From our bar carts that sport Cathead Vodka from Mississippi and Kentucky bourbon to our kitchen cabinets stocked with Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Butter and Poirier’s Cane Syrup, even that Billy Reid jacket and Ann Mashburn skirt in our closet, our editors show off their Southern pride anywhere they can. Our cubicles and offices could double as a regional memorabilia museum with shrimp-shaped piñatas, Mardi Gras necklaces, West Virginia-made letterpress prints, Topo Chico bottles from Texas, and Rifle Paper Co. notebooks galore
But the latest place to gather Southern-made items is our vanities. From Savannah to Nashville, a new burst of beauty start-ups have launched lines of natural apothecary products including everything from bath oils to lip balm and cleansers. Here are our staffers five favorites.