Ashley Mac's - Ashley McMakin and family

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

Phyllis People 10 Comments

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 …

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A French Cottage Preview

Phyllis Inspiration 3 Comments

Summer always seems to put me in a travel state of mind—and an adventure to France is on just about everyone’s bucket list! Victoria magazine’s latest special issue is full of the most breathtaking inspiration, including carefully restored interiors and storied dwellings in the heart of France. French Cottage 2019 is packed with charm, elegance, and the very best of the …

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Hear from Vietri Founder, Susan Gravely at Our Southern Lady Celebration

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I cannot tell you how excited we are about the upcoming Southern Lady Celebration! I have fabulous memories about events held in years past. It seems like yesterday that we all gathered together to glean inspiration from wonderful women who were willing to share their stories. It encouraged me immensely, and I know it did you as well. And this …

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Torte

Happy 4th of July!

Phyllis Lifestyle 6 Comments

What a blessing it is to live in this country! While we enjoy food, family, and fireworks this weekend, let us remember to celebrate our freedom! We often forget, but it is surely not to be taken for granted. Each year I so enjoy July 4th—I think one reason being that it is right in the middle of the year! …

Bridals by Lori

Say Yes to the Dress….And to Our Southern Lady Celebration!

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Lori Allen of Bridals by Lori is coming to the Southern Lady Celebration! My sweet granddaughter and I just love watching the show and swooning over those magnificent dresses that Lori and her team select for the lucky brides. Lori Allen is one of the world’s foremost experts on bridal couture and currently stars in the TLC network’s ten-season reality …

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Strength in Gathering

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We are planning some amazing events this year! As I was contemplating these upcoming events, I let my thoughts return to all the wonderful events our company has hosted through the years. What is it that makes us want to gather together? I remember with great fondness the friends that I have made at Southern Lady Celebration, Occasions for Tea, …