Come See Me at Codarus at Atlanta Mart!

towels and rugs at Codarus Showroom
Abyss & Habidecor

Good morning, friends! Did you have a fabulous Fourth of July week? We hope it was filled with fireworks, fun and maybe even a little down time. 

Annie Selke at Codarus Showroom
Annie Selke

We had a great vacation week and now it’s back on the road for a few more Slightly South of Simple events including… Atlanta Mart! 

Moss Studio at Codarus Showroom
Moss Studio

I am SO excited to be going to my first ever Atlanta Mart and even more excited to be signing copies of Slightly South of Simple at the Codarus showroom on Saturday, July 15 from 1-3 pm. 

Square Feathers at Codarus Showroom
Square Feather

Not only is this a fun opportunity to meet some of my (most stylish!) readers, but Codarus is a fabulous place to spend a day! 

sidetable from Hanley Drive furniture at Codarus Showroom
Handley Drive

Hosting some of our favorite brands, from Handley Drive to Pom Pom at Home, Barbara Cosgrove to Annie Selke–two of Ansley in Slightly South of Simple’s top picks–Codarus is an overload of pretty! 

Barbara Cosgrove at Codarus Showroom
Barbara Cosgrove

Needless to say, there is shopping along with the book signing. 

blue woven baskets from POm Pom at Home at Codarus Showroom
Pom Pom at Home

Bedding and accessories, furniture and lamps…

bedding from Lili Alessandra at Codarus Showroom
Lili Alessandra

It’s almost too good!

Soicher Marin at Codarus Showroom
Soicher Marin

Will you be at Atlanta Mart? If so, what bits and pieces are not to be missed? I’d love it if you’d stop by and say hello! 

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Slightly South of Simple

Other fun happenings this week:

July 13: Sky Valley Literary Luncheon, Sky Valley Country Club, Sky Valley, GA, 12 pm

July 14: Highlands Golf and Country Club, Talk, Luncheon and Book Signing, 981 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741

July 14: Signing, Acorns Shop at Old Edwards Inn, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, 2-4 pm

July 15: Atlanta Market, Codarus Showroom 240 Peachtree St N.W., Suite 15-A-1, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 404.749.5050, Signing 1-3 pm

What bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple

“It’s part of a series of three books and I cannot wait for the next one to come out. All of the characters are very endearing (and relatable) and you really do fall in love/invest in each one of their stories. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a few days. This is your perfect vacation book/beach read.” —Grace Atwood, The Stripe

If you’ve read Slightly South of Simple, I would appreciate it so much if you would consider leaving a review on Amazon! Reviews can be as short as a sentence or two, but they help authors so, so much. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and emails and, of course, for reading. I am more grateful than I can say for each and every one of you!

Banquette Seating, Serena & Lily Market Ready for Summer & More!

Banquette seating from Serena & Lily


Blue and White Banquette Seating + Natural Elements = Perfection


Serena & Lily Market


Serena & Lily Market Ready for Summer 

slightly south of simple and codarus

We are so excited for one of the biggest design weekends of the year.  If you are at High Point Market, we’d love for you to drop by the Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, on Sunday, April 23, 3-5pm  for snacks, sips and Slightly South of Simple.


I’m heading to NYC one week from today, to launch Slightly South of Simple at the 92nd St Y–and I have 2 tickets to give away! If you’d like one–or a couple–just email me at [email protected]! Click here for event details.


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We are so excited to by celebrating the beginning of the Slightly South of Simple book launch in style! We’re partnering with our friends at Reebonz to give away a stunning black, Salvatore Ferragamo Darina Mini Bag, which retails for $1250, to one lucky reader! If you’ve already ordered Slightly South of Simple, don’t forget to enter this one! And if you haven’t, now is your chance! Pre-order from your local bookstore,, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target or Duck’s Cottage

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  • We have a wedding in July this summer and I think this could be a fun handbag
  • Love the graphic print on this dress
  • A shirtdress is a staple in my wardrobe
  • An Equipment blouse is a must for me and this one is in a great gingham pattern
  • How cute is this tunic


New Items added to Sale – love this maxi – anthropologie 

Extra 40%  off Sale- love this dress j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – love this cowhide rug one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale- love these gladiators  – shopbop

Up to 65% off – bought this for the book tour- neiman marcus

New to Sale – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

New Items Added to Sale – saks fifth avenue

Buy More Save More – wisteria


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