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Press and praise for Southern Women:

Georgia Public Radio ’On Second Thought’ with Virginia Prescot says “Garden & Gun magazine set out to present a portrait of a Southern woman, one that reflects the diversity of Southern women and celebrates the achievements of those who have contributed to Southern culture in various ways.” December 2019

Augusta Magazine saysthe editors of G&G paint a more accurate picture of the modern Southern woman. A woman who has style, remarkable strength and grace, but pushes conventional boundaries.” Nov/Dec 2019 says “While the book tells stories of Southern grace, “Southern Women” isn’t an ode to the tired trope of the genteel Southern belle. Rather, it’s a devotional that examines the region with from the critical eyes of the women who have carried it, dedicated to women who want to leave the South better than they found it.” October 2019

Love, Reese features G&G deputy editor Amanda Heckert in Draper James’ Southern road trip series highlighting Charleston and Southern Women book, October 2019

PureWow features Southern Women as one of “13 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in October,” October 2019

Press and praise for The New York Times Best-Seller The Southerner’s Cookbook:

Forbes says “a handsome and durable tome cobbled together by the editors at Garden & Gun, a magazine that represents some of the best of the South in its own right.”

Tasting Table says it “will make you long for a plate of fresh-from-the-fryer chicken, buttermilk biscuits and vinegar-laced collards.”

Epicurious calls it “a survey course on Southern food with plenty of cool kid cred.”

The Wall Street Journal describes each recipe as “a story, rich with nostalgia and tradition, while immensely useful too.”

The Times-Picayune names it the “one of the smartest, most attractive Southern cookbooks yet.”

The New York Times Sunday book review applauds the cookbook’s recipe for braised quail with leeks, dates and cider.

Los Angeles Times commends the book’s diverse selection of “well-loved classics to regional specialties and innovations shaping today’s Southern cuisine.”

Food Network features the Garden & Gun Club in a round-up of Atlanta’s Best Brunches, October 2019

NBC TODAY Show segment featuring news anchor and co-host of Today Third Hour, Craig Melvin in the August-September issue of Garden & Gun,  July 2019. Watch the clip on

Folio speaks to G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Wesson Darwin about the Garden & Gun Club and how the magazine is placing big bets on its culinary brand extension, February 2019

Folio speaks to G&G vice president and publisher, Christian Bryant about the “New Native Advertising Narrative,” January 2019

Folio asked 10 creative directors to pick the Best Magazine Covers of 2018. Los Angeles Magazine design director, Steven Banks selected Garden & Gun’s October/November 2018 Southern Food Issue cover as his pick, December 2018.

Georgia Public Broadcasting, ‘On Second Thought’ speaks to 2018 Garden & Gun Made in the South Award winners Megan Fowler of Brown Parcel Press and Skylar Morgan of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design, December 2018. Listen to the interview.

Forbes speaks to G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Wesson Darwin about the brand’s strategy for growth beyond the printed page, November 2018.

CNN Travel features the Garden & Gun Club as a destination to visit at The Battery Atlanta, a mixed-use development around SunTrust Park and home to the Atlanta Braves, September 2018.

Atlanta Magazine features the Garden & Gun Club as a promising newcomer to the Atlanta dining scene, September 2018.

FSR Magazine highlights Garden & Gun as a media company making moves in the restaurant industry with the recent opening of the Garden & Gun Club in Atlanta, September 2018.

USA Today features the Garden & Gun Club on their list of “50+ standout restaurant openings in 2018”, June 2018

G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin  speaks to WWD about how the Charleston-based Southern lifestyle glossy is expanding to include the Garden & Gun Club, May 2018.

Bloomberg Pursuits story featuring the Garden & Gun Club alongside other high-end restaurants incorporating retail into their business strategy, May 2018.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution shares a first look at the Garden & Gun Club in Atlanta, April 2018.

Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine, speaks to G&G Senior VP/Editor-in-Chief, David DiBenedetto and G&G Design Director, Marshall McKinney about the magazine’s secrets of success, January 2018. Read the interview.

The Huffington Post  Women in Business Q&A: Jessica Derrick, Senior Vice President, Brand Development & Creative Services, Garden & Gun, December 2017.

The New York Times Workspace style story featuring the office of Garden & Gun Cofounder & CEO, Rebecca Wesson Darwin, August 2017.

The Washington Post speaks to G&G style director Haskell Harris about Southern style, July 2016.

Adweek announces Garden & Gun’s first-ever CFO, Kevin Donovan, May 2017.

WWD shares how Garden & Gun brought Charleston charm to New York in celebration of their 10-year anniversary, March 2017.

The Post & Courier featured a Q&A with Jessica Hundhausen Derrick, G&G Senior Vice President, Brand Development & Creative Services, about Garden & Gun’s evolving brand and strategy, November 2016.

Folio asked six executives where they will be spending in 2017, G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin weighs in, November 2016.

Huffington Post shares an excerpt from G&G’s Southern Food in 50 Dishes, December 2017.

Vanity Fair discusses G&G’s oral history on the Southern film “Deliverance,” July 2015

G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin, speaks to Fast Company about how she steered the magazine through trying times, June 2015.

Folio featured a Q&A session with G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin, about the magazine’s notable growth and expansion, June 2015.

The Washington Post included G&G’s Jack Rose Derby Social in its roundup of where to watch the Kentucky Derby, May 2015.

Adweek examines G&G’s continued success through market highs and lows, March 2015.

G&G Assistant Editor Jed Portman discussed his favorite fried chicken in a First We Feast round-up, February 2015.

G&G editor in chief, David DiBenedetto, and contributor Julia Reed returned to MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk hidden Caribbean escapes featured in the Feb/March 2015 issue, January 2015.

Garden & Gun’s Raleigh city portrait was featured in the Triangle Business Journal, January 2015. included Garden & Gun in a piece highlighting 2015 Ellie finalists, January 2015. applauded Good Dog and featured excerpts from the book, December 2014.

G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin, was featured in a Skirt! Magazine profile, December 2014.

Adweek named Garden & Gun as its “Hottest Lifestyle Magazine,” December 2014.

The Triangle Business Journal featured two North Carolina businesses named as winners in Garden & Gun’s Made in the South Awards, November 2014.

Olive & Sinclair, the Nashville-based company and winner of Garden & Gun’s 5th Annual Made in the South Awards, was featured in The Tennessean, November 2014.

Look Linger Love featured a preview of Garden & Gun’s Made in the South Weekend: JUBILEE, highlighting her top picks for events and featured artisans, November 2014.

Garden & Gun‘s Made in the South Weekend: JUBILEE was featured on Eater National‘s list of food and beverage events to attend, November 2014.

Garden & Gun‘s Made in the South Weekend: JUBILEE was featured in a article about upcoming events, November 2014.

G&G Editor in chief David DiBenedetto talks about Good Dog on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, October 2014. praised Good Dog, G&G‘s second book, October 2014

G&G editor in chief, David DiBenedetto talks National Anthems with the crew at The Dinner Party, American Public Media, July 2014.

G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin, featured in article on Business Women of the South, July 2014.

Garden & Gun‘s Made in the South Awards partners with the Savannah College of Art & Design, June 2014.

G&G senior editor, Jessica Mischner, talks about her dream job with Camille Styles, June 2014.

The Wall Street Journal comes to Charleston to cover the G&G office style, April 2014.

Rebecca Darwin talks to Publishing Executive about creating Garden & Gun, April 2014.

Dave DiBenedetto goes on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with a batch of Bloody Mary’s to talk about The Southerner’s Handbook, October 2013.

The Financial Post (Canada) talks to G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin about niche publishing, October 2013.

Monocle magazine’s podcast, The Stack, interviews G&G EIC Dave DiBenedetto, November 2013.

CNN talks to Dave DiBenedetto about The Southerner’s Handbook (G&G’s first book), November 2013.

Senior Editor, Jessica Mischner, shows off the 2013 Made in the South Award winners and runners-up on FOX.

PBS Food show, Original Fare, shot three episodes at the inaugural Jubilee weekend, December 2013: Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Oyster Roast with Ben Moise, and Holiday Bar with Brooks Reitz.

StyleBluePrint names G&G President and CEO, Rebecca Darwin, The Face of the South, December 2013:

OZY Media calls G&G, The New Yorker of the South in this profile, September 2013.

Garden & Gun‘s October/November 2012 issue wins “Most Delicious” cover at the seventh annual ASME Best Cover Contest on May 1, 2013.

Garden & Gun regular contributor, Julia Reed, sits down with Lynne Rosetto Kasper of The Splendid Table (American Public Media) to talk about the Southern influence in Chicago, March 8, 2013

Garden & Gun Expands Sales Team to the West Coast. January 31, 2013 (Read Press Release)

G&G‘s Editor in Chief David DiBenedetto makes a return to the MSNBC Morning Joe set. This time he is talking Made in the South Award winners for 2012 while Mika wields an axe and Joe eats cheese.

The New York Times (and International Herald Tribune) profiles Garden & Gun, September 2012

Garden & Gun was featured in an article the New York Times did on photo retouching in the print industry, July 20, 2012.

National Public Radio’s Debbie Elliott profiles Garden & Gun and attends a Club event, June, 2012

Garden & Gun announces the call to entries for the 3rd Annual Made in the South Awards

G&G Editor-in-Chief, David DiBenedetto returns to MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk music, Southern heroes and more

CBS This Morning, with Charlie Rose and Gayle King, profiles Garden & Gun magazine on its history, why so many folks are reading it these days, and what the magazine will not cover, ever.

Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine, speaks to G&G CEO/President, Rebecca Darwin, on the passionate reader base and the start of the magazine, Feb. 6, 2012: Read the interview.

Garden & Gun Editor-in-Chief, David DiBenedetto was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe (alongside Regis Philbin and Mike Barnicle) to talk about our feature on Moonshine

Charleston Regional Business Journal profiles G&G, December 2011

Garden & Gun is named #4 to Advertising Age’s Magazine A-List

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the G&G Exclusives/Lowcountry Luxe Candle in their Holiday Gift Guide on Thanksgiving Day, 2011

The Editor at Large website featured the G&G Exclusives Collection, October, 2011

Garden & Gun Editor-in-Chief, David DiBenedetto was interviewed about Mail Order Food for the Holidays for nationally-syndicated radio show Real Estate Today

AdWeeks look at magazine membership programs singles out Garden & Gun’s club as a successful model, Oct 5, 2011

Folio talks to Garden & Gun Publisher, Barbara Bing, about G&G’s Largest issue ever

Folio speaks to Garden & Gun’s Associate Publisher, Creative Services, Jessica Hundhausen, about the Garden & Gun Club

Maggie Brett Kennedy, G&G’s Photography Director, is interviewed by the British Journal of Photography on the magazine’s commitment to photography and how she likes to shake things up a bit when assigning photographers to stories: Click to read the interview