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Two sisters, Lainie and Laura Beth, who love family, traditions, and all things Southern! There's plenty of room at the table, so pull up a chair as we discuss Southern culture, food, hospitality, travel, regional events, college football, preserving the good, Southern etiquette and more! Whether you are new to the South, never left the South, or just curious about the South, come on in!
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Steel Magnolias - Uplifting Conversations About Life in the South Laura Beth Peters and Lainie Stubblefield

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 210 Ratings

Two sisters, Lainie and Laura Beth, who love family, traditions, and all things Southern! There's plenty of room at the table, so pull up a chair as we discuss Southern culture, food, hospitality, travel, regional events, college football, preserving the good, Southern etiquette and more! Whether you are new to the South, never left the South, or just curious about the South, come on in!
Instagram: @steelmagnoliaspodcast

    Southern Lifestyle Gifts

    Southern Lifestyle Gifts

    The season we are approaching requires preparation. We are here to help you to prepare your heart, mind and even your gift list for what's ahead. Enjoy this season!
     
    Here are the GIFTS we are LOVING THIS YEAR:
    1) The Oyster Bed - Steak Bed https://www.theoysterbed.com/products/steak-bed-quartet

    2) Old Fashioned On Purpose - 2022 planner  https://meet.theprairiehomestead.com/2022plannermain

    3) Southern Hospitality Co. -  Blue Chinoserie Weekender Tote $56 (Can get monogrammed)  https://www.southernhospitalitycompany.com/collections/bags-totes/products/blue-chinoiserie-weekender-tote Ginger Jars $68-185.   https://www.southernhospitalitycompany.com/collections/ginger-jars-vases Beautiful Stationary options that can also be monogrammed  https://www.southernhospitalitycompany.com/collections/stationery  
    4) Wine Cleaning Idea -  Restaurant Crystal Clean: Professional Wine Glass Cleaner and Crystal Cleaning Liquid -16 oz.  https://amzn.to/3FFlxGE
    Glassware Cleaning Brush Kit - Set of 3 https://amzn.to/3cDwgEX
    5) Clary Collection - Balms, Oils and Soaps- Face Serum $48 https://clarycollection.com/collections/clary-oils  
    6) Little Seed Farm - Body Oils, beard oils, antioxidant serum oils - https://littleseedfarm.com  
    7) Nordic Ware Divided Sauce Pan, 3-in-1 (Divided Skillet) https://www.nordicware.com/products/3-in-1-divided-saute-pan/
     
    8) Spartina 449 - Jewelry  https://www.spartina449.com/categories/categories/view-all.html
    9) Vana Chupp - Pearl Necklace with unique charms  https://vanachuppstudio.com/collections/silhouette-necklaces/products/14k-build-your-own-pearl-charm-necklace
    10) Garden Shoes The Pioneer Woman came up with a list of "15 Best Gardening Shoes and Boots to Keep You Dry and Comfortable”
    https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/home-lifestyle/gardening/g32424549/best-gardening-shoes/

    11) Clayton and Crume - Men’s Belt with Brass Plate for monogram https://claytonandcrume.com/products/stitched-bridle-nameplate-belt

    12) ABLE - Leather Wallet or Crossbody Purse https://www.livefashionable.com/products/debre-minimal-wallet

    https://www.livefashionable.com/collections/crossbody-bags/products/olivia-crossbody
    13) Hibiscus Linens  Beautiful napkins   Embroidred Table Runners Southern little girl bows with little embroidery flowers etc.
    https://www.hibiscuslinens.com/collections/dining
    14) It’s a Southern Thing - Children’s Book - "Y is for Y’all” https://bit.ly/30LNs8v
    15) Sea Island Forge; beautiful gifts on their holiday list https://seaislandforge.com/pages/holiday-hot-list 
    16) TruBee Honey - Tennessee Snow Whipped Honey (sampler pack) https://www.trubeehoney.com/collections/all/products/honey-sampler-set

    17) Weezie Towels: Weezietowels.com  Cute Short Robe (can be personalized) Great Beachtowels/Towels
    18) LL Bean - Toiletry Bag https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/507361?page=toiletry-bags-and-organizers&bc=50&csp=f&nav=gnro-hp

    19) Food Boxes Charleston Epicurean (monthly box or one box, 3 boxes etc) https://www.charlestonepicurean.com  Bama in a Box $40 month or $104 for 3 months https://www.bamainabox.com  My Texas Market https://www.mytexasmarket.com  Georgia Crafted https://georgiacrafted.com  Cajun Crate https://cajuncrate.com/pages/crates  

    20) Orca Coolers - Drinkware for keeping hot or cold https://orcacoolers.com/pages/drinkware-category
    21) Amano - Unique Drinkware/Barware https://shopamanogifts.com/collections/drinkware 
    22) Williams Sonoma - Winter Forest Kitchen Essentials Kit  https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/essential-oils-cleaning-kit-winter-forest/


     
     
     
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    • 38 min
    Tablescapes

    Tablescapes

    Welcome to another episode where we get to discuss more fun of southern culture! 
     
    We are hitting our 3 year anniversary this week! Nearly 150 episodes have been produced by just 2 sisters! And with donations from some awesome listeners! If you didn’t know… we are listener supported, meaning, we have people that give to us each month to help us make the show possible!
    You can find 3 membership levels with different perks for each level… including supporter-exclusive Steel Magnolias podcast shirts and a bonus episode monthly. So for $5, $10 or $20 a month, we invite you to join us at Patreon.Com/SteelMagnolias. 
     
    OK…. Tablescapes.
    Did this word exist 10 years ago? 20 years ago?   
    A tablescape is simply a blanket term that combines your table's centerpiece and place settings, or the overall decoration of your table.  
    From the table cloth or charger plate all the way up to the top of the tapered candle or bouquet.. layers make up for the prettiest of tablescapes, and we are discussing all those wonderful layers.   
    We mentioned one of our most favorite brands for entertaining decor is Hester and Cook. Check out their site and if you want something personalized, you can do that here: https://hesterandcook.com/collections/personalization  
     
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    • 39 min
    Holiday Wines

    Holiday Wines

    In today’s episode we are sitting down with Ami Gangemella, aka Ami on Cloud Wine, to discuss holiday wines as we approach Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. Wine could be a part of the host gifts you’d like to consider or the menu for your special occasions. 
     
    Ami is going to help us understand how to evaluate a wine and help us confidently pair wines with the upcoming holiday meals.

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    There are a LOT of wines mentioned in today’s episode....
    To follow along with all that Ami mentioned visit AmiOnCloudWine.com/SteelMagnolias  
    For our list of US wineries, specifically Southern wineries, check out our full listing at SteelMagnoliasPodcast.com/Blog/Holiday-Wines  
    To check out all the southern wineries that you can visit across the region, check out this list from Southern Living: https://bit.ly/3mOzOdj  
    Connect with Ami on Cloud Wine: AmiOnCloudWine.com or on Instagram @Ami_OnCloudWine Places to Connect with US: Sign up for mailing list HERE  https://mailchi.mp/e3cef217a5e7/sweetnews Instagram: @SteelMagnoliasPodcast Private Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/32Kna4T If you’d like to join our Patreon Community to support us monthly for perks and exclusive content check out https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias

    • 32 min
    Negro Spirituals feat. Fisk Jubilee Singers

    Negro Spirituals feat. Fisk Jubilee Singers

    Negro Spirituals consist of a set of songs that were created by slaves during their time of slavery and were sung from spirit to Spirit. They carry messages from God to us, and today we can still build inspiration from these songs. 
     
    The Fisk Jubilee Singers are an American a cappella ensemble that performs Negro spirituals originally sung by slaves prior to the Civil War. The first group of Singers arranged the music and took it on the road beginning in 1871 introducing the public to a new genre that remains a vibrant musical tradition today.
     
    We had the chance to speak with Dr. Paul T. Kwami, Musical Director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
     
    Kwami was born in Ghana, West Africa, one of seven children. His father, a musician, taught him piano, violin, theory, and conducting. He studied music at Ghana’s National Academy of Music and taught there until immigrating to the US in 1983 as a student at Fisk University. He promptly joined the Fisk Jubilee Singers.After graduating Fisk in 1985 he continued to study music at Western Michigan University and graduated in 1987 with the Master of Music degree. In the spring of 1994 he was solicited to serve as part-time director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. In the fall of the same year, he was promoted to full time faculty member in the music department and became the Musical Director of the ensemble. He is the first African to direct the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and the first to hold the Curb-Beaman Chair position. He is currently the Mike Curb Jubilee Singers Endowed Chair. Kwami received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the American Conservatory of Music.
     
    Kwami, a composer and arranger, feels a deep connection between Negro spirituals and the music of his Motherland. “The music we sing today helps to bridge the gap between Africans and African-Americans,” he says. “I am reminded of my life in Ghana whenever I hear the Fisk Jubilee Singers sing the Negro spirituals.”
     
    As the Fisk Jubilee Singers are celebrating 150 years this year, we thought this was the perfect time to cover this topic. 
    Check out the Grammy-award winning album here: https://amzn.to/3w3Vh4X
     
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    • 27 min
    Southern Adventures from the Sky

    Southern Adventures from the Sky

    This episode is releasing on Laura Beth's 40th birthday!
    When we were discussing topics for fall, it felt right to put out an episode on southern adventures from the sky to release today because people tend to want to have adventure on their birthday, especially milestone birthdays. 
    Mentioned on the show:
    If you were to sky dive from Key West, Florida you’d have views of Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean.. WOW. Check out SkyDiveKeyWest.com
    For paragliding or hang gliding check out Lookout Mountain Flight Park, the premiere flight school of the southeast. https://www.flylookout.com Middle TN Hot Air balloon: https://www.tnballoon.com
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    • 32 min
    Southern State Nicknames

    Southern State Nicknames

    A nickname is usually reserved for your closest of friends, but given that every state in the U.S. has a nickname we are going to dive into the southern state nicknames and figure out where they heck some of them came from…and maybe rename a few, just for fun!
     
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    • 36 min

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210 Ratings

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