Holidays at Honeymoon

A crown jewel of Madison’s historic district opens its doors for the Holiday Tour of Homes –   Gracing the southern end of Madison’s historic district, “Honeymoon” stands as an ambassador to the grandeur of the town’s signature Antebellum homes. Nicknamed by one of its earlier owners in honor of her childhood home, the 1851…

Baking Christmas Bright

Bring these blue-ribbon recipes into your kitchen this holiday season –   What fun it is to wow friends and family at the holiday table! This year you can do just that by adding a new twist on classic pecan and apple pies. Winners of Farmview Market’s recent “Flavors of Fall” pie competition share their…

Outdoor Plants for Indoor Elegance

Ready to take your holiday plants beyond poinsettias? Using outdoor plants as indoor décor can create an unexpectedly elegant feel. Try some of these plants for a natural celebration of the season. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) The large trumpet-shape flowers of Amaryllis are a popular choice for holiday gift giving and decorating. But while they may…

‘As it was told to me’

The legacy of Madison’s consummate tour guide, Hattie Mina Hicky, continues –   Madison has become famous for its beautiful, sprawling antebellum homes which stand like enormous sentinels guarding the memory and grandeur of the Old South. It is no wonder that crowds flock to these historic homes for tours year after year. But what…

Harbor Club unveils Southern Living Inspired home

When Harbor Club on Lake Oconee was hand-picked as a Southern Living Inspired Community earlier this year, the award-winning lake and golf community embarked on an ambitious partnership with the publication that culminated in October with the grand opening of the beautifully-conceived Southern Living Inspired Home. Framed by the 11th hole of the Harbor Club…

Christmas at Biltmore

Estate marks 40 years of celebrating the season – As the last of the autumn leaves descend, the world prepares for the most enchanting holiday season of the year. It’s time once again to untangle the string lights, hang the stockings with care, and adorn your very own Christmas tree to shine as the centerpiece…

Color drives design forecast for 2018

For designers, our annual pilgrimage is High Point, North Carolina, home to the largest home furnishings trade show in the world, and perhaps the best indicator of market trends in the industry. I recently returned from my visual journey through more than 10 million square feet of new and innovative designs with a glimpse into…

Green thumb gifts

Have a gardener on your holiday gift list? While a membership to a nearby botanical garden like the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, or gift certificate to a local nursery is always a welcome choice, the following gifts will fit perfectly under the tree and give your favorite green thumb something to look…

Good reads, great gifts

Georgia Writers Museum shares top ten picks for book lovers this holiday season Our state is not short of literary talent, and at the Georgia Writers Museum, we truly believe that there is simply nothing like a southern writer. In addition to the museum’s featured authors – Flannery O’Connor, Joel Chandler Harris, and Alice Walker…

Refueling relief efforts

Rossee Oil takes team to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – After Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September, it became apparent that one of the most urgent needs was getting fuel distributed across the island. The governor of Puerto Rico said there were just not enough trucks to get fuel out to the…