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Next Great Neighborhood: Columbia’s Main Street

For years, the stretch of road extending from the South Carolina State House was where senators mixed with shoppers and University of South Carolina students, where people from all over town came to dine and mingle. As people moved to the suburbs, buildings were shuttered. But now, as Columbia residents reclaim downtown, the five blocks between Gervais and Blanding are back. Here, […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Downtown Roanoke

Situated West of the Blue Ridge and east of the Allegheny Mountains, Roanoke, historically known as the cultural hub of southern Virginia, is experiencing a resurgence downtown. A burgeoning medical and education sector has helped fuel the district’s evolution as young professionals choose to live in lofts within walking distance of galleries, parks, and a seven-days-a-week farmers’ market. Locals aren’t the […]

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Grumpy Goes to Paris

Grumpy never catches a break. Just when it looked like there might be a lull in his whirlwind schedule, he and his wife have been suddenly called away on urgent business to Paris, France. How will we fill up two whole weeks? I have three goals.

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Tales From The Road

Our travel team has been hitting the road hard this summer reporting stories all across the region. From Lexington, Kentucky to Philadelphia, Mississippi, here are some of our favorite moments from the last couple weeks. Our features director Jennifer Cole joined her family at the Neshoba County Fair. Read her account of Mississippi’s Biggest House Party here. Copy editor Jessica Stringer […]

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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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Our Hometown: Birmingham

In our August issue, we got to share all the things that make us love our hometown, Birmingham, for the story “Sweet Home Alabama.” In it you’ll find our editors’ favorite local haunts, and a run-down of all the people and places making our city look, taste, and sound so good. 

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Hot List: Cocktails, Canning & Beach Bites

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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The July Issue; What You Didn’t See

Every month we have to decide what images will ultimately end up in the issue. With so many great options, it’s not easy to choose which ones make the cut. Here, are some of our favorite images that didn’t make the issue. Which is your favorite? Wally, the store pet at The Pink Crab Boutique, in Old Town Annapolis, Maryland. […]

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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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Charleston Summer Guide

With the beach minutes away, beautiful historic streets to get lost in, and one of the hottest food scenes in the country right now, Charleston is among the best cities to go to this summer. We asked local insider Brooks Reitz, of Jack Rudy Cocktail Company, to fill in the blanks for us in planning the perfect Holy City trip. […]

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