Things We Love: The Perfect Summer Accessory

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

Living at the beach, we absolutely live for summer. The long, sunny days, nights fishing on the dock with friends, cocktails on the porch (distanced cocktails, of course!) and afternoons by the pool. We try to work a little less, play a little more and make tons of memories to carry us through the cold winter months. 

 

 

We always have a beach bag packed, full and ready at a moment’s notice for impromptu cocktail cruises or island hops–and a stack of fluffy, fun Serena & Lily beach towels to wrap up little wet people and spread on the sand. This yellow and white stripe is our favorite but you can’t go wrong with any of the gorgeous assortment of colors they offer. They are the ultimate, multi-tasking summer accessory!

 

 

(And, obviously, I always have a bag full of my newest, favorite beach reads!) Serena & Lily beach towels are our favorites because they are plush and cushy, but they don’t shed like some fluffy towels. They dry quickly and come out of the washer and dryer as vibrant and fresh as they went in. Summer after summer we return to these fabulous towels. 

 

Serena & Lily white beach towel accessory

 

But towels aren’t the only Serena & Lily beach items we’re loving this summer. These darling gingham chairs and umbrella are made for beach sitting in style!

 

Serena & Lily stripe beach towel accessory

 

More fun colors of our favorite towels! These wide stripes just scream summer to us! And the nautical colors are super seaworthy.

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

These adorable lightweight yet substantial chairs go from beach-sitting to porch fun in a flash!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory on chaise lounge with beach umbrella

 

Could there be a more idyllic summer spot than this one? Those chaises are the stuff of summer dreams, and oh my goodness, that view!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory on beach with gray beach umbrella

 

A cozy spot for two turned unfathomably chic!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

From picnics to catching rays, this gorgeous towel is perfectly suited for sun, wind, sand and everything in between!

 

Serena & Lily round beach towel accessory

 

We love vibrant colors all year round, but in the summer, they feel like a necessity!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

Can’t choose a favorite color? Get one of each! We can’t think of anything that looks quite this lovely when it’s simply hanging out to try. Dirty laundry? Not here!

 

 

And, when in doubt, you can’t ever go wrong with ocean blue. Any time, any place, in any location, it looks great all summer long. 

What are your favorite summer accessories? Is there a certain beach towel you can’t live without?

Thanks so much for sharing your summer with Design Chic. We love spending the season with you!

 

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Four Seasons of Entertaining

– shayla copas, amazon

If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Southern Side of Paradise, today is a great day! My publisher, Simon & Schuster, has chosen The Southern Side of Paradise as a part of their Bookcation promotion! For a limited time, you can get 25% off and free shipping with the code SUMMER19!

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour!

Twelve states, forty-one stops… Most of The Southern Side of Paradise Tour is behind me, but I’d love to see you at an upcoming event! If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

House Tour: Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster Designs

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know how the weather is where you are, but the past couple days here have been warm, sunny and absolutely gorgeous! We are having major Spring fever, savoring every second outside–and hoping that that groundhog was wrong and this warm weather is here to stay.

Whether you’re really having summer weather or just dreaming about us, take a little mini-vacation with us today to this beyond fabulous Carolina cottage designed by Janie Molster.

There is nothing like beach cottage, with all those historic touches, to take us back to beach trips of our childhoods.

The thing we love most about this home is how Molster mixes those sweet, nostalgic touches–like wood paneling–with bright updated style.

This island is the perfect spot for sandy feet and pimento cheese sandwiches!

Fresh watermelon and strawberries from a roadside stand become accessories in this kitchen. 

Exposed beams and painted floors lend a classic look, 

While bright linens lend fun, fresh vacation-worthy appeal. 

All I can say is that I wish I had seen this earlier… We had so many pairs of red Keds! What a fun way to incorporate them into the style.

Bold red and pretty marble update this bath, while hexagonal tile remains a throwback to a simpler time that’s still completely on trend.

Nothing says “beach retreat” like a fabulous kids’ room!

Beach towel goals!! We can’t decide which is cuter, the towels or the basket!

At the beach, driftwood really is the best accessory!

This utterly charming, classic exterior ties it all together–and, y’all, that view. This looks like the kind of place that has made a thousand memories and will make a thousand more. Thanks for touring with us today! We hope you love this Carolina cottage as much as we do!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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What Jena Pate of Our Southern Roots is saying about The Secret to Southern Charm!

“Kristy just has a way of capturing the beauty of the Georgia coast through her writing that make you feel like you are sitting right there amongst all the action while you read. The characters are all so well developed and you get attached very quickly.I would obviously recommend picking up Slightly South of Simple if you haven’t already, then pre-order your copy of The Secret to Southern Charm… this book will take you on an emotional roller coaster in the best possible way and leave you wanting more….and impatiently waiting for book three in the series :)” — Jena Pate, Our Southern Roots Blog

 

 

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