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

 

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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?

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

House Tour: Alys Beach Retreat

Home of Interior Philosophy Co-Owner

 

Even though it may not officially be fall yet, Labor Day always feels like the end of summer–to us, anyway. 

We are always sad for the end of summer, with its carefree beach days and long, lazy boat hours. Of course, fall has plenty of its own charms–football season, boots, pumpkin spice lattes… (In case you haven’t heard, they’re back!!)

Even still, we’re already dreaming of Spring Break! 

For this year’s late April Spring Break, we think the weather–and the beauty–of Alys Beach will do quite nicely. 

To facilitate our Spring Break dreaming we wanted to take a look around this fabulous Alys Beach home. 

The think we love most about this 30A enclave–besides its pristine white sand beaches and clear blue water, of course–is its soothing, uniform palette. 

This beautiful home builds on the exquisite creams and browns and neutrals of the chic beach town’s exterior, making the entire thing feel cohesive. 

Unexpected accessories lend a touch of the exotic and a bit of the British Colonial to the home’s overall feel. 

Every room–even the bathroom–is set up to take advantage of the breathtaking view that lies beyond.

And despite this home’s upscale elegance, nothing feels too precious. 

It’s the kind of place where sandy feet can tread and memories can grow. 

It will still be weeks before we pack up our bathing suits for the winter and pull out the boots, months before the winter doldrums have time to cast their shadow and sink in. 

All the while, we’ll feel happy and light knowing that another April, another Spring Break, and the promise of the sunny skies and stunning landscape of Alys Beach are just around the corner! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, friends! We always love it when you do!


The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

Upcoming Events on The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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