Daria Smith Daria Smith is a freelance writer who specializes in home improvement, fashion, lifestyle and travel content. Her work has appeared in Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Eating Well, Forbes, and Martha Stewart Living. When she isn't writing, she works as a blogger, editor, and social media strategist. This Charleston-based writer enjoys an iced latte on a warm afternoon and running at sunrise on Sullivan's with her dog Gracie. 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.