Patricia Shannon

Patricia Shannon, Senior Editor for Southern Living

Patricia has worked as a lifestyle editor for Southern Living since 2013. Her work focuses on cleaning, gardening, decorating, etiquette, and beauty.

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Latest from Patricia Shannon
Vintage Christmas Tree Nightlight
This Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Nightlight Will Make Holiday Dreams Come True—But They're Going Quick
Young girl on the phone
Is It Just Me, Or Do Kids Not Know How To Introduce Themselves Anymore?
Woman Looking at Eyebrows in Mirror
Eyebrow Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older
River House living room with white walls and blue accents
Two Mistakes You Should Never Make When Painting Your Walls White
Woman Putting Baking Pan in the Oven
Common Cooking Items You Should Never Put In Your Oven
Female hands with white manicure on a pink background.
This OPI Shade Is The Perfect Transition Color For Funny Bunny Fans
Butter Pecan Layer Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
How To Build A Layer Cake Like A Pro
Mother and daughter washing and wiping dishes
Why Mama Always Cleaned As She Cooked—And Why You Should Bring Back The Habit
Girl Playing On Seesaw At Park
Kids These Days Might Be Missing Out On Seesaws, But The Lessons Of The Playground Remain The Same
Sisters in their identical striped summer dresses, embracing in the garden.
Double Names Rules That Every Southerner Knows
Woman Laughing Beauty Shot
The New Makeup Trend That Every No-Fuss Southern Woman Will Love
Vapour Bronzing Stick
Vapour Bronzing Stick Is Pure Summertime Magic for Mature Skin
Woman with Eyeliner Pencil
How to Apply Eyeliner with Perfect Form (and Straight Results) Every Time
Young Woman Brunette Hair Bun
We Hope You Held onto Your Scrunchie Collection Because It's the Secret to the Perfect Hair Bun
Connie Britton Critics' Choice Awards
We Just Found Out Connie Britton's Natural Hair Texture, And It's Going to Surprise You
Curly Hair Woman Thinking
We Just Learned What Curl Gel Casting Is And We're Already Calling It A Game Changer
Curly Hair Woman Thinking
The Secret to Air Drying Curly Hair
Vintage Woman Putting On Mascara
The Best Beauty Tips for Hazel-Eyed Girls
Dyson V7 Trigger
Yes, the Dyson Handheld Vacuum Lives Up to the Hype
Face Essences Products
Summer-Proof Your Skin Care With a Lightweight, Hydrating Essence
Dry Hand Cream
Bio-Oil Just Released Their First New Product in Over 30 Years
Woman with Short Brown Curly Hair
Best Products for Short Curly Hair
Woman Curling Lashes
You Can Still Safely Curl Your Lashes Without a Lash Curler
Vintage Woman Brushing Curly Hair
How To Detangle Without Ruining Your Curls