wednesday white simple beauty

It’s been an exciting and wonderful two weeks filled with art, beauty, celebration, friend visits, and family time.  I can’t remember the last time I’ve had so many exciting things happen at once.  It was so much that if I put even half of it on my instagram, my phone would probably explode.  We went from our big Joffrey performance in Seaside to Mother’s Day to Peter’s birthday.  All in 72 hours.  So fun and so exhausting all at once.  But all good stuff.  A little arrangement I made using grocery store flowers in a pretty white vase my sweet friend, Leslie, just gave me.  

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I want to tell you more about my Joffrey Ballet Concert Group week in a post, but I’m taking a little time to breathe in some much needed relaxation and reflect on all of the beauty that surrounded us in a matter of days.  All of these experiences were such treasures.

**Tomorrow I’m back with a FUN post sharing what I just added to our front porch to give it the perfect spring touch.  See you in the morning!**

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SEASIDE Dance Month in May

Guys I am so, so, soooo excited to share with you our big announcement that Seaside Dance Month is happening in May!  We’ve been working on this for so long and it’s finally here!  In celebration of dance, we have planned three fabulous and FREE shows right here in Seaside performed by professional dance artists from all around the world.  We’re talking ballet, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and more!  Duets, big groups, solos – you name it, we’ve got it.  And it’s all performed under the stars in the Seaside Amphitheater.  We begin Seaside Dance Month with a return performance by Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, who just arrived from New York on Tuesday (explains my absence the last few days).

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Here are two of the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group dancers hitting the pose from our poster last spring : )

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And here is the company from last year.  Each year we host all dancers here in Seaside for a week of rehearsals and classes, and one unforgettable performance under the stars in Seaside.

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A few pictures from Joffrey Ballet Concert Group’s performance last year will give you a taste what you can expect again this year.  Pictures hardly do it all justice, but it’s still beautiful.  I’ve seen a lot of performances in many different settings, and there’s nothing like a beach sunset hitting a stage of Joffrey Ballet Concert Group ballerinas at just the right moment while Tchaikovsky permeates the salty sea air.  It’s a true Seaside experience.

serenade openphoto by Shelly Swanger

Joffrey Balanchinephoto by Sarah Ponder

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This next piece is Light Rain by the Joffrey’s late Gerald Arpino, an edgy, modern dance that’s sure to leave you blushing.  It first debuted in the early 60’s (need I say more?) and exudes pure art and passion.

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This piece mesmerized the audience.

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Are you ready to come enjoy the shows yet?  I’m telling you it’s amazing.

Our Seaside Dance Month show line-up for the month of May, all performed in the Seaside Amphitheater:

May 7, 6:00pm:  Joffrey Ballet Concert Group performs classical and contemporary works from Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Dwight Rhoden, and more.

May 14, 6:00pm:  Ballet Pensacola performs a variety of dance works including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and tap.

May 21, 6:00pm:  our Gala featuring guest artists from New York City Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet of Canada, Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance, and many more.

If you’re out of town, this is a great reason to book a cottage and come stay the weekend.  Seaside, dance, and the beach?  A great way to relax and and enjoy dance.

Thanks to the Merchants of Seaside for sponsoring all three of these magnificent events.

**Be sure to check my instagram to see behind the scenes moments of Joffrey Ballet Concert Group dancers and director rehearsing and enjoying Seaside.  They are already soaking up the scenery, sand, and sun!

Hope to see you at our shows!

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big plans + white headboards

This week I’m working on a big Seaside event announcement – can’t wait to share with you, so stay tuned!  I spent hours and hours in this very spot yesterday working away.

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Here are some pretty white headboards to keep you entertained until I’m back.  All budget friendly, of course!  xoxo

1. Love the wingback look.  Comes in other colors too.  Here.

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2.  This one is snazzy too.  Super affordable!  Here.


3.  This one has that classic arch in the center, which is always a good choice.  Here.

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Also love the nailhead spacing this headboard.

Happy Wednesday!

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grey goodness

Life is moving at a super fast pace right now.  The kids are counting down how many school days they have left morning, noon, and night (while I’m silently freaking out), important deadlines are creeping up quickly, and school/sports activities are coming out of my ears.  Time to take a few deep breaths and pace myself.  Here is some pretty grey to bring it all back down to a calm and cool level.

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Completely obsessed with this beautiful pea gravel garden.  Need/want/must have something like this in my life.  I’ll add it to the list ; )

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Grey really does have a calming effect.  One of my favorite greys to work with right now is 2137-50 by Benjamin Moore.  It’s called Sea Haze.  The color is just as pretty as the name.  Currently using it on a client project and it’s a real hit!

sea haze benjamin moore


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