When I was but a young ‘belle, preparing for my trip down the aisle, my sweet mother informed me that she had taken out a lifetime subscription to Southern Living for me as wedding gift, for “that’s just what Southern women read”. And as the years speed along, my collection of these *Guidebooks to Southern Life* grows, and I find myself even more appreciative of this lovely region in which I was born and raised and am now firmly planted as I begin that inevitable journey of “getting older by the minute”. (I think Rick Bragg himself would even appreciate the porch where I spend my personal passing of time.)
Just this week, the creative forces over at Southern Living have launched The Daily South, a digest that will include “more stories about emerging trends, Southern proprietors of style, and the insider scoop” on all that’s being discussed in SL’s test kitchens, hallways, and beyond.
I’m hooked,y’all. Already, I am hooked.
Having been born in Mississippi and now raising my own family in Alabama (by way of Lousiana, then Georgia, then South Carolina), The Daily South promises to offer up everything I need (and crave on a daily basis) when it comes to living/loving/legacy-building in this spectacular (and unique) region.
Won’t you pull up a chair, alongside? Let’s enjoy it together.
To give you just a taste…
Here’s this week’s Bee’s Knees (a collection of what’s making a buzz, sewn together for your viewing pleasure each Monday).
Here’s a post that entails the secret to a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, narrated by Birmingham’s own food stylist extraordinnaire, Marion Cooper Cairns. (Because, you know as well as I do that a Southern home without a cast-iron skillet is like a boat without water.)
I knew you’d be hooked, too. You can thank me later.
I’m looking forward to this new world of Southern style/cuisine/trendsetting/storytelling brought right to my device by the lovely folks over at Southern Living. How ’bout we get together to test out one of these pound cake recipes while we sip on some sweet tea and submerge ourselves in a smorgasboard of Southern isms, via The Daily South. It’ll make yer’ Mama proud.