more about: Kentucky

Pappy & Co: A Line of Dry Goods from the Legendary Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon

The fabled bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle, is finally available for the masses… sort of. Get your hands on some Pappy property with the launch of their line of dry goods, Pappy & Co., October 19. Men’s and women’s T-shirts feature the company’s slogan, “always fine bourbon,” and rocks glass sets, koozies and shatterproof (as they should be) “Pappy Hour” cups […]

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Blogger We Love: Seersucker + Saddles

We’ve added Beth Parker of Seerksucker + Saddles to our readers. Reason #1, she says things like: “Stripes and leopard are neutrals in my book.” Boom. We sat down with Beth during a recent visit to Lexington, Kentucky to learn more about her blog, her city, and her take on Southern style: Hometown and where you live now: Jupiter, Florida hometown […]

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SL Hot List: Books, Bourbon, and Ben Folds Five

It’s time to get your lowdown on all the must-know news pouring out of our region this week. With Ben Folds Five’s album, National Bourbon Heritage Month, a Southern Living yard sale, and festivals galore, we bet you’ll keep busy!

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The South’s Next Spielberg? Sidewalk Movie Festival Is Back

He or she might be among us. Filmmakers from around the South gather this weekend in our hometown for the 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival—a Birmingham-based celebration of international film. In historic theatres and more intimate venues across the downtown area, this year’s festival showcases nearly 200 short films, documentaries, and narrative features.

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Top 10: Shopping With The Women of Taigan.com

In the past two years Taigan.com, has become a preeminent source for the most discerning online shoppers. Behind that success are Southern gals, CEO Elizabeth Nichols and founder Mary Catherine McClellan. The duo spends a lot of time travelling the country searching for the best of boutiques and craftsmen.

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Three Questions with Olympian and Kentucky Native Tyson Gay

Name: Tyson Gay Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky Events: Track & Field, 100 meter and 4×100 meter What should we know about your sport? When you’re watching the hundred meter race, pay close attention. It may look like the winner is the person picking up speed. But it’s actually the person who is slowing down the least. That race is won and […]

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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An Afternoon with Maker’s Mark

I have loved bourbon since I had my first taste of it in a mint julep one of my first weeks working at Southern Living. The Southern classic reminded me of the mojitos I was used to drinking in Miami, except better. I did not realize the better was the bourbon until I had the stuff straight up at the […]

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Coming Soon — Magnificent Fall Color

In addition to being the object of constant adulation, one of the Grump’s foremost pleasures is touring the South’s most beautiful gardens. And if you love fall color as much as I do, there is one garden in Kentucky you must see before you die — Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.   This special place near the town of Clermont […]

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March Madness in the South!

Ah. It’s FINALLY here. My very favorite two days of the sporting year. Thursday-Friday of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney, the day when giants are knocked off, when the little guy hits the game-winner to clinch immortality on his home turf. Tune in to this post to hear all about the South’s best sleeper teams likely to shock the hoops […]

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