House Tour: Ponte Vedra

Ponte Vedra Phoebe Howard living room beach house

Good morning, chic readers! We are having another wonderful week on the fabulous Slightly South of Simple book tour! After an incredible fundraiser for Children’s Security Blanket, I am thrilled to be heading to Florida for events in Vero Beach and Palm Beach. (Details below!) 

To get in the Florida state of mind we decided to tour this gorgeous Ponte Vedra home today designed by the user-talented Phoebe Howard.

With a clean sleek vibe,

And that classic Florida feel,

This Ponte Vedra home is perfect for vacation or year-round living.

Soft blues and greens with splashes of natural fiber are perfection for a beach house. 

Pretty bedding in a coastal shade creates a charming oasis.

Bamboo is the ultimate material for designing a Florida retreat around.

A nautical touch here and there is always welcome.

Bright pops of fun colors scream vacation,

And can be reminiscent of the beauty that lies beyond the walls of the home. If you’re in the Florida area (Or Atlanta!), come visit me!

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Slightly South of Simple Upcoming Tour Dates. For Signed, Personalized Copies Contact FoxTale Book Shoppe:

Thursday, May 4: Luncheon, Talk and Signing, The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963, 12 pm, (Open to Club Members Only) [email protected]

Friday, May 5: Talk and Signing, Palm Beach Library System, Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462, (561) 304-4500, Free and Open to the Public

Friday, May 5: Party and Signing, Palm Beach, FL

Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400

Saturday, May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,

Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson,  [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00

Palm Beach Chic


It has rained and poured and rained poured and rained and poured again. We are missing sunshine and warm weather and light. But, fortunately, we just received a gorgeous copy of Palm Beach Chic. Simply flipping through the book is like getting on a plane and flying somewhere warm and sunny and escaping the bad weather… And, of course, staying somewhere insanely fabulous. Take a sneak peek inside this amazing book. You’ll feel like you have been on a vacation too!



The Breakers

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There are vacations and then there are vacations

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One of our favorite spots for vacation? The fabulous Breakers in Palm Beach, of course! 

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While we were there a couple of years ago, I was writing Dear Carolina.

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So, I figured, why should we have all the fun? Let’s bring Khaki and Jodi–and the whole rest of the clan–along too! 

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Khaki’s family, the Masons, are known for doing everything in high style. So, when Khaki’s mom has her book launch, a party in Palm Beach is a natural choice. 

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I actually think this is the very room I based Jodi’s room at the Breakers on. It’s book-worthy, right?

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The insides are show-stopping for sure. But the outside? Well, that’s where the magic happens!

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Palm trees, sparkling pools, gorgeous sky… Just a few things that make Palm Beach so lovely.

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Lying in these lounge chairs, by the sparkling pool, outside a cabana full of napping babies, both Jodi and Khaki make a life-changing decision. 

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But, honestly, with a cabana this fabulous, who wouldn’t be clear-headed enough to make some major life decisions?

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To read more about Jodi, Khaki and the rest of the gangs amazing Palm Beach vacation — and the big decisions that they make, check out Dear Carolina

We’re so excited about how many of you have entered the $500 Shop Design Chic giveaway! If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late! 

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And if you’re in the mood for a little shopping, Nordstrom’s half yearly sale starts today!!

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