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June 19, 2011 Art Featured

Let’s be honest, Southerners know how to host a party, barbecue, or a holiday event…and Independence Day soirees are no exception! But a true Southerner also knows how to throw a party with style, class, and true hospitality.  If you are hosting a Fourth of July party this year, I have pulled together some inspiration… Read more »

June 16, 2011 Art Featured Variety

Our good friend Kat Kraszeski Jackson is a busy lady. She’s a teacher by day, artist by night, and a future contributor to PrettySouthern.com. Since she’s got time off from teaching this summer, Kat will be updating us weekly with fresh ideas for entertaining. Her style captures the essence of eclectic crafting with elegance. As… 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 »

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 »

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 recipe follow these concoction 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 mixing… Read more »