music. This year, organizers have called on some of the South’s most renowned chefs to up the festival’s food ante. They’ll […]

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Borough’s Charleston-Inspired Dress Collection

I love scrolling through Instagram and finding emerging designers and brands that I’ve never heard of before. I could easily spend hours searching through hashtags and taking screenshots of clothes and other items that grab my attention. This just so happens to be how I found Borough, which makes flattering dresses that celebrate Charleston and its rich southern culture. The name Borough is representative of the different […]

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A Day Trip to Leesburg, 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 Kelly Millspaugh Thompson of Stylish Patina. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   Recently, a friend and I explored the quaint town of Leesburg, Virginia.  I grew up visiting Leesburg on the weekends […]

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Just Say No To Rubber Mulch

The world’s resources may be finite, but the supply of stupid ideas will never run out. A stupid idea currently making the rounds is solving the problem of millions of used tires piling up by grinding them into little pieces and using them as garden mulch. Hey, what could possibly go wrong?

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A 50th Anniversary Brunch in Charleston

  As you may have heard, Southern Living is hosting a special weekend in Charleston, South Carolina, June 10-12, to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We’ve planned two days packed with dinners, historic home tours, music performances, etc., and the finale of the weekend is a Bloody Mary and Biscuit Brunch at Charleston’s Historic Rice Mill on Sunday, June 12th. I’ll […]

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Acts of Gratitude: Share a Book

Southern Living has teamed up with Tiny Prints to celebrate gratitude, which is defined as the quality of being thankful. In all the busyness, we may sometimes forget to say thank you and show gratitude when we should. We challenge you to reflect on what you are thankful for in your life, and share a small act to pass along gratitude to others in your […]

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One of Virginia’s Quaintest Cities: Old Town Alexandria

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Kelly Millspaugh Thompson of Stylish Patina. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   One of my favorite places to explore in Virginia is Old Town Alexandria.  This great city sits just moments away […]

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How To Kill Bamboo

Some people love bamboo, but far more people loathe it. That’s because they plant this fast-growing, fast-spreading monster as a screen so they can’t see their neighbors. Then in about two weeks, they can’t see themselves either. Bamboo comes up everywhere, until they cry in desperation to Grumpy, “How can we kill this damn bamboo?”

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Summer Arm Candy Straight from Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge-based designer Celeste Austin wants you to sport some new arm candy this season. Take a gander at her collection of leather handbags and we bet you’ll soon be saying, don’t mind if I do. You might remember this sassy little number from our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, which was our first introduction to Austin’s then year-and-a-half-old brand, SavvyRoot. […]

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Açaí Bowl Recipe from Blenders & Bowls

When Erin and Kara of Blenders & Bowls moved to Austin, Texas from Hawaii, they fell in love with the vibrant spirit of the city. They also saw the perfect opportunity to open up a hip, trendy shop that’d provide a healthier alternative to traditional smoothies – and so their journey with açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) bowls began. The Brazilian superfruit has a ton of antioxidants, with […]

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