Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend! I had some of the most fun four days ever as one of the celebrity guests at the Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival, celebrating the launch week of my new novel, Lies and Other Acts of Love. Let me tell you, these people party in style.  (Check out some of my favorite photos below!)

Today, I’m in the gorgeous town of Southern Pines, NC, and will be signing at The Country Bookshop at 5pm. If you’re in the area, I’d love it if you’d come say hi!

In Lies and Other Acts of Love, Annabelle, one of the protagonists, and her husband Ben camp out in his parents’ gorgeous guest house for a while after they move back to Salisbury, NC. (My hometown and where Mom and Dad still live!)

The guest house is so gorgeous that Annabelle proclaims she could live there comfortably for the rest of her life. 

When this beautiful space caught our eye, we couldn’t help but imagine it to be similar to where Annabelle and Ben were living.

Lovely and luxurious, this is just the kind of place where we would love to be guests!

Aren’t hydrangeas, fresh from the yard, always the perfect touch?

The space feels homey yet streamlined, which we absolutely love.

And well-placed planks on the walls and ceilings add charm in droves.


Just like in Lies and Other Acts of Love, this fabulous guest house comes with its very own pool view, perfect for catching some rays on summer days. 

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Lies and Other Acts of Love, today is the LAST day to enter to win our $1,000 Shop Design Chic gift card! Just send proof of purchase to [email protected] It’s still only $8.82 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Or purchase from your local bookstore or Indiebound to get two entries! We’ll announce our winner tomorrow!
Hanging out with American Idol’s Clark Beckham, the incredible Miss North Carolina Kate Peacock, riding in the Azalea parade and making wonderful new friends like author and General AJ Tata were just a few of the highlights of the fabulous four day festival! If you’ve never been, mark your calendar for next year!

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Interior Design: Tillman Long

Architect: D. Stanley Dixon

Builder: Ladisic Fine Homes

Photograpy: Emily Jenkins Followill


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