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Valerie shares her 2020 Summer picks.

Summertime favorites
Valerie shares her 2020 Summer picks.

Summer can inspire a lot of different feelings in each of us. Nostalgia from summers past, excitement for the adventures ahead. Summer seems to perfectly envelop “rest and reflect,” while also encouraging “go, see and experience.” We can all agree this summer looks quite different to ones past, so I wanted to share some of the things I’m enjoying, looking forward to or dreaming of this season.

It isn’t really summer until…

In the Garrett house, it’s not really summertime until David’s mom has made her famous homemade peach ice cream, which pairs all too well with my own fresh pound cake. It’s the perfect touch to our  family gatherings.


These Lowcountry Originals Bed Swings …
Bed swings are at the top of my summer must-haves and on my own wish list. For sitting and reading while sipping iced tea, or lounging and watching the fireflies after the sun has gone down, these beautiful, customizable bed swings are the perfect addition to any outdoor space.


Personality Isn’t Permanent

I am always looking for a new book to delve into. Truthfully, one of the most inspiring books I’ve come across in a very long time. You will not regret this read.

The Beauty of Blossoms
Of all shapes, sizes and colors.

Summer brings some of my favorite flowers to life. Hydrangeas, gardenias, magnolias… As I enjoy my early morning walks I anticipate their first buds, and look forward to the promise of their beautiful blooms. Nothing quite compares to the colors and aromas of these summer sensations. I only wish they lasted longer.

While we’ve all amended plans, whether for travel, family gatherings or even our day-to-day living, my sincere hope is that you are able to find the joy, beauty and adventure these warm months bring. And don’t forget to appreciate those things that bring you abundant happiness.