Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with up to date flair and charm.
Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea at all times said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the out of doors, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.
Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and a number of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you are going to learn Reese’s fail-proof, only fairly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes in addition to her favorite southern traditions, from middle of the night barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.
It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. In spite of everything, there’s a southern side to every place on this planet, right?