April 2012 Magazine

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

Online Features - April 2012

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home and garden | decorating

Zen-Inspired Backyard Deck

See the rest of this Bali-meets-Austin backyard design and get tips from Architect David Webber more
food | holidays and occasions

Gifts for the Holiday Hostess

Graciously thank your host with one of our favorite indulgences. 

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Dishing with Sissy Spacek

We chatted with Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek about baton-twirling, her new memoir, and priceless family heirlooms more
home and garden | decorating

Light & Airy Painting Studio

Virginia artist Abby Kasonik left her basement behind and built a new backyard painting studio that’s elevated her life and art more
home and garden | gardens

Easy-Growing Flowers for Fences

Good fences make good neighbors, especially when combined with beautiful blooms. Here are four different ways to marry the two more
food | entertaining

Festive Mini Appetizers

We turned 14 classic Southern dishes into adorable finger foods fit for company more
travel | south-east

Tallahassee's Next Great Neighborhood

Shop owners and restaurateurs in the energetic Midtown neighborhood are helping turn the city into a shopping and dining destination more
travel | south-central

Perfecting the Art of the Cocktail

We shadowed Alan Walter of Loa, International House's hotel bar, to find out how he spends his day to work his liquid magic at night more
travel | south-east

Explore the Carolina Lowcountry

Between Savannah and Charleston lies a stretch of land lined with oak trees, pristine coastline, and all the barbecue and fresh seafood you can eat more
travel | south-east

Embrace Georgia's Antebellum Charm

Running from Macon to Athens, Georgia's Antebellum Trail shows off many of the sites that General Sherman spared, and they're part of this month's spring pilgrimage more
travel | south-east

Tour the Texas Hill Country

Cruise the annual Wine and Wildflower Trail (April 13-22) as bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, yellow daisies, purple verbena, and more decorate the countryside and 33 local wineries celebrate the blooms more