2014 Seaside Nutcracker!

Attention local ballerinas and dance parents, I have wonderful news to share.  This year we are opening our 3rd annual 2014 SEASIDE® Nutcracker to dancers in our area.  This is an incredible chance to see your child perform in one of our community’s most memorable and magical holiday performances.


IMPORTANT DETAILS:  Open auditions held this Friday, August 22nd from 5:00pm – 6:00pm at the Seaside Assembly Hall.  Preregistration is required.  Please email our ATLANTA director, former Atlanta Ballet Prima Ballerina, Rose Barile, at rose.barile@aol.com.  Dancers ages 8 – 18 are eligible for audition.  You may print out your preregistration form right here.

Selected dancers will attend a choreography workshop on Saturday, August 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm and Sunday, August 24, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, located at the Seaside Assembly Hall. $25 registration fee and workshop fees apply.  Rehearsals scheduled on Fridays from 4pm – 6pm and conducted by yours truly.

For those of you traveling to Seaside for the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to catch our one time performance on November 22nd in the Seaside Amphitheater.  It’s an unforgettable show and perfect entertainment for all ages!  Performance begins at dusk.

Thank you to our Atlanta director/choreographer Rose Barile, Seaside co-founder, Daryl Davis, and our generous sponsors, The Merchants of SEASIDE®, who help make this magical performance happen.

See you at auditions on Friday!

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true blue

On vacay with the fam.  Caught a moment to sneak in a blog post while my kids crack out on electronics before we hit the road to our next destination.  I have less than 30 minutes before heading out, so let’s see if I can beat my record in writing a post!  Look at our Ocala sky yesterday as we drove to snorkel in the springs.  You can’t beat it.


Blue has always been a favorite color, specifically navy.  I’m working with a client in Texas (who also shares my love of navy) and we just painted her master bedroom navy – LOVE it!  She’s quite happy.  Here’s some navy inspiration for your week…

Love this classic necklace.  Great with crisp white and super affordable.

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These sea-inspired prints would be gorgeous in a room with navy accents.


This picture below I pinned at the beginning of summer as my “inspiration” for meals in our back yard along the water.  My optimism is comical ; )  I forgot to factor in mosquitoes and our crazy summer schedule.  We didn’t quite make this goal, ha.  Maybe someday I can create a scene like this.


My favorite navy stripe (on a budget) is this guy.


And navy ikat dinnerware?  Love.  I’d do it in a millisecond.

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Okay the kiddos are now flocking around me with random questions and comments.  Time to head out to our next vacay spot.   See you you next week!

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packing tips

I’ve had a few last minute road trips this summer.  Most recently, I took a jaunt to Ocala in search of my next horse.  800 miles of driving and seven horses to ride…all in a 48 hour stretch.  It was a doozy.  Not to mention the endless hours of going through ads trying to find the right horse to go see!  Clever packing with style and comfort is not always easy, but key to feeling your best on a journey.  Here are the “must haves” currently in my suitcase.

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1.  Obsessed with these equi in style cool shirts.  Slim fit, flattering, and an elegant mesh along the arms for a pop.  Love the sea breezewhite, and navy.  SPF 50, so you can protect that pretty skin.  Perfect for the beach, golfing, running, tennis, hiking, schlepping kids, or anything outdoors.  Throw one on with yoga pants and out the door you go!  I wear these when riding in 100 degree roasting Florida sun and feel so cool – never have that sweaty “clothes-sticking-to-me” feeling anymore.  Worth every penny.

Here I am wearing the sea breeze on one of my trial rides the other day.  Don’t judge –  I was trying to get the hang of riding a bigger steed, ha ha.

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2.  Love these Ralph Lauren sunglasses - super comfy and stylish, and a bonus that they’re polarized.   Wear them in every situation – dressy or casual.  Or with all of my kids piled on top of me.

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3. If you’re going to pack lightly, it’s great to have a neutral, classic earring.  These pearl bauble studs are just right – great with a slicked back pony, all white, and sandals.

4.  I live in these wedges…they go with everything!

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5.  I am in love with this summer stripes dress – it lives in my suitcase because it’s so versatile.  Perfect for a beach trip or simple summer evening.  Seersucker stripes and green are my fave!! Will try to get you a pic wearing it soon.  Here it is on a deja vu model…

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6.  Love this Seaside citrus body lotion apres a shower – feels like home when I’m on the road.

7.  Rosy cheeks and a lip glow makes me feel more pulled together – especially when traveling.  I always keep lipgloss in my purse to dab on – currently loving superbalm in apricot by clinique.  MAC’s cremeblend blush in Posey is my mainstay blush year round.

8.  This tote has it all – looks, practicality, and stunt doubles as a clutch.  LOVE.

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