more about: South

Modern Skin Care Inherited from the South

Like true southern ladies, Stephanie Duttenhaver and Cindy Edwards always believed that if you take good care of your skin, you can maintain a youthful and healthy glow. For Stephanie and Cindy, this was a tradition that was passed down from generation to generation–grandmother to mother, and mother to daughter and served as the foundation of their own skin care line […]

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Louisiana Maker Uses Furniture to Tell A Story

Alex Geriner first took an interest in designing and building his own furniture when he moved into an apartment in New Orleans after college. He wanted to design some of his own furniture, in hopes of bringing his 1880s apartment to life. The very first piece he made was an antique headboard for his room, which came from an old growth Cypress tree. […]

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Mini Guide to Little Palm Island Resort and Spa

Last week, Kelli and I had the opportunity to head south to the Florida Keys. Our destination was Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, a private island oasis that is only accessible by seaplane or boat. It truly was a special treat and I can’t wait to share our experience with you! If you’re planning a trip to Little Palm Island Resort […]

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Back in the Day Bakery

Back in the Day Bakery is a precious cafe in Savannah, Georgia. It’s right down the street from The Florence, and is a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry. Everything is made from scratch and they focus on seasonal, fresh food! For breakfast they have biscones, muffins, scones and other pastries. It’s hard for me to choose a […]

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We’ll See You at The State Fair!

It’s not fall in the South without hitting up your local state fair, most of which kick off this month. Southern Living photographer Gary Clark logged dozens of hours capturing the magic of the fair. Here, are some of the insider tips he picked up along the way. We’ll raise a funnel cake to that.

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Happy New Year! These Flowers Say It’s Spring!

You know a good way to get even with somebody up north calling Southerners rednecks? Send them a daffodil picked from your yard on New Year’s Eve and say, “It’s already spring here.” I swear you can hear the scream of anguish 800 miles away. photo: ‘Lady Clare’ camellia

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Out to Dinner, Stop 2: Charleston, SC

(Photo by Jennifer V. Cole) Anyone who has read any of my Tales from the Road posts has surely picked up on a theme. From nostalgic musings on bacon grease to recounting a muddy afternoon spent with feisty pigs in a North Carolina pigsty to my ode to Donald Link’s Cochon restaurant–when it comes to pork, I’m like a kid […]

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TIME Magazine selects its authentic South

Recently, Time Magazine (a publication owned by our parent company) published a story titled, “50 Authentic American Experiences.” These huge types of magazine articles always intrigue me. Rarely do I not grab the magazine or click on the story to see what editors spotlight as the best BBQ in Texas, the greatest songwriters of all-time, or America’s favorite beaches. I […]

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American South and West Africa

Wetin na yu nem? Last week, I traveled to Sierra Leone and Liberia in west Africa with a non-profit group called Living Water International. Beyond the many poignant interactions, the hopefulness among such great physical need, and daily dirt-road adventures, the trip opened my eyes to the connectedness between the places where I travel for Southern Living and the villages […]

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Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi

(Photos by Jennifer V. Cole and Kathryn Cole) This week, on a twisty stretch of Highway 21 outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, the 119-year-old Neshoba County Fair celebrates the very essence of Southern hospitality (July 25-August 1). I’ve been going since I was 3-months-old, and I can tell you, there’s a reason it’s known as "Mississippi’s Giant House Party." For seven days, […]

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