January 2011 Magazine

Features, recipes, and web exclusives from the January issue of Southern Living magazine.

January 2011 Recipes

Find recipes from the January 2011 issue of Southern Living magazine. more

Best of the South Travel Awards

From boutique hotels to the best hamburger you've ever eaten, here are our favorite new sights, sounds, and flavors across the region. more
healthy living | fitness

Dance Trance Divas

Have you always secretly dreamed of being a backup dancer? Get inspired to move by these friends who stay fit while getting down. more
food | entertaining

Sweet on Citrus Desserts

We've taken some of our favorite fruit and created fresh, easy ways to serve it, from marmalade to panna cotta. more
food | entertaining

Super Dips for Bowl Games

Don't fumble and miss your chance to try these tasty dips perfect for your Super Bowl party!

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travel | south-east

Girls' Getaway: Key West Kiteboarding

Old friends and new moms Kim Cross and Kim Haik restored their pre-baby mojo with kiteboarding lessions. more
travel | south-central

Girls' Getaway: New Orleans

These long-distance sisters reconnected and indulged on Magazine Street. more
travel | south-west

Girls' Getaway: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Two supermoms relax and rejuvinate at this Texas retreat. more
healthy living | mind and body

Coffee’s 5 Best Perks 

Go ahead and indulge in that latte—it actually might be good for you! Find out why. more
home and garden | decorating

Cowboy Modern Cottage

A shop owner with deep Texas roots takes us on a tour of her home in Marathon's rugged high-desert landscape. more
home and garden | decorating

A Day in the Life: Carole Carden

A shop owner with deep Texas roots walks us through a typical day at her tiny cottage in Marathon’s rugged high-desert landscape. more
home and garden | decorating

Restful Bedroom Retreat

See how this magazine designer wakes up her Birmingham bedroom with a chic, low-budget makeover. more
travel | south-west

Best New Boutique Hotel: Hotel Havanna

Welcome to the Hotel Havana, a 27-room property that is the finest addition to San Antonio’s River Walk in a decade. more
travel | south-east

Best New Southern Author: Belle Boggs

Author of Mattaponi Queen, which won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction, Belle shares her thoughts on the unique sense of discovery inherent in Southern travel. more
travel | south-east

Hike the Revamped Roan Mountain

Take in breathtaking vistas and blooms with a springtime hike on Roan Mountain on the North Carolina/Tennessee border. more
travel | south-central

Shop Chattanooga's Warehouse Row

From home accents to jewelry, Warehouse Row houses some of the most unique boutique stores that Chattanooga has to offer. more
travel | south-east

Explore the New River Gorge

Ziplines, hiking trails, white water, and breathtaking fall color; the New River Gorge in West Virginia is the ideal Southern autumn adventure. more
travel | south-east

Go Cascading in Shenandoah National Park

Get up-close and personal with some of the most beautiful and secluded waterfalls in Virginia. more
travel | south-east

Cross-Country Ski Canaan Valley

Go cross-country skiing in West Virginia for a truely winter adventure in the true south. more
travel | south-east

The South's Best Late-Night Burger

From the robust patties to the bread-and-butter pickles, Atlanta's Holeman and Finch Public House shares what makes their burgers the best. more
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The Best Legal Moonshine

Moonshine, the fiery Southern Spirit, has gone legit. Here are some of our favorites to come out of the woodwork.

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healthy living | mind and body

The South's Best Blue Jeans

With a focus on craftsmanship and exceptional fit, Southern-designed and Southern-made jeans are the new denim must-have. Here, our picks for the leaders of the pack. more
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The South's Best Bookstores

5 of our favorite booksellers around the region tell us their picks for the latest must-reads. more
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The South's Best Food Trucks

Call it Airstream cuisine or meals on wheels: Whimsical food trucks and trailers are the hottest trend in dining. more
travel | south-east

The Avett Brothers—The New Kings of Southern Rock

They’re the best thing to happen to Southern rock since “Free Bird.” This string-happy trio (brothers Scott and Seth Avett, and Bob Crawford), former indie rockers who found their niche in punk-inflected American folk rock (that’s right), know their way around a song. more
travel | south-east

Best New Shop: Max & Company

Shop owner Phoebe Howard creates a new take on Southern classics in Charlotte, North Carolina. more
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Best New Southern Musicians

5 To Download: Southern Standouts for your iPod more
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Southern Fashion Weeks

Save the date for our favorite Southern fashion weeks. more
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Best New Music Fests

There's been a surge in the star power of smaller, localized festivals, with radio’s big dogs joining budding young talent on the bills. Here, a few of the hottest new spots on the circuit. more
travel | south-central

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

This Mississippi art museum became a symbol of renewal during the rebuild of Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina. more
travel | south-east

Best New Designer: Lucinda Robinson

Discover Southern designer Lucinda Robinson and her lovely line of dresses, Lucinda Eden. more
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The South's Best Speakeasies

These low-light and cozy quarters create a Prohibition-era vibe of incognito, while the meticulous bartenders remain entirely conspicuous in their reverence for a well-made drink. more
food | holidays and occasions

Lucky New Year's Meal

A traditional New Year’s Day supper will bring you fortune in the year to come. Here are our favorite recipes—updated and delicious. more
home and garden | gardens

Easy-To-Grow Houseplants

Expert growers from Florida’s Costa Farms reveal the scoop on beautiful houseplants. Each of their picks is guaranteed to flourish even for beginners. more
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The South's Best New Restaurants

Southern food has never been better. Here's where Travel & Features Editor Jennifer V. Cole says you should eat your next unforgettable meal. more
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The South's Best New Hotels

Relax in style at these four gracious getaways, from Texas to Virginia. more