There’s just nothing like a Southern springtime, with its Bradford pears, stately dogwoods, and brilliant azaleas; and even better, there’s no shortage of beautiful places around our region to soak it all in. Tour Hills & Dales Estate in LaGrange, Georgia, a 1916 mansion surrounded by 35 acres of formal gardens and rolling woodlands; catch up with former Miss America Heather Whitestone McCallum in her dreamy home in St. Simons, Georgia; or seek the serene beaches and quaint artsy shops of Oceans Springs, Mississippi. We’ve also filled our pages with a season’s worth of ideas for entertaining: exquisite tabletop details, ample inspiration for hosting gatherings, and more with anticipated annual features like Party Time and New Looks for Old China, which includes a look back at standouts from past installments in honor of our 20th year. And what would Southern entertaining be without food? You’ll love our lineup of recipes that make the most of spring’s bounty—from a vibrant Easter brunch to themed party menus to a roundup of imaginative soups.