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 »

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 »

An archetypal Southern gentleman could be adorned in seersucker. He would drink mint juleps on the finest occasions. A gentleman has an inherent taste for the finer things in life. As was said of Scarlett O’Hara’s daddy Gerald, “There was no need for him to acquire a good head for whiskey. He had been born… Read more »