This time of year I would usually be making my way to Rock Hill for Christmasville. Now that I live in Duck NC, I wanted to try out a local tradition, The Annual Yuletide Festival. Every year, the town gathers at the green for a fabulous holiday celebration.
First, families can make their way around the waterfront shops for the Great Elf Hunt, where you search the stores for a hidden elf and get your passport stamped for a prize. Next, locals make their way to the town square for holiday treats and sweets, from cookies to cocoa and more. Once the live band kicks off, Santa arrives in the Duck fire truck. The finale of the festival is the lighting of the town crab pot tree.
After all the merriment, we made our way down to the docks for a sunset walk. It was the perfect end to the perfect evening. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle trying to find your perfect holiday flick. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite feel good romance movies to hype up your holiday. Grab something fuzzy and fizzy and cuddle up to these Christmas classics.
- Merry Kissmas – This feel good flick follows a girl with the wrong guy who falls for Mr. Right, with the help of an elevator incident.
- Mistletoe Promise – Two seasonal cynics cross paths and make a pact to play each other’s dates for the holidays.
- Christmas Kiss- After a spontaneous stranger’s kiss, a girl makes the mistake of falling for her boss’ beau.
- The Spirit of Christmas- This spooky romance follows a girl who meets a mysterious man, who is somewhat ‘unavailable,’ to say the least.
- A Boyfriend for Christmas- Santa fulfills a woman’s wish, bringing her a boyfriend just in the ‘nick’ of time.
Bonus: If you have completed my Christmas list and still have a hankering for a sweet movie treat, check out The Holiday, Serendipity, and Love Actually. You won’t be sorry. Have a happy holiday, and merry Christmas marathoning!
This month we made our way up north for an eventful evening in Kentucky. It was a long drive through the night but the wedding was worth the wait. We walked into an enchanting church filled with friends and family. Everlasting love was in the air as the bride to be walked her way to wed.
The night was nothing short of glamorous, and I was happy to dresss the part. I picked my metallic maxi from none other than Lilly Pulitzer, and topped it off with a fab new fur. Let’s just say, watching the union was ever so lovely, but what’s better than a wedding? The party!
The reception was certainly a sight to see. We had great dates as we drank and danced the night away. What an awesome night filled with fun and new friends, I have to say I never wanted it to end…
Fur: Nordstrom . Gown: Franconia Maxi Dress by Lilly Pulitzer
As you all may know, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the biggest event of the season for me. I mean what can I say, my last name IS Angel! Throughout my years of modeling, I have always dreamed of earning my wings. Until then, a girl can always daydream, can’t she…?
This year marked the most expensive show in history, from the grandest wings of all to the most fabulous fantasy bra. The first phase featured global influences modeled by VS veterans like Alessandra and Adriana. Each sensational ensemble captured cultural trimmings from tassels to pom moms and more. The show was separated by a closer look at each of these backstage beauties. The next act gave a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘going Dutch,’ from girls rocking everything from lace to lederhosen.
Then came my favorite part… PINK! Bruno Mars hit the stage and brought out each of the babes. Some angels were covered in blush bows. Others made us fall for fur, layered over sporty chic pieces that popped on the shimmering stage.
Later on, Lady Gaga emerged with the ladies in lingerie. The voluminous wings took flight down the runway as the largest pair thus far. Bella Hadid also made her debut, joining the ranks of other icons like her sister, Gigi. The dark angels worked their walk in everything from leather to latex, giving the viewers a very sexy sneak peek. The act closed with Kendall and friends strutting their stuff in high necklines and haute capes.
The finale featured glorious goddesses showing us that all that glitters is gold. Each model was covered in crystals, making them all individually gorgeous gems. The show closed with the Victoria’s Secret signature walkout, amongst a star- studded audience. Seriously, what could be more of a perfect setting than in Paris? I can’t wait to see what next year has in store!
Having moved farther away from home, the holidays have become even more special this season. Luckily, I had just 48 hours to hop down to my hometown just in time for some family fun!
I couldn’t wait to join my loved ones at the lake. It was so great to see my sisters and parents, but no trip would be complete without my puppies! My mom proudly showed off her new water features, as more family trickled in.
After everyone’s arrival, we were all treated to a fabulous lakeside lunch. I was thankful to share some sweet tea and sunshine with my sisters. The highlight was listening to my Gramie’s silly stories as the sun set.
And no great day is complete without the perfect ensemble. I stayed warm on this windy day, outfitted in my Burberry poncho and my luxe leather accessories gidled with gold accents. What a wonderful time to wish you all Happy Fall!
Riding Boots: Naturalizer . Burberry Style Poncho: Burberry
Accessories: Vintage . Jeans: Vineyard Vines