August 2012

Features, recipes, and web exclusives from the August issue of Southern Living magazine.
home and garden | idea house

Farmhouse Restoration Idea House Tour

See all our photos from the 2012 Idea House in Senoia, GA

| online community

Dishing with Zac Brown

We talk swimmin' holes and life lessons with musician Zac Brown, who happens to be one heck of a nice guy. more
travel | south-east

Charlotte vs. Tampa

The South is party central this season, as Democrats and Republicans rally for November's presidential race. Which convention city gets your vote? more
home and garden | decorating

Play With Pattern

Southern designers are giving hand-printed fabrics a fresh, one-of-a-kind look more
travel | south-east

The Scenic Route: Have the Time of Your Life

On the 25th anniversary of Dirty Dancing, sashay your way through the North Carolina Highlands. more
| food

Yardbird's Chicken Biscuits

Chef Jeff McInnis at Yardbird puts the South in South Beach with his Mama's Chicken Biscuits. more
home and garden | gardens

Size Up Your Crepe Myrtles

You don't need big trees to get big blooms. more
food | quick fix suppers

Cook Fast, Eat Fresh

Brighten up your plate with simple, colorful ingredients and flavors from the garden. more
food | healthy and light

Lighten Up Pimiento Cheese

To all you pimiento cheese purists, we dare you not to love these healthier twists. more
food | entertaining

Make-Ahead Tex-Mex Menu

What's on the menu? A bright mix of sunny Tex-Mex favorites inspired by summer's bounty.