30A Virtual Vacation


Happy Tuesday, friends! We loved yesterday’s tour of 30A via Eleanor Lynn Nesmith’s book 30A Living so much that we had to have an encore! Who wouldn’t want to be in this gorgeous part of Florida right now? (And Jean Allsopp photographed it all so beautifully that it practically comes to life in your lap!)



Magnificent beaches



Blue skies…



And, of course, those aqua waters that the area is known for all combine in these thoughtful pages to create a can’t-miss experience. Who wouldn’t want to entertain here?



Interior charm,



Meets exterior bliss in one of our must-have books for the coffee table, nightstand and ultimate hostess gift–once we get back to having parties, that is! For more stunning views and inspirational vignettes get your copy here.


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Our favorite season is in full swing! Have you picked up your summer reads yet? I would love it if you’d consider adding my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, to the list!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Summer’s here and the time is right…for reading at the beach! Or at least for reading fun, engrossing books that whisk you away. So, here’s your shot at winning TWELVE of this season’s most sizzling page-turners by me (Kristy Woodson Harvey), Mary Kay Andrews, Elin Hilderbrand, Jamie Brenner, Nancy Thayer, Debbie Macomber, Emily Giffin, Susan Mallery, Susan Wiggs, Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Elizabeth Phillips & Robyn Carr. Entry deadline: Sun 6/28. One winner of all 12 books will be chosen at random and announced on Mon 6/29/20. Good luck! DETAILS & ENTRY FORM HERE: https://bit.ly/BeachReads2020





House Tour: Alys Beach House Designed by Jenkins Interiors


It’s the official end of summer party at our beach this weekend. Needless to say, this is not okay. Fortunately, we have one more month until school starts, but, either way, this summer has gone way, way, way too fast. (Don’t they always?)



Today we’re savoring summer in one of our favorite places, Alys Beach



In this sunny Florida spot it stays warm just a little longer than here in NC, which is always a plus. 



And this fabulous Alys Beach house designed by Jenkins Interiors is a real gem on scenic 30A.



With bright, light open spaces



An absolute dream kitchen



And bright, beachy touches combined with stunning naturals everywhere you look, Jenkins Interiors combined all the right elements to create one fabulous beach house. 



With a master bedroom fit for a queen (or king!),



A guest room we’d want to inhabit all summer long, 



And the perfect accessories in every spot–like this fabulous light fixture



This Alys Beach retreat is the perfect escape no matter the weather. 



Although, if we’re choosing, we’d like to add a little extra summer… What about you?


Nathan Schroder Photography


Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!

Looking to add a little pizazz to your summer reading list? Check out my Peachtree Bluff Series, available at your local bookstore, Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and wherever books are sold! Signed copies available from The Country Bookshop.

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

Upcoming events in Beaufort, NC, Highlands, NC, Cashiers, NC, Jefferson, GA, Figure 8, NC, The Hamptons, NYC and Spartanburg, SC. For full tour dates, visit my author site