Holiday help from Southern Living magazine

In the south, hospitality and entertaining is a science. Last minute company? Lovely to see you, doll! Extra guests for dinner? Come on in, and grab a gimlet! Impromptu dinner party? Pull up a chair!

In the south, people know how to entertain and when it comes to Christmas, no one does it better than the South’s most trusted source, Southern Living.

From entertaining and decorating, to gift-worthy goodies, Southern Living has some great tips this holiday.

Kim Whitman, Editor-at-Large at Southern Living, joined The Rhode Show Wednesday to discuss:

  • The 5 key tips from Southern Living for hosting any holiday party
  • Creating the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table
  • Holiday desserts! Cookie recipes for eating (and giving!) and creating a white cake vignette
  • Recipe ideas for your Christmas Morning spread

More about Kim Whitman:

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is the Editor-at-Large at Southern Living. Prior to joining Southern Living, she authored several books including: The Party Planner: An Expert Organizing Guide for Entertaining, Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style, and The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining in High Style. Kimberly has been coroneted an “Entertaining Expert,” a “Style Expert,” an “Etiquette Expert,” and an “Arbiter of Taste and Style” on the following television programs: The Today Show, The Early Show, The Nate Berkus Show, The Tyra Banks Show, Fine Living and HGTV, WB in the Morning, Designing America, Designing Texas, Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, Good Day Atlanta, Good Day LA, NBC’s iVillage Live and many more. She was also a featured event planner on the Style Network’s hit show “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”

More about Southern Living:

Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel. Reaching more than 16 million consumers each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the United States. Time Inc. is a Time Warner company.

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