Here at Southern Lady, we always love turning the page on a new year—both literally and figuratively—and as you leaf through our pages, you’ll discover the beautiful promise of a fresh start. Keeping with the theme of our annual decorating issue, you’ll find ample inspiration to refresh your interiors—from breathtaking florals and fabulous tablescapes to a plethora of design ideas from room to room. If you’re hoping to fill your calendar with travel plans for 2019, join us in our Southern Literary Trail series, a tour of celebrated writers’ stomping grounds leading off with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ beloved Cross Creek, Florida. Closer to home, this is the season to cozy up in the kitchen, and from a fondue party to interesting takes on chicken soup, our roundup of comforting recipes will warm both body and soul. May the coming year be your best yet!