The Last Word

John Marrs is one of the premier interior designers of the South and is known for an elegant, fresh and inviting style that many call “The New Southern Style.” His ...
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Building Community | At a Home and Garden Show

Photos: Michael Patch When Perry Payne Presents and HOME magazine asked me to participate in the 2019 Greater Lynchburg Home and Garden Show, I was honored and happy to say ...
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Welcome Neighbors! | Perfect Get-Together

Although exciting, moving to a new home can be difficult and a bit lonely, regardless of whether the move is to a different neighborhood across town, or across the country ...
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Organic vs. Local vs. Natural vs. Conventional | What is Worthy of the Splurge?

There seem to be a multitude of labels on food these days and decoding what they all mean can be overwhelming. What exactly does ‘natural’ mean? Why is organic so ...
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High Spirits | Toasting Bourbon

Turning to thoughts of bourbon, I imagine for many it might conjure up visions of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night with a hunting dog curled up at ...
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Incredible Edible Blooms | Flower Power for the Palate

Flowers don’t just add color, interest and complexity to your garden; they can do the same for your plate! Many types of flowers are edible, including some you might not ...
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Planning a Springtime Buffett | A No-Fail Menu for Springtime Entertaining

Springtime bursts with opportunities to gather friends and family in celebration of spring holidays! Do not fear: a delicious and light buffet can be your answer to stress-free springtime entertaining ...
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Things Are Looking Up

It’s that time of year again when the frigid weather seems to drag on and on and we begin to look forward to warmer days, vibrantly-colored trees and flowers and ...
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