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Fantastic Weekend in Winston-Salem

There is always something to do in Winston, but this weekend there is a plethora of events.  A little something for everyone.  So get out and do SOMETHING before school starts.  Make your plans today!…


Added by Christine Kelley Storch on August 20, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Splurge + Steal! Pre-Fall Edition!


Added by Catherine Fain on August 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Southern Belle's Favorite Words

There’s definitely an art to living in the South. Moss dripping from ancient trees and bright white cotton fields being ruffled by the breeze paint a fetching picture. So why shouldn’t our vocabulary be just as artistically resplendent?

Last week, I had lunch with three…


Added by Leslie Anne Harrison on August 19, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments


Read Part 1 (Selecting & Ordering)…


Added by Kyla Cox on August 19, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Fall and BBQ in the Saint Simons Island Air ~ and Pickles

Just got back from my second trip to Saint Simons Island in the last four weeks ...and I can hardly wait to head back! In the first few years of my pickle company, I concentrated on sales close to home and then the Florida panhandle because that's where we have loved to vacation every…


Added by angie tillman on August 19, 2014 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

Southern In the City - Meet Clothing Designer and Alabama Native Lauren Leonard

I recently spoke with Alabama native Lauren Leonard and would love for you to meet her, too!  Our Southern gone Yankee friend is now living in her adopted home of New York City and is the creator the fabulous LEONA clothing line. She was kind enough to tell…


Added by whitney long on August 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Branding your Home

- Branding your Home -

Most would assume these two concepts do not go together. But for me, I believe anything can be branded to represent your style, home, family and personality. A brand can be brought to life through your business, lifestyle, personal style, event and home. Today, I'll be talking about how to develop a brand for your home and implement into all aspects from interiors to…


Added by Emily McCarthy on August 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Coastal Couple Tunes In To See Grandkids on Bravo Reality Show

In true proud grandparent mode, Doris Anne and Bob Gruno have story after story of their two grandchildren. Every summer for more years than they can count, the Gruno’s played host to their only grandchildren, Amy and Kelley Johnson, for one month each, giving the two tykes equal time and attention in the…


Added by Anna Ferguson Hall on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

CREATIVES: Entrepreneurs to Watch Sarah Elizabeth Dewey and Jolie Bensen from New Orleans

Sarah Elizabeth Dewey and Jolie Bensen worked together in NYC at BCBG before returning home to New Orleans to launch their own women's…


Added by Cheri Leavy on August 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Ultimate Suitcase




For me, packing my bag for a trip sets the stage for the whole experience. Those times when I am throwing items into a suitcase at the last minute always leave me frazzled for the entire ride to the airport, not to mention through the check-in and security lines. But when I set aside a couple of hours, blast some great music, and organize my bag well, those trips are…


Added by Betsy Harter on August 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Creativity - Hat Designer Barbara Cobb

In this series on The Southern C, meet some great Southern creative minds - the artists, designers, makers and doers  - that are shaping our landscape with their vision and ingenuity.  Go behind the scenes to see where they work, what they are working on, the path that led them to this moment and just what made them "take the leap" from idea to doing.

The subjects may vary but most share many of the paradoxical…


Added by whitney long on August 12, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Homemade Biscuits

Being a Southern girl,  making biscuits from scratch is like a right of passage.  In my family the tradition of making biscuits from scratch was passed from my great-grandmother to my grandmother and many of my aunts learned to make them by watching my grandmother. I once asked my grandmother to give me the recipe for her biscuits and she told me she couldn’t give me the recipe. She said I’d have to watch her to learn. I know I watched her hundreds of times mixing the ingredients for the…


Added by Tamara Eckles on August 11, 2014 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

What's Cooking with Chef Erik Niel in Chattanooga

Chef: Erik Niel

Restaurant: Easy Bistro & Bar

Erik grew up in Louisiana fishing on the bayou – an upbringing that strongly influenced his cooking of Southern-inspired French classics and passion for…


Added by Cheri Leavy on August 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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

Holly Phillips of The English Room from Charlotte, NC

This self proclaimed and fully realized shopoholic is my go to for the latest and greatest in almost anything!  Think shoes, jewels, clothing, textiles, art, lamps, pillows and so so so much more.  It's an ongoing wish list with cute…


Added by Cheri Leavy on August 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rolling on the River - Quapaw Canoe Trip

 Rolling on the river. Credit: Layne Logue

Rolling on the river. Credit: Layne Logue

"Canoeing came naturally in the evolution of things, it's the most essential way of getting on the water, the quietest, the most efficient,  the most elegant, and the closest you can get to the spirit of the water, the river, the lifeblood of our nation." - John Ruskey (from interview at …


Added by Claire Cothren on August 7, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

A Three Dog Night

I agreed to dogsit for two friends while they vacationed in Greece. I stayed in the home of The Mama, a beautiful, independent, occasionally indignant, red Siberian husky. Staying with us for the duration were two miniature long-haired dachshunds. Effie Mae and Pearl Jean are two cream-colored half-sisters, short, pretty, and comical as only weenies can be.

Directions on the care of these three took some learning. Pearl Jean, deaf since birth, understands several hand signals which I…


Added by Stuart M. Perkins on August 7, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

New Director Brings Energy & Connection to a Coastal Georgia YMCA Branch

Several years ago, Zerik Samples looked up, down the path he was walking in his life. On the horizon, he didn't like what he saw. The life he was leading wasn't moving in a positive direction, and he needed a change. Fast.

"I looked at myself and knew how I was living, wasn't how I needed to live," he said.…


Added by Anna Ferguson Hall on August 6, 2014 at 10:16am — No Comments

Coker Arboretum Cool-Off

If you're cruising through Raleigh-Durham, beat the highway heat by stopping for a stroll through Coker Arboretum on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. William Chambers Coker, the…


Added by Catherine Hamrick on August 5, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments


Don't let summer slip by without making these delightful little treats!  You know how I love easy treats that the kids can help make, and this dessert fits the bill perfectly!  These ice cream cupcakes are great for a family or a crowd.  The one below shows the cupcakes I made for the grown-ups...I hardly had time to take a picture of the kid-version....they were gobbled up way too fast!

My mom used to make this…


Added by Lydia Menzies on August 5, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

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