It’s rare when Grumpy escapes the office nowadays, but sometimes he pries open the cell door with a crow bar smuggled inside an eclair and makes his getaway. This week, I lit out for a visit to the famous Bellingrath Gardens in Theodore, Alabama, just a short drive from Mobile. It was time well spent. I was there to give […]
Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Eudora Welty was a master of observing the characters afoot in her native Mississippi and beyond, giving them new life by way of short stories, documentary photography, and paintings. Though she became most known for her writing, Welty was truly a multi-disciplinary artist, and a new publication, The Eudora Welty Portrait Reader, seeks to honor Welty’s contributions by […]
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Summerville, South Carolina, and Bigelow Tea’s Charleston Tea Plantation now hold the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Glass of Iced Tea. Created on June 10, the 10-foot-tall “glass” held 1,425 gallons of brewed tea sweetened with 1,600 pounds of sugar and chilled with 3,000 pounds of ice. Refill, anyone?
Celebrate summer with beauty loot under $20. 1. Shimmer Shadow: Apply along lash line for sparkle. Prismatic Shadows in Golden Peach, $6; ulta.com 2. Lasting Blush: Goes on like a powder but sets like a cream. FLOWER Transforming Touch Blush in A-coral-ble, $12.98; walmart.com 3. Ribbon Hair Ties: Snag-proof and pretty. Custom Set of 3, $6; emi-jay.com 4. Floral Perfume: Inspired by 19th-century apothecary […]
“Southern Hospitality” is a phrase that is familiar to you whether you are from the South, live in the South, or love visiting the South. The welcoming nature of the Southern hostess has for hundreds of years been an elemental part of Southern culture, and I was lucky enough to speak with famed decorator and Virginia native Bunny Williams on the […]