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Meet Five of Our Favorite Southern Blogs

We’re New Orleans, but we’re also N’awlins – which means, of course, we’re pretty Southern. Whether we show it through our signature hospitality or our irresistible comfort foods, New Orleans is a Southern city, and today, we’re embracing it!

Check out some of our favorite Southern lifestyle blogs. You’ll find enticing recipes, gorgeous décor inspiration, and style to (cowboy) boot. See what we did there?

leahs pralines

Southern Living’s blog The Daily South often features New Orleans food and lifestyle items, like these treats from Leah’s Pralines. (Photo courtesy The Daily South)

The Daily South

It’s no surprise that Southern Living, the famed magazine, has a pretty great blog. The Daily South has fun features on Southern movers and shakers, interactive quizzes, competitions, recipes, and so much more. We especially love this blog for its constant stream of new and engaging content. You can typically expect multiple posts per day, and each one is definitely worth of a click and a read.

Southern Bite

Foodies, this one is for you. Southern Bite has a pretty delectable tagline (“Simple. Sustaining. Southern.”) and site manager Stacey Little has a real passion for sharing his Southern-influenced recipes with the world.

In addition to sweet and savory recipes aplenty, Little also has helpful how-to videos like how to safely cut up a whole chicken. Fun, interactive elements like his recent Virtual Potluck let readers share their favorite home-style recipes. Extra points to Little for his authenticity, too: he has a category called Lagniappe!

Magnolia Homes

HGTV star Joanna Gaines has a blog that’s as addictive as her show, “Fixer Upper.” Her Magnolia Homes blog features fun Q&As, easy (yet beautiful) DIY projects, and tips on using greenery inside your home. Everything on the site is simple and gorgeous, presenting a Southern-rustic aesthetic just like the homes she helps design with her husband in Texas.

Back Down South

Photos and music make for a great combination on Back Down South, creating a sensory experience for site visitors. From photographer Caroline Fontenot, the blog also includes interviews from fellow stylish Southerners.

A recent trip to NOLA on the blog talks about “killer po-boys” and includes popular spots like Erin Rose and the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone. Did she nail it?

Haute Off the Rack

Louisiana represents with Haute Off the Rack, a style blog from New Orleans gal Jennifer Palpallatoc. But don’t worry – the blog isn’t limited to fabulous outfits. Visit Haute Off the Rack for helpful categories like “Haute Home Décor” and “Top New Orleans Hotels and Restaurants.”