Valerie Rains
Valerie Rains

Valerie Rains

Valerie Rains is a seasoned travel and interiors writer whose research has taken her to 31 states and 19 countries, and into the homes (virtually or otherwise) of scores of design-savvy individuals. She's been sharing her discoveries, insights, and insider tips in national publications for nearly 20 years.
A mother and daughter take an unforgettable adventure to one of America's least-visited landscapes.
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Building a house in your own hometown takes creativity, flexibility, and a little bit of guts. Anna Braund brought all three—plus a clean palette and a respect for local traditions—to her old-meets-new cottage in Roswell, Georgia.
Nothing beckons like the open road. So we've mapped out a South-wide road trip, armed with a bucket list of essential experiences. Strap in and join us as we go from the Lowcountry to the Upcountry in the first of this six-part series.