In Living Color

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Architectural Digest

There’s nothing like a stunning vignette and a clear blue sea to make us dream of the beach. 

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Architectural Digest

And when we dream of the beach, what else to we dream of? Why, beach reading, of course!

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Ralph Lauren Home

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. 

Architectural Digest

These gorgeous images capture that perfect relaxed beach feel–the one I hope readers also get from Slightly South of Simple–perfectly. 

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Pink and blue is a favorite, classic color combination, one that we were so excited to see on my new book cover!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

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…)

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This cozy beach house room is just the kind of place we’d like to spend a pretty post-spring break afternoon. 

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Today we’re in Kinston, NC at a fabulous home, celebrating Slightly South of Simple and raising money for the local Lenoir County SPCA.

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Even though there’s nothing we’d rather be doing than supporting a cause close to our hearts, this picture is awfully tempting…

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

If you’re looking ahead to your own beach reading…

Meg Braff Interior Design

This is your last day to pre-order Slightly South of Simple before it releases tomorrow! 

Kristy Hard at Work

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!

Slightly South of Simple

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


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An Art Filled Atlanta Pied-a-Terre

Good morning, chic readers from here in Hoschton, Georgia! The Slightly South of Simple tour is off to a terrific start. I am thrilled to be here today at Deaton Creek to talk to a fabulous group of writing, downsizing and creating a life you love.

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I’ll be in Atlanta later on the in tour (May 6 at Boxwoods at 11 am). In the spirit of Georgia, Slightly South of Simple’s setting, we thought we’d tour this fabulous Atlanta home by Barbara Westbrook and Elizabeth Hanson of Westbrook Interiors today.

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Atlanta is one of our favorite cities because it combines the best parts of a big city and a small southern town.

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And, whether it’s a traditional home and yard with a picket fence or high rise city living you’re looking for, Atlanta offers both in style!

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This gorgeous Atlanta pied-a-terre has a view as beautiful as its interior.

We love the clean, uncluttered, streamlined look of this entire home.

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It’s luxurious without being overdone or stuffy.

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And glamorous while still being livable.

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This home even has its own master bedroom sitting area! Does it get any better?

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A hand-drawn Prunus pattern on glazed silk paper by Fromental defines this gorgeous vanity area. It makes a soft and elegant statement.

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A Phillip Jeffries floral wallpaper in the half bath is a little bolder.

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This black and white bedroom proves that, when done right, a smaller bedroom can feel spacious, chic and fabulous for guests! Thanks so much for stopping by today to tour this Atlanta stunner!

INTERIOR DESIGN: Barbara Westbrook and Elizabeth Hanson, Westbrook Interiors

ARCHITECT: Robert Tretsch, Harrison Design

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Erica George Dines


 

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


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Reebonz Under the Tree!

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Good morning, our chic and fabulous readers! We are so excited to tell you all about our new fabulous friends at Reebonz. (We’ll be partnering with them in a couple of months to give away a too-gorgeous-for-words Ferragamo bag, so check out the details on that below!) There are so many places on the web to shop for your favorite designer brands. But we are especially taken with ones like Reebonz that carry all our favorite brands but are small enough to have a well-curated shop.

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If you’ve been pining for a bag for Christmas, they haven’t miss any of the must-haves for the season. From Tory Burch to Hermes and everything in between, Reebonz has the right bag for everyone on your list–quite often at a great discount.

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But this company isn’t only about bags.

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The shoes are unbelievable too! We think a Valentino running shoe might really help with those New Year’s Resolutions!

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From hats to sunglasses to a statement-making scarf, Reebonz carries all the fabulous accessories on your wish list. They’re just a mouse-click away!

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From flats that dazzle to bags that wow, we could have spent hours perusing their beautiful site. But, with all of the advanced search features Reebonz offers, we found what we were looking for in a flash–a bag for you, of course!

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We wouldn’t mind any of these beauties showing up in our stockings this year.

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This Saint Laurent tote is one of our favorite bags of the year. The shade is perfect for the holidays. Or maybe a pink Prada for Valentine’s Day? You really can’t go wrong!

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Designer jewelry is also a shimmering part of Reebonz’s repertoire. It is too stunning!

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It’s hard to choose a favorite, but, well, we did! This March (mark your calendar!) to celebrate the launch of my new novel, Slightly South of Simple, we will be hosting a series of beyond fabulous giveaways with some of our very favorite stores and brands, leading up to the grand prize: An all-expense paid trip for two to my Beaufort, NC launch party! This gorgeous Ferragamo Darina, which retails for $1750, is going to belong to one of you come spring!

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We don’t want to part with it, so this is a testament, quite frankly, to how much we love you! We’ll remind you when the time comes. Until then, just pick out one of your favorite gifts from Reebonz, and they will package it up beautifully like this and it can be waiting under your tree on Christmas morning!

Have you finished your shopping yet?

 

 

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