Lori Allen: TLC Star, Breast Cancer Survivor & Our Southern Lady of the Year

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We had the privilege of presenting the Southern Lady of the Year award to Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori. At our Celebration Weekend, Lori shared her story of how she built her business into the premier bridal shop in Atlanta, Georgia. And she is also the star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. She then talked about …

It’s Pumpkin Spice Season

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Everyone that knows me understands that pumpkin spice season is sacred. I have already had a latte, cookies, and a cheesecake slice of pumpkin spice. I just love spice anything, really. This past weekend, one of my dearest friends presented me with a pillow that says, “Pumpkin Spice Season!” She is the same one who gave me my pumpkin spice …

Planting Seeds and Harvesting

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This time of year, when all the pumpkins and fall vegetables are showing up at local farmers’ markets, I just marvel at the beauty of the season. It’s interesting to think that months ago, farmers were out in the gardens and fields planting seeds, hoping and praying that the harvest would be plentiful. Planting seeds requires preparation, planting, praying for …

Carrie Morrey

Meet Carrie Morey of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits!

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I believe the nostalgia of biscuits are one reason why people love them so much. Well…that and copious amounts of butter! Whether a vessel for strawberry shortcakes or a savory side to your breakfast platter, biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to so many dishes! The final speaker at our Southern Lady celebration that I want to introduce you to is …

Ashley Mac's - Ashley McMakin and family

Ashley Mac’s Is Home to The World’s Best Strawberry Cake—Meet The Owner!

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Up next in our lineup of fabulous speakers for the Southern Lady Celebration is the lovely Ashley McMakin! Ashley is a restauranteur and caterer who happens to have the best strawberry cake recipe on earth. She and her husband, Andy, are the owners of Ashley Mac’s, a quality home-style café that serves food that is “just a little bit better …