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33 James Mont bent-beech and cane arm chairs in Schumacher's Kumo Village. NATALIE ERWIN Nouveau New Orleanian by way of Fort Worth; children's portrait artist to the hip upper-crust set; Southern stylista. Notes on a Southern quarantine. We've been quarantining at our home in Fairhope, Alabama, since March. Fairhope is a hidden Southern gem and has been the most amazing escape for our little family. It has the most picturesque downtown overflowing with fresh flowers — even the trash cans are painted white wood with fresh flowers growing on top. My favorite activity may be taking long walks on the historic boardwalk to satisfy my love for historic homes surrounded by Spanish moss. Keeping it local. Not too surprisingly, I have developed a love for comfortable clothing and a passion for supporting small businesses. Therefore, when I'm not in my painting clothes, you can typically find me in a Sue Sarteor X Leontine Linens dress and a headband or hat by Sarah Bray Bermuda — Sarah is an SMU grad. The new sheltering-in moveable space. Our family got a little stir-crazy, so we picked up a new Airstream! I love an excuse to create something memorable for my girls, so of course we came up with a name for her, Blue Bell Airstream, and a logo of my girls and our pup. As native Texans there is nothing better than Blue Bell Ice Cream, and "ice cream" sounds like "air stream." Also, the bluebell flower stands for humility, gratitude, and everlasting love, which is what our family will be focusing on during our road trips. Fall cocktail. Sipping a Lolita fireside in the open air on the patio of Press Cafe. It's our favorite spot post family bike rides on The Trailhead in Clearfork. I never leave home without ... … my Fairhope Soap Company hand- sanitizing spray. It's made with essential oils with the most incredible scents. Fresh endeavors? I started a boutique home decor company this fall, Fleur Home, and we're launching our first collection of custom mirrors. I've filled my walls with our sample collection from @shopfleurhome. KATE SWAIL Not your mother's turquoise jewelry designer; lover of all things bright and beautiful; golden-hearted philanthropist. Summer interrupted and new traditions. I have beloved summer traditions that have been part of my weave for years. Since June 2012, I have been traveling abroad for mission work and photography with Family Legacy. Lusaka, Zambia, became my home away from home with new friends that became family. The month of July traditionally brings us to our second home away from home, the magical city of San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel represents the best of family, friends, food, tequila, art, adventure, and design, and we will return soon. The year 2020 brought new traditions. Lots of living and loving friends locally in Dallas and Austin, mixed with a quick getaway to Santa Monica, topped with lingering stays at a gorgeous family ranch in East Texas. To beat the heat, we drove up to Crested Butte for cool weather and much-needed outdoor adventures … My jewelry treasures came on the road trip for a pop-up at Favor the Kind on Elk Avenue. Dressing up to social-distance. La Vie Style House and Recreo San Miguel are my go-tos before, during, and after quarantine. Fall splurge? Every fall, I buy a new pair of Miron Crosby boots. I love being able to wear them out on the town in Dallas as well as East, West, and South Texas, with ranch water in hand. Dance it out. Dancing and more dancing with my teenage girls. We danced like nobody was watching, and we will continue forever, even when people are watching! When your cocktail glass is half-full. Casa Dragones Barrel Blend, Rombauer Chardonnay, and Sea Smoke Pinot Noir. Theme song for fall. Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" will remain at the top on our playlist. I always have on hand, and arm … Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer with Kate Swail Designs bangles — plenty of both for bigger bang and clean hands.

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