10 Gorgeous Gardens!

 

We are so happy to have warm weather and that  can only mean one thing: time for gardens galore! Sitting in them, admiring them… We love all of that!  Take a look and 10 of our favorites and happy Monday, friends!

 

hydrangea garden
Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography

 

garden Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography

 

 

GARDEN
Loi Thai Garden

 

 

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Slightly South of Simple

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“Heartfelt and warm, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE deftly explores the familial ties that bind us— and those that have the power to break us. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s cast of characters— and the charming beach town of Peachtree Bluff— will crawl into your soul and stay there.”

-Colleen Oakley

 

Upcoming Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates:

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

– JUNE –

Monday, June 5: “Prologue” Series with Wilmington Star News, 7 pm

Saturday, June 17: Dee Gee’s Books and Gifts, Morehead City, NC, 12-2 pm, Signing

Tuesday, June 20: Suzanne Westenhofer Book Club, 12 pm CST

Wednesday, June 28: Gainesville Newcomers Club Luncheon at Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA, 3000 Club Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506, 9:30 am, Contact Joanne Dandrea, [email protected]

Inspiring Home Libraries, a Beach Retreat Bedroom and More!

 

 

Inspiring Home Libraries

one kings lane

 

 

 

Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

chango & co

 

lemon almond cake recipe

 

Delicious Lemon Almond Cake Recipe

– Rose and Ivy Journal

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A Few Things I’m Loving:

This dress is perfect for summer cocktail parties

I love that this blouse can be worn casually with jeans or pair with white pants for a night on the town

How cute are these boat shoes for a those everyday wear

Nothing like the perfect white jeans for summer

Tassel earrings are so fun

 

WEEKEND SALES

20% off With Code WOWMOM – anthropologie 

Extra 30% 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 – neiman marcus

Up to 20% off all Beach Towels – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

Up to 40% Off  – wisteria

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE:

“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.”

-New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb

 

In Good Taste: Shelley Johnstone Design

Shelley Johnstone Design- dining

I am having such a great time in Chicago

Shelley Johnstone Design - kitchen

and the surrounding area on Day 23 of my tour and I’m excited about

Shelley Johnstone Design - kitchen

an event at the Evanston Public Library this evening. 

Shelley Johnstone Design -kitchen with brass hardware

 I can’t be in Chicago without thinking of the talented

Shelley Johnstone Design - bathroom

Shelley Johnstone, who we talked about here.

Shelley Johnstone Design - wood

How beautiful is this space?

Shelley Johnstone Design

it is quite nearly impossible to even look at Shelley’s gorgeous designs without feeling fabulous.

Shelley Johnstone Design

And her backyard is the ultimate oasis. 

Shelley Johnstone Design

This is where I want to be relaxing at the end of my tour!

Shelley Johnstone Lake Forest Shophouse

If you love Shelley’s designs as much as we do, you don’t want to miss the 17th Biennial Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens , open daily, April 29 through May 21.  The Showhouse is produced by the Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, and Shelley has designed the fabulous dining room!

Slightly South of Simple

If you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, don’t forget Slightly South of Simple.  These are wrapped and ready for lots of special moms! Happy Tuesday, friends!

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:



 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

Scentimental Gardens and Slightly South of Simple

Scentimental Gardens ,

It’s day 22 of the Slightly South of Simple book tour, and I am so incredibly humbled and grateful to all of the people across the country who have so graciously opened their homes and shops to me –  you are truly amazing!Scentimental Gardens

and to all of you wonderful readers, booksellers, bloggers, reviewers and friends a big thank you for your support!

Scentimental Gardens

Speaking of wonderful shops, I am THRILLED to be visiting Sentimental Gardens in Geneva, Illinois

Scentimental Gardens

for a celebration and signing, TODAY!

Scentimental Gardens

Scentimental Gardens is the home away from home of my long time uber-talented blog friend, Debra Phillips.

Scentimental Gardens

It is here that Debra combines her love of gardening and antiques.  

Scentimental Gardens

Aren’t her urns incredible?!

Scentimental Gardens

I’m definitely in need of her help in Beaufort!

If you are in the Geneva area today, please stop by,

I’d love to meet you!

Slightly South of Simple


 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Tuesday, May 9: Evanston Public Library Event, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 5-7 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

GIFTS FOR Mother’s Day

GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY


 

Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple
Perfect Mother’s Day

 

“My good blogger friend, Kristy Harvey just released her third book Slightly South of Simple…New York Times Bestselling Author Elin Hilderbrand says Kristy is the “Next Major Voice in Southern Fiction…and in my opinion, Kristy is this generation’s Pat Conroy.”

lucy williams interiors


 

Slightly South of Simple Upcoming Tour Dates

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

Monday, May 8: Scentimental Gardens, 428 W State Street, Geneva, Illinois, Talk and Signing, 5 pm, free and open to the public

Tuesday, May 9: Evanston Public Library Event, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 5-7 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Dining Spaces, Beautiful Mother’s Day Lunch and More!

 

 

40 Spaces for Casual Dining

dering hall

 

 

Beautiful Mother’s Day Lunch

rip and tan

 

 

Summer Ready Cabana-Stripes

one kings lane

The Classic Design Channel  from our friend Holly Holden. You don’t want to miss it!

holly holden design

Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple

“My good blogger friend, Kristy Harvey just released her third book Slightly South of Simple…New York Times Bestselling Author Elin Hilderbrand says Kristy is the “Next Major Voice in Southern Fiction…and in my opinion, Kristy is this generation’s Pat Conroy.”

lucy williams interiors


 

Slightly South of Simple Upcoming Tour Dates

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

Monday, May 8: Scentimental Gardens, 428 W State Street, Geneva, Illinois, Talk and Signing, 5 pm, free and open to the public

Tuesday, May 9: Evanston Public Library Event, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 5-7 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm