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Year of Yes

Year of Yes

I said yes.   It came on the heels of Primetime Queen, Author Supreme and my personal inspiration Shonda Rhimes’ revelation – depicted in her new novel Year of Yes, which so conveniently coincided with…

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Year of Yes

I said yes.   It came on the heels of Primetime Queen, Author Supreme and my personal inspiration Shonda Rhimes’ revelation – depicted in her new novel Year of Yes, which so conveniently coincided with…

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Meditate On It

Meditate On It

Before you begin… This article is derived from the lesson plan of a meditation session that I taught as part of the 2015 National Association of Adventurous Black Women Sisterhood Conference. It includes three guided meditation…

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Meditate On It

Before you begin… This article is derived from the lesson plan of a meditation session that I taught as part of the 2015 National Association of Adventurous Black Women Sisterhood Conference. It includes three guided meditation…

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New Year’s Eve Southern Food Traditions

New Year’s Eve Southern Food Traditions

If you are like us getting ready for New Year’s Eve, you must have a few items in order to start 2016. While everyone else is focused on champagne and fireworks, we here in the…

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New Year’s Eve Southern Food Traditions
NYE 2016! What Will You Be Wearing?

NYE 2016! What Will You Be Wearing?

If you’re anything like me, you are always planning your next amazing outfit and where you will be when you wear it!  With New Year’s right around the corner, here is not a better time…

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NYE 2016! What Will You Be Wearing?

If you’re anything like me, you are always planning your next amazing outfit and where you will be when you wear it!  With New Year’s right around the corner, here is not a better time…

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Low Country Wedding with a Great Gatsby Twist

Low Country Wedding with a Great Gatsby Twist

A Charleston wedding is always special. From the Spanish Moss to the traditional low country cuisine, we can’t get enough of them. Today we are featuring a fun couple who mixed modern with old for…

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Low Country Wedding with a Great Gatsby Twist

A Charleston wedding is always special. From the Spanish Moss to the traditional low country cuisine, we can’t get enough of them. Today we are featuring a fun couple who mixed modern with old for…

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Baton Rouge Nuptials

Baton Rouge Nuptials

Baton Rouge is full of rich southern culture and brides there no how to throw a traditional Louisiana wedding. Brittney Williams did exactly that for her Baton Rouge Nuptials. Learn ore about her and her…

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Baton Rouge Nuptials

Baton Rouge is full of rich southern culture and brides there no how to throw a traditional Louisiana wedding. Brittney Williams did exactly that for her Baton Rouge Nuptials. Learn ore about her and her…

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Traditions: Sweet Potato Pudding

Traditions: Sweet Potato Pudding

As the first installment of our traditions series, we’ll be sharing a special family #recipe from the Peguise family of Lumberton, North Carolina. Their matriarch, Hazel Peguise seldom made the usual #sweet potato #pie. Instead,…

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Traditions: Sweet Potato Pudding

As the first installment of our traditions series, we’ll be sharing a special family #recipe from the Peguise family of Lumberton, North Carolina. Their matriarch, Hazel Peguise seldom made the usual #sweet potato #pie. Instead,…

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5 Steps to Build the Perfect Holiday Tablescape

5 Steps to Build the Perfect Holiday Tablescape

No home is complete without a fully dressed table, ready for #Christmas dinner. But finding the perfect tablecloth, chargers, napkins, china, and centerpieces can get pretty overwhelming. Follow these steps to transform your plain old…

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Toast to Engagement Season

Toast to Engagement Season

Holiday season is great in the South for so many reason. Even beyond the shopping, the great food and seeing your family, it is also ENGAGEMENT SEASON! You know we love weddings at Black Southern…

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Toast to Engagement Season

Holiday season is great in the South for so many reason. Even beyond the shopping, the great food and seeing your family, it is also ENGAGEMENT SEASON! You know we love weddings at Black Southern…

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Decor Inspiration For the Holidays

Decor Inspiration For the Holidays

Southerners take history and holiday decor seriously and we have found the perfect inspiration for you,  Christmas at America’s Landmark Houses by Patricia Hart McMillan & David Strahan. This book is the perfect inspiration for a…

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BSB Guide: How to Woo Your Beau’s Family this Holiday Season

BSB Guide: How to Woo Your Beau’s Family this Holiday Season

How to Woo Your Beau’s Family this Holiday Season Holidays are stressful for everyone, right? There are linens to press, dishes to make, and entertaining to do. Who better to spend these special times with…

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BSB Guide: How to Woo Your Beau’s Family this Holiday Season

How to Woo Your Beau’s Family this Holiday Season Holidays are stressful for everyone, right? There are linens to press, dishes to make, and entertaining to do. Who better to spend these special times with…

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Keeping Up Appearances: Remaining Happy and Healthy During the Holiday Season

Keeping Up Appearances: Remaining Happy and Healthy During the Holiday Season

The leaves begin to fall, the air grows crisp, and the warm bright sunshine that we love, yet hate at the same time, during those 100 days of summer are but a distant memory.  Family…

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Keeping Up Appearances: Remaining Happy and Healthy During the Holiday Season
Greenville, SC Holiday Fun

Greenville, SC Holiday Fun

Dad – Cory Bradley Patterson Mom – Andria Williams Patterson Daughter – Madeleine Emmanuel Patterson Where is the mom from? Greensboro, North Carolina Where is your current location? Greenville, South Carolina What is your favorite…

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Greenville, SC Holiday Fun

Dad – Cory Bradley Patterson Mom – Andria Williams Patterson Daughter – Madeleine Emmanuel Patterson Where is the mom from? Greensboro, North Carolina Where is your current location? Greenville, South Carolina What is your favorite…

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Baby Love with Tar Heel State Charm

Baby Love with Tar Heel State Charm

Names of Family Members Tenisha and Charles Walker, Son-to-be Elijah Walker #Mom‘s hometown Lynchburg, Virginia Where do you live now? Raleigh, North Carolina What are you looking forward to about being a mom? Being able…

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Baby Love with Tar Heel State Charm

Names of Family Members Tenisha and Charles Walker, Son-to-be Elijah Walker #Mom‘s hometown Lynchburg, Virginia Where do you live now? Raleigh, North Carolina What are you looking forward to about being a mom? Being able…

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Holiday Gifts with Southern Tradition and Modern Sensibility

Holiday Gifts with Southern Tradition and Modern Sensibility

Mitchell Hill is a name synonymous with southern home decor. This Charleston based store has everything the modern #Black Southern Belle looks for when decorating her home. While staying true it is southern roots, the store…

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Holiday Gifts with Southern Tradition and Modern Sensibility

Mitchell Hill is a name synonymous with southern home decor. This Charleston based store has everything the modern #Black Southern Belle looks for when decorating her home. While staying true it is southern roots, the store…

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8 Millennial Brands That Feel Like Home

8 Millennial Brands That Feel Like Home

  Washington, D.C. is a city of transplants (professionals who work in a location different from their hometown). Drive around and you will notice out-of-state license plates–people just can’t shake their hometown roots. There’s something…

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8 Millennial Brands That Feel Like Home

  Washington, D.C. is a city of transplants (professionals who work in a location different from their hometown). Drive around and you will notice out-of-state license plates–people just can’t shake their hometown roots. There’s something…

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Southern Season Cooking Class Giveaway

Southern Season Cooking Class Giveaway

If you are looking for a way to celebrate the holidays in style and impress your dinner guests, Southern Season is the perfect place to go. Lucky for you, we have you covered. We are…

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Southern Season Cooking Class Giveaway

If you are looking for a way to celebrate the holidays in style and impress your dinner guests, Southern Season is the perfect place to go. Lucky for you, we have you covered. We are…

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Our Favorite HBCU, Divine Nine and African American Ornaments

Our Favorite HBCU, Divine Nine and African American Ornaments

Christmastime is here, and we’re all so excited! Of course, we Belles love to show our Christmas spirit, but we also LOVE our alma maters. Here’s a few ornaments that feature the schools that grew…

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Our Favorite HBCU, Divine Nine and African American Ornaments
Terri and Harry, Intimate Hilton Head Nuptials

Terri and Harry, Intimate Hilton Head Nuptials

Here at #BlackSouthernBelle, we believe in the beauty of #love stories that center our families. Terri and Harry have been building up to this phenomenal moment for over ten years, solidifying their relationship with each other,…

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Terri and Harry, Intimate Hilton Head Nuptials

Here at #BlackSouthernBelle, we believe in the beauty of #love stories that center our families. Terri and Harry have been building up to this phenomenal moment for over ten years, solidifying their relationship with each other,…

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Charlotte Family Embracing the South

Charlotte Family Embracing the South

Southern families are super fun and also super stylish. This beautiful couple has embraced what the south has to offer after moving to Charlotte. From their adorably styled children, to the oh so shic mom…

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Charlotte Family Embracing the South

Southern families are super fun and also super stylish. This beautiful couple has embraced what the south has to offer after moving to Charlotte. From their adorably styled children, to the oh so shic mom…

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Shauna Bernard, Canvis Events

Shauna Bernard, Canvis Events

We love good desserts and southern hospitality at #Black Southern Belle. Shauna Bernard of Canvis Events has embraced these values as well. Learn more about her love of the south and her entrepreneurial journey now!…

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Shauna Bernard, Canvis Events

We love good desserts and southern hospitality at #Black Southern Belle. Shauna Bernard of Canvis Events has embraced these values as well. Learn more about her love of the south and her entrepreneurial journey now!…

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Classic Charleston Nuptials

Classic Charleston Nuptials

Today we are featuring a beautiful Charleston wedding. Complete with a church wedding, ball gown and horse & carriage. Learn more about this beautiful couple and their love story! Before We Met…. Her Story I’ve…

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Classic Charleston Nuptials

Today we are featuring a beautiful Charleston wedding. Complete with a church wedding, ball gown and horse & carriage. Learn more about this beautiful couple and their love story! Before We Met…. Her Story I’ve…

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A Black Southern Belle Cyber Monday

A Black Southern Belle Cyber Monday

I love Mondays. I was born on a Monday. One of favorite mantras is, “Mondays are for planning and prosperity.” Annually, there is a certain Monday that consistently makes all my last minute Christmas shopping…

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A Black Southern Belle Cyber Monday

I love Mondays. I was born on a Monday. One of favorite mantras is, “Mondays are for planning and prosperity.” Annually, there is a certain Monday that consistently makes all my last minute Christmas shopping…

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Southern Style Throughout The Seasons

Southern Style Throughout The Seasons

We love everything about southern homes at #Black Southern Belle.  So many people think of the traditional architecture and furniture pieces of a southern home but we love the details even more. One detail every…

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