September 2012

Features, recipes, and web exclusives from the September issue of Southern Living magazine.
travel | south-east

Breaking Ground at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's garden revolutionized farming. Today, it inspires a new generation to save seeds for a brighter future. more
home and garden | decorating

Town & Country

For Charleston, South Carolina, Designer Missi Ervin and homeowner Sam Cato, renovating a former horse stable and carriage house in Aiken meant returning the historic cottage to its equestrian roots. more
home and garden | decorating

Add a Midas Touch

Charleston wedding designer Calder Clark shows you how to warm up any table setting with a romantic golden glow. more
home and garden | decorating

Pour On the Cottage Charm

Architect Ross Piper brings back the symmetry and authentic Cape Cod style of an Atlanta home. more
home and garden | decorating

Warm Up Your Patio

A vine-covered pergola and cozy outdoor fireplace transform a Birmingham backyard into a chic outdoor retreat. more
home and garden | decorating

How To Style Open Shelves

Decorating expert Phoebe Howard shares the secrets behind her curated and compelling arrangements. more
home and garden | gardens

Spider Lilies Bloom Like Magic

The enchanting blossoms of spider lilies seem to appear out of nowhere following late-summer rains. Try these classic bulbs at home to create your own miraculous show. more
home and garden | decorating

Step Into an Oasis

A formerly level and boring backyard becomes a delightful destination of welcoming garden rooms and lush plants. more
home and garden | gardens

Fire Up Fall with Color

Go-to grasses and can't-fail lantanas mark the advent of a bright new season. more
travel | south-central

Nashville's New Flavor

Our most stylish, beyond-the-neon, hands-down tastiest guide to Nashville's artisan revival. more
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Dishing with Katie Couric

What's on her plate: The September 10 premiere of her new daytime talk show, Katie. Also, red velvet cake from Sylvia's, Katie's favorite spot for a Southern food fix in New York City more
food | entertaining

Indulgent Caramel Apple Desserts

The snap of a crisp fall apple wrapped in caramel is one of the sweetest temptations this side of paradise. more
food | quick fix suppers

Revisit Your Childhood Favorites

In the spirit of back-to-school season, try one of these fast dinnertime twists on kid-approved classics for grown-up palates. more
food | entertaining

Cook Up a Rustic, Casual Feast

Chef James Petrakis' new cookbook, The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida, is full of Old Florida charm, as is his riverside cookout. more
food | healthy and light

Lighten Up Your Spuds

Replace the restaurant-size scoops of butter and sour cream with these good-for-you toppings. more