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Food & Wine
Southern Living

Southern Living August 2018

SOUTHERN LIVING celebrates the legendary food, gracious homes, lush gardens, and distinct places that make the South unique. In every edition you’ll find dozens of recipes prepared in our famous test kitchens, guides to the best travel experiences, decorating ideas and inspiration, and gardening tips tailored specifically to your climate.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
the fixer-upper

WHEN SUSAN and I were looking for a house in Birmingham a few years ago, our list of priorities was long. I remember sitting down with our real estate agent and ticking through the qualities we needed in a home, all of which seemed reasonable. We wanted a big yard, a good neighborhood, a quiet street, lots of light, high ceilings, plenty of privacy, nice trees, a charming exterior, and something that wouldn’t require too much work. It had to fit within our budget, of course, and we hoped to find a place in a good school district as well as near my office. If there were wild unicorns roaming the property, well, that would be great too. Clearly, we were looking for a fantasy. After almost a year of open…

1 min.
tailgating done right

FOOTBALL season is here, which means it’s time to tailgate. Whether throwing a party at home or away, find plenty of inspiration for pregame snacking and sipping in our new collaboration with the Southeastern Conference, The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook: Great Food, Legendary Teams, Cherished Traditions (available August 7). It’s full of delicious recipes that are ideal for celebrations with family, friends, and fellow sports fans, including Smoked War Eagle Wings with White Sauce, Slow-Cooker Vidalia Onion Dip, and Chocolate-and-Peanut Butter Banana Pudding. Game on!…

5 min.
free style

BEAUTIFUL SPACES—INSIDE AND OUT WINDSOR IS THE TYPE of place that’s hard to leave. The charming village in Vero Beach on Florida’s Treasure Coast is a jewel box of croquet courts, restaurants, horse trails, and sandy shores. So when interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper finished a project there, she was reluctant to give up her visits. Fortunately, her work impressed Jenny Williams and Al Dragone, who had recently purchased a town house in Windsor for weekends away and asked Harper if she’d be willing to decorate it. She couldn’t say yes fast enough. The 20-year-old home’s Caribbean-inspired exterior was flawless, but the white walls, refined finishes, and blond hardwood floors inside were a little too bland for the couple. “Williams has an eclectic taste and is interested in modern art,” says Harper.…

1 min.
take a trip to windsor

Traditional Southern style blends naturally with breezy Caribbean influences in this self-contained, 425-acre, totally Instagrammable community that’s located on a barrier island along the Atlantic coastline. You won’t want to miss the distinctive homes with island-inflected architecture, framed by vivid bougainvillea. They’re set amid scenic parks, croquet lawns, restaurants, tennis courts, an art gallery, trails, and the Town Hall that also serves as a chapel. “When you’re at Windsor, you just don’t ever want to leave,” Harper says. You can travel to mainland Vero Beach in about 30 minutes, but you may not be able to pull away. Visit windsorflorida.com for more information.…

3 min.
garage becomes guesthouse

GINNY AND JOHN STIMPSON lucked out when they found an early 1900s home on the bay in Fairhope, Alabama. “It’s just like living on a lake, except we’re about a 45-minute boat ride from the ocean,” says Ginny, who planned and oversaw the house’s renovation herself. She kept the updates authentic and didn’t add on any rooms. While the result is a breezy waterside cottage that’s the ideal size (2,300 square feet) for Ginny, John, and their three sons, it can fall short on space when company arrives. Youngsters can bunk on the main house’s sleeping porch, but she believes the adults deserve creature comforts (like air-conditioning and a private bath), so she turned to the property’s sturdy stand-alone garage. Careful to stick within the confines of the existing structure,…

1 min.
here come the hummingbirds

1 ‘BLACK AND BLUE’ SALVIA This deer-resistant flower is considered one of the best selections for attracting birds and butterflies. Plant it in the middle of the garden or at the back of a border. If you remove spent blooms to encourage more flowers, it will provide nectar until the first frost. 2 TRUMPET CREEPER Flowers on this fast-growing vine are large and also carry a heavy nectar load, which will meet the carbohydrate needs of hummers. You can let it grow wild in natural areas or keep it pruned on arbors and fences. 3 CARDINAL FLOWER This self-sowing perennial thrives in moist soil and prefers full or partial sun. It not only offers an excellent source of nectar for hummingbirds from late summer through fall but also lures butterflies and bees. 4 LANTANA Depending on its…