Thursday, March 17, 2011


Yesterday, I finally had a chance to sit down, enjoy a cup of tea, and go through the latest edition of Southern Lady magazine.
First I want to express my absolute happiness when I received the collection of the gorgeous Southern Lady Calendar Cards for 2011 from the sweet staff at Southern Lady! Each month I bring out a new card and place it on my tiara place card holder...gotta keep it cute y'all.
The March/April 2011 issue of Southern Lady is the Annual Entertaining Issue...full of fabulous tablescapes and hints for entertaining in style.

On the cover...a beautifully decorated carrot cake, garnished with carrot peels! The recipe is on page 85.

Then, there's the article on "Southern College Towns"...Macon, Georgia is featured--home of Mercer University.

Macon is a town "wrapped in Southern charm and is the Cherry Blossom Capital of the World!"

When I visit Mama next month, I'm definitely taking her to eat at Molly's Cafe in Macon!

Southern Lady
always features the cutest tablescapes ever...LOVE the "Hippity-Hop Parade" scape on pages 62-67.

So much inspiration on every page! This "Very Merry Gathering," pages 72-77 featuring MacKenzie-Childs enamelware caught my eye. I LOVE the 'Courtly Check' pattern and this tablescape is just adorable and oh-so chic!
I have to say that I honestly check out all the ads in Southern Lady...'cuz they are full of businesses selling cute Southern loot:)

So, I liketa died when I visited The Pink Daisy! I found these AdoraAble pocketbooks--Bosom Buddy Bags they are called. This is just one of the cute ones and it's definitely made for Miss Janice!

Then, I read about this new book by Martha Nesbit, "Savannah Celebrations"...another must-have for Miss Janice!

Finally, y'all might remember one of my New Year's visit Charleston, South Carolina. Well, I love the article "Charleston...City Set in a Garden," pages 102-106...I copied and saved this fabulous source for places to go and things to see in Charleston...right to my IDEA BOOK/WISH LIST!

I'm sending a great big thanks to Phyliss Hoffman DePiano and her staff for giving all of us this wonderful magazine...full of pretty photos and great articles about Southern people and places!

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Preppy Girl Meets World said...

1) I love love love love love that monogrammed coozie of yours!
2) I had never heard of Southern Lady magazine until a few months ago when a friend sent me an issue to Germany. I love that magazine so much now.

Laur said...

I think I might subscribe to this magazine now! Love all the ideas in there, and especially would love the Savannah Celebrations book! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Well, good morning, Miss Cuteness! I love this mag too and will have to go out and 'find' it! It's not so easy to get around here.
I'm looking for my gift! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I do love this magazine too -- You'll love Charleston --it's one of our very favorite places and our daughter and SIL chose Charleston as their honeymoon spot.

Mimi said...

Miss Janice, this issue of Southern Lady is very special to me because the article on pages 22-23, "Visions in White," features the daughter of a very dear high school friend of mine. Kristina is a very talented, lovely young lady. Be sure to check that out, also. So glad you're back!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

yes girl

I love Southern Lady magazine also.
I also love Savannah Georgia I never have visited Macon Georgia

made a quick trip to visit someone in Charleston SC they took me to the Battery and I could live in one of those house(just need to be a little more blessed than I am now like reading .


Jewel Sauls said...

I love Southern Lady too! Also love "Celebrate" Magazine by Hoffman. And Tea Time, shoot I love them all. Phyllis Hoffman is a great Southern Lady!

Stitchfork said...

Great magazine and will look for their newsletter. Charleston is a wonderful place - lived there once and would love to return someday!

Becky said...

Southern Lady is my all time favorite magazine and Tea Time is a close second! I never throw away a single issue! You really need to visit Charleston! My favorite place in the whole world . . . southern hospitality at its finest! In fact my daughter lives there and I'm heading down tomorrow! I'll have a mint julep just for you Miss Janice!

Rose said...

Miss Janice, I'm so glad you're blogging again, it makes my day! thanks for the inspiration, still chilly here in the Northeast!

Kathie Truitt said...

Wow - these last three posts were definitely worth waiting for. Love all your outfits of the day, the apron pictures were almost as good as ootd. And I LOVE Southern Lady magazine. It's my favorite. I even love it more than Victoria and Southern Living. Oh, and thank you to you and your book club for 'reading' me. Thank you! Thank you!

Shavon Hankins said...

As I am writing this, I am in a lovely hotel room in Charleston, relaxing after a wonderful day spent in this beautiful city! This is my first visit, but definitely not my last. Also, I bought the great book mentioned in Southern Lady magazine, and your blog, at the Calhoun Mansion gift shop. It will be a special momento of a very special spring break trip! Miss Janice, you must visit Charleston!

Bama Belle said...

Oh, how I adore Southern Lady and Tea Time. they are almost as cute as you!

Andrea Tablescape said...

Can't wait to see you here in Macon. The cherry blossoms are fab this year! We just did a post on the festival today! :)