Southern Lady

Southern Lady November/December 2020

Southern Lady celebrates, delights, and inspires women who live in the South - and those who are simply Southern at heart. Every issue features home design inspiration, recipes, and elegant entertaining ideas, Southern travel destinations, fashion, and much more and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet.

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Hoffman Media
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waterfront wonderland

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas in the South, try trading the idea of snow-covered scenes for sparkling sun-bleached shores. While December might not seem like the ideal time for a beach vacation, the charming town of Seaside, Florida, transforms into a winter wonderland that captures the magic of holidays gone by. Saunter along brick-paved streets and sandy footpaths devised with pedestrians in mind, and revel in the eclectic window displays of artisan shops, galleries, and restaurants. Glowing palms blend with Christmas trees to illuminate the short trek from quaint residential cottages to the bustle of downtown and the serenity of the ocean. “I was drawn to Seaside because of the people and the sense of place that was unlike anywhere on the coast,” says Kerri Parker, executive director of communications…

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bountiful blessing

As a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, pomegranates lend an air of graciousness to decorative arrangements fashioned this time of year, whether tucked into wreaths, set at individual place settings, or perched amid fresh flowers. A silver footed cachepot serves as the foundation for the bouquet, creating a versatile display that’s suited for home vignettes or for gifting to neighbors and friends. Snow-white peonies, cream garden roses, and vermilion anemones surround the crimson fruit, which is secured in floral foam with a wooden skewer. Twigs of winterberry and feathery astilbe add texture to the mix, while cedar tree clippings spill forth and provide lush contrast. Stagger the stems and branches at varying heights, granting the pomegranate due prominence as it conveys well-wishes to those who pause in appreciation of…

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from the editor

SILENT NIGHT We typically host Christmas Day at our house, and it’s always a wonderful blend of family time and traditions, from our handmade stockings filled with surprises to the sausage balls we nibble while opening gifts. But perhaps the best part comes at evening’s end, after the presents are neatly stacked, the kitchen is clean, and the good tableware is put away. As everyone else settles down with their new books and other diversions, I like to steal into the living room for a few quiet moments to myself, a cup of hot chocolate or eggnog in hand. I switch off all the lamps, leaving only the glow of the tree, and curl up in my favorite armchair to reflect on a beautiful day and the meaning of the season.…

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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: Magnolia accents and subtle hues give @kelleynan’s tree a Southern twist. A pair of sparkly nutcrackers and miniature golden trees glisten and gleam atop @studio434designs’s mantel. Bright red poinsettias line the stairs leading to this Savannah home, captured by @kbkisses. Middle row: A pine cone placed at each setting adds a finishing touch to @305decoliving’s pretty tabletop. The snowy scene of @betweentheporches’s exterior evokes magical memories of a white Christmas. Bottom row: Warm and inviting, @oursouthernhome’s roaring fireplace sets the perfect backdrop for a cozy evening. A gingerbread house is taken to new…

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traditions renewed

There’s a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. As I pulled my sparkly baubles and faux greenery out of storage and fluffed them up for this year’s celebration, that phrase kept going through my head. It’s important, especially in light of the pandemic, to entertain those nearest and dearest with the traditions they’ve become accustomed to. At the same time, we have to tweak some traditions to meet the changing needs of our families and our times—not just this year, but every year. As children, my siblings, Janice and Keith, and I awaited with wonder the lovely gifts, mouthwatering food, and glad-hearted bustle surrounding the joyful event of Jesus’s birth. Janice and I always wanted something homemade, and Mother would oblige us with outfits or…

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mad about plaid