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Date Night Dresses

June 12, 2018

I love getting dressed up for dinner.   Even when we have dinners at home (in a group, say with extended family or friends), we all like to change into our evening clothes to mark the beginning of a fun evening.   There’s nothing like slipping on a dress and a swipe of lipstick in the evening which makes you feel ready for the night ahead. Before Will & I had the baby, we went out for dinner a few times a…

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France Style

Flirty Floral Shorts

June 1, 2018

We had a whirlwind first week with a large group — 12 at its peak — and have been winding down with two days of work catch up just family at the house.   We have a new group arriving this evening, my best friends from University and one of them is bringing a six month old baby (from California no less); needless to say, we are so thrilled to have them.   Because it has been unseasonably rainy (I have never…

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France Style

3 Easy Ways to Rock a Sarong

May 30, 2018

I live in sarongs in the summertime — easy, versatile and such a fun way to wear pretty patterns, they are one of my favorite things to pick up here in France.    I will do a post on transitioning them from day to night but for now, I thought it would be fun to share three simple ways (the classic ways) to wear one.   First up, as a long skirt: This is such an easy way to wear one…

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France Style Travel

First Glimpse of St. Tropez

May 29, 2018

We are staying in the South of France at our family home (my mother’s side).   One of our favorite nearby stops is St. Tropez, a lovely little town on the water.    It can be quite crowded in the summer months (July & August) but this time of year, it is relatively “quiet” by comparison.   One of our favorite things to do in St. Tropez is to head to the market which is on Saturday and Tuesday mornings from 7ish…

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Entertaining Home Style

Pamper Yourself with India Hicks

May 17, 2018

How do I begin to express my admiration for India Hicks?    I have known about her for years and, like many of us, have avidly followed her design and lifestyle trendsetting ideas.  I am a sun lover and have fantasized about building a house in the tropics for years.   So, naturally, I’ve gazed endlessly at India’s Bahamian paradise of a home and have applauded her for being brave enough to build a beautiful and rich life on a tiny…

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Charleston Holiday Style

Three Wedding Guest Looks for Spring!!

May 15, 2018

As a wedding photographer, I always really enjoy seeing what the guests wear to the wedding — obviously the bride is the star, but I think it’s a really fun occasion to dress up and for everybody to feel their best together!  We’re attending two weddings as guests this summer and I am already plotting away.   Of course I couldn’t resist the opportunity to show off a few teaser pieces from our favorite local store, Hampden.   This first pink number…

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