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Birch Lane: New Home Décor Source

Why hello there, Birch Lane. Let me introduce you to my soon-to-be-favorite new home décor source. Luckily it debuts just in time to spruce up your nest for Spring. Whether you are looking to update a place to perch, source a rug to put some pep in your step, or simply freshen up with a new layer of accessories – Birch Lane offers a fresh take on classic design with […]

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What We Loved At Atlanta’s Gift Market

I’ve just returned from Atlanta’s Gift Market where I’ve been surveying what’s new and fresh in the world of home goods. Check out my top three favorites (more to appear in the magazine soon!) — some are from companies we know and love and some are brand new companies. Jump on the wagon and see what’s coming to the shops […]

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5 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid This Fall

Fall is the best time for planting almost any hardy plant. The weather feels great and plants aren’t stressed by heat and drought. But before you fill up your 1978 Ford Torino station wagon featuring faux wood siding with every green thing you find at the garden center, make sure you DON’T DO these five things.

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Where to Shop in Charleston

There’s no denying Charleston is one of the best shopping cities in the South, and King Street—with its string of local and big-name—is definitely at the heart of it. While I’ll never stop in the Holy City without checking in at some King Street favorites such as Butterfly Consignments and Hampden Clothing, on my last trip I wandered a little […]

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6 Reasons to Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market

One of the most encouraging developments in recent years is the skyrocketing popularity of local farmer’s markets, where you can buy veggies, fruit, flowers, and lots of other stuff directly from the field. If you haven’t been to one, you’re really missing out. Here are 6 extremely persuasive reasons why you should haul your keester out of the recliner and […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Decatur’s Church Street

Over the last three years, the northeast Atlanta suburb of Decatur has earned its badge as a destination of its own thanks to top-notch restaurants and shops that have moved into the square. The caliber of food spots and bars, such as Cakes & Ales and Brick Store Pub, was enough to warrant the town a nod as one of our picks […]

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Where to Shop in Palm Beach

Heading to Palm Beach, the preppy-set paradise? This sunny coastal community is as much about retail therapy as it is rest and relaxation on the beach (or by The Breakers pool–take your pick.) You’ll find fabulous fashions, and even luxurious bargains, at every turn. Here are our don’t miss Palm Beach shops. 1. House of Lavande Jewelry. Palm Beach native Tracy […]

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Summer Shopping in Charlotte

In our Charlotte Summer in the South guide we tapped interior designer Barrie Benson for tips on the best shopping spots in Charlotte. If it’s a great deal you are after, Barrie recommends going to Hong Kong Vintage & Recycled on Central Avenue for chic accessories and breezy sundresses. To splurge on lust-worthy designer pieces such SUNO dresses, Nina Ricci skirts, and […]

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week

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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5 Wedding Invitation Trends We Love

Going to the chapel? Before you don something blue or narrow down cake flavors, don’t overlook the importance of a chic invitation suite. We’ve called on Birmingham-based paper extraordinaire, Allison Banks to keep you up-to-date on the South’s most stylish wedding invitation trends. 1. Go for Grey “Gone is the heavily scripted, black calligraphy look that many Southern traditionalists prefer. […]

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