Travel

Packing for London!

May 20, 2015 |

I’m so excited to be off for a wedding in London this summer!  Can’t wait! Our son is joining us but we are leaving the rest of the crew at home.  We can’t wait to show him around this magical city! But, the long flights are never easy so I’ve started packing my carry-on bag…

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KSW Travels: Turks and Caicos

Apr 21, 2015 |

Justin and I recently took off to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary!  I’m not sure where the time went but the ten years have flown by!  We typically love to have little adventures when we travel.  We like to explore new places, visit museums, dine at the best restaurants and make the most of…

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St. Patrick’s Day Round Up for You!

Mar 17, 2015 |

Hi there!  I hope you have a lucky day today! Here are a few of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day links for you: 17 Great Last-Minute Party Ideas for St. Patricks Day on Brit + Co today including this amazing Ombre Cake from IamBaker.com Check out famed Irish chef, Kevin Dundon’s Irish Eclairs on The Salonniere.…

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Friday Favorites

I love upholstered anything – especially doors!  Check out this and other decorating resolutions on The Daily South.  So honored to be a Guest Author on Bag Snob’s Blog with tips on writing thank you notes! Ordering this for my new iPhone – so cute!  Loving these videos of Extraordinary Women by India Hicks.  Huge thanks…
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Postcard from Amsterdam – STAY – VISIT – SHOP – DINE

STAY The Conservatorium was recommended by our darling Dutch friend, Anna Sophia van Zweeden and it was the perfect spot.  The renovated Conservatory has a modern lobby and generous rooms.  The location on the Museumplein was great.  We walked to the museums and restaurants and enjoyed strolling down the nearby shopping streets such as the P.C. Hooftstraat. VISIT…
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Postcard from Memphis

Justin and I just returned from our first trip to Memphis and we loved it! I had a book signing at the Woman’s exchange of Memphis, the most delightful shop run entirely by volunteers.  They have a sewing room that is famous for it’s darling baby clothes.  I bought this little outfit for my nephew…
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Our Austin Adventure

Our trip to Austin last weekend was tons of fun.  We were there for the wedding of Justin’s cousin but we had plenty of time to squeeze in a bit of fun.  Here are some of the highlights of our adventure in Austin. We drove down from Dallas on i35 and had to stop at…
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Monogram Monday – New York City

I love New York and was so thrilled to have a full day there to share with my sister, Krystal.  Here are the details of our Big Apple adventure. 8:00 AM – Rise and Shine! Check out the view we woke up to from our room at the Carlyle. There was a fantastic Nespresso machine…
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Tablescape Tuesday: Breakfast in the Afternoon

For me, setting the table is a great creative outlet. I take every opportunity, even brunch with girlfriends, to do just that!  Here is a green and white table that was featured in my book, Tablescapes.  “Tablescapes” To set a ladylike tone,  I began with a simple white cloth and a Lily of the Valley-patterned…
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Travel: Nantucket Essentials

Absolutely loving this article from Sally Horchow on Nantucket Essentials: What to Do From A-Z! I love all of Sally’s suggestions! Here are some of my favorites: Gifts“Current Vintage (curated vintage clothing),Vis-à-Vis  (inexpensive jewelry and clothes), Nantucket Looms (beautiful handmade home items), Epernay Wine & Spirits  (steady stream of summer rosé), and the Nantucket Historical Association’s museum shop (Nantucket crafts and…
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Saturday Style: A Santa Monica Style Morning

I love visiting Santa Monica.  Starting the day in the glow of gorgeous sunshine with a latte at Caffe Luxxe on Montana with my stylish sister, Krystal, was heavenly.  She is an awesome style blogger and has encouraged me to start blogging about some of my outfits!  Here goes post No. 1!   I was…
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Travel: Charleston

The weekend in Charleston was amazing!  I was there to present at the Taste of Charleston for Southern Living.  The weather was wonderful, the food was fantastic and the people were so delightful.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the wonderful weekend:  Boone Hall Plantation hosted the Taste of Charleston Event and…
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My New Years Resolutions are already be challenged!

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be more spontaneous and it is being challenged right out of the gate!  When my friend called and invited me to join her in the Bahamas this week, I sort of laughed but then my husband said “GO!”  Well, why not?  I got on the phone, reserved…
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