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Bedroom Update: Design Tips for a More Restful Space

When it comes to decorating a white bedroom, our first instinct is often to use big patterns and bold hues. Before you know it, color and clutter have snuck into your space and ruined the tranquil feel. Take it from our friends at Real Simple and stick to small, simple accessories in coastal colors. Follow the video link below and get all the tricks you’ll […]

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Single and Southern? We’re Here to Help!

Big news! We’re launching a dating website. That’s right, a dating website for Southerners by Southerners. Southern Lovin’ is where well-mannered Southerners can meet their Mama-approved match. We know what matters to you and have incorporated it all into our site. We’ve even considered the little things that make good matches great like football allegiance, sweet or unsweet, and puh-kahn […]

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Southerners On the List of Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2015

Today Food & Wine announced this year’s Best New Chefs, an annual list (27 years running) that recognizes “immensely talented [chefs] who are shaping the future of food in America,” according to editor-in-chief Dana Cowin. Past honorees include Hugh Acheson, Anne Quatrano, John Besh, Kelly English, and Sue Zemanick. This year, a few more Southerners joined the club: Michael Fojtasek […]

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Add A Splash of Spring To Your Glass

Spring has finally arrived and here at JJ Keras Lifestyle we are so eager to incorporate fresh, colorful blooms into festive tablescapes. What better way to bring the outside in than by using edible flowers? The concept dates back to ancient civilizations, and is still used today—being a go-to for many chefs who want to add variety and interest to […]

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Will Atlanta Be the South’s Next Fashion Capital?

Regina Weir and Rosa Thurnher argue the same point: Atlanta should be a major fashion hub. As evidence they point to the bustling international airport, the city’s rich art scene, and creative wellsprings like SCAD-Atlanta. And yet, for many local designers New York still beckons. Eager to help build a strong fashion community in the South, in 2013 Weir and Thurnher (both industry pros with credits […]

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Pastel Palette

Light scents and delicate colors help you shift into spring. 1. MINI PERFUMES Beloved Tocca scents, now in TSA-approved bottles. Travel Fragrance, $34; sephora.com 2. MAKEUP REMOVER The most effective (yet gentle) formula we’ve ever tried. Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, $18.50; clinique.com 3. PRIMER For dry skin, this cooling, oil-free formula leaves skin feeling soft. Photo Finish Hydrating […]

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Countdown to the Idea House: Say Hello to Bundoran Farm!

With just a couple of months until the big reveal of the 2015 Idea House, we’ll be updating you weekly with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of our modern farmhouse. We chatted with Matt McClellan of Natural Retreats, the developer of the 2015 Idea House, on why Bundoran Farm is the perfect setting for this year’s home. Southern Living: Bundoran Farm prides […]

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The Dutch Oven: Simplify Your Easter Dessert

  Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips, answers, and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that! I didn’t know that! I can do that! Q: I want to make the Coconut Cake from the April issue for Easter […]

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Easter Egg Inspiration

Looking for even more Easter egg decorating inspiration? Here are some great ideas from a few of our favorite bloggers. Hope they get your creative juices flowing! 1. Grow Your Own Wheatgrass This is a creative table top decoration that would also be beautiful with different colored dyed eggs 2. Calligraphy Eggs There is a downloadable template supplied to make this […]

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Lip Slap’n Good: Time to Grill!

Can you feel it y’all? Southern spring season has finally sprung! I don’t know about y’all, but such good news is cause for celebration. And for me, there’s no better way to celebrate than by firing up the grill, cold beer in hand, to cook a meal and cheers-a-toast to friends and family. That said, a big part of being […]

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