Added by Catherine Fain on July 16, 2014 at 12:06am — No Comments
We live in a world of fast-past planning and impromptu invitations. Yes, folks, e-vite-land galore. I admit that last minute planning is sometimes what happens - especially with families, busy jobs and kiddos. Sometimes, we just don't plan…Continue
Added by Emily McCarthy on July 15, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments
Charleston is full of courtyards, hidden gardens, and patios. From one charming path to the next, the historic district's quaint neighborhoods are perfect for a stroll in the morning, or a cocktail before dinner. Below are a few of my favorite spots that are uniquely Charleston.Continue
Entertaining is one of my favorite things and I LOVE making guests feel welcome and comfortable during their visit. We live in Savannah so we often host visitors for a weekend here and there - all exploring this charming place we live in!
All of these tips are SO easy and do not take a…Continue
Added by Emily McCarthy on June 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I'm bringing you all things Southern from the National Stationery Show in NYC this week! Reporting to you live from the Big Apple, these are my favorite Southern finds and stationery designers. What better way to support our Southern community than with the likes of paper luxuries.
Here's a quick highlight of my fabulous finds:…Continue
Added by Emily McCarthy on May 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I’ve always loved tromping around old cemeteries, pausing to read each tombstone. In the early ’90s, on a walk through the woods near Lay Lake in central Alabama, I came across a cluster of tombstones with a monument in the…Continue
Added by Leigh Ann Thornton on April 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Love is in the air in Athens, Georgia lately ....well, at least it seems so. We've been busy making tiny jars of our pickles for lots 'n lots of wedding favors. Our most recent wedding order was from Atlanta wedding planner, Sarah Chancey of…Continue
Well, hello there Southern C readers! This is my very first post as a new contributor to The Southern Coterie and I'm tickled pink to be here! I'm writing from Savannah, Georgia - hostess city of the South and I'm thrilled to bring you tidbits from my daily life, business and favorite subject matters.
From branding businesses and weddings to designing truly unique products for the modern Southern lifestyle, I hope to bring you a…Continue
Bissell & Blaise Deco Chevron Ring…
Added by Catherine Fain on April 15, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments
The dogwoods are blooming – not where I live in coastal Houston, but farther north and east, in the woods throughout the South. They are the trees in my childhood memories. I was raised in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. Every April, since 1964, the city has held a Dogwood Festival to commemorate…Continue
You won't have to worry about a dress code at this yacht club and you won't see any yachts anchoring at the dock either. To quote Jim White, manager of Bonna Bella Yacht Club ...."this ain't that kinda club." Jim made the move to Savannah a few years ago for a simpler life after his Athens, Ga restaurant, Harry…Continue
Added by angie tillman on March 18, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Was it love at first sight? No. My mother spotted my father’s roommate’s car and smiled eagerly. Hardly any young man on the GI Bill after World War II owned one.
She and her mother (“Nannie”) had stopped at mid-stitch in the second-floor sewing room to spy on the college boys unloading their bags to move into rented rooms next door.
“Look, Mama, the blond has a car!”
“Would you look at that other fellow?” Nannie exclaimed. “I’ve never seen such a mop of black hair in my…Continue
It's the birthplace of artist, Walter Anderson. It's sleepy and quiet and tucked quaintly on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It's where I fell in love with my fiancé, and it has some of the most breathtaking views in the south. It's the town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.Continue
I recently had someone ask me what “high cotton” means. I was somewhat perplexed. I thought even folks outside of the South knew the George Gershwin song, “Summertime,” from Porgy and Bess:
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high.”
I explained that the phrase “livin’ in high cotton” originated during the Antebellum-era in the Deep South. When cotton had grown high…Continue
The moment I met…Continue
I was asked to serve my pickles at Atlanta Eats TV show's holiday shindig. The party took place at Establishment, the newest restaurant to open in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. My husband and I love a good party... so we packed up a few cases of our pickled okra, beans, green tomatoes,…Continue
Decorating for the holiday season shouldn't be stuffy or stale. These 14 Holiday Garlands, most of which are food-inspired, will bring new meaning to decking your halls. From chic to silly, they're all beautiful!…
Added by Libbie Summers on December 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Her soft southern drawl pulls you gently in as you talk to Kathleen Kelly. Tall and slim with a big smile, she is kind, polite and always sees the good around her. Co-owner of Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear…Continue
Added by Didi Hoffman on December 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
So, I just finished perusing People magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive!” issue which has inspired me to reveal to you my celebrity crush. I’ll bet you a million trillion dollars that you won’t guess who it is. Are taking the bet? Good. I’ll give you three guesses. No, he’s not cover-boy Adam Levine. No, he’s not on page 114. He’s not on page 124, either - though that guy is mighty cute. Okay, I’ll be generous – one more guess. No, he wasn’t on last year’s cover, either. Please…Continue
Added by Leigh Ann Thornton on December 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments