Dear residents & lovers of Charleston: We here at PrettySouthern.com aim to be a voice of the South, a place where your opinions can be heard. In 2010, Pretty Southern entered the blogosphere and social media. I, Lauren Morgan Patrick – with the help of my husband, friends, and fellow writers – launched this website… Read more »
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Click below to listen to our interview with Mix 96 Live’s 2 Girls and a Guy about how Pretty Southern “broke” the internet in Charleston. We had to take the original post down, but y’all can read a local College of Charleston student’s post “In Defense of Charleston”.
For some god forsaken reason, Bravo has brought back Southern Charm for Season 2. The first time I saw the promos splayed across social media for the show’s launch back in 2014, I was disappointed. Here we go again. Yet another portrayal of Southerners doing supposedly Southern things in the lovely landscape of the South.”… Read more »
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 »
If there’s one thing (most) Southerners are terrified of, it’s winter. Three months of cold temperatures, bitter winds and questionable weather forecasts is no one’s idea of a good time. Gray and brown take over, as most flowers, plants and other vegetation have died or gone into their “hibernation.” Sometimes the sun doesn’t come out… Read more »
When most people think of “Gone With the Wind,” they think of Vivien Leigh’s tiny waist, “I will never go hungry again,” the curtain dress or Clark Gable’s gorgeous self. There are so many moments that have made their marks on our minds. But when I think of “Gone With the Wind,” the first word… Read more »