About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is delighted to announce an evening of design and southern charm on our Simply Chic Adventure with author and popular blogger, Kristy Woodson Harvey.
Join us at one of San Diego's premier interior design studios Simply Stunning Spaces, where Kristy Woodson Harvey will join us all the way from her home in North Carolina for an exclusive evening of literature and design. Over a light dinner and a signature southern cocktail, we will have the opportunity to discuss Kristy's new book, Slightly South of Simple and discover the secret from the characters' past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.
In addition to her career as an author, Kristy also runs a stunning and popular blog, Design Chic, with her mother Beth Woodson. In this perfect setting, Kristy will offer expert design tips about coastal decor, decorating outdoor spaces, and more; as a special treat the design team and DarcyK at Simply Stunning Spaces will also create a coastal design display and presentation for this exclusive opportunity. The story behind Kristy's path as writer is both humorous and inspiring on many levels and she cannot wait to share it with our lovely Adventurers.
Your Adventure includes light dinner, signature southern cocktail, signed copy of Slightly South of Simple, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet Kristy up-close and personal in an authentic and intimate setting.
About the Author and Book
Slightly South of Simple: Caroline Murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father’s death, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, no less—back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers. But now that her marriage to a New York high society heir has fallen apart in a very public, very embarrassing fashion, a pregnant Caroline decides to escape the gossipmongers with her nine-year-old daughter and head home to her mother, Ansley.
Ansley has always put her three daughters first, especially when she found out that her late husband, despite what he had always promised, left her with next to nothing. Now the proud owner of a charming waterfront design business and finally standing on her own two feet, Ansley welcomes Caroline and her brood back with open arms. But when her second daughter Sloane, whose military husband is overseas, and youngest daughter and successful actress Emerson join the fray, Ansley begins to feel like the piece of herself she had finally found might be slipping from her grasp. Even more discomfiting, when someone from her past reappears in Ansley's life, the secret she’s harbored from her daughters their entire lives might finally be forced into the open.
Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart.
About Simply Stunning Spaces
DarcyK and the design team at Simply Stunning Spaces, Inc. offer affordable interior design services for the everyday homeowner. They focus on helping you make your Houzz ideabooks and Pinterest boards come to life by turning them into realistic, professionally designed 3D spaces that help you to visualize the transformation of your home. Their Design-in-a-Box™ solutions provide their customers with Paint-by-Numbers Interior Design™ solutions they can’t mess up! This provides the customer with information regarding exactly what to do, where to buy, who to call and how much to pay.
Darcy also offers full turn-key interior design & project management services for a handful of clients’ commercial and residential projects. She has had the incredible opportunity to serve the design needs of recognizable clients such as: PETCO- helping them to launch their nationwide chain of luxury Pooch Hotels, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Announcer Bruce Buffer’s home, and Reality TV star Kiptyn Locke’s Bachelor Pad makeover.
Darcy’s decorating book, Instant Dream Home (available on Amazon) offers simple practices and guidelines to help true DIY enthusiasts design and remodel their own homes so that they can have a simply stunning space of their own.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after August 18, 2017, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.
ONE BOOK IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET PRICE. Extra books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order an extra signed copy of Slightly South of Simple to be delivered at the event: