Jessica Thuston Jessica Thuston has written articles and edited magazines about decorating, architecture, home renovation and design, gardening, travel, and food for nearly two decades for brands such as Southern Living, Coastal Living, and Cottage Living. She has also appeared on national television shows, including The TODAY Show and CNN. 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.