In our premier issue of 2023, we embrace the possibilities of fresh beginnings while relishing the familiar pleasures of home. We share the stories of enterprising Southern women—from a monogram maven to designers of fabulous footwear—to entertain and inspire your own new endeavors this year. Garner décor ideas from a Texas family’s coastal-inspired retreat in Austin as well as tabletops and cozy spaces outfitted with elegant wares. A stunning black-and-white tablescape features napkins folded into blushing rosebuds that are easy to fashion with our step-by-step web tutorial. Creative displays of pale pink and snow-white florals capture the season’s serenity. Join us on a tour of charming Decatur, Georgia, and the spirited city of College Station, Texas, the first stop in our year-long travel series, “Southern College Towns.” A heartwarming teatime spread, plus flavorful recipes that pair perfectly with a cup of coffee, will make hosting close friends even sweeter.