Posts By: Lauren

Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

June 20, 2011 Featured Variety

Who would have thought Bird Flu and bow ties would share a common thread. Back when folks freaked about H1N1, Cameron Hill was discouraged from wearing silk neck ties. Most ties can’t be cleaned and therefore can carry the dangerous virus. Leave it to Cameron’s mama, Judy Hill, to come up with a solution. She… Read more »

June 16, 2011 Music

Every Thursday from now until (well who knows when!) we will be featuring a Pretty Southern Song. These lyrics and tunes will epitomize the ideals of the South. It will showcase our heritage, our musical culture as a race born and raised below the Mason Dixon line. To start off our exploration of Southern heritage… Read more »

June 15, 2011 Featured Food

Honeysuckle in the sunshine is ever so sweet. Now an Atlanta company has decided to take that decadent smell to the next level. There are two tastes Southern kids can always remember. One is the first time you picked honeysuckle then sipped the nectar from the flower. The second sensation is your favorite of ice… Read more »

Robert E. Lee
June 14, 2011 Featured Opinion

Jesus Christ has several names including Son of God, Emmanuel, Lord & Savior yet as Southerners we sometimes fail to notice the most ubiquitous aspect of His character. He was a gentleman. Look up the definition of chivalry and see how well He fits a gentleman’s suit. Jesus represented the ideals of truth, beauty, freedom… Read more »

June 9, 2011 Art Featured

Paul Newman has his own seat at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. The art space was originally opened in 1935 as a movie theatre and survived through the 60s. It fell into disarray until the Marietta, Ga., community rallied to reopen The Strand in 2008. Newman has a gold placard with his famous name as… Read more »

mint julep
June 7, 2011 Featured Food

On a sunny day in the South, no cocktail tastes quite as sweet as a mint julep. For the perfect Southern mint julep, follow these instructions. Pretty Southern Mint Julep: 2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon 1 oz. Simple Syrup — made by boiling 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, and allowing it to cool before… Read more »