Journalist, tastemaker, television personality, world traveler, hostess, cook, Southerner, Sunday painter, fledgling gardener and outdoors lover, Frances Schultz is an enthusiast on a variety of topics–decoration and design, food and entertaining, culture and style. She is author and co-author of several books, including A House in the South, and was for six years on-air host of the award-winning cable television show Southern Living Presents. A contributing editor to House Beautiful magazine and former editor-at-large for Veranda, she contributes also to the prestigious travel website Indagare and has written for numerous others, including Town & Country and the New York Social Diary. Frances has appeared on such programs as The Today Show, CNN’s Open House, The Christopher Lowell Show, The Nate Berkus Show and Turner South’s Home Plate. She also maintains a very active blog www.francesschultz.com. Civic-minded and community-involved, Frances serves on the boards of the Horticultural Society of New York, and the North Carolina Society of New York. Schultz is a former trustee of Africa Foundation(USA). Born and raised in the small town of Tarboro, North Carolina, Frances graduated from St. Mary’s School with honors and from the University of Virginia with distinction. She lives in Manhattan and East Hampton, with frequent visits to the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Frances has a real passion for Africa – she has traveled extensively in southern Africa, including pre and post-Apartheid South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.