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Food & Wine
Southern Living

Southern Living August 2019

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.

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Meredith Corporation
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13 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
the family business

SOUTHERN LIVING sometimes feels like an extended family. This can get complicated depending on which relative you’re dealing with (we have our share of crazy aunts and uncles), but mostly it’s a wonderful bunch of folks who share a passion for Southern culture and a weakness for peach cobbler. Beyond our fun, hardworking Birmingham crew, we have a web of writers, photographers, and stylists who comb the South to bring us stories on food, gardens, small towns, and of course barbecue joints. Then there are those who work on Southern homes, and that’s where the clan gets big. We have networks of custom builders and interior designers, a plant collection, a group of Southern Living Inspired Com-munities, a line of home decor at Dillard’s, and a team selling house plans—all…

3 min.
southern living

SID EVANS –“Sliding Rock, North Carolina EDITOR IN CHIEF EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Robert Perino EXECUTIVE EDITOR Krissy Tiglias DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Jeanne Dozier Clayton EDITORIAL ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR Rachel Ellis –“Head for the hills (Highlands, North Carolina).” SENIOR EDITORS Lisa Cericola –“Rosé + Pamplemousse (grapefruit) LaCroix. Repeat.” Zoë Gowen, Valerie Fraser Luesse EDITORS Betsy Cribb –“A double scoop of peach ice cream in a cake cone.” Hannah Hayes ASSISTANT EDITORS Grace Haynes, Patricia S. York TEST KITCHEN DIRECTOR Robby Melvin TEST KITCHEN PROFESSIONAL Pam Lolley OFFICE MANAGER Nellah Bailey McGough –“Running from the air-conditioned car to the house.” SOUTHERNLIVING.COM EDITORS Rebecca Angel Baer, Brennan Long –“Jumping into Barton Springs Pool. CANNONBALL!” Katie Strasberg Rousso, Patricia Weigel Shannon STAFF WRITERS Perri Ormont Blumberg –“Coconut water chased by views of the Gulf.” Meghan Overdeep ASSISTANT EDITORS Caroline Rogers, Jenna Sims –“Chilled watermelon after a dip in the lake.” EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Jorie McDonald, Mary…

1 min.
south’s best 2020

POLLS OPEN JULY 10-SEPT. 16 THE READERS’ CHOICE! We’re searching for the South’s best—CHOSEN BY YOU—for a feature that will run in SPRING 2020. Small Towns • Cities • Restaurants • Barbecue Joints • Hotels • Bars Shops • Catfish Joints • Neighborhoods • Scenic Drives • And More! GO TO SOUTHERNLIVING.COM/SOUTHSBESTVOTE VOTE NOW AND ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A $2,500 GRAND PRIZE OR ONE OF THREE SECOND PRIZES OF $500. Simply hover your phone’s camera over the smart code to start your voting. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Southern Living South’s Best Survey 2020 Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia age 18 or older at time of entry. To enter and…

3 min.
patience gets the garden

GARDEN DESIGNER Barbara Katz of Bethesda, Maryland, isn’t a cruel person. She doesn’t tear the wings from flies or push baby robins from the nest. Yet woe betide the impertinent shrub or perennial that’s not up to its assigned task in her garden. “The soil here does not drain well, so lots of things die,” she admits. “I just keep trying new ones.” Repeated failures earn slackers a well-deserved ban. “I am done with delphiniums!” she proclaims. Her experience with this beautiful property proves that despite what novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote, you can go home again. Now the proprietor of London Landscapes, she first designed the gardens here in 1995 for friends who owned the house. Over the years, she continued to work in and refine the beds. One day, she…

4 min.
“i wanted my home to be an extension of me…”

BUYING A RUN-DOWN split-level rental was not Chelsea Meissner’s original plan. “Due to the high-priced real estate in the area, I realized a fixer-upper was all I could afford. The house was in rough shape—old carpet, cheap finishes, every wall a different color, but I fell in love with the yard’s massive 200-year-old oak trees as soon as I laid eyes on them,” she says. Chelsea, a South Carolina native and cast member on Bravo’s Charleston-based TV show Southern Charm, could envision the potential. The 2,100-square-foot house needed renovations from the ground up. Overwhelmed by where to even start, she strategized with her friend Kim Wolfe, a San Antonio-based designer. “I wanted my home to have character, be welcoming, and feel cozy,” says Chelsea, who broke away from the restrained…

1 min.
wicker wonder

TAKE A LOOK AT THE PORCHES around your neighborhood. Are many of them dotted with suspiciously similar flower groupings in containers dangling from spindly wires? Bring back old Southern charm by fixing up a woven wicker basket to set yours apart. You’ll need three S-hooks to attach three lengths of chain on opposing edges of a basket that has a wire framework (to shore up the infrastructure). Use another S-hook at the top to loop the chains together, and attach it to the ceiling. Then, plant with a variety of hanging basket essentials: sheet moss and ‘Kimberly Queen’ fern to fill, pink geranium to thrill, and ‘Aqua Marine’ pilea to spill.…