Ten Favorite: Cottages with Charm & Style

10 favorite beach cottages
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Some people dream of growing up and living in a huge, sprawling mansion, with cavernous rooms and tons of space. 

 

shingled cottages
Dearborn Builders

 

But others–like us–are partial to a simple cottage by the sea. 

 

singled cottages with white picket fence
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

A white picket fence is mandatory, 

 

shingled cottages with blue door
Jenny Wolfe Interiors

 

A shingled exterior is a plus, 

 

bee cottage
Bee Cottage

 

And a sweet shutter color (like on Frances Schultz’s former beloved Bee Cottage), is icing on the cake. 

 

white clapboard cottages with blue door
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Window boxes and a Carolina blue door would be mandatory on our charming cottage, 

 

white clapboard cottages with tin roof
Beaufort, SC Historic Cottage

 

And a little bit of age and history makes it all the better. 

 

cottages in Beaufort, sc
1889 Historic Cottage

 

Porch swings and idyllic cottages seem to go together like peas and carrots, 

 

cottages with yellow front doors
Coastal Living Magazine

 

And while the traditional basics are always in style, a few out of the ordinary touches like a yellow door, 

 

white clapboard cottages
BHG

 

Or these fun and festive paper lanterns, simply add to a cottage’s signature style. Which of these dreamy cottages would you choose?

Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 Don’t forget, everyone who preorders THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE and emails me at [email protected] will be entered to win a trip for two to all the weekend’s events and lodging for two at Beaufort’s charming Pecan Tree Inn! (Signed copies can be preordered from South Main Book Co. at 704-630-9788 or [email protected])

Tour 5 Tiny Coastal Cottages and More

beach cottages

 

Tour 5 Tiny Coastal Cottages

coastal living magazine

 

 

A Charming Outdoor Living Collection

– anthropologie

 

The secret to Southern Charm

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during these first two week of The Secret to Southern Charm Book Tour.  My novel  became a Target Fiction Bestseller and National Bookscan Bestseller!  Thank you,  for helping to make my dreams come true, for telling your friends and writing reviews, for hosting and coming to my events . . . I am here today because of you, and, even though we may not have ever met, I count you as one of the people I am most grateful for every day.

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR!

 

April 21: Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19967, Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

 

April 22: Reading at ROOT, Manasquan, NJ, please register through BookTowne, Contact is Maribeth Pelly, [email protected], 732-722-7255, 3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 23: Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081, free but registration required at http://westervillelibrary.org/events?event=29771 or by calling the library at 614-882-7277 ext 4; 7:00 pm, open to the public

April 24: Meet Author Kristy Harvey at Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129, organized by Cuyahoga County Public Library, Contact is Billy Kelly, [email protected], 216.749.9359, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 26: “Books and Bites,” Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734, Light refreshments will be provided, 12 pm, free and open to the public

April 29: Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange Street Pendleton, SC 29670, contact is Sally Martin, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30: The Secret to Southern Charm: Kristy’s tips for living a beautiful life, inspired by Southern interior design and entertaining; Huff Harrington Home Store, 3872 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, refreshments provided; Contacts are Meg Harrington and Ann Huff: [email protected], 404-467-0311 , 1:00-3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30,: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St, #138, Woodstock, GA 30188, contact Gary Parkes, [email protected], 770-516-9989, 6:30 pm

May 1: Reynolds Plantation Linger Longer Cultural Series, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr., Greensboro, GA 30624, contact Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected], 5:00 pm

May 2: Charleston, SC UNC Alumni Event

May 5:  Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Party, Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event; The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contest and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live.;  Contact Jamie Anderson at Downtown Books, 252-473-1056, [email protected]; 4:00 pm, open to the public

May 10: Children’s Cancer Partners Fundraiser, Cornelius Yacht Club

May 21: Sassee Reads Books Club Chat

June 13: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Tour of Salisbury, NC based on Lies and Other Acts of Love, Raleigh Parks & Rec,(919)996-4723

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private

July 25: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm

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New Items Added to Sale  – neiman marcus

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Coastal Living Houses that You Can Rent and More

Coastal Living houses

 

Coastal Living Houses that You Can Rent

coastal living

 

 

Ready for Spring

tory burch

 

The Secret to Southern Charm

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM just hit #1 on Amazon in its category–10 days before release! This is a real first for me and I’m beyond excited! Thanks for all the preorders and book ❤❤❤. I have the best readers in the world!!

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And, I am so excited to announce that THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is one of Southern Living Magazine‘s Best Spring Break Reads!

 

WEEKEND SALES

Buy More Save More  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

30% off + 10% off Full Price  j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off Sale  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

Favorites for the Homedesign chic

New Spring Arrivals moda operandi

 

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Fall Gardens for Every Style

fall gardens roses
Architectural Digest

 

As the summer heat gives way to the cooler air of fall, one of the greatest gifts is getting to see the new things blooming in our yards. It is one of our very favorite things about the change of seasons. 

fall gardens
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

It’s the perfect time for refined landscapes like trimmed hedges and neat, clean manicured boxwoods.

Fall Gardens
Architectural Digest

 

We love gravel pathways any time of year, but the crunch underfoot feels especially satisfying come fall. But be sure to have a few rakes on hand for keeping up with those beautifully hued fallen leaves. They’re perfect for making piles and leaf jumping!

Fall Gardens
Architectural Digest

Another of our favorite looks for fall is the naturally beautiful look of wildflowers, which are as simple to grow as spreading perennial wild flower seeds. They are as gorgeous inside in vases and simple jars as they are in the yard. And the more you cut them, the more they grow!

fall gardens
New England Home Magazine

 

A pretty cobblestone path is the perfect complement to a lush and luxurious fall garden. The hues of fall are everywhere in this lovely landscape. 

fall gardens dining
Architectural Digest

 

From big yards to patio containers, from the big to the small, there’s no wrong place to create a pretty fall garden with your favorite foliage.

fall gardens dining
Architectural Digest

 

It’s the perfect weather for dining al fresco–and a garden surrounding the table is the best accessory!

fall gardens
Architectural Digest

 

From a wild yet tame mix of flowers and foliage,

Fall Vegetable Garden
BHG

 

To a perfectly planned spread for eating and picking all season long,

fall gardens planters
Debra Phillips – Scentimental Gardens

 

To a welcoming planter done exquisitely well, when it comes to plants, there’s no wrong way to welcome fall. 

What is your favorite fall plant? 

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