During this Coronacation, one of the things that has kept me both sane and entertained is the Hallmark Channel. I love to cuddle up in bed with one of the new Spring Fling specials on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Over quarantine, I must admit, I have binged about 20 so far, and I made a list of my top five faves to share with you. So grab a glass of wine, a warm blanket, and let’s get started…
First up, we have Bottled With Love:
A hopeless gal lacking love tosses the classic message on a bottle into the sea to an unexpected recipient.
Next, lets see Love In Store:
Two rival shopping network hosts must work together for a promotion. Will they find an off-camera spark?
After that, try Love, Of Course:
A young mom helps run a Harvest Festival. Will the rugged farmer stay or get in the way?
Now, on to Dater’s Handbook:
Meghan Markle’s character turns to a self help book to decide between Mr. Right and Mr. Unpredictable.
Let’s wrap up with Chance At Romance:
A handsome photographer is secretly set up with an admirer of his work with the help of his tech- savvy son.
Still searching for more? Download the Hallmark Movie Checklist app to keep up with ones you have and have yet to watch. Happy watching!
Earrings provided by Taylor Shaye Designs
Every April I always look forward to our annual salute to Spring, the Come See Me Festival. It is my favorite local festival in my hometown of Rock Hill, SC. This fest is full of fun events, from frog jumps to fireworks and more.
The community kicks off the event with the Come See Me Parade. Our beloved mascot Glen the Frog always makes an appearance, along with the Shriners and the Strawberry Queen.
I also love to hit the Hops in the Park, where you can sip samples from local breweries, and snack on sweets at the Gourmet Gardens. The best party is the Beach Bash, where you can dance the night away to live music, and have a beer with your best buds.
A great event for the girls is the Bubbles and Berries Brunch. It is a wonderful afternoon hosted by the Women’s Club, complete with sweet treats and champagne.
The grand finale is the famous fireworks show. Locals gather around Winthrop Lake for an all- day tailgate. The night lights up with live music as fireworks fill the sky. What better ending to this annual event? I already can’t wait for next year!
Come See Me Festival: April 12-21st in Rock Hill SC
Palm Dress: Britt Ryan . Sunnies: Lilly Pulitzer . Maxi Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
My favorite time of the year has to be Spring, because not only is it St’ Patrick’s Day but it’s our annual trip to Savannah! I have a lot of history here, as my mom grew up here and I went to college in this special city. I couldn’t wait to catch up with my cousins and see my sisters, and go out with my girls.
We rented a historic home downtown to fit all of our family and friends for the weekend. Once we settled in, we were off to stroll the streets. Walking down Broughton, our crew grabbed some to-gosas and made our first stop at Palm Avenue, the Lilly Pulitzer Store. I worked here for years and had to stop by and see my bestie and shop the latest Spring looks. What a fun afternoon spree shopping with the ladies while the boys bar hopped.
Saturday was when the party really started. It was a beautiful day to watch the parade. Ive always loved watching the floats fly by and blowing kisses to the soldiers as they make their sweep down the street. the parade was over we were off to tailgate in the Savannah Square, to see and be seen. Once the sun went down we hit the town. We hit our favorite hot spots, sipped our favorite freezies, and danced the night away. I can’t think of a better time to kick off Spring than St. Patty’s in Savannah!
Sunnies: Quay . Romper: Lilly Pulitzer . Dress: Milly at Foxy Flamingo
Sandals: Jack Rogers & Michael Kors
Location: Savannah, Georgia
They say April showers bring May flowers, but the best thing they bring is Spring! We are surfing into the season with Lilly Pulitzer’s latest line. Follow along and ride the wave to see my current fashion faves.
Soak up the sun in this open shoulder ensemble. Dress up your white denim and be adored in this Adira top. These two pieces are the perfect pair for those breezy boardwalk days. Hang loose and head to the water to see my next wardrobe winner.
This Donna romper is sure to stun as you step out on the town! It has the classic style of a shift, with everything you love about a romper. Walking around with the wind in your hair, this outfit is ideal for a sunset stroll.
I mean, what better way to spend the day than romping around town in this stunning ensemble? Find this piece and more luxe looks at Life’s A Beach!
Scarlet Macaw Adira Top . Night Caw Donna Romper . Lexi Sunglasses
Also shop my Lilly Pulitzer looks at Shoplifesabeach.com
This Spring season, the colorful fashion house Marimekko collaborated with the ever- affordable Target, to create the perfect combination of cheap yet chic lines.
“Simple and spirited, Marimekko infuses its authentic Nordic sensibility and iconic prints into a signature collection of fashion and home pieces. Splashed with color, pattern and purpose, Marimekko is a true hallmark of Finnish art and design that never goes out of style.”
I was originally drawn to their warm collection and was inspired to take it from table side to poolside for a picnic. These were a few of my favorite pieces that brought the fun, while I soaked up some sun. I have to say, this is the best thing that’s happened to Target since Lilly Pulitzer. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next, from haute fashions to home decor and more!
Towel and Table Set: Marimekko for Target
Aviators: Haute Pink . Bracelet: Baublebar
Sunnies: Vintage . Sandals: Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Caftan Cover- Up: Marimekko for Target