Now that Hedi Slimane can’t get away with his emaciated male musicians, I highly recommend scouting his upcoming men’s show in Nashville! Maybe because they know that every northern girl is coming down to Nashville in pursuit of a “sweet-talking, boot-wearing, sly-smiled southern boy” (my friend’s verbiage, not mine), these guys hit the pickup ground running with some serious charm, oozing lyrical complements and dropping all that “honey, darlin’, sugar, sweet pea” fluff on you. According to my savvy friend, country boys fall under two categories. True to the eponymous ABC show, Nashville ladies are all about sparkles and sequins and curls and curves, the last one entailing every domain. To charm country lads, my friend recommends combining “demure, sweet, naive flirtation” with an “interest in guns and beer, basically anything a man should like!Which is all exotic and and weird and exciting, until you realize that a – you don’t understand anything they are saying and b – nothing is being communicated. The first type will “smooth-talk a girl with their southern charm, then do it again and again – with as many girls as possible” (i.e. ) The second type views dating as a an old-school “wife-selection process”, with the end goal of landing a “dutiful, big-haired, long-lashed” Southern Belle (i.e NOT ME! Although my one attempt to curl my hair left me with a 3 degree burn, I’m still mildly tempted by the idea of moving down South, where my size 4 equals a zero and I never have to attend another Pilates class for the rest my life. ” Call me weird, but I am generally not a big proponent of such extremes, making me realize that no amount of chivalry – or cheese grits – can turn me into a demure, Jesus-loving, gun-toting country gal!Always on the investigative prowl, I made it my mission to talk to as many lads as possible, mainly by forcing them into the popular local activity of playing pool.(The other option would have been the popular local activity of singing karaoke, but I usually reserve that for enemies that I want to leave deaf.) Below is my takeaway, spruced up with some notes from an anonymous southern friend!Who else remembers Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, cajoling Reese Witherspoon into agreeing to marry him in front of a mass audience? Marry me.” he poignantly drawled, and the crowd cheered, and our hearts skipped a beat, and Southern men were never the same again.
A pause mid pre-beach-vacation diet means Banana Pudding or Birthday Cake.
My dad taught me to drive a tractor when I was 1-year-old, and I learned how to ride a bike on a gravel road (I have the scars on my knee to prove it). The origin of the term dates back to the plantation era in the deep South. While my friends from NYC will say I'm one of the sweetest people they've met (that's true), all Southern women I know and love are incredibly sassy.giphy5. When I visit my hometown, there's nothing I look forward to more than a glass of wine on our big, wrap-around porch at sunset, while I watch the fireflies come out and hear the tree frogs start to sing. Of all the things I miss about big open green spaces, it's being outside in the warm Southern summer sun. I was raised to have manners, be polite and watch my language, so I'd like you to follow suit.
I spent more time outside than inside, and though I might rock stilettos and Calvin Klein dresses, I don't mind a little dirt.tumblr2. I make a decent living and I'm rather independent (almost to a fault), so I don't expect to be taken care of, especially by someone I just met. Southern Belles were upper class and often had slaves to tend to them. I'm calmed and soothed by the simplest of things, and being able to just relax outside with someone on a hot summer day? If you want to impress me (duh), plan something that's part of nature and I might just be smoother than my grandmother's homemade grits.tumblr8.
Still interested, but guns ain’t your thing either? It’s safer and gives you a good view of those Levi’s!
Good, ole boys are often the leading men in some of our favorite Southern romance novels—and the reason we can distinguish if that handsome charmer at the end of bar, sipping bourbon neat, hails from somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line.” , by Jennifer Wilde Dana flees a life of poverty in the Louisiana bayou to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, meeting more than one alluring Southerner on her journey.“He was as polite as could be, so suave, so witty, so handsome.” Download , by Janet Dailey After her divorce, Lara vows never to love again, but when she meets the rugged manager of her father’s Mississippi plantation, she might need to reconsider.We've rounded up the insider scoop on what every girl needs to know before she brings a Southern gent home to meet the parents.