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    Trip Facts: Tybee Island

    I have a thang for quaint beaches, pastel colors and knickknack-loaded boutiques, which is why a Southern hideaway for me almost every summer has been Tybee Island. If you’ve never visited Tybee before, I highly recommend this cuter-than-country-cute location for these reasons:

    • It houses educational museums, a historic lighthouse and miles of pristine beaches;
    • It features a slew of darling shops/galleries and eclectic restaurants;
    • It includes vital nesting areas for endangered sea turtles (Awww!);
    • It’s got this neat swashbuckling background as place where pirates used to evade during the 1500s; and
    • It’s a scenic, leisurely workout to walk along the shoreline.

     

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    Porch Posin’

    Dollin’ up to vogue on a country porch is Cowgirl Candace’s idea of a fun photo shoot. I was practically raised on my great-grandma’s front porch, playing Barbie dolls and board…

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    Power of CVB Planning

    On a traveling budget and not quite sure how to plan a staycation? Head down to your local Convention and Visitors Bureau to help you organize an entertaining time on the…

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    Columbus Botanical Garden

    Farm girl-lovin’ flora and fuana surrounded me at May’s equestrian shoot location: Columbus Botanical Garden. The 23-acre preserved lawn in North Columbus offers cottage, herb, vegetable and camellia gardens, along with…

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    Roosevelt Riding Stables

    Explore Southern nature trails of one of Georgia’s most tranquil guided horseback destinations: Roosevelt Riding Stables in Pine Mountain. The riding stables are located inside Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park —…

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    Dives and Diners Design

    I always make sure I have things to look forward to in life. After photo shoots, it’s food. Lol. On a hayfield high from a fierce photo shoot experience with photographer…

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    Cataula: Coca Lake

    Sneeze while driving, and you will miss it. The unincorporated community of Cataula in the Coca Lake area of Georgia encompasses Antebellum homes, ranch life and horse-grazing pastures — all in…

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    Jordache Journey

    A blast-from-the-past piece to accompany this New Year’s edition is a country Western coat near and dear to me — my mom’s iconic suede Jordache hide from the 1980s. It’s equine…

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    Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

    My backwoods bestie, Alisha, and I am random cultural experiencers. So when she booked us for a gal pal date to Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker last year, we showed up looking Down…

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    Southern Safaris

    Fluff up some autumn leaves for cushion, sit back and embrace nature. One of the easiest — and cheapest — ways to go on a great equine escape is daydreaming in…

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    Bizarre Beauty

    I trucked on over to Seale, Alabama, this month to create maverick-meets-medieval mess for my annual backwoods boots edition. And boy did Museum of Wonder serve as a banger backdrop. This…

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    Goat Farm Arts Center

    The simplest way to describe this Southern site: It’s like granny got a modish living room makeover inside her country crib, and Cowgirl Candace is coming over for a new take…

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    The Gypsy Cherub

    The cottage-framed house is a clash of everything pop culture and parabolic memorable of the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s on up to today. Step inside antique store The Gypsy Cherub in Columbus,…

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    Chattahoochee Riverwalk

    A cultural clash of scenery is my kind of photo shoot soirée. July’s country Western cloaks featured this brass Afrocentric shelled silkiness from Goodwill, which I set off with my black…

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    Tybee Island: Savannah’s Beach

    Quaint and laden with country cuteness: That’s my kind of Down South dwelling. Located 18 miles out from historic Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island and all its beach life fits the description…

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    Poplar Place Farm

    Riding darling in dressage is the name of May’s equine games. Poplar Place Farm is where I showed off my equestrian-lovin’ stuff this month. The 188-acre venue based in Hamilton, Georgia,…