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“I found out my marriage was over the day my ‘Modern Love’ piece appeared in the New York Times.” And so begins UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, available now from @simon.audio! If you need the perfect listen for your Memorial Day Weekend road trip, check out this audio clip! And, of course… it’s the perfect paperback for your beach bag—not to mention an on-theme red, white and blue 🇺🇸

 

Whatever you’re doing this holiday weekend, we hope it’s great! We’re remembering everyone who has sacrificed to make our country great!

 

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Under the Southern Sky

 

UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
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​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 

 

Tour Sarah Bartholomew’s Green Hills Home & More

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TOUR Sarah Bartholomew’s Green Hills Home – Part 2 HERE

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10 FAVORITE Ways to Update Your Home for Fall

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DECORATING with Books

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Delicious Detox Water RECIPE

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

You’re invited… Those might just be two of the most evocative words in the English language and can be met with all sorts of emotions.

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

But, one thing’s for sure: If Stephanie Booth Shafran is behind that invitation, you’re in for a treat!  Her brand-new book, You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining, is the book for your coffee table right now, filled with too-gorgeous-for-words images, 

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

Tons of practical tips, and all the inspiration you need for throwing any soiree from big to small.

 

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

Curl up with this stunning book on any regular day for a feeling that something extraordinary has just come your way.

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

Even if you aren’t planning a party, you’ll feel like you’ve been to one. (But if you aren’t planning one, we have to ask… Why on earth not? Make up a reason to celebrate and get to it!). Shafran lives between New York, LA and Sun Valley, and, growing up in LA, her parents were always hosting some sort of event. So you could say her passion for parties is a bit of an inherited trait. 

 

You're Invited:  Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

“Entertaining is my form of creativity,” Shafran said. Pick up a copy of You’re Invited, and it’s sure to become yours too!

 

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I had the great pleasure of making my New York TV debut week before last–and I was so thrilled to include You’re Invited as one of my favorite ways to spruce your space for spring! Check it out!

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Things We Love: Meaningful Collections

 

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When you live on the coast, you have a lot of time to think about which things in your home are most important to you. At least once a year there is some sort of hurricane or major storm and, not wanting to be stuck on an island indefinitely, we evacuate. (It was the deal I made with my husband when we moved! I’m pretty sure he would never leave…) Generally, we don’t give it much thought. 

 

 

 

Board up, pack a bag, hope for the best, come home and assess.  But everyone has those things that are most important to them, those special, sentimental pieces that represent family or trips or happy times, the non-negotiables that they pack up and take when a disaster seems imminent because they would be heartbroken if they lost them. 

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It could be signed books, family silver, favorite, irreplaceable photos taken during a time when clouds lived in the sky, not on our cell phones and laptops. Collections, if you will, that don’t fall into the “it’s just stuff” category. 

 
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The Enchanted Home

 

It could be a collection of treasured blue and white china, collected over generations and passed down or simply gathered through years. 

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Baskets adorning a wall

 
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Or maybe even family china or linens, repurposed and much loved. For me, for years, it was nothing. But, when Hurricane Florence came, and maybe now, ever after, I took two treasures: an antique lapdesk and an early 1800s mother-of-pearl and sterling dessert set that belonged to my husband’s grandmother and was one of my favorite wedding gifts. It was far too beautiful for floodwaters. 

Are you a collector–or a wannabe collector? What would you collect if you were going to start?

 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Feels Like Falling preorders are rolling in! Get yours today!

 

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

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Tour a Home with a Moroccan Influence

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If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

Jeffrey Duncan Architect entrance

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My 92-year-old grandmother started aerobics yesterday. Yes. Started. In the thirty-three years I’ve known her, she hasn’t been much for exercise, but September is a really good time to start something new if you’re going to. And there’s no time like the present.

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One of our Design Chic favorites, architect Jeffrey Dungan, decided to start something new too–and we couldn’t be more excited!

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His new book, The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses, released on September 4, and, in our opinion, it’s one of the best of the year so far!

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A little more about the book: Architect Jeffrey Dungan is recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional homes. His fresh take on architecture is rooted in the beauty of materials rendered in their natural state. Dungan’s projects poetically embrace clean lines and natural elements, to reveal a timeless home that can be enjoyed by future generations to come. Layered in between are thematic essays and more than 240 images that showcase Dungan’s approach to architecture and the importance of elements and materials that honors THE NATURE OF HOME.

Jeffrey Duncan Architect home

When it comes to home, this timeless approach couldn’t be more important. Because while, sure, home is a canvas that is always evolving, it’s the basis of it, the roots, the things that stay the same in the meantime that create those true and lasting memories, that feeling when you pull in the driveway, when you walk in the front door

Jeffrey Duncan Architect home

No one does home quite as well as Jeffrey Dungan

The Nature of Home, in 240 captivating photos, and a series of fascinating, well written essays, proves that once and for all!

Make sure to pick up your copy of The Nature of Home from your local bookstore, Amazon or wherever books are sold!

 

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House Tour: Transformed Tudor in Tuxedo Park

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Good morning, chic friends! I leaving Atlanta today heading to beautiful Charleston for The Secret to Southern Charm signings… but I have had the most amazing time in Atlanta! 

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

No matter where your heart lies, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 

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Traditional elements with the right mix of modern…

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Hints of glamour in all the right places…

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And architectural details that accentuate at every turn…

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This beautiful space is just the right kind of chic.

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Steel doors and windows always make a stunning statement. And we just adore toning down a more formal room with a natural fiber rug.

Tudor home dining room

Upholstered dining chairs feel so cozy and welcoming. They’re a family-friendly touch in a formal dining room.

Tudor home family room

The right shade of paint makes a paneled library still feel traditional but also freshened and bright.

Tudor home kitchen

A beautiful banquette is one of our favorite parts of a breakfast room — and such a good use of space!

Tudor home kitchen

Whimsical elements tie this space together perfectly.

Tudor home bedroom

A canopy bed creates instant impact. A settee on the end of a bed is comfy but can look stuffy. This casual alternative is the ideal touch.

Tudor home bedroom

We love a chaise, but it’s not always the right look. This chair and ottoman give the style — and the comfort — in a way that’s right for the space.

Tudor home bathroom

And, of course, every gorgeous home needs an amazing soaking tub. We think this one looks heavenly! 

Thank you so much for visiting with us today. We always love getting to see you!

Sources: Atlanta Homes and LifestylesEmily Followill PhotographyGreg Busch Architect, Design Atelier

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Don’t forget Mom on May 14! Our pick for a gift – of course, The Secret to Southern Charm!

If you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)

COME SEE ME ON  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR! IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FOUR WEEKS .

 

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Creating an Arbor

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Here are some great gift ideas to tell Mom thank you for what she does all year long. Happy weekend, friends!

Gifts for Mom

But our favorite gift idea of all? The Secret to Southern Charm, of course!
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If you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)

 

COME SEE ME ON  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR! IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FOUR WEEKS .

 

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