• January 29th, 2013

    Corcoran Palm Beach Brazilian Court

    This elegant, secluded slice of heaven is just steps from your own hotel room condominium at the Brazilian Court Hotel in the heart of Palm Beach. This hotel has long been the get-away for Hollywood’s A-listers  dating back to the 1920s. It has also been the subject of many  murder mystery and crime novels. This wonderful bit of Palm Beach […]

  • July 21st, 2012

    Mary Kay Andrews Book Signing

    This month started on a wonderful note when I was invited to a book signing for Mary Kay Andrews‘ newest book, Spring Fever. This is a photo of Joy and Mary Kay (Kathy).  Admittedly, I’m neither an avid reader nor into the summer beach read, but this definitely is the beach read for Tybee Island this […]

  • June 21st, 2012

    Elegance on Tybee Island Beach

    Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals is one of my home-away-from-homes this summer.  This is one of Joy’s offerings. It’s called the Ninth Street  Sand Castle.  I recently had the pleasure of touring the property and saw this beautifully appointed bath.  It Is a 1930s cottage that has been in the same family since day one. This […]

  • June 13th, 2012

    Beach Cottage Style on Tybee

    I just had the unexpected pleasure of staying in a newly constructed, raised Tybee cottage. This beautiful abode is called “Serenity By The Sea.” It is available for rent through Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals. I can’t imagine anyone not loving this fresh update of a traditional Tybee cottage. It is located steps from the beach […]

  • June 6th, 2012

    Tybee Style

    Tybee definitely has a style unique to itself. Throughout the summer, I will be repeating Tybee Style and adding new photos to give you a taste of the Low Country. I coined the term “threadbare elegance” some time ago. When my dear friend Diane moved to Tybee over a decade ago, I knew that idea’s […]

  • June 3rd, 2012

    Best Friend Boomer

    I have been on Tybee Island for two days, and I’m overwhelmed and excited at the same time. Here is my new best friend, Boomer. He is a 2-year-old golden retriever. He’s got the most even temperament of any dog ever in my life. I’ve been editing Dutton Waller cottage for the tour of homes […]

  • June 1st, 2012

    Tybee Island Bound

    I’m about to begin a new chapter in my life working with my dear friend Diane Kaufman. Her Business is called Mermaid Cottages. If you go to her blog, my posts are called Rip Tide. Take a Mermaid Cottages Video Tour. One of her cottages is Dutton Waller. Here are a couple of new photos […]

  • May 22nd, 2012

    Mermaid Cottages / Dutton Waller

    One of my dear ones lives 12 miles off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Diane Kaufman is one of my dearest friends. Over the past 16 years, we have been through a lot together. She is far from a fair-weather friend. The list of people that you know you can go to in a difficult […]

  • February 28th, 2012

    Miami Design District

    I recently visited the Miami Design District. Here are a few photos from the trip. The architecture sets the tone for how exciting this resource has become. There has also been a shift toward high-end retail and restaurants, as the storefront for Christian Louboutin attests. It is as beautiful as his shoes.       […]

  • January 17th, 2012

    Simple Pleasures: The Zoo

    On a rare cold day here in Palm Beach, I caught this jaguar asleep and keeping warm in sheltered sunlight. Inspiration for color and design has always come from nature. I am a big fan of the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. Here are a few shots taken inside the […]

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