Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.
She’s metallic tubes of red lipstick scattered on an antique dressing table. She’s a John Grisham novel, a mandarin orange cake, and an episode of West Wing. She’s a mink coat, a weekly trip to the beauty parlor, and garden of yellow day lilies. She’s a single mother – widowed by a tormented alcoholic – turned corner-office victor, local leader, […]
Pumpkins! These hard-working, multi-tasking gourds aren’t just for carving jack-o-lanterns and making floral arrangements. While the most popular pumpkins today are grown to be home décor rather than pie filling, in the early days of our country pumpkins were an important food crop for humans and livestock alike. Fortunately, the more tender, tasty, pumpkins have not been entirely forgotten. Heirloom […]
Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Wilmington, North Carolina designer Hooper Patterson with Hooper Patterson Interior Design offers her best tips and suggestions on how to charmingly accessorize a room. Tip 1: Accessories complete the room. When working on a space, I love […]
It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are popping up left and right. This year, we urge you to spare yourself the hard work of carving and opt for a more elegant (and longer lasting) option instead. Enter the Chinoiserie pumpkin–a step above the traditional black and orange palette that haunts the holiday. We fell in love with these from Dana […]