The Love List

12 YEARS OF CULTURE AND STYLE IN THE MODERN SOUTH

PEOPLE

47 Resolutions from Your Favorite Southern Chefs, Musicians, Artists, Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Tastemakers

DEC 15, PEOPLE, STYLE, BOOZE, ART, MUSIC, RESOLUTIONSJess Graves

New year, new you? Maybe, maybe not. We asked some of our favorite Southern friends (many of whom you might recognize from our stories this past year) what they're promising themselves in 2016; the responses made us laugh and tugged our heart strings ... but most of all, they inspired us to sit down and think about our own goals for the coming year. Maybe they'll do the same for you.

When The Knife Guy Met The Oyster Guy: A Story About The World's Most Perfect Oyster Shucker

BOOZE, PEOPLE, STYLE, DEC 15Jess Graves

Kimball House co-owner Bryan Rackley shucks literally thousands of oysters a month, but he couldn't seem to find a good-looking oyster knife that actually worked. Enter Heartwood Forge's Will Manning: master craftsman and fellow obsessive. After an exhaustive collaborative process, they've come up with the KH-850: perhaps (finally) the world's most perfect oyster shucker.

Southern Pride: 6 Atlanta Members of the LGBTQ Community Reflect on Love's New Era

PEOPLE, OCT15Jess Graves

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of marriage equality, finally legalizing same-gender unions. Millions of committed partners could now enjoy all the rights and privileges they deserved. Here, the reflections of prominent Southern members of the LGBTQ community on what marriage, equality and commitment mean to them in a victorious new era for love in all its many forms.