Ariel Scotti Ariel Scotti is a lifestyle writer and editor who has been contributing widely to the space and its umbrella of specialties for over six years. She's an expert on food, cooking, and kitchen tools, beauty and skincare, health and wellness, style, and all things cleaning, organizing, and holidays. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.