Beach Days

Hugging the pristine shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico along Florida’s popular Highway 30a are a chain of rare coastal dune lakes embedded in the dune ecosystem of the Panhandle’s spring break capital. The rare lakes are reportedly found only along the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, and in the United States along the coasts of Oregon, South Carolina,…

Hushed in Miramar Beach

It’s very easy to talk about how busy our lives are, needing more time to relax or wishing we had more vacation time. But when we actually some time away from our hectic schedules, it’s even more difficult to unwind these days. I’ve heard many people say that it takes them several days at the beginning of a vacation just…

Roman Holiday: A Hepburn-inspired getaway

Bottles of bubbly. I was cutting into the deep tangerine yolks of my made-to-order eggs during my first breakfast at The First Roma Arte in Rome when I spied the self-serve bottles of prosecco. The first thing that came to my mind is, "WWAD?" — that is, “What Would Audrey Do?”

Splendor in St. Augustine

It's wonderful to travel to a historical city like St. Augustine, the old city that seamlessly fuses the past with the present.  It's even better to travel to a city reinvigorated with elevated restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and water and sailing adventures. It's a city full of pirates, art, and stories still to be written.  

Living Your Best Blue Ridge Life

“Your house is gorgeous!” called a kayaker as she floated down the wide heavenly slice of the Toccoa River on Labor Day last year.  “Thank you!” I replied from my adirondack perched on the sun-dappled riverbank lawn of the 8,000-square-foot home, its expansive bank of windows reflecting the mellow holiday river scene. My husband smiled. 


Less than a six-hour drive from Atlanta, Charleston transports its visitors into a magical, serene world. For years , this Southern destination has been at the top of international and national lists as the number one city in the United States.  For a unique and luxurious stay, The Grand Bohemian Charleston is a destination in itself. Designed to celebrate creativity and captivate discerning guests,…

The Perfect Saturday

When the first of the football games started on Saturday during our stay at Cohutta King outside Blue Ridge, I didn’t cringe, dreading the hullabaloo of crashing helmets and babble of network announcers for rest of the weekend. Instead, I grabbed my Eno hammock, a book and a drink and walked down through the woods to the creek. I’d wander…