June 28, 2011 News Variety

It’s summer time and we’re playing outside. Guess who else is out and about? This nasty little bugger the deer tick. Ticks are known to transmit diseases, just like fleas and other insects which like to grab onto your pets. Deer ticks are the worst of all since they’re known to carry Lyme disease. Lyme… Read more »

Everything about Pie Shop is as sweet as the label on their “Shugah”. Mims Bledsoe is one fabulous lady resurrecting the pure art of making homemade pies. To help her at Pie Shop, she recruited Kim Keene: a pastry chef with years of experience under her cute belt. “It was just fate.” Mims told PrettySouthern… Read more »

The number one, absolute best song of all time about Southern girls goes to Lynyrd Skynyrd for “Georgia Peaches”. This band is about as Southern as they get. Formed in Jacksonville, Fla., in the 1960s, Lynyrd Skynyrd rose to fame touring throughout the South. “Georgia Peaches” is the title track on their album Legend (released… Read more »

June 27, 2011 Art

Looking for something to do in Atlanta this Thursday? Consider Cocktails in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens from 6 to 10 p.m. with “the most beautiful cocktail party in the city”. Be sure to visit the Fuqua Orchid Center Art Gallery for the opening of Beth Evans Watercolors to enjoy a collection of… Read more »

Defining a Southern Girl is as easy or tricky as y’all want it to be. Technically, a Southerner is any denizen below the Mason Dixon line. Where it gets complicated is attributing all the lovely qualities that make a Southern girl the best in the world. Amos Lee does a fantastic job in his song… Read more »

My mother called me a bird. Last December, 18 days after I graduated college, I flew south for winter to sweaty Santiago, Chile, where the seasons are reversed and summer was just beginning. But warm weather wasn’t the purpose of my journey. It’s winter now (in late June) and thankfully my intentions and ideas have… Read more »