We all have that one space in our homes where we feel comfortable snuggling under a plush cover with a good book or a movie, and relaxing. And, as many of us have found out through trial and error, the more cluttered a room is, relaxation remains a goal, rather than a reality. Area designers…

As the season shifts into a period of shorter days, Mother Nature brings forth bursts of bright yellow flowers to help in the transition. Beca…

The incomparable Martha Stewart was telling me the other day (well, she was on TV and I was watching – and it was a re-run, so she may not hav…

How does one make a senior-citizen-in-training feel young? Ask her for her ID in the presence of her adult son. This is one of the wonderful t…

Since arriving in the Golden Isles in 1985, our family has enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of living in two residential neighborhoods where …

If I asked most south Georgians what comes to mind when I say “tree,” I suspect the first answer would be Live Oak. It is our state tree, stat…

It’s that time of year again. summer has arrived in the Golden Isles and its heat often brings a change in the pace of life. For the most part…

Here we are once again. The pools are open, the beaches are full, and I, a lifelong devotee of having a suntan, remain two shades lighter than…

Summer is almost here, and I decree it is time to start thinking of ice-cold, heat-beating cocktails. Oh sure, you can ice down a six-pack ...…

It may be hard to believe, but Rachel Khong’s novel, “Goodbye, Vitamin” (Henry Holt) is a heartwarming book about Alzheimer’s. It’s narrated b…

They’re back smashed on my car’s windshield, headlights, hood and grill. Floridians are calling it the worst invasion ever. I can attest to mu…

I love May. Everything about the merry, merry month makes me happy. The warm, but not yet too hot weather, the relatively low humidity, the gr…

“The Salt Path” (Penguin) is a book that beautifully illustrates how lemons can be turned into lemonade. The author, Raynor Winn, starts her s…

A beautiful garden can be done on a budget. It might mean that you will have to forego hiring that garden designer or landscaping company, but…

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