A Classic In The Making
When bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand says blogging bestie Kristy Woodson Harvey is “a major new voice in Southern fiction”, she wasn’t kidding… This voice is roaring back onto the scene with a new book (the first in a series we hear!) about the lives and loves of a mother and her three daughters. In Slightly South of Simple Kristy explores the complex bonds between these women and weaves a tale that is filled with Southern charm and heart.
Barbara Cosgrove – Mythic Llama Lamp
Pine Cone Hill – Brooklyn Matelasse
Mr. Solomon’s Blue Hydrangeas
One can’t help but be enchanted by the small coastal town of Peachtree Bluffs, Georgia, and fall in love with its inhabitants. Kristy’s love of beautiful settings shines through in her descriptive prose and if Ansley, the mother with an interior design business, were a real person, we’d hire her on the spot! Who wouldn’t want a home decorated with Barbara Cosgrove lamps and Pine Cone Hill textiles and a garden full of blue hydrangeas?
Green Smoothies Anyone?
Whether you’re heading to the beach this summer, or whiling away the day on a swing with a green smoothie in hand, you need to spend some time Slightly South of Simple. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
P.S. After many years of reading Kristy’s blog, Design Chic, and following her on social media, we’re finally getting to meet her in person and toast her success today!
book / lamp / textiles / hydrangeas / smoothie / swing
While many were celebrating yesterday’s date with magaritas and Mexican fare, we were celebrating the launch of Dear Carolina, the first novel by North Carolina native and beautiful blogger, Kristy Woodson Harvey. Having had a regatta-free weekend (woohoo!), we spent two days reveling in the Southern charm of this story – two strong but very real women who come together for the sake of a baby girl. Kristy’s writing career began at UNC where she studied journalism and mass communications and was perfected through her blog, Design Chic, a family affair with her mother, Beth.
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Dear Carolina‘s richly developed characters (à la Steel Magnolias) live in a world where family comes first and colorful Southern idioms are as abundant as crepe myrtle. You can’t help but be transported by the two female narrators and the tale they weave for baby Carolina. So grab a copy, hop on a porch swing with a glass of sweet tea sangria, and prepare to be enchanted…
Should you wish to join the celebration and add a little Southern style and comfort to your home and kitchen, Kristy is offering a $1,000 Shop Design Chic Shopping Spree to one lucky winner. The Design Chic shop is chock full of divine home accessories and furniture, curated with a designer’s expert eye.
To enter the shopping spree, send proof of purchase of Dear Carolina (photos are fine!) to firstname.lastname@example.org. And just for entering, you’ll also receive a free e-copy of the Dear Carolina Companion Cookbook, full of Southern recipes from renowned bloggers and family members, and Dear Carolina printable quotes. Everyone’s a winner in this giveaway!
Photos: book, author, porch, pillow and giveaway