Southern Lady

Southern Lady May/June 2021

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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carefree outlook

“LISTEN TO THE TREES AS THEY SWAY IN THE WIND. THEIR LEAVES ARE TELLING SECRETS. THEIR BARK SINGS SONGS OF OLDEN DAYS AS IT GROWS AROUND THE TRUNKS. AND THEIR ROOTS GIVE NAMES TO ALL THINGS.”—VERA NAZARIAN, WRITER RESTFUL PLEASURES A breeze sifting through leaves plays as background music for this outdoor gathering spot that takes full advantage of Mother Nature’s soothing hand. A duo of chaise longues embraces the temperate surrounds opposite armchairs and a settee that provide a place for pause from busy days. Ceramic tables and bespoke pillows in a blue-and-white palette elevate the setup, nurturing an occasion for close gal pals to catch up while relishing the fresh air with a sweet homemade treat. Sprightly tulips, lively seasonal blooms, and ceramic vases add a little oh là là…

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profusion of pink

Channel the vivaciousness of the season into a captivating bouquet of pretty pink blooms. Blushing peonies, fuchsia ranunculus, variegated tulips, and enormous garden roses pose together in perfect harmony. Delicate snapdragons and leafy evergreens lend contrast to the staggered mix of showstopping blossoms, all nestled in a sleek white vessel. For an alfresco get-together, give the display pride of place on a blue-and-white garden stool. Embroidered linens soften the endearing vignette and impart a note of sweet nostalgia.…

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spirited isle

For a tiny barrier island off the Sunshine State’s northeast coast, Amelia Island leaves a monumental impression. Lavish hotels and inns, enticing eateries and boutiques, plus festive annual events are sure to draw you in. Yet the isle’s distinct charisma beckons you to linger, its spectacular 13-mile stretch bookended by stately Old-World structures and a beachside burg devised by the state’s first Black millionaire. Named for Princess Amelia, the daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland, this waterfront haven has long welcomed visitors from every walk of life to relish its glistening Appalachian quartz shores. Gilded Age socialites such as the Carnegies and Rockefellers frequented it as often as wealthy Black guests seeking a hospitable getaway during the era of Jim Crow restrictions. A community on the island’s southern…

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historic landmarks: oakland cemetery

As urban green spaces dwindle, spirits are rising from historic graveyards like Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery, where you’re as likely to see a Gullah folk dance or a bit of theater as a tomb or an ornate monument. Indeed, in a return to a Victorian custom, this venerated city of the dead is quite the happening place for the living. “We want people to come visit,” says Marcy Breffle, education manager at Oakland, one of Atlanta’s oldest historic sites. Scavenger hunts, music festivals, art shows, plant sales, tours, and even a 5K run lure the public to explore the lively necropolis. A virtual who’s who of artistic, social, commercial, sporting, and political elite rest side by side with paupers and unknown early citizens in the parcel of more than 70,000 interred. The three…

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amid the blossoms

PETALS GALORE Gather for lunch around a table ensconced in the prismatic and perfumed splendor of a flower field at its peak. Mismatched china emphasizes the natural beauty unfurling all around, as each dish is ornamented with stylized florets and artfully rendered garden scenes. Delicate posies adorn sterling flatware handles; hand-painted place cards affixed with satin ribbon take shape as lovely leaves. What better homage to the setting than a parade of petite bouquets? Assorted glass bud vases create a runner for the tabletop, layered with chambray, a white embroidery-trimmed linen, and fringed napkins. Zinnias, peonies, roses, lisianthus, scabiosas, and more lend a burst of lively textures and hues that echo the flourishing panorama. FRESH FARE Take cues from the season’s finest flavors for a menu of savory spoonfuls and sweet bites, all…

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sincerely: letter from phyllis hoffman

SINCERELY What a delight a well-tended garden is—especially this time of year! For me, it’s just as rewarding as a beautiful home. I take great joy in puttering amid the colorful flowers and greenery, creating scenes that fill me with contentment month after month. Dahlias are one of my very favorites, so we dug up all of ours recently to make way for a new, larger plot of these midsummer bloomers. We also put in some English roses, and you just can’t imagine the potent fragrance as we sit outside on a warm evening. Needless to say, I love to get a peek inside gorgeous gardens around the South. On page 45, we showcase a North Carolina landscape that has historic roots, updated for modern times by acclaimed garden designer Chip Callaway.…