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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

 

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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.

 

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10 Favorite Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas Tables

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

Oh my word, y’all! The countdown has officially begun: 10 Days Until Christmas Eve!

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

We guess everyone has their favorite parts of their holiday traditions, the special moments that mean the most to them. 

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

And, yes, we get why Christmas Day is the star of the show. Santa has come, the Christ Child is born.

 

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But there’s just something about Christmas Eve…

 

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The waiting. The sense of sweet anticipation. The joy in the journey. 

 

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At our house, Christmas Eve is when the fancy china comes out, when the crystal shines, when the candles are lit. 

 

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There are party poppers, too, complete with silly crowns and fun games. But there is something about that dark and formal moment of Christmas Eve, the knowing that everything you’ve been waiting for all year is right around the corner, that has always held a special place in our hearts.

 

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(The meringues with heath bar whipped cream topping aren’t bad either…)

 

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If you’re starting to look toward Christmas, we hope these stunning table settings by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles have sparked something in you.

 

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We know that, right now, we are overflowing with table inspiration. We hope you are too!

 

Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with Design Chic! We love seeing you here all year long. 

 

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Preparing Your Porch for Memorial Day Dining and More

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Happy Memorial Day, friends! We hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing day with family and friends. Between the barbecues and sunbathing, boat riding and fireworks, we are remembering all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and all those who continue to fight to keep this country great! We are so grateful for the sacrifices that our troops and their families make every, single day of the year!

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The table is set… The turkey is basted… Now all that’s left to do is count our blessings! And, when we think of what we are most thankful for this holiday season, YOU, our fabulous readers, are among the top of the list!

 

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If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy weekend!

Library Restaurant in Cashiers, NC

The Library Restaurant and Bar - Cashiers, NC

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We had the most fun on our trip to Cashiers, NC last week. We think it is certainly one of the most beautiful spots in the country. 

The Library Restaurant - Cashiers, NC

We rented a house on the property of the High Hampton Inn and Country Club, which, incidentally, was the setting for the remake of Dirty Dancing. From the youngest to the oldest, we all loved this beautiful spot, with its hiking, lake activities and charming dining hall that seems like a throwback to a simpler time. 

Buttermilk Pie with Bing Cherry Compote

One of the highlights was our dinner at Library Restaurant – Cashiers, NC, a new favorite!

The Library Restaurant - Cashiers, NC

Owned by Chicos founders Marvin and Helene Gralnick and the utterly charming Liz Klapdohr and Chef Johannes, the restaurant is eclectic, warm and as inviting as its owners.

 

The stunning chandelier in the bar area is the only thing that survived Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans Chicos location. It stands proudly lighting this beautiful yet chicly rustic space, which was originally a members only club where people could drink legally during Prohibition.

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The bacon-maple rosemary popcorn and vegetable house chips with romesco sauce are not to be missed.

And the garden salad, marinated vegetables, toasted pecans, and passion fruit-tupelo honey vinaigrette go way beyond basic salads. 

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The east coast oysters with bloody mary- wasabi vinaigrette, memo chives and lime dust are transformative. 

Library Restaurant Cashiers, NC

But, beyond the food, which was, we all agreed, among the best we have ever had, we have seldom felt so welcomed and so at ease in a space–even with a five year old. 

Buttermilk Pie with Bing Cherry Compote

Liz regaled us with a kitchen tour where my little guy got to have his Library hat signed by all of the chefs. He was thrilled!

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And there was even a delectable gourmet children’s menu with meals made from all of the same local ingredients as the main menu. 

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And the dessert was legendary. We had this buttermilk pie with bing cherry compote–and a brownie with ice cream–and they were the perfect sweet complement to a truly extraordinary meal. 

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But perhaps the best part of this extraordinary restaurant was the incredible art, created by owner Marvin Gralnick.

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It is abstract, fun and completely fabulous.

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The art is the perfect juxtaposition to the interior of the restaurant.

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And a good reminder to relax…

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And be happy, which, once you visit the Library, you really can’t help but be both of those things. When it comes to summer vacations, this one was tops. Do you have any fun trips planned for the summer?

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“Kristy’s books are wonderful southern fiction and all of them have a mother daughter element that makes you reflect on your own relationship with your mother.  Her writing has touched me personally, and not just because I live in Charlotte and Kristy is a North Carolina native… I am now starting her third novel that debuted in April, Slightly South of Simple, and just like the others two books, I can’t put it down!” —Sarah Sofia Productions

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