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CONGRATULATIONS - Martha Stewart American Made Awards

At The Southern C Summits (Jekyll, Athens, Nashville and Charleston), it’s no exaggeration to say we like to “keep good company”… from our attendees to our venues, to the speakers and our sponsors, we have been fortunate to find ourselves among some of the South’s brightest entrepreneurial minds and clever, innovative brands.  So when the Martha Stewart American Made Awards announced their nominees and the finalists, it came as…


Added by whitney long on September 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Finding My Voice

Dear Reader:  This is Part Two in a three part series on about why and how Alesya Bags is changing.  Part One was published last week and Part Three is coming next week. 


In the Spring I attended The Southern C Summit.  Even though I'd gone to the Summit…


Added by Alesya Opelt on September 16, 2014 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Football & Wine (A Perfect Pairing)

Tips for adding wine – yes, wine – to game day festivities!

What do you eat while cheering on your favorite football team? We guarantee there’s a wine for that!

Football season (the best time of the year for many) is officially in…


Added by Kyla Cox on September 16, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

FAB FIVE Insta Feeds to Follow (#tscsummit presenters & alums)

Cassie Kelley of Womanista from Nashville

It's really quite…


Added by Cheri Leavy on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Connections: A Big T Coastal & Southern C Case Study

In our business, we're always on the hunt for connections and connectors for our brands.  Our goal is for all of our clients to have valuable relationships and links to:

media and bloggers

strategic partners

outside branding opportunities

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Cue The Southern…


Added by Libba Osborne on September 16, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Setting your Fall Table

Fall is in the air - well...almost, if you're living here in the South! The temperature might still be warm, but we are forcing fall with pumpkin spice lattes, autumn scented candles and bootie-inspired attire. You might be thinking of ways to decorate your home and set your table for fall entertaining and family get-togethers. As if you can't tell, I am a fan of the unexpected - I love doing a twist on the predictable holiday decor. My orange…


Added by Emily McCarthy on September 15, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Cozy & Coastal: Historic Hotel Given Second Life as Design Firm and Gift Shop

Don and Carol Perkins were on a mission. They needed to find a nautically-themed lamp, to help decorate a family member’s home. They didn’t want just any lamp. They wanted something with character, class and charm. And yes, budget mattered.

The Darien ,…


Added by Anna Ferguson Hall on September 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fall Shopping List & Cleaning Out


Added by Catherine Fain on September 15, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments

Invitation to The King and Prince

One of the South's traditional oceanfront resorts is the King and Prince on St. Simons Island. We are hosting a media trip October 26 - 29 and have two rooms available. We would love to invite friends of the Southern Coterie to join us.  Just let me know. Leigh Cort

Added by Leigh Cort on September 10, 2014 at 8:49am — 3 Comments

Cooking Across America: A Transcontinental Culinary Staycation

Betsy and Chad Albright, both teachers, share an affinity for cooking, travel and new experiences. This past summer they decided to cook across America with the plan that Betsy would blog the…


Added by Cyle Augusta Lewis on September 9, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fig Upside-Down Cake

All summer I have been consumed with baking and making desserts with seasonal fruits. I even did a show on Jem Radio where I talked about Summer Baking and taking advantage the abundance of seaonsal fruits.


I wanted to bake with a fruit I’d never baked with before and decided to try figs. I started by doing some research into cooking…


Added by Tamara Eckles on September 9, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Compilation - Whitney's Top 10 Productivity Apps

Overwhelmed by so many app options?  Whether looking for your personal or work life, there are way too many choices!  As of June 2014, there were over 1,300,000 apps listed with Apple alone, which makes their catchphrase “there’s an app for that” quite apropos.  Ask ten people what their favorite app is and you will likely get ten different replies.  Everyone has a recommendation and I have tried my fair share as a mom to four very active children and as a business owner.



Added by whitney long on September 9, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Don't miss the Louisiana Craft Brewers Bash in New Orleans on September 24th!

Bite and Booze, the blog, radio show, and culinary media conglomerate based in Baton Rouge and run by Jay Ducote, and The Irish House by Chef Matt Murphy in New Orleans, have teamed up to organize a Louisiana Brewers Bash. While Louisiana Craft Brewers Week is slated for September 22-27, 2014, all…


Added by Jay Ducote on September 9, 2014 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Fun & Festive Cake Decorating Ideas for the Country Living Fair

Cake decorating should always be fun. And it should always be festive. This week, I'm headed to Columbus, Ohio to share my "Fun & Festive Cake Decorating Ideas" on the main-stage at the Country Living Fair. 

The ideas are simple, chic and whimsical. And you're getting a sneak peak of some of the fun. Check out my 11 Cake Decorating Ideas video and then try your hand at decorating this Lemonhead Cake. 



Added by Libbie Summers on September 8, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Bulldog Tailgate Recipes to help any SEC fan score big at their tailgate

Bulldogs know how to entertain and in the spirit of the season, these fans share some football fare that scores big at their tailgates.

Whitney Pfohl

UGA Junior

Atlanta, Georgia

Cowboy Caviar

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

2 bunches green onions, chopped

2 avocados,…


Added by Cheri Leavy on September 8, 2014 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Out of My Father's Hands

Early yesterday morning, 850 miles away in Alabama, my sister told me, “We are with Dad. He is ready to go see Nome [Mom]. He loves you.”

Today we document our lives in hundreds of digital images and store them in a “cloud.”  Like the wonder…


Added by Catherine Hamrick on September 8, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Organize: The All Important Friday Brain Dump

I’m all for a good challenge and this week the ladies behind The Southern C Summit decided to do a 30 day instagram challenge.  From a day 1 “selfie” (taking me out of the comfort zone on that one) to day 29 “can’t live without,” there are all sorts of gems in between.  Day 5 “organize” falls on today – Friday – and couldn’t be more appropriate.  In my world of small business ownership, multiple clients, looming media deadlines and small…


Added by Libba Osborne on September 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Spell of Sapelo Island

Sapleo Sunset

Where can you find a vibrant community of a fading culture, tabby ruins, miles of solitary coastline, a National Estuarine Research Reserve, a Chocolate Plantation and dirt roads shaded in hanging Spanish moss within just 11 miles? The…


Added by Claire Cothren on September 5, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Two amazing literacy events happening in Winston-Salem this weekend

Hi all.  I hope you are all getting into the swing of school and/or fall.  I have to tell you about two events that I will be attending this weekend and hope to see you at as well.  B

The first is the annual Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem Storybook Soiree.  This year’s theme is Charlotte’s Web and is guaranteed to be a spidery good time.…


Added by Christine Kelley Storch on September 3, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Body Conscious: How a Self Proclaimed Exercise Hater is Learning to Love the Gym

I hate exercise. Hate it. I always have. I've long been jealous of people who talk about things like a runner's high or how they just have to get their daily cardio to 'feel normal.' I feel perfectly normal lying on the couch thank you very much. 

What might strike you as funny is that I played soccer as a kid, on up into high school. For soccer I had to run. A lot. Running is exercise. Which we've already established that I hate. So that pretty much meant soccer wasn't my favorite…


Added by Kate Spears on September 2, 2014 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

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