Memorial Day is celebrated every May but few people know that it has strong southern and African American Roots. According to SavingPlaces.org, ” Every May, the nation marks Memorial Day, the longstanding tradition we use to recognize fallen veterans. The holiday has its origins in “Decoration Day,” originally held in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865, when […]
Need a break from it all and don’t want to go too far. Take a relaxing and chic vacations with these gorgeous Black Owned Resorts and Hotels in the South. These resorts are immaculate and are a perfect addition to your wanderlust goals. Next time you are planning a romantic getaway or girlfriends getaway, be sure to add these hotels to your list and if you know of others, send them to us to add!
Only 20 miles from Tampa International Airport, the Resort appeals to visitors seeking the ultimate golf resort experience in a locale that is easily accessible, and is within minutes of the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Innisbrook’s collection of four championship golf courses is among the finest in America, and is proud to host the PGA TOUR’sA�Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T every March. With 505 spacious guest rooms and suites, 65,000 square feet of newly renovated conference facilities andA�the luxurious Indaba Spa, Innisbrook is the perfect place for leisurely getaways and group meetings.
The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, is scheduled to open in Summer 2016 on one of Americaa��s highest-rated beaches. Located on nearly two miles of white powdery sand and emerald-green water in Destin, the 170-room resort will feature sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine dunes, as well as a thoughtful and respectful design. It is also adjacent to the 208-acre, environmentally protected Henderson Beach nature preserve, which will offer guests both a sense of privacy and a plethora of activities.
The Ivy is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of historic Mount Vernon, with eighteen beautiful guest rooms and suites, charming public spaces, a small luxury spa, andA�Magdalena, one of Baltimorea��s best restaurants. The Ivy is a unique place, a private, magnificent 19th century mansion in the heart of the Baltimore.A�True to its history, visiting The Ivy feels like staying at the home of a generous friend and as a guest, the property is yours to enjoy. Take your morning coffee into the ivy-walled courtyard, choose a book from the library, try your hand at the piano in the sunlit music room. Invite a friend to dine with you atA�Magdalena, or have a private meal at Upstairs at The Ivy. Our car and driver will take you anywhere in the city youa��d like to go, free of charge. The Ivy stands by long-held traditions, with tea served by the fire. Each guest is known and welcomed as an old friend.
Taking the scenic drive through the heart of Virginia’s fabled horse country and wine trail, you will arrive in the historic village of Middleburg. Acclaimed asA�one of the most distinguished luxury retreats in the world, Salamander Resort & Spa rests on a 340-acre estate in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains a�� only 30 minutes from Dulles International and Winchester Regional airports and less than an hour from downtown Washington, D.C. A LEED Green Building CertifiedA�resort, Salamander Resort & Spa is the perfect place for gala events, group or incentive meetings and leisure getaways. The propertyA�features 168 guest rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of indoor function space, unique outdoor venues, an equestrian center and a world-class spa. You will enjoy the experience of staying in a luxurious country home with Salamander’s unique brand of personal service.
The AAA Four Diamond-rated Hammock Beach Resort features over 300 accommodations, including a 12-story tower of luxury suites. It is famed for its two spectacular golf courses: the Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one of Floridaa��s highest rated and plays six holes directly along the Atlantic Ocean. The Conservatory Course was designed by Tom Watson and is one of Floridaa��s longest layouts, characterized by waterfalls, babbling brooks and field stone work. The resort also features countless other amenities for families and groups, including a multi-level water and swim pavilion, indoor atrium pool, spa and fitness center, casual and fine dining restaurants, and oceanfront meeting and function space.
The Maison Dupuy is ideally located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, only two blocks from the hustle and bustle of Bourbon Street, nestled in a charming, residential section of the French Quarter. Our newly renovated courtyard features of the one of the largest heated swimming pools in the French Quarter, along with cabana beds and upscale pool furniture for your relaxation. Enjoy a cocktail poolside or relax in our casual Bistreaux Restaurant and Bar.
The historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service, Inc., (NOPSI) is being reinvented as a luxury 217-room hotel called NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans. Located in the citya��s vibrant Central Business District on the corner of Baronne and Union streets, the nine-story brick building originally opened in 1927. It will reopen as NOPSI Hotel in spring 2017 after a meticulous restoration returns each space to its previous splendor, including the buildinga��s street facades, cast iron rails and stone panels. The NOPSI Hotel will include some of the most refined accommodations in the city a�� including 74 suites a�� a lively and regionally inspired restaurant, 10,000 square feet of architecturally significant indoor and outdoor meeting space, and a sophisticated rooftop pool and bar.
As much as I love my home, just a few weeks ago, my backyard was not my favorite space. With help from Pavestone and Home Depot, I was able to create and style a beautiful southern outdoor oasis. Over a few days, my husband and mother were able to transform our backyard into a beautiful […]
Looking for some last minute derby party inspiration? We have you covered. Today we are showing some fun from our recent Black Southern Belle party with Kentucky Derby Baby Shower Style. From classic red roses, to fun antiques and a fair share of horses, these images are sure to inspire you for your last minute […]
Today we are featuring one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A Mississippi native and political power house, Hamer is a truly powerful Black Southern Belle. Today we are showcasing her power throughA�12 Prolific Images of Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer shaped the world we live in today and we are honored […]
Sring is here and we are ready for outdoor entertaining. If you are looking for some inspiration for tips on how to create a southern inspired outdoor oasis, we have exactly what you need. We partnered with Home Depot for the Patio Style Challenge. Using products from Home Depota��s Mix and Match collection, we were […]
From Daisy Bates to Oprah Winfrey, black women in the South have blazed the trails of journalism. We reached out to black female journalists — women who are either from the South or who now call the region home– to ask them how they found their voices for storytelling. We also asked them to recommend […]
Spring is here and that means it is time to pull out your favorite southern styles. Nothing says spring in the South quite like a great plaid piece. This forever classic pattern adds a bit of chic to any outfits.A� Today we have Tips for Styling with Plaid fromA� Unlikely Martha and Unlikely Market. These […]
Do you want to add a little touch of elegance to your home? Antiques are a great way to start. Whether you have a modern condo or a classic Victorian dwelling, antiques are always a great way to add layered style to any southern home. With help from Tennessee based Interior Designer, Chad James, we […]
Mother’s Day is right around the girl. Every Black Southern Belle has a mother or mother figure who helped shaped them into who they are. Why not celebrate your mom with a stylish gift. Today we have a curated list ofA�Black Owned Mother’s Day Gifts from Effie’s Paper.A� These gifts are sure to be a […]
Do you love music and home decor? Why not blend those two interests together. If you want to add a bit of soul to your home, check out these AfricanA�American Album Covers to Use as Art. You can choose from any era or any genre, these are favorite ways to add some personality to any […]