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Southern Lady Special Issues
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITOR Lisa Frederick MANAGING EDITOR Marie Baxley ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ashley Shaw ASSISTANT EDITOR Elizabeth Bonner Czapski SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holl
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Resources & Credits
Pages 9–10: Styling; Tracey MacMillan Russell. Photography; John O’Hagan. Pages 11–12: Styling; Whitney Wise Long. Photography; Kelli Boyd. Interiors; Lori F. Cook of LFC Interior Design. Wall color; Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17). Pages 13–14: Ph
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Southern Entrepreneurs 2021
A CHARLESTON MAKER AND HER LOVED ONES THRILL FASHIONISTAS WITH HANDMADE PIECES THAT SHIMMER, SHINE, AND SHAKE UP ANY WARDROBE. Kindling a footloose spirit akin to flapper-era fringe, tassels have a way of eliciting smiles. Mimi Striplin recognized th
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Second Time’s the Charm
Just as interior designer Rhea Crenshaw put the finishing touches on Cathy and Craig Weiss’s new home in Memphis, a cataclysmal kitchen fire ruined it all and sent them back to square one. But there was a silver lining. “We had the grace to see how t
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Southwestern Exposure
Trace the steps of a Spanish conquistador, explore ancient watering holes with tribal drawings, or revel in the wide-open skies and incredible sunsets only the desert can offer in El Paso, a gateway with international flavor couched in a comfortable
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Soul-Warming Soups
MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS 2 teaspoons olive oil1 pound ground chuck1½ cups chopped yellow onion⅓ cup seeded, diced jalapeño pepper (about 1 large)1½ teaspoons minced garlic2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained1 (14.5-ounce) can
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Resources
Styling by Melissa Sturdivant Smith. Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele. See Love for the Ages. Page 34: Hawthorne Ice Simplified dinner plate and cup and saucer in platinum; Caskata. Haviland Le Bresil Dinnerware salad plate; Gracious Style.
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Southern Lady
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITOR Lisa Frederick MANAGING EDITOR Marie Baxley ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ashley Shaw ASSISTANT EDITOR Elizabeth Bonner Czapski SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holl
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Sincerely: Letter from Phyllis Hoffman
Happy New Year, dear friends! I know January 1 is the usual day for new beginnings, but for me, it’s closer to February 1. Winding down from the New Year’s football marathon, packing away the Christmas décor, and swapping out my holiday china always
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From the Editor
Starting a business takes grit and gumption, and Southern women are renowned for both. That’s worth celebrating in our eyes, so we’re proud to bring you our second annual Southern Entrepreneurs feature (page 73), spotlighting visionaries across the r
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@southernladymag
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? WE’D LOVE TO SEE—TAG US IN YOUR PHOTOS! Get a glimpse of the beautiful images our social media friends have shared with us, capturing their own inspiration from the pages of Southern Lady. Top row: A woven basket brimming with hydr
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Charmed Encounters
After nearly a decade finessing the fine points of the online platform for creatives called The Southern Coterie and its companion annual bash The Southern C Summit, Cheri Leavy and Whitney Long could likely finish each other’s sentences. But they do
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Dreaming in Color
For the founders of home décor enterprise Madcap Cottage, pattern is a way of life. Whether it’s the bounty of Sicilian lemon trees, the intricate motifs of Indian temples, or the woven detailing of a local eatery’s bistro chairs, John Loecke and Jas
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Shimmer of Silver
With a delicate filigree rim against a backdrop of pristine white, Caskata’s Hawthorne Ice dinner plate murmurs of winter’s pearly skies and morning frost. Here, the pattern gets a subtle glow from gold notes, including a charger that looks luminous
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The Legacy of Lace
The universal allure of lace encompasses centuries, continents, and committed collectors of all kinds. From special strands wrapped around bridal bouquets to storied trim on little girls’ smocked dresses, here in the South, our appreciation for the e
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Love For The Ages
MAKES 2 SERVINGS 2½ tablespoons orange juice1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar½ tablespoon orange marmalade½ teaspoon orange zest¼ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon ground black pepper2 tablespoons olive oil1 blood orange, peeled, sliced into ¼-inch ro
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Historic Landmarks
If the seashell-studded walls of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument could talk, the chorus of voices would reverberate around the stony fortress louder than cannon fire. Lingering like echoes of the blasts still heard during today’s reenact
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Gathered in Harmony
With the holiday season in full swing, nostalgic refrains that celebrate charismatic reindeer, twinkling tree lights, and dreamlike snowfalls permeate the air. Sing along to timeless melodies in the company of dearest companions as neighbors greet yo
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A Wonderous Feast
A regal celebration awaits as family and friends with hearts full of cheer gather to share a splendid Christmas Eve repast amid shimmering gold and luxurious ruby accents. Seasonal scents waft from clove-pierced citrus and naturally aromatic wreaths
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Starters
MAKES 36 1 (16-ounce) package hot Italian sausage, casings removed½ cup finely chopped yellow onion1 tablespoon all-purpose flour½ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon smoked paprika1 cup finely shredded Brussels sprouts(about ½ pound)1 (8-ounce) package c
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Sides
MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS 6 slices bacon, chopped1 cup sliced yellow onion1 (28-ounce) bag frozen O’Brien potatoes, thawed1 medium Fuji or Gala apple, cored and sliced ¼-inch thick6 cups collard greens, rinsed and chopped1 teaspoon kosher salt½ teaspoon
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Desserts
MAKES 1 (9-INCH) CAKE 2⅓ cups granulated sugar, divided3 tablespoons water2 tablespoons bourbon1 cup unsalted butter, softened4 large eggs3¾ cups cake flour1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon ground nutmeg1 cup whole milk2 teaspoons vanilla extractE
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Resources & Credits, Directory of Companies
See HOME AWAY FROM HOME. Pages 9–22: Interiors; James Farmer of James Farmer Designs. Ceiling color; Iced Marble (1578) by Benjamin Moore. Christmas florals by Libby Endry; The Gardener’s Cottage. Pages 9–10: Natale dinner plates; Arte Italica. Grass
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Southern Lady Special Issues
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITOR Lisa Frederick MANAGING EDITOR Marie Baxley ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ashley Shaw ASSISTANT EDITOR Elizabeth Bonner Czapski SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holl
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Home Away From Home
When it comes to holiday décor, interior designer James Farmer says, “A Christmas tree is the last resort for me.” Instead, he channels his affinity for floral arranging into various displays and intriguing vignettes that nod to the year’s most magic
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A Tradition of Trimming
Kaleen and Allen Riley love Christmas with all the decorations they can muster. Allen starts setting up themed trees in September at their Trussville home, from a heavily flocked tree with bowing limbs to what he calls a vintage “shiny silver one wit
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All Is Merry & Bright
As Christmas draws near, it doesn’t take much to ready your home for the merry moments ahead. Leave existing mantel decorations in place, and simply incorporate a garland of juniper and cedar interspersed with red carnations, white tea roses, holly,
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Tabletop Tidings
Adorn Christmas spreads with Haviland & Parlon’s adaptable Colette Gold dinner plate. Its brilliant Limoges porcelain with curvaceous edging befits the celebration. A sophisticated scene elevates the inspiration plate for elegant fêtes, echoing its c
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Evergreen Allure
Layered with modish accessories, Royal Worcester’s Holly Ribbons china takes on an updated appeal while alluding to Christmases past. Watercolor shades of green on the table linen play off luxe velvet chairs and create a painterly backdrop for shagre
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New Looks for Christmas China
Time-honored china patterns and a parade of resplendent tableware ring in this jubilant season, showcasing the perennial appeal of cheery favorites. Trimmed with a garland of holly, Lenox’s Holiday dinner plate takes on an elevated presence when pair
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