more about: Alabama

AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb Engagement Dinner!

It’s official: one of the South’s most adorable couples are tying the knot. We got a peek at their engagement dinner, celebrated at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, AL (which we named as one of the South’s Best Bars). The former Alabama quarterback and prospective NFL player told his unsuspecting bride-to-be and former Miss Alabama that they […]

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5 Reasons We’re Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

We were all stunned yesterday when snow storms gripped parts of the South, including our hometown of Birmingham.  This morning there are still people stranded, and we’re praying for their safety. As those of us in Alabama and affected states try to get home, we’re counting our blessings for the good things that have happened and how Southerners have risen […]

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Scenes from Birmingham: 50 Years Later

This morning, we joined the congregation and visitors from around the world for worship services at 16th Street Baptist Church, fifty years to the day of the bombing that changed Birmingham, and the world. Among the speakers at the service: Barbara Cross, daughter of the late Rev. John H. Cross. Rev. Cross pastored the church on the day the bomb […]

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5 Must-Visit Birmingham Civil Rights Landmarks

This week, thousands of visitors will come to Alabama for events marking the 50th anniversary of  the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. One could spend a lifetime studying Birmingham’s role in Civil Rights — in fact, Birmingham native and historian Barry McNeelly has done just that. The Birmingham native and Parker High School history teacher gives tours of the district. “Birmingham’s […]

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Attack of the Love Bugs

It was the most horrible sight I could ever imagine. I went out to put some veggie scraps in our compost bin under our elevated deck, when suddenly I found myself swarmed by thousands of little, black bugs…..having sex.

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The Beginnings of Spring

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”  — Missouri native Mark Twain Send us your snapshots of life in the South this weekend using #SouthernSnapshot on Twitter and Instagram, and your picture could be featured next week! 

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The Hangout Lineup: Get It Here First

In the next hour, when Hangout Music Festival announces it’s 2013 lineup, your friends will start buzzing about the bands they can’t wait to catch at this year’s shows. But as a Southern Living insider we wanted you to have the inside scoop. So when your friends start posting about their favorite headliner you can say you heard it here […]

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The Mardi Gras Photos That Make You Wish You Were There

As Mardi Gras comes to a close, we reached out to our friends in the Gulf to see how the South celebrated Carnival season this year. From Mobile to the Crescent City the crowds didn’t disappoint.

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Where to Shop Now: Huntsville’s Five Points

This historic neighborhood in Alabama is the place to go for local products and gifts you won’t find anywhere else.

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Alabama’s Arts Enclave

Downtown Northport offers one of the state’s most unique collections of homegrown art galleries, studios, and shops.

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