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Southern Style Sells for $218 Million in NYC

This past weekend Sotheby’s auctioned off the doyenne of Southern style, Bunny Mellon’s belongings including those from her storied Oak Springs Farm in Virginia. If you don’t know who Bunny is you should get acquainted — quickly. After all, it’s most unlikely that your home doesn’t reflect her influence. From adding charm with painted furniture and floors to juxtaposing modern art with traditional interiors — Bunny […]

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5 Things You Need To Know in the South Right Now

Every Monday we bring you the Southern Living Hot List, a roundup 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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Grow Your Own Turkey This Year

“Eat fresh, eat local” may be the mantra of foodies today, but not when it come to the year’s greatest feast, Thanksgiving. Too many people still rely on frozen, store-bought turkeys, denying themselves the pleasure of a succulent, richly flavored, home-grown bird. Growing a turkey is easy, fun, and cheap! Here’s how to do it. Step 1 — Select Good […]

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Thanksgiving Hotline Tip: Best Way To Thaw a Frozen Turkey

Together, let’s make Thanksgiving easy and memorable. The Southern Living Test Kitchen Hotline is open all of November to answer any of your questions. Just call us at 800/366-4712 ext. 66531 or e-mail us at testkitchen@timeinc.com. You can even tag your question on Facebook and Twitter with #SLhotline. We’ll be sharing our best tips all month long here on The […]

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Bourbon and Boweties: Made by Proud Southern Hands

If you haven’t seen Bourbon and Boweties bangles in a store yet, you probably will soon. These stunning bracelets are each individually “made by proud southern hands” in Florida, the home state of designer and owner Carley Ochs. They offer a unique statement piece to complete any outfit, and there is a perfect bangle for every occasion. In my own experience, […]

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A Brisket Missionary Is Coming to the Carolinas

For most South Carolinians, barbecue means one thing and one thing only: pork cooked low and slow over wood coals. They quibble over doctrinal details, like whether it should be made from whole hog or just the shoulders and whether it’s best dressed in a fiery vinegar-and-pepper sauce or the vivid yellow mustard-based kind.

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Southern Designers Thrive at Local Fashion Weeks

It happens the moment September arrives. Normal activity is put on hold in exchange for a world of five-inch pumps and voluminous blowouts that move from loose waves one day to a topknot the next. See, September isn’t just football season; it’s also fashion season.

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DIY Down South: It’s True–Beer Can Make You Prettier

This one’s for the beer geeks out there. You already know that a six-pack makes any tailgating party better, but you might be missing out on its beauty benefits. While sipping a brewskie might not be great for the waistline, it’s a solid form of hairapy—the yeast and malt can make locks shinier, stronger, and bouncier.

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Staff Picks: Where We’re Refueling for National Coffee Day

Let’s be straight here: We’re a bunch of journalists, which means we live in a state of constant caffeination. That’s not simple conjecture; it’s fact! Where we refuel is nearly as important as the fuel itself, so for #NationalCoffeeDay, we’ve chosen some of the spots nearest and dearest to our fast-beating hearts. The coffee shop is one of the last vestiges of a […]

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5 Pieces Southern Men Need for Fall

The transition from summer to fall is my favorite change of seasons because it comes with a wardrobe transformation. Long pants replace shorts; chunky wools stand in for breezy linens. This time of year, I rush to colors and fabrics that echo the season.

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