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Last week I hosted some friends at Coral House and we had the most amazing, enlightening week! For a few it was their first time on Harbour Island, and as some of you might know, there’s something special about that little place that just sucks you right in. The week was full of laughs, meaningful conversation, tears (the good kind), and of course sun, sand, clear blue water, and karaoke. And island drinks. Lots of island drinks.

I packed some new Weezie beach towels for Coral House, along with my new red scalloped swimsuit, and some True Botanicals hydrating nutrient mist.

We went on the most incredible boat ride to see the pigs, check out sand dollar beach, and snorkel! I love how the shade of blue water changes around the islands. Here are Kate Long Stevenson and Deirdre Zahl surrounded by the prettiest blue!

I’m wearing my blue lace up swimsuit, and Marysia is wearing her gingham rash guard swimsuit

We had dinner catered at the house our first night and it was magical to just sit and chat and catch up after a perfect day on the beach.

Deirdre surprised us with her new rice beads initial charms!

Lots of late morning island walks…

Lots of yummy meals at the Dunmore!

And sunset cocktails on the porch!

I think this is pre-beach. Or maybe it was post beach and grocery run. I can’t remember. 

My favorite corner at the house.

Karaoke at Daddy D’s. Best night. Little dark. Little blurry.

Another lunch at the Dunmore. Their lobster cobb salad plus a side of fries is my favorite.

Marysia looking adorable matching her new Moke.

Beach boot camp class – TOUGH, but felt so good to move and stretch!

This pink embroidered dress was my favorite piece of the whole week!

Poolside photo recap session. 

Thank you Deirdre, Jackie, Elizabeth, Marysia, Kate, and Molly for an unforgettable week!!

Shameless plug: Coral House makes for a great girls trip spot! Check us out on Instagram and on VRBO!


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Date: May 13 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Happy Monday!! Spring has been pretty busy in Charleston so it seems like a good time to do a photo upload of life lately! Starting with Mother’s Day yesterday! We had brunch at Farfalle downtown and it was delicious as always. It was a great day at home with my sweet fam. I feel so lucky for these two!

Last week’s Weezie Towels party at Elizabeth Stuart’s beautiful home! I wore this dress and am obsessed with it!

The poolside party was absolutely exquisite!! Every detail. Weezie towels are incredible and NOW they’re making beach towels!! I just got a custom set for Coral House!

A couple of weeks ago I was in San Fransisco with my Shopstyle team and had such a nice visit, it was my first time there. What a beautiful city, I wish I could have stayed longer and explored more. Must get back!!

I brought my crossbody bag and am obsessed with it!

Meanwhile in Charleston the wisteria and jasmine is blooming and the city smells like Heaven.

Last week I attended Lindroth Design’s new store opening on King Street and the dinner was the most beautiful!! So excited the store is here! Amanda Lindroth’s brand is 100% my style. 

Been sticking with my Sweat app workouts and, y’all, the pushups and burpees and sit ups are REAL. Whew.

Eva Chen spoke at the Gibbes luncheon this year and while it was melting hot and humid that day I had a great time. The tent was gorg!! I wore my new gingham heels :) And how cute is this floral instagram backdrop??

We took our inaugural boat ride of the season! 

We celebrated my friend Molly’s birthday downtown over a beautiful brunch before High-water Fest! Stopped to pose with Josh’s pretty new car.

At High-water! Always such a fun weekend. I’m wearing Rhode Resort, one of my favorite brands!

Speaking of live music, this past Friday we celebrated my friend Ashley’s birthday on the Isle of Palms and saw the David Higgins Band play at the Windjammer and they were one of the best cover bands I’ve heard in a long time. SO fun.

We’ve been taking advantage of the amazing weather with lots of rides around the neighborhood. This time of year is sooo amazing before the crazzzzy humidity hits Charleston. It’s coming…

Celebrated this pretty momma at the prettiest baby shower! I’m wearing this red floral dress!

Okay you guys, for the past few months I’ve been working on a big project that I’m 99% sure is going to happen but it’s scary and crazy. I can’t wait to share more, but it’s been consuming so much of my time that I can’t help but acknowledge it! This photo below was during one of the design meeting with 42 Pressed! I’m sorry that this is all I’m sharing right now but I promise I’ll share more as soon as I can.

Easter selfie at my neighbor’s gorgeous home!! Wearing this blue floral maxi dress!

Lastly, I had an amazing day on Kiawah with Chappy Wrap blankets! They’re a new to me brand and now I’m wondering where they’ve been all my life! Obsessed. More pictures of this day to come, but for now check out their blankets here :) Trust me, they are amazing and you will be addicted. 

I hope your week is off to a great start! I’m en route to Coral House Harbour Island with some girlfriends this morning, so excited to be back! I’ll be posting on my instagram so follow along there :)


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Date: May 10 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Fashion

I hope you all have an amazing Mother’s Day weekend! I’m looking forward to spending the day with my family, fingers crossed it includes cheesecake!

Today I’m going with a Flashback Friday theme because I just stumbled upon the pictures from this day and they make me so happy. Strawberry melamine dinnerwear is my friend!! 

Melamine dinnerware is outdoor and kid friendly, and it’s come a LONG way as far as designs and patterns. 


red floral smocked dress, blue ginger jar,  

strawberry dinnerware collection, leaf print napkin set

Scroll below for more outdoor friendly melamine dinnerware pieces!


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Date: May 7 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

As promised and not a day too soon, here are 10 amazing gift ideas for the moms in your life!

50 Things About My Mother Fill In Blank Book:

How amazing is this 50 Things About My Mother book? The pages are beautiful and the themes are so fun. I’m pretty sure this would make 100% of the moms out there so happy to receive. And ps, there’s a Father’s version too!! 

Literally Anything From True Botanicals:

And I mean it, anything from True Botanicals. I’m a devotee, and there isn’t a product of theirs that I’ve tried that I haven’t loved.

Jane Pope Jewelry Fingerprints Jewelry:

I love everything that Jane Pope makes, especially her custom pieces. Did you know that she makes custom fingerprint necklaces?! So sweet to do with your children.

Spring Flowering Cactus:

Now these are my kind of flowers. This cool flowering cactus is unique, just like mom :)

Lake Pajamas:

Because mom deserves to RELAX. These are my favorite pajamas. And they have so many favorite styles and colors.

Slow Juicer:

Fresh juice for Mother’s Day breakfast in this slow juicer? And it’s even cute enough for the counter!

Silk Pillowcase:

Chances are good that you’ve stalked this silk pillowcase online. Anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, anti-bedhead! Everyone who has it swears by it. And it comes in 10 colors!

Linen Bedding:

Pair the silk pillow case with linen bedding – I’m a convert. SO luxurious. I have this bedding set in the eucalyptus color.

Gray Malin Puzzle:

A puzzle that doesn’t make mom want to stab her eyes out? And it’s two sided!! Family game night just got a little cooler. That sounds so cheesy. But you know, Gray Malin IS cool. 

A New Basket Tote:

Because moms can never have enough totes and a new bag is always a good idea. This basket tote is chic as hell, because your mom isn’t like a regular mom, she’s a cool mom.


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Date: Apr 25 2019

Filed Under: Entertaining, Fashion

Nope, that is NOT a typo up there. Today’s budget babe round up features all items under $25! I threw in a few cute home finds, too!

woven crossbody bag – easy and cute, love the tassel detail!

blue smocked maxi dress – cute bow tie straps!

rattan wrapped glass – so fun and just in time for summer!

navy embroidered top – so cute, and comes in some great colors!

pink tote bag – isn’t this the prettiest shade of pink?

strappy back bra – seamless and stretchy and super cute.

nude thong sandals – simple and cute and come in 9 colors!

black midi dress – easy and soft with a gathered waist!

reusable lunch bowl – forego single use plastics.

black ruffle hem dress – flowy and feminine!

acrylic cosmetics holder – who else’s vanity could use this?

belted chambray dress – i love the shape of this classic shirtdress!

I love bras like this one because if they show under summer tanks and dresses they still look cute. Have a great Thursday!


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Happy Friday!! I’m so honored to be featured in Coastal Living’s What’s In Your Beach Bag series! Y’all know how much I love them – they’re such a great magazine and group over there (remember our Coral House home feature last October?)!

What’s my perfect beach day? Well it includes Harbour Island’s pink sands, friends and family, the “yacht rock” pandora station, a salty snack along side a loaded crisp wedge salad, plus a few more things you can read about on my Coastal Living feature right here

pink stripe umbrella –  

yellow wrap dress – literally want to wear this everywhere

pistachios – the best beach bag snack

supergoop unseen sunscreen – smooths pores and feels weightless

pink midi dress – perfect for a hot day

travel backgammon game – easy to pack, and it’s really the most fun game

marysia bikini – i love the french knot detail

baggu tote bags – Inexpensive ($12!!) and machine washable!

woven sandals – my favorite all time pair

cherry earrings – these are so fun don’t you think?!

marysia one pieces swimsuit – CHIC

woven bag – i’m obsessed with this collection

fringe sun hat – ultimate sun accessory!

tortoise sunglasses – cute but not precious, these babies are under $60!

pink wedge espadrilles – because they’re a summer staple & so comfy!


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