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How to Quail Hunt Like a Virginian

In Richmond—and even around the country—men’s outfitter Ledbury is the epitome of casual elegance. So it’s no surprise that its quail hunt at Orapax Hunting Preserve in Goochland, Virginia, this past weekend was every bit as stylish as Paul Trible and Paul Watson—the Southern-bred, Britain-trained lads who run the brand. Here is what we learned about hosting a Virginia quail […]

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7 Reasons Why Southern Babies Have It Best

I just had my very first baby. And about a week into life with my little girl Vivian, I came to realize, as I shook off a spontaneous bout of crying and chugged my second cup of coffee, that there’s no better place for a baby to be born than in the American South.   Here’s why it’s grand to […]

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DAILY SOUTH DEBATE: Is It Too Early to Decorate for Christmas?

Thanksgiving has yet to pass, but Christmas decorations have already begun to appear in our food courts and malls, our city streets and living room corners. Some love the coziness it breeds; some feel it’s arrived much to early. The hallways of Southern Living are ablaze with this very discussion, so everyone, sit back and prepare yourselves for another SOUTHERN FRIED debate.

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Southern Costumes

Have your Halloween get-up yet? Don’t worry, neither do I. As you debate between a cop, Katy Perry, or a saucy something or another, look to these Southern characters for inspiration instead. 1. William Faulkner. Though he’s not exactly obscure, I’ve never seen anyone dare go as the literary great. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy some out-of-season mint juleps—Faulkner’s […]

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Boo! The Five Most Haunted Places in the South

Grab your candy corn, toss on your Halloween costume, and pour some pumpkin beer. It’s time for a haunted version of Southern Fried. You’ve downed your pumpkin spice lattes and embraced fall color. In other words, you’re doing October right. All that’s left–aside from these five things, of course—is Halloween. There are several different ways to play it: Hand out candy […]

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DIY Down South: Put That Pumpkin to Work

Pumpkins. Whether you love them, loathe them, or are somewhere in between on the great debate, we have news for you—this fall favorite does wonders for your skin! Ladies, if you’ve ever dreamed of bathing in your Pumpkin Spice Latte, this softening body scrub will get you pretty darn close.

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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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