There is nothing shy about spring in the South! This most gorgeous of seasons explodes with sights, scents, and sounds. With such jovial surrounds, we can’t help but embrace these months with a spirit of celebration, which is why this issue serves as our annual tribute to all things entertaining—hostess gifts, creative flower arrangements, stunning seasonal tablescapes, and more. You’ll find anticipated features like New Looks for Old China and Party Time, where we’ve gathered inspiration for a ladies’ luncheon, an engagement party, and an alfresco Easter get-together. And since food is the heart of Southern entertaining, we’ve packed our pages with crowd-pleasing recipes—from party menus spanning brunch bites and hearty hors d’oeuvres to full meals brimming with spring-fresh bounty. And while Southern ladies love to play hostess, set aside time for yourself, perhaps with a delightful getaway. Journey with us to bluebonnet-covered Central Texas, down to the Delta’s blues country in Greenwood, Mississippi, and continue on our Grand Getaways series with a visit to The Willcox in Aiken, South Carolina. Wherever these fair and fleeting days of springtime take you, enjoy them to the fullest!