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Southern Lady January/February 2019

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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1 min.

Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” If you’ve ever had a Girl Scout in the family, you know this song and its sweet, simple reminder to hold dear those we love. In that spirit, our loyal readers will be thrilled to catch up with Jeanne Robertson (page 77), a “gold” friend indeed. I’ll never forget the first time I heard her speak at our Southern Lady Celebration years ago—she had everyone laughing so hard their sides hurt. It was the most amazing thing to listen to a wonderful humorist who used everyday experiences to make us laugh at ourselves. Jeanne marked her 75th birthday last September with a performance at the Alabama Theatre here in Birmingham, and I felt blessed to be…

2 min.
a new leaf

I always love turning the page on a new year—both literally and figuratively. While I do make use of digital calendars, I rely on my old-school paper planner to keep me organized, and there is such allure in a sheaf of blank sheets that whisper of possibilities. Who can resist the promise of a fresh start? If you’re hoping to fill your own calendar with travel plans for the year, we have some fabulous getaway ideas in store. Throughout 2019, we’ll take you on a tour of Southern writers’ stomping grounds, leading off with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ beloved Cross Creek, Florida (page 65). The author of The Yearling and other classics drew upon her adopted homeland for the settings and characters that give her work its inimitable flavor. It’s a treat…

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: Start your Saturday like @theacorncottage with fresh cinnamon rolls in a cozy bed. Complete with flowers and a heart motif, @homebody.interiors’ tablescape is the perfect Valentine’s Day display. Follower @mollyknox takes inspiration from last year’s January/February cover by painting with bold blues and whites. Middle row: A cup of coffee warms @stephencaton after a cold morning hunt, while @lovelaceinteriors capitalizes on a neutral palette with inviting textures. Bottom row: The blooms in this beautifully captured photo by @keelymckendree would brighten any space. A vintage copper tea kettle carried by @cutertudor and a pretty bouquet from @wildthingsbirmingham remind us it’s never too early to…

1 min.
posh & polished

With the season’s subdued surrounds outside your window, create a delightful view inside with the help of Herend’s Silk Ribbon service plate in raspberry. A crisp white porcelain center gives way to a golden band and a flowing border in a berry hue sure to brighten the dreariest of days. For a look with plenty of pizzazz, pair the charger with a stack of plates dressed in fresh takes on ikat, repeating the service plate’s rouge and gold, and adding depth with dashes of indigo that are echoed in a napkin tucked underneath. A gilded placemat with a brushed finish offers a shimmering stage for the display, while a snowy-white tablecloth in a subtle jacquard print evokes the quiet splendor of winter’s stillness. Opposite, a more traditional tablescape enhances the sophistication…

5 min.
helping hands

As Valentine’s Day sentiments and romantic melodies dance on February’s frost-kissed breezes, the swoosh of paint on canvas, the clang of pots and pans, the drip of espresso, and the whir of sewing machines resound throughout four Southern businesses spreading love to those in need year-round. “I’m always very grateful for the giving back that [certain times of the year] bring out,” says Jen Milam of the women’s fashion enterprise ABLE. “But it’s consistency over time that makes the greatest impact.” ABLE Based in Nashville, Tennessee, ABLE strives to provide jobs to women all over the world. With manufacturing partnerships in Ethiopia, Peru, and Mexico, as well as a Nashville-based jewelry production team, their ultimate goal is to end the cycle of poverty by ensuring that opportunities abound for women with very…

4 min.
eyes on the pies

When Amanda Wilbanks left her comfortable job selling insurance for something more, she never thought the answer would be as easy as pie. While she searched for what was next, she found herself baking pies in her spare time, and this newfound hobby quickly became the future she had dreamed of: a business of her own. “I love pies because they are nostalgic,” Amanda says. “They never go out of style, and they have been around for years. They are versatile. Anything can be put in a pie shell, from sweet dessert to savory casserole fillings. The possibilities are endless if you have a good crust recipe.” Today, Southern Baked Pie Company touts three charming locations in Amanda’s native Georgia as well as a nationwide online shipping service—all offering a range of…