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Southern Lady January/February 2021

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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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United States
Hoffman Media
7 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
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 takes me a little while. Then, as the midwinter days turn bleaker, my “starting over” mood comes on. This is the time when I love to fluff up the rooms in my home, perhaps adding a couple of vibrant throw pillows to brighten a living area, investing in beautiful antique table linens, or choosing a pretty new coverlet for a bedroom. It works wonders for chasing away the February blahs! In this issue, we embrace the warm and cozy comforts that imbue winter days with a welcome…

1 min.
from the editor

MAKING THE LEAP 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 region who had the courage to pursue their dreams. You’ll meet a Texas artisan who crafts exquisite embroidered linens; a Mississippi gallery owner honoring the art of her home state; a South Carolina jewelry designer whose colorful pieces are designed to spark joy; and many others. Their stories are incredible and inspiring. The start of another year is always an opportunity for change, and we’re excited to add a new feature to our pages. Devoted readers have enjoyed our occasional Keepsakes articles, in which we showcase treasures and traditions that make…

1 min.

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 hydrangeas adds a cheerful touch to @rea_stylenc’s countertop. For a cozy and inviting space, @le.cultivateur gathers plush pillows, a knit throw, and tabletop lanterns. A lace backdrop sets the scene for @decoratordiva1’s pretty-in-pink Valentine’s Day setting. Middle row: A stately arrangement of greenery enlivens @bornandraisedstudio’s entryway. Layers of shimmering metallic accents atop @jenniferjrossdesigns’s table serve as a glamorous welcome to the new year. Bottom row: Baked with love, @goingforgrace’s cookies are a sweet treat to share with those you hold dear. A crisp blanket of snow signals the…

4 min.
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 don’t. That would be too impolite for these unabashed Southern belles. Instead, they gracefully take turns talking about their company that encourages entrepreneurs to mingle, learn from the experts, and share ideas. “Coterie is a French word that means a group of people who have similar interests,” says Whitney, a former magazine journalist with an eye for interesting products and trends. “Our husbands told us, ‘Nobody knows what the word coterie means; they are not going to be able to pronounce it or spell it.’ And that’s how the name The…

3 min.
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 Jason Oliver Nixon find inspiration at every twist in the road. Their over-the-top approach layers kaleidoscopic accents to create rooms as enchanting as any view outside your window. “When you bring color and pattern into a room and layer in a mix of furnishing styles, there’s something about it psychologically that puts people at ease,” says John, a lifelong enthusiast of architecture and home décor. “They feel more comfortable and are more inclined to sit down and put their feet up. That’s the reaction you want.” John and Jason spent…

1 min.
glimmer & gleam