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Christmas brunch

Cook your best-ever Christmas brunch with our make-ahead guide

The stockings have been unstuffed and the Santa presents have been unwrapped with abandon. It's mid-morning on Christmas day and everyone's stomachs are grumbling. Your family is clamoring for brunch, but no one has any desire to slog away in the kitchen. Don't fret — with a little planning, or at least some smart shopping, you don't have to.

How to up your Southern hospitality game

5 ways to take Southern hospitality to the next level

In this week’s The New Southern Hospitality, Editor-in-Chief Ashley Twist Cole gives you a handful of tips she's learned over the years to one-up your Southern hospitality game. These five little things can make a big difference, and inspire you to continue to embody the spirit of Southern hospitality as we enter the busiest and often most-stressful time of year.   

Gifts for the hostess

Gift Guide: Gifts for the hostess

If one of your loved ones seems to have it all and can already entertain in style, it can be challenging to find the perfect gift for him or her. The host(ess) with the most-ess may already have seemingly infinite serveware and decor, but let us let you in on a little secret — there's always room for one more beautiful bowl. Here are all the best hostess gifts, straight from the Shoppe at Southern Kitchen.


Photo from the 36th Annual Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes

Tour the South’s historic homes this holiday season

Letting someone into your home is a gracious act of hospitality. Letting the entire community into your home is an act of charity — often actually for charity. Mark your calendar for some of the best tour of home events around the South this holiday season. Let these beautiful homes inspire your holiday and home decor and get you in the holiday spirit. Happy holidays, y’all.