Things We Love: Garden Gates

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Jean Allsopp Photography

 

These long, lazy days of summer are the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the splendor of a beautiful garden

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

While flowers, shrubs and green things of every kind are certainly the main event of any garden, there’s one essential that we think adds so much charm and style:

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BHG

A fabulous garden gate!

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BHG

From a sophisticated pergola overflowing with flowers,

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Hollander Design

To a simple gate that whispers “welcome,”

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Architectural Digest

From a simple, classic wrought iron,

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Hollander Design

To a stunning style with automatic open,

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Hollander Design

There are so many styles to enhance a garden of any size or type.

 

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Jean Allsopp Photography

A gate is a perfect opportunity to insert another material into a pretty brick wall,

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Jean Allsopp Photography

Or create a secret passageway in a stone enclosure.

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Jean Allsopp Photography

Dark stains blend with the wood around,

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Hollander Design

 

While white makes an elegant statement–especially when combined with white florals on the front. What is your favorite type of garden gate?


 

What Exquisitely Unremarkable is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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“I have read Kristy’s other two books, Dear Carolina and Lies And Other Acts Of Love, and while I completely enjoyed both, [Slightly South of Simple] really hit home.  I don’t know if it was the fact that it’s set at the beach ~ where I live ~ or that there were references to NY ~ where I also live ~ that it’s the story about three sisters and their widowed mom ~ hello, that’s my family ~ or the fact that I myself am the mom to girls.  Or maybe it was those references to 9/11. I swear, the conversation in the book is the exact one I had with my own husband on that terrifying morning. So much of what Kristy had written felt familiar. I just couldn’t put it down.  Of course, even if you don’t have the same connections that I have, you’ll still love this one. The characters are likable, the Southern setting is dreamy, there are tears, laughter, surprises, secrets and best of all, romance. The perfect summer read.” Kim, Exquisitely Unremarkable
I’ll be on tour this week! Come see me!

July 13: Sky Valley Literary Luncheon, Sky Valley Country Club, Sky Valley, GA, 12 pm

July 14: Highlands Golf and Country Club, Talk, Luncheon and Book Signing, 981 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741

July 14: Signing, Acorns Shop at Old Edwards Inn, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, 2-4 pm

July 15: Atlanta Market, Codarus Showroom 240 Peachtree St N.W., Suite 15-A-1, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 404.749.5050, Signing 1-3 pm

Thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to read my latest novel Slightly South of Simple! I am so grateful to each and every one of you. If you have read, would you consider writing a brief review on Amazon? You don’t have to have purchased there to review, and reviews help authors so very much! Thanks for all your support!

House Tour: Charming Cape Cod on the Water

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  Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re on our family vacation this week and fully in a summer state of mind. Whether you’re working or playing we hope that this gorgeous Cape Cod gives you that summertime feeling. With its classic cedar shakes and charming New England interiors, this home is year-round stunning.

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charming cape cod bedroom

 

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charming cape cod garden

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope its terrific!

 New England Home Magazine

Architecture: Stephen Judge and James Skelton, Judge Skelton Smith ArchitectsInterior design: Helen Higgins, Helen P. Higgins Interiors
Builder: James McClutchy, Performance Building Company

 

Heading on Vacation?  Barnes and Noble has a BUY 2 GET THE 3RD FREE SALE and Slightly South of Simple is included!  

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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“The fabulous book, Slightly South of Simple was officially released April 25th. And it is the best summertime read! Reading a truly good book is one of my most luxurious pleasures. This new book is the first of three. And you will fall in love with the women in this book. The characters are just like all of us. Women who aren’t perfect, but try their best to make each day the best they can.” —Lidy, French Garden House

*Photo courtesy of French Garden House

 

 

Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts in Atlanta, Georgia!

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Good morning, Chic friends!  It has been a wonderful week on the Slightly South of Simple Book tour!

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I just received word that Slightly South of Simple debuted on the Bookscan Bestseller list!

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 It’s my first national bestseller list and

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I am SO grateful to all of you wonderful readers, booksellers, bloggers, reviewers and friends for making this happen!

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Fabulous news on day 17 of the Slightly South of Simple tour!

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After a fun-filled few days in Vero Beach and Palm Beach 

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I am flying out tomorrow morning for the fabulous Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts in Atlanta, Georgia

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for a pre-Mother’s Day sip and sign. 

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I can hardly wait to peruse this gorgeous shop!  If you are in the Atlanta area May 6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m,

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please stop by.  I’d love to see you!

 Images via Buckhead.com



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT
SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“These four women are not only towers of strength, they love their family, which is proven in many ways and many times throughout the book.  Kristy, you have written a masterpiece again. I am so proud of you! I can’t think of a book that I had rather recommend, and I can’t wait for the next one!”

Teresa, Splendid Sass

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400

Saturday, May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,

Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson, [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00

Monday, May 8: Scentimental Gardens, 428 W State Street, Geneva, Illinois, Talk and Signing, 5 pm, free and open to the public

Tuesday, May 9: Evanston Public Library Event, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 5-7 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

Garden Gates

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If there’s anything this warmer weather has us in the mood for, it’s a stroll for the garden. What’s inside might be stunning, but it’s what’s on the outside that often lures us in. These garden gates will have passersby longing for what lies just beyond.

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