Posts By: Kate

Kate Robertson is a features writer for Pretty Southern. Follow Kate on Twitter

Southern Apple Butter
November 17, 2015 DIY Food & Drink

One of my favorite fall activities is apple picking. There’s something about plucking big, juicy apples from towering branches that brings out a childish joy in me. I always come back with a peck or more of fresh, sweet fruit that I know I’ll use for something delicious at home. Earlier this fall, I went… Read more »

Barnsley Gardens cottage
October 1, 2015 Featured Travel

Nestled in the back roads of Bartow County is the stunning, picturesque Barnsley Resort. Stepping onto the resort property was like entering a fairy tale world…and in north Georgia, who knew? Your stress melts away in the spa. Each meal is perfectly paired with its wine companion. The entire resort drips in Southern charm. Before… Read more »

biscuitville southern biscuit
June 24, 2015 Opinion Travel

My family’s roots are in North Carolina. My parents were raised and went to college there, and I was born in a small town in the southeastern part of the state. We moved from North Carolina when I was 5 years old, but my extended family still lives here; my parents and I visit several… Read more »

joel-1
June 9, 2015 Fitness

Summer is coming, and that means swimsuit season is coming, too. Everyone wants to get in great shape to turn heads at the beach. For Joel McCauley, being fit and healthy isn’t just for summer. It’s an all-the-time routine and lifestyle. It’s this belief that lead Joel to open Freedom Fit Gym in Ashland, Va…. Read more »

February 6, 2015 Opinion

When Southern babies are born, one thing is immediately instilled in them: good manners. “Please” and “thank you” are taught right after “ma-ma” and “da-da.” Leave off a “ma’am” or a “sir” after a “yes” or “no” just once, and it will be the last time you ever do. Southern charm starts with a smile… Read more »