Win The New YETI Hopper Flip Cooler

It’s finally here, folks! It’s time for football, crisp (well, crisp-er) nights, some healthy SEC rivalry, and lots of tailgating. It’s the best time of year in the South. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’ve teamed up with our friends at YETI to give away their brand new Hopper Flip cooler. It’s a 100% leakproof, sturdy, soft cooler that will […]

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Come to Court in New Orleans

If you find yourself in need of a little luxury, look no further than the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans. Just a short five minute stroll in the historic French Quarter will bring you to this Southern Living Hotel Collection property. Walking through the front doors, you’ll feel the sense of your own private haven – a definite contrast […]

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Labor Day Golf to Benefit Louisiana Flood Victims

[Image by Michael Clemmer] Have you been watching all the flood reports from Louisiana and wishing you could do something to help out? Here’s a fundraising avenue you might not have considered: golf. All 11  sites of Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail will be donating money to South Louisiana Flood Relief over the Labor Day weekend. Donations will aid flood […]

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Sara Watkins Premieres Acoustic Demo of “Move Me” from New Record

It’s been 14 years since Sara Watkins, along with her brother Sean Watkins and friend Chris Thile, blew up the bluegrass scene as Nickel Creek. With their second, critically acclaimed album This Side, produced by Allison Krauss, Watkins became a fiddle sensation in a group that somehow bridged the divide between the picking festivals and the pop charts. Since the group […]

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Blues and BBQ, Oh Boy: Texas’s Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival

  BBQ and Blues. What a perfect way to end a Southern summer. If you’ll be in Texas for Labor Day Weekend, you’re in luck. Find world-class BBQ and the best blues music at Labor Day Weekend’s Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival. From September 2-4th, over 20,000 music and food lovers from all over the world will flock to Bedford, […]

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Pampas Grass Is For Swingers

If you live in the burbs, chances are that at one time or another, you’ve been tempted to plant pampas grass. Count yourself lucky if you refrained. Because almost every place you could have put it would have looked downright awful.

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DIY Watercolor Coffee Mugs

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. Summer is almost over and college students are packing their bags and headed back to […]

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Surround Yourself With Naked Ladies

  You’ve all seen them — front yards of neighbors surreptitiously adorned during the night with flamingos, crows, cows, and mules to mark to arrival of an auspicious day. But as for Grumpy, you can save those things. When I open my eyes on birthday morning and look out from my window to the dawn’s early light, I want to […]

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Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of Cole Swindell’s Latest Music Video

Cole Swindell takes us behind the scenes of his latest music video, Middle of a Memory. From the planning stages to shooting the last scene, see the filming process from his point of view. “I loved getting to see how brilliant my friend Michael Monaco [Director] is at work. His vision for this video is much deeper than I imagined […]

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Two Blues Musicians Prove They’ve Still Got It Plus Exclusive Song Premieres

The music business is a young person’s game. Ask a 30-year-old who’s been touring across the country in a van with four other people or recording for days on end and they might tell you they’re getting to old for this. But the past year has been a banner one for Southern artists over the age of 60 releasing fresh material and […]

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