October 2012

Features, recipes, and web exclusives from the October issue of Southern Living magazine.
home and garden | gardens

Paradise Found

Learn the secrets of an unforgettable South Carolina garden rooted in a love of land and home. more
home and garden | decorating

Historic Log Cabin Renovation

Removing a web of vines and layers of makeshift siding, Virginia homeowner Joe Svatos discovers a retreat worth saving. more
home and garden | decorating

Trick Out Your Fall Table

Decorating Editor Lindsey Ellis Beatty shares her easy and affordable ideas for hosting a stylish autumn get-together. more
home and garden | decorating

Restore the Rhythm

A former Miss Texas saves a 100-year-old Marfa, Texas, dance hall and transforms it into a sleek, minimalist retreat. more
home and garden | decorating

Dream Small

Architect Russell Versaci combines timeless 19th-century details with today's building techniques for this compact Virginia retreat. more
home and garden | decorating

How To Dress Windows

Decorating expert Phoebe Howard sheds light on her favorite foolproof window-treatment combination. more
home and garden | gardens

Pumpkin Ideas for Your Front Door

It's that time of year again! Here's a roundup of pumpkin ideas for your front door to help ready your porch for fall.

home and garden | gardens

Go For Gold

The bright blooms of pansies and violas will make your pots and flowerbeds glow. more
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Dishing with Jerrod Niemann

What's on his plate: The October 2 release of his new album, Free the Music more
travel | south-central

Uncover the Secrets of the Smokies

Find hidden gems, crowd-free vistas, and an off-the-map waterfall in the country's most visited national park. more
travel | south-west

Back Roads Antiquing Fall Escape

From quaint shops to vintage boutiques, this Round Top, TX getaway will have you packing your bags. more
travel | south-east

Stylish Atlanta Fall Escape

From stylish restaurants to boutique hotels, this Atlanta, GA getaway will have you packing your bags. more
travel | south-central

Brewgrass Country Fall Escape

From craft beer to pretzels in Kentucky's horse country, this fantastic fall getaway will have you packing your bags. more
travel | south-east

Rediscover Pensacola's Downtown

Just in time for the Pensacola Beach Art & Wine Festival, chef Irv Miller shows us his favorite spots in the revitalized Florida coastal city. more
travel | south-west

Dallas' Bishop Arts District

This slice of the Oak Cliff neighborhood offers designer denim, classic toys, and handmade hats. more
travel | south-east

Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward

The once-sleepy area just south of Midtown is Atlanta's latest place for cold daytime treats and hot nightlife. more
food | quick fix suppers

Spice Up Any Weeknight

Keep a slice of cornbread on hand to scoop up every drop of these hearty chilis. more
food | entertaining

Host a Backyard Beer-Garden Bash

Feast on fall flavors with this Bavarian-inspired menu paired with our favorite Southern brews. Prost! more
food | entertaining

Mississippi Mud Madness

8 tricked-out twists on these wickedly delicious Mississippi Mud recipes. more
food | entertaining

Sweet On Sorghum

The South's most deeply flavored drizzle connects us to our culinary past and offers untapped potential to make everything more delicious. more