"Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was long and warm and slow. You had only to rise, lean from your window, and know that this was the first real time...
I ’ll be the first to admit it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when drinking wine: I often find myself drawn to a handful of varietals from familiar California or Washington state wineries, and my Old World wine...
Am I still a Southerner? I ask this question when I realize that I have spent almost half of my adult life living in Europe. I consider myself an American patriot, I’m proud of my southern roots and I cry...
I t’s hard to have a discussion about balsamic vinegar without addressing its heritage. That’s because its place and essential ingredients are intrinsic to its definition. Here’s the thing: true balsamic vinegar must come from Modena or Reggio Emilia, Italy...
I ce cream is supremely fun to treat the whole house to… in theory. But a battle with parking, long lines and sticker shock can take the whimsy out of a simple summertime treat. Stay home and unearth your ice...
I propose that Spring, not the dead of winter, is the time for rebirth. The sun’s generosity expands, and buds on the stark trees appear by the hour. All we have to do is follow — A.K. Freeland   Is there any...

art deco dreams

By Chelsey Ashford I love to joke with my friends, “Being in our 30s feels great, like we...

Colonial Milling embraces an unhurried life at their antebellum grange

BY BETH BROWN ABLES PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA BARLEY It’s a golden southern morning and blessedly cool as Jon Stauffer...

SUMMER 2019 | Notes From Home

"Summer gathered in the weather, the wind had the proper touch, the breathing of the world was...

A French Meal…

Aromas greet me as I open the door; chicken roasting in butter, garlic and thyme waft from...

Downtown Master Plan

I ’ll be the first to admit it’s easy to get stuck in a rut when drinking wine:...