There’s nothing like a stunning vignette and a clear blue sea to make us dream of the beach.
And when we dream of the beach, what else to we dream of? Why, beach reading, of course!
We can’t believe that Slightly South of Simple is releasing tomorrow officially. It will be on the shelves at your favorite local bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
These gorgeous images capture that perfect relaxed beach feel–the one I hope readers also get from Slightly South of Simple–perfectly.
Pink and blue is a favorite, classic color combination, one that we were so excited to see on my new book cover!
The pictures really don’t do it justice. This is one of those books we’d buy just for the cover! (Even if I didn’t happen to write it…)
This cozy beach house room is just the kind of place we’d like to spend a pretty post-spring break afternoon.
Today we’re in Kinston, NC at a fabulous home, celebrating Slightly South of Simple and raising money for the local Lenoir County SPCA.
Even though there’s nothing we’d rather be doing than supporting a cause close to our hearts, this picture is awfully tempting…
If you’re looking ahead to your own beach reading…
This is your last day to pre-order Slightly South of Simple before it releases tomorrow!
What are the chances I would have worn a hot pink dress in my author photo? Maybe I was trying to conjure a pink-and-blue book cover!
Thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful, loyal Design Chic readers. We love seeing you every day, getting your emails and comments and hearing your thoughts. And I am especially grateful of all of your support of my writing career. You have all just rallied around me from the first day. I hope you love this one, the first book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, as much as I loved writing it!
This is the last day to enter to win!! We’re partnering with our friends at Reebonz to give away a stunning black, Salvatore Ferragamo Darina back, which retails for $1750, to one lucky reader! If you’ve already ordered Slightly South of Simple, don’t forget to enter this one! And if you haven’t, now is your chance! Pre-order from your local bookstore, Indiebound.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble,Books-A-Million, Target or Duck’s Cottage.
Good morning, chic readers! For those of you who celebrate, we hope you had a terrific Easter weekend! It is almost impossible to believe that I leave today for the Slightly South of Simple tour–and my first event is tomorrow! (But don’t worry. The book doesn’t release until April 25, so there’s still time to pre-order from your favorite store to have your copy in hand on launch day!)
After months of planning and plotting, and, yup, you guessed it, packing, we are ready to take this five weeks by storm!
A garden party seemed appropriate for today for a number of reasons, not the least of which that it is spring, spring, spring and there is no better season to be outdoors and take the time to implement those special touches.
But another reason that it’s appropriate is because my first event tomorrow is speaking to the fabulous Talisman Garden Club in Spartanburg, SC.
The event will be held at the beautiful Piedmont Club, which the stunning Montgomery House, an 1893 Queen Ann with quite a bit of history, was converted into.
Many of the original rooms–including the fabled ballroom–are not open to the public, but I’m going to see if I can finagle (or sneak… whatever…) in there and get a peek for all of you! If you don’t follow us on Instagram–@kristywharvey–make sure to start. I’ll be sharing lots of fun video and photo coverage of the stunning homes we’ll be touring as a part of the SSoS tour!
Either way, there is nothing more southern than starting a book tour in an historic home converted to a beautiful club and dining and speaking with a group of women who put a strong emphasis on beauty and culture.
These pictures might just be inspiration enough for throwing some of our own this summer, but, just in case, we can’t wait to hear some of these lovely ladies’ best tips for creating a garden party in style.
Mint juleps (or Antebellum Juleps as we’re having at some of my outdoor events!) and sweet tea are a must, of course.
Favorite china and glassware are always a welcome touch.
But, really, the thing that makes every garden party so much fun is the people around the table. We hope your week holds some special time with wonderful friends. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
We are so excited to by celebrating the beginning of the Slightly South of Simple book launch in style! We’re partnering with our friends at Reebonz to give away a stunning black, Salvatore Ferragamo Darina back, which retails for $1750, to one lucky reader! If you’ve already ordered Slightly South of Simple, don’t forget to enter this one! And if you haven’t, now is your chance! Pre-order from your local bookstore, Indiebound.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble,Books-A-Million, Target or Duck’s Cottage.
“I highly recommend Slightly South of Simple to the reader who appreciates the charm of Southern Literature. It’s one of the best.”–Katie Clooney, Preppy Empty Nester
photo via Lindsay Corrigan
We are so excited for one of the biggest design weekends of the year. If you are at High Point Market, we’d love for you to drop by the Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, on Sunday, April 23, 3-5pm for snacks, sips and Slightly South of Simple.
I always thought I would live in New York. Maybe not forever. The average southerner only makes it 18 months, after all. But Mom and Dad lived there, at least for a while, and we were very frequent visitors for my entire life.
As it turns out, I’m a small town girl through and through, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love heading to NYC to meet with my editor or, as I’ll be doing April 25 and 26, having my very first NYC book launch!
No doubt about it, New York living is different. The spaces can be smaller, but not only do we love a good cozy space, we also love to see how creative people get with them! Tub by the fireplace anyone? It’s genius!
Of course, not every New York space is small. Not at all.
But, no matter the size, it seems that New Yorkers know better than most anyone how to take advantage of every square inch in total style.
A fabulous new coffee table book, New York Living: Re-Inventing Home displays the ups and downs, highs and lows and ins and outs of city living at its finest. From a Brooklyn brownstone to a 5th Avenue Penthouse, this gorgeous book indulges our curiosity in how other people live.
If you’re a fan of city living–or simply a fan of seeing how other people live–make sure to pick up a copy for your coffee table!
If you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)
We all have them, those favorite places in the world that we love to return to again and again, year after year. For our family, one of those places has always been Martha’s Vineyard. We love quaint, charming places on the water with a few good shops and a few good restaurants. When it comes to those, Martha’s Vineyard is hard to beat. As if we needed anything else to love about this wonderful town, this beautiful home by Liliane Hart Interiors has just put us right over the top–and has us dreaming about a return trip! Take a peek. We think you’ll love it just as much as we do.
We hope you enjoyed this fabulous Martha’s Vineyard tour. Do you have a favorite vacation spot?
With less than three weeks until the Slightly South of Simple book tour officially begins, we are getting so excited and feeling the need to celebrate! Celebrate with us by entering to win a $350 gift card from our friends at Minted!