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Forget Italy, This Author is Digging the South

Frances Mayes had us swooning for the Italian countryside in her memoir Under the Tuscan Sun. Now, she’s taking the setting a little closer to home with Under Magnolia.  Released earlier this week, the story weaves together a Southern childhood full of mischief, hilarious anecdotes, and the sights and sounds of the Deep South. You better believe we devoured every page […]

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Sip & Flip Book Club: Long Man

This month, we dove into Long Man, the second novel from Southern author Amy Greene. This story of love, loyalty, and often-complex relationships had us hooked from the first page to the last. So, sit down a spell with your book club and discuss this month’s Sip & Flip selection with a little help from this brief 5 question reading guide. You’ll still […]

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The Top Design Books You Need Now

Doesn’t fall make you feel like it’s time to hit the books as if you were still a student? It definitely brings out the bookworm (although a stylish one) in me. Here is the selection that I’m planning my weekend mornings and my coffee pot around this autumn. I hope you’ll like them as well. The Book: Glamorous Retreats By: Jan […]

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The Next Maya Angelou?

It’s a big comparison, but it’s what critics are saying about Jesmyn Ward. Her third book, and first non-fiction work, “Men We Reaped: A Memoir,” is out today, and it’s getting some serious buzz. Lauded by The New York Times, NPR, and a slew of others, the book is on our must-read list for fall. The story weaves Jesmyn’s formative […]

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Hot List: Florida’s 30A Hotel Debut; NOLA Barbecue & A Summer Read

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

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Hot List: Cocktails, Canning & Beach Bites

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

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This Spring’s Best Design Books

Just in time to inspire you for Spring, there’s a new batch of design books from a few of our favorite Southern writers, architects, and designers offering glimpses into several of the South’s best homes and neighborhoods. The Book: Houses with Charm: Simple Southern Style (Rizzoli)  By: author Susan Sully Southern Roots: Susan lives in Asheville, NC Why We Love […]

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Finally, Growing Roses Made Easy!

Confession: This garden editor was not a huge fan of roses—until I met Paul Zimmerman four years ago at the Organic Growers School in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Must Read: The King Years

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch is known for a lot of things, but brevity is not one of them. The nation’s authority on the turbulent 1960s, Branch wrote a three-book series—America in the King Years—that captured his 24 years of research in a definitive narrative history of the Civil Rights era.

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We’re Thankful to Be Southern Because We Can Really Write

Southerners have a way with words. Here, Trisha Ping, managing editor of BookPage, shares her favorite new releases from her fall reading list:

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