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Tour a Cottage Retreat on Lake Burton

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Creating a Spa-Like Bath

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Dining Al Fresco Memorial Day Weekend

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WEEKEND SALES

 

Up to 40% Off Sale  – shopbop

Extra 40% off Sale Items + 20% Off New Items anthropologie

40% Off Sitewide  j crew

Up to 70 % Off Warehouse Sale + 20 % Off Sitewide – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Sale  – neiman marcus

20% Off  Sitewide  serena and lily

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Up to 40% off saks fifth avenue

EXTRA 20% Off Designer Sale – moda operandi

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Tour Edie Parker Founder’s Connecticut Home

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Tour Edie Parker Founder’s Connecticut Home

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April’s Most Viewed Post

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Dining Al Fresco with Kate Spade

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Designing Your Garden for Outdoor Dining

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Mother's Day

 

Picking the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

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And Our Favorite Choice for Mom –  The Secret to Southern Charm.  It’s the perfect Mother’s Day read!


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

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Tour a Remodeled 80’s Home and More

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Tour a Remodeled 80’s Home

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Dining Al Fresco with Serena & Lily

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Create an Inviting Guestroom

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Blueberries & Cinnamon Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe

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Add Stripes to Your Spring Wardrobe

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The Secret to Southern Charm - beach book

Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM BOOK TOUR

March 15: Official Launch and Fundraiser for Pat Conroy Center at the home of Alison and Mark Guilloud, Beaufort, SC, cocktail buffet, portion of proceeds to benefit the Center, 6:00 pm

March 21: Westminster Towers, 1330 India Hook Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732, tea with accompaniments, tickets are $20, reservations at 803-328-5000, must pay by check or cash before event; 4:00 pm, public

March 22: 2018 Friends of Joyner Library Spring Banquet, East Carolina University fundraiser,   Greenville Hilton, 207 Greenville Blvd SW, Greenville, NC 27834 tickets are $75 and include signed copy of The Secret to Southern Charm; (Checks payable to Friends of Joyner Library and mail to Joyner Library, Office of Library Development, 2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 or online at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/giving/friends.cfm), doors open at 5:30 pm, event from 6:00-8:30 pm

March 31: Sips, Sweets and Southern Charm, Beaufort Linen Co., 331 Front St., Beaufort, NC, 1:00-4:00, free and open to the public

April 2: Rowan Regional Public Library Friends of the Library Meeting, Salisbury, NC 

April 3: Launch party at South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC, 5:00-7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 4: Holcomb Reading Club in Spartanburg at Spartanburg CC, Spartanburg, SC, 11:30 am, private event

April 4: Afternoon tea, Poinsett Club, 807 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC, ticketed event, open to members, For tickets Stacia Smith, (864) 242-3062,  [email protected], 3:00 pm, private

April 5: Kiawah Reads talk and signing,  Sandcastle Community Center, 23 Beachwalker Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29407, beverages and light snacks, Contact Mandi Danker [email protected] for tickets, 11:00 am, open to the public

April 5: Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506, Contact Mary Wiser, Friends of Florence County Library, 843-413-7065,  [email protected], 6:00 pm, open to the public

April 6: Moveable Feast through Litchfield Books; Litchfield Beach, SC, contact is Vicky Crafton, 843-237-8138, [email protected], 11:00 am with signing at bookstore at 2:00 pm, open to the public

April 6: “The Secret to Southern Charm at Woodhouse Day Spa,” Woodhouse Day Spa, 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, wine and nibbles, Contact is Kimberly Powell, 843-203-1772, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, open to the public

April 7: Wine, Women & Wisdom, Southern Style, launch of this luncheon series at Buxton Books, 2A Cumberland Street, Corner of Concord and Cumberland, Charleston, SC 29401, Contact Polly Buxton, [email protected], 843-696-5050, noon-2:00 pm, open to the public

April 8: Southern Sweet Tea Author Talk & Book Signing at Summerville Library presentation Dorchester County Library, 76 Old Trolley Road, Summerville, SC 29485, tea, water, lemonade, and pastries served; Contact is Leslie Koller, [email protected], 842-871-5075 ext. 220, 2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 9:  “Books and Bites” at Fernandina Beach Library, 25 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, FL with sandwiches and tea, organized through The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, “meet and greet” with signing, contact events person is Christy LeLait, [email protected], store: 904-261-8991, 11:30 am, open to the public

April 9: The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792, Book Clubs and Beach Reads: A conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey, wine and cheese provided,  Contact Ashley Sherlock [email protected], [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to public

April 10: “Books and Bites,” Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Gulf County, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, contact is Nancy Brockman, [email protected], 850-229-8879, 12:00-2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 10:  Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL  32459, Contact Dwan Dawson-Tape, 850-231-5481, [email protected], 4:00-5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 11: Dothan Country Club,”Lunch and Learn,” 200 South Cherokee Avenue. Dothan, Alabama, $20 ticket includes buffet and author presentation. Call 334-791-2706 or email [email protected] to rsvp. Ticket paid for at the door , 11:30 am CST, open to the public

April 11: Bay Point Book Clubs’ Cocktails with Kristy, 5:00 pm, private

April 12:  St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, 218 Bunkers Cove Rd, Panama City, FL 32401, 11:30 am, private

April 13: Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheon, Pfeiffer University, Highway 52 North, Misenheimer, N.C.  28109,  hosted by Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library, tickets are $30.00 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers; Tickets will be available on the University’s website in mid-January. They will also be available by calling the Advancement Office at 704-463-3034, event from 11:00 am-1:15 pm, open to the public

April 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 15: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Details TBA

April 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC28387, 5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 17: SC Entertainment Television talk in Kinston, NC, private

April 17: Sips and Sweets, Community Council for the Arts, 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC, 100% of book purchase price will be donated to CCA, to reserve a copy or purchase a copy to pick up at a later date, call (252) 527-2517free and open to the public

April 19: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library,269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403, event contact is Amanda Spino, 410-222-1770, [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to the public

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 341-282-9232; 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, GA30188, 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

June 17: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Salisbury, NC Tour, Contact

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

DON’T FORGET, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM IS AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER BY CALLING YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, ANY OF THE FABULOUS BOOKSTORES ABOVE OR AT INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

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Tour the Coastal Living Caribbean Showhouse, create a coastal dining room, and our favorite shopping and sale on Design Chic today!
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Tour the Coastal Living Caribbean Showhouse

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Create a Coastal Dining Room

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Your Favorite Post in February

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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

20% Off Custom Furniture Sale serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Up to 70% off saks fifth avenue

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I am so excited to announce that THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is one of Southern Living Magazine‘s Best Spring Break Reads of the Year! Also, I’m celebrating one month until the official release date with a super fun giveaway!

SINCE THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM COMES OUT IN A MONTH , I’M HAVING A GIVEAWAY TO CELEBRATE! FROM NOW UNTIL MARCH 10, PREORDER THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM AND GET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

*an e-copy of SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE
*an advance copy of DEAR CAROLINA
*an advance copy of LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE for free (while supplies last!)

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS:

1.Email me your receipt to [email protected] with which book you’d like
2. If you’d like THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, let me know if you prefer Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iBooks and what email address you’d like it sent to.
(*DC and LIES are advance copies with plain orange covers… just found a box of them!)
Now you’ll be all caught up on my old books before the latest comes out! Thanks for being such awesome readers and friends! Can’t wait to celebrate this new launch with all of you!
THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is available for preorder from your local bookstore, or preorder online from Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite bookstore. Thanks for being the most awesome readers ever!
And don’t forget, the first launch party for my newest book baby is March 15 to benefit Pat Conroy center! Supplies are limited, so get your tickets now!

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving and Favorite Holiday Gifts

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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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Your emails and comments brighten our day, and we always love seeing that you stopped by. Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing day spent doing the things you love the most. Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends!

 If you are excited about the Christmas shopping and big sales online, take a look at some of our favorites:

 

WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items – anthropologie

40% Off Sale and 30% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

20% Off Sitewide  – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

20% off Sitewide – serena and lily

Black Friday on Thursday – nordstrom

Up to 60% off thru 11/25 – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

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Setting the Thanksgiving Table in Style

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Bronson Van Wyck – AD

 

As my husband and son are watching videos of turkeys , we’re thinking about setting the Thanksgiving table. Just one glance at this unbelievable Bronson Van Wyck-designed table (we’ve also talked about him here and here) is enough to make us feel in full-on turkey mode too!

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