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10

editor’s letter

14

contributors

18

fashion faves: golden girl

Kate reflects on the year and shares her favorites from the Holiday issue.

meet the talented group of writers, photographers and stylists that worked on our holiday issue.

Bring in the sequins and shine! We love gold this holiday season.

faves: 20 fashion red and green go glam

rethink what you know about these quintessential christmas colors.

story: 22 cover handmade holidays

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typically southern my southern life: 44 brittany shriver

Brittany “Grace” Shiver is the talented lady behind Grace’s Goodness, an Atlanta “street food with a conscience” concept.

my southern life: 54 jen & ryan

Follow along as Foodies Ryan and Jen Hidinger prep for one of their famous Staplehouse dinners.

my southern life: 66 rachel wertz

Budding designer Rachel Wertz shows us what goes on behind the scenes in the life of a fashionista.

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home & garden 79

etsy holiday picks natalie selects her favorite holiday season gifts from etsy.com sellers.

tour: 82 home huntsville, al

the vibrant colors and modern style of this huntsville abode are sure to inspire.

decor 96 holiday goes glam

Georgia peach suzy spence shows you how to D.I.Y. retromeets-crafty wreaths.

madness! 105mantel Our favorite highstyle ladies pull together their favorite pieces for high-style mantels.

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food & travel long weekend 116 guide: birmingham

writer laken price gives you her guide to a long weekend in the heart of dixie.

matt moore’s130 holiday recipes

Reader favorite Matt Moore shares his tips (and recipes!) for a stress-free and familyfocused holiday meal

small sweets and 134 decadent drinks the authors of the wildly popular “big girls, small kitchen” blog share their delectable holiday party recipes.

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d 2010 HOLIDAY ISSUE NO. 4

Kate Hash Editorial Director

Lesley Graham Typically Southern Editor

Olivia Rae James Food & Travel Editor

Natalie KILGORE Home & Garden Editor

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Just one short year late presenting our fourth ( think, best) issue yet. F recipes to gorgeous home tours to crafty DIY our Holiday 2010 issue is full of some serious content!

If you’re reading this letter, it’s safe to assume count you among our paid subcribers to the m Let me say both “Thank You!” and “Welcome Southern Flourish family!”

We love our readers and truly appreciate you and dedication to, our magazine! Your paid s will help us keep working with great stylists l Joseph, photographers like Lara Rossignol an talented group of contributors we’ve fostered year.

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i Holiday SPECIAL

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Holidays Her work has been featured in leading interior design magazineS AND she’s decorated for gwyneth paltrow in nashville. now STYLE GURU ANNETTE JOSEPH SHARES HER heartfelt holiday craft PROJECTS with southern flourish. (WE JUST LOVE TO SPOIL OUR READERS!) styling and crafts by ANNETTE JOSEPH photographed by LARA ROsSIGNoL hair & makeup by Faith Brooks typically southern editor LESLEY GRAHAM home & garden editor NATALIE Kilgore styling assistants NATALIE KRISS & GINNY BRANCH

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i Holiday SPECIAL

Coffee

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kooZie


What you’ll need:

Sheets of felt in a few different colors of your choice (found at a local craft or fabric store) • Ruler • Pen • Sharp scissors • Glue gun • Velcro strips with adhesive on back (requires the 2 sides) found at local craft or fabric store •

STEP #1

Choose a colored felt of your choice and measure out with a pen and ruler (or use stencil provided) 11 ½ inches by 3 ½.

STEP #2

Use sharp scissors to cut out.

STEP #3

Choose other colors of felt to make a creative pattern, shape or design. Use a glue gun to attach.

STEP #4

Take set of Velcro strips that come with the adhesive already on back (requiring 2 sides) and press firmly to the front far edge of the koozie and to the back opposite-side end of the koozie.

STEP #5

Wrap around to-go coffee cup and Velcro tightly.

STEP #6 ENJOY!

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i Typically Southern

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MY

southern LIFE

Brittany "Grace" Shiver is the talented lady behind Grace's Goodness, an Atlanta "street food with a conscience" dining concept. After just a few months in business, Brittany already has a dedicated fan base and things are moving quickly for the upstart company. Brittany also serves as an educator for Lululemon, a yoga-inspired athletic company based in Vancouver, and is a member of Georgia Organics, Slow Food Atlanta, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. We're not sure we could stay sane with her schedule, but yoga keeps this busy localvore grounded.

intro by Laura Feuillebois text by Brittany Grace Shriver photos by Christy Parry

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i HOME & GARDEN

AT HOME in HUNTSVILLE text by NATALIE KILGORE

photos by ASHLEY VAUGHN

For years, Andy and Ashley Vaughn had their eyes set on a 100-year-old home owned by Andy’s father. Dating to 1903, the home was built for the manager of Dallas Mills, a nearby cotton mill in Huntsville, Alabama that burned down years ago. Andy’s father purchased the home in the 1970s for a mere $12,000 and rented it to tenants for years. It took a year of begging and pleading, but Andy’s father finally agreed to sell them the house after they expressed their interest in renovating it back to its original charm. The young couple was smitten with their new home, but knew a lot of work awaited them. The house had many design obstacles. It was converted into a duplex years before to attract renters, several floorboards were rotted, and the kitchen was infested with mold and mildew. Ready to tackle the challenges that the home presented, Andy and Ashley began the restoration of their old house, which they lovingly refer to as The Vertical House. 82 i Holiday 2010


Illustration of The Vertical House by Yuri Ozaki. Learn more about the artist here: www.ozakifineart.com Holiday 2010 i 83


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Holiday Decor Goes

GLAM Suzy Spence, a Georgia peach living in Virginia, has loved Christmas since she was a little girl. Her stunning retro creations are made of everything sparkly and shiny, making the holidays that much brighter. Check out Suzy’s doit-yourself instructions, and decorate your home with a touch of nostalgia this holiday season! text and photos by SUZY SPENCE

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i FOOD & TRAVEL

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Perfect Holiday Pairings

Small Sweets

&Drinks Decadent

Hosting a fabulous holiday cocktail party just got a little easier thanks to the The writers behind the popular big girls, small kitcheN blog. These delicious tiny treats and warming drinks will set the scene for spirited conversation, mingling, (aND maybe even a little dancing.) text and photos by Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine

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Happy HolidayS From the

Southern Flourish

Family to Yours!

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Southern Flourish Holiday 2010 Preview  

Southern Flourish's Holiday 2010 is full of fantastic holiday craft projects, recipes and travel guides. Don't miss a single issue of this a...