Once there was a website that told the story of one Southern family. That website grew and grew and eventually told the story of a Southern town. Then it grew to incorporate a different county in that Southern state. And then the lady whose website that was decided it was time to invite friends and neighbors to help her tell the story of the South, a region so dear to her heart. We have around 7,000 unique visitors a month to read our story and the numbers are growing.
Please share with us your own tales and pictures of tailgating, social events, recipes, festivals... to help us tell folks around the world what makes Southerners just who we are and why we have such a doggone good time --what makes our little part of the world so very special. Send us pictures and tell us what makes your festival, family reunion, fund raiser, gala, wedding, college and university, sport, art, craft, home design, food or confection special. Invite us to your unique inn, fishing boat, hunting lodge, or historical site so that we might tell folks about you and hook folks up with a visit through our site. Know any good ghost stories? We love a good tale and would like to let others in on it too!
Our dream is to sell the South rush-bottom chair and hand-sewn dress to Kentucky Derby hat and Mint Julep. the American South is the Provence of the United States. We want to share with the world the cachet of our beloved South, featuring all that makes us unique -- our foods, designs, hobbies, homes, products, history, people, places, activities in one place. We won't just offer items to purchase. We are Southerners. We have a story and Southern-style wants to tell it. And we hope folks will want to come and visit our part of the world once they learn more about us!
Help me tell the story. Contact me. Share what you like and we'll select some to put in the categories listed to the left here.
The South. Those two words evoke different images to people, but to those of us who call it home the words evoke images of foods, farms, and vineyards, recipes of dishes our grandmothers served us and new ones that inventive chefs have created using the herbs and vegetables, poultry, beef and fish that abound so plentifully in our rich fields and bountiful streams. We think of the natural beauty of emerald waters and white sand coasts to verdant mountains teeming with game. We revel in stories of our history and festivals that celebrate what makes us special. Southerners create beautiful gardens. They are artists, craftsmen, architects, basketweavers, jewelers, fashion designers, and furniture makers. They extend their famous southern hospitality in restaurants, inns, bed and breakfasts and lodges throughout the region. Vist beautiful homes and travel with us as we venture onto the fields, streams and rivers of the South.
Welcome to Southern-style. Here you will find all that is good about the South. We invite Southerners to help us tell the story by becoming a journalist yourself and taking pictures of your little corner of the South and submitting the pictures and an article about your local wonders from festivals to tailgating parties, parks, whitewater rafting experience, to Kentucky Derby parties. We will share the best of these with our readers. Eventually, as we gather these stories, we will develop tours for visitors to our beautiful South that will fit their own interests from Culinary tours, historical tours, tours specially suited for our eco tourists, to bird watchers, whatever special interest a tourist might have with which our wonderfully varied region is so rich!
We've only just begun and many of the pages are empty just waiting for you to help fill them. If you're a guest to the South (and Southern-style) and not one who wants to contribute, please return frequently because there's just no telling what might pop up here!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Sharman Burson Ramsey