Keep the light on.

Remember that TV ad for Motel 6? I always thought that was such a great tag line, reinforcing the idea that the hotel was always open to welcome you in. Hang with me a minute, but I feel like too many of us shut off the light, pull in the welcome mat and lock the…

New Eyes..

Sometimes you stumble upon simple but powerful truths that demand both attention and application.  This was the case as I read a quote from Marcel Proust tucked into the editor’s commentary in my latest issue of Savannah Magazine.  The real voyage of discovery, Proust wrote: Is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new…

Green thumb-no garden.

My husband and I moved up to Charlotte last year around the same time our youngest left for college. We live in a lovely little town home community just south of the city and have been slowly  remodeling; room by room. It’s been fun, busy and all in all a pretty smooth transition. But town…

Guess what dad forgot to pack?

That’s the text I sent to my daughter after I finally composed myself.  It was Saturday morning in Savannah and I had just finished leisurely reading the paper and enjoying my second cup of coffee. My sweaty husband was back from the hotel gym and busy rummaging through his duffel bag… rummaging…and rummaging..and rummaging. “Well,…

Dumb Rules for Old Ladies

The other day, while shopping at the mall, I spied the most adorable pair of sandals. They were low, corky looking wedges with off-white straps and a row of creamy colored flowers that twirled from the toes right up to the ankle.  Not only were they comfortable, not only did they fit, the pretty petals…

The fabulous fifties 🔆

You know that feeling you get when you wake up in that dreamy beach-front hotel room.. all tangled in those slightly salty, white sheets.. listening to the seagulls and the surf…and it suddenly dawns on you that it’s day 4 of your 7 day vacation? That’s what the fifties feel like to me… And while…