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Nine Pearls of Wisdom for Every Southern Girl
Apr 08/17

Nine Pearls of Wisdom for Every Southern Girl Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 5 Comments

 A few years ago, my dear friend’s daughter was about to have her first birthday. Because she is wise, she knew full-well first birthday parties are about parents, not children. They kept a baby alive for a year, for crying out loud. That’s cause for celebration. She decided to make this particular celebration one that her daughter would be able...

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Hellfire and Legbones – A Perspective on Nashville’s Hot Chicken
Jan 26/17

Hellfire and Legbones – A Perspective on Nashville’s Hot Chicken Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

My first day of work, I walked into the endcap of a north Nashville business park to find my new boss, Dave, hunched over a telephone in a corner office, head in hands and speaking a strange jargon full of temperature gradients and poultry fractions. Truth be told, I wasn’t exactly certain what I’d signed up for, but I hadn’t...

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Girls Gone Greenwood: Road Trippin’ in Mississippi
Jan 26/17

Girls Gone Greenwood: Road Trippin’ in Mississippi Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

A few months back, a group of my girlfriends and I piled into a black SUV for a weekend getaway. As I was leaving, my husband looked at me in all seriousness, “Don’t get arrested.” I was a bit stunned. “We’re a group of practically middle-aged women in a mommobile. We’re the definition of ‘can’t get arrested!’” I proclaimed. “It’s...

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The Giant Corsage Tradition in Texas
Jan 26/17

The Giant Corsage Tradition in Texas Posted by: Rod Ford | 6 Comments

  Growing up in northern Louisiana, homecoming meant a football game, kings and queens, a dance and a giant corsage. I’ve never heard corsages called “mums” but it’s essentially the same thing. This Jezebel story highlights one photographer’s documentation of this big, showy tradition.  Turns out these are a Texas tradition that I guess seeped over to Louisiana. I never...

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Classic Southern Artists
Jan 26/17

Classic Southern Artists Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

Clementine Hunter (1886-1988) Natchitoches, LA The granddaughter of a slave, Folk Artist Clementine Hunter is the first African-American to have a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art.   Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965) New Orleans, LA Walter Anderson’s block prints, watercolors, and ceramics have become iconic representations of the Gulf Coast and an integral part of the Arts...

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Franklin, My Dear, We Give a Damn
Jan 26/17

Franklin, My Dear, We Give a Damn Posted by: Aaron Stearns | 0 Comments

Nowadays historic locales across the South have more to offer than a quintessential small-town feeling. Downtown Franklin, Tenn., is a perfect example of a thriving city where historical roots are mixed with trendy hot spots. While you will find what seems like an endless number of funky boutiques and amazing restaurants, here’s a sampling of great places to check out...

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Festivals in the South: Beignet Fest
Jan 26/17

Festivals in the South: Beignet Fest Posted by: Hedi Hemenway | 0 Comments

Looking for a weekend getaway? Pop on over to New Orleans who has added a new festival to its list. Beignet Fest makes the 133rd festival held in the Big Easy. Every single month of the year you can find festivals centered around food, music, and arts with the biggest of course being Mardi Gras. The newest addition is the...

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Best Places to see Fall Foliage in the South
Jan 26/17

Best Places to see Fall Foliage in the South Posted by: Hedi Hemenway | 0 Comments

Today is officially the first day of Autumn, so time to start thinking about loading up in the car and checking out the best Fall Foliage your state has to offer. We’ll start in Arkansas with a fantastic road trip by “Only in Your State.” Here are a few of the highlights:    Hot Springs Not only are the Ouachita...

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