Interior Design – Southern Beauty by Allison Allen

Decorator Allison Allen and her husband Beau, tapped into their intuitive design talents when they decided to renovate and move into his grandparents’ 1951 Atlanta house. While many might have seen the asbestos and mold infested home as a tear-down, they saw its potential and knew they wanted to bring it back to its formal glory. The blue and white touches in almost every room feel fresh, while the neutrals they intersperse throughout are calming and inviting. Allen leaves no detail undone. I must say – the way she stiles the shelves of her built-ins are the best I’ve seen yet! Its not a wonder Southern Living featured the home on their website and in the magazine this month. It’s fabulous from start to finish.

The Blog’s 5 Year Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that a new year is upon us. The years keep flying by with lightning speed. This Christmas vacation I was more conscious than ever before of how much my children have grown up. My oldest daughter is 9. NINE! Next year we hit double digits. It’s hard to believe that when… read more

‘Tis The Season

*images from Pinterest and Habitually Chic  

Giving a Gift that Matters: The Niblock Family Trust

Tis the season to give! And this year I am asking you all to consider giving a gift to a dear friend of mine who is incredibly worthy of your generosity. He is a father, a brother, a son, a husband and a friend. Andrew Niblock is truly the best. Last year our community ran full… read more

Winter Reads

I’ve just gotten through a few great books. They were deeper reads, so as winter moves in, I decided I wanted a much lighter book next. I just picked up Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants. After reading the first chapter I am convinced it’ll be just what I need. Below are the books I think are… read more

Travel: Playa Grande Beach Club

With a quick weekend getaway on the horizon, I have travel on my mind. The anticipation had me thinking about my most recent trip. It had been way too long since I had traveled with girlfriends, so this past spring a handful of friends and I did a mid-winter getaway for a long weekend. I… read more

Fabulous Brand: La Double J

For the last two years I have been obsessed with all things La Double J. The label was created by American-born, current expat JJ Martin. Martin is a journalist by trade with a keen eye for bold patterns and styles that flatter. She was always drawn to vintage fashion, and after creating a website that… read more

Great Non-Profit: NEXT for Autism

Today it’s my honor to introduce you to Christine Lai, an awesome woman who also happens to be the parent of a child with autism. Christine is open, honest, and incredibly brave, never shying away from the challenging work of advocating for her son and others facing autism. Many of us have been touched by… read more

Time Well Spent: Cooking Class with Courtnay Arpano

When it comes to purposeful time with friends, I am a big fan of long walks. It’s the perfect way to get exercise while also catching up. I’m also a big fan of a large glass of red wine on a cool fall night. But sometimes it’s nice to do something that isn’t just cocktails… read more

Best Books: Memoirs of a Goldfish

This book, Memoirs of a Goldfish, by Devin Scillian, was our favorite read of the summer. Parts of this cheeky tale remind me of The Day the Crayons Quit which I blogged about here. In this story Goldfish lives a relatively mundane life, swimming circles around his simple fish bowl. Things take a turn for… read more