Sasee Asks An Expert

Relocating to our beautiful coastal community is exciting and fun–and how you decorate your new home is important. A professional designer will use the five elements of design – space, light, color, texture and pattern – to achieve balance, harmony, proportion and scale. First, evaluate your living quarters. You may want to get rid of […]

Travel in Style

By Alicia Hart, Beth Hart and Lindsay Kirby

Vacations are fun and exciting, and everyone wants to look their very best. I am often asked how to accomplish this and the key is to pack well! We all know the stress that comes along with packing: Did I pack enough? Did I pack too much? Packing doesn’t have to be such a burden […]

Finding Your Perfect Home

By Monica Spence Vogel

Like so many beachcombers these days…retired, recently relocated and “living the dream,” you find yourself with the design dilemma of combining coastal living with your personal style. Most of us have dreamt about finding our own little slice of heaven, imagining everything from the perfect view to the picket fence. However, for many, this transition […]

Finding Your Great Hairstyle

By Jacqueline Sarno

I’m often asked, “How can I achieve a great hairstyle? I keep getting the wrong look. ”One trick to finding where you belong in the world of hair coloring, highlights or a cut is to look toward someone famous with whom you can visually identify. The Hollywood celebrities are working with the best hair colorists […]

What is design? Design is a plan producing the look and function or workings of a building, garment or other object before it is built or made. With that being said, that’s where a professional designer comes in. A good designer will meet with clients and learn about “their world” and what it means to […]

When being invited to a party or get-together, a gift for the hostess is a lovely way to thank them for their hospitality and is always appreciated. You could take the easy way out and buy that same bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers from the grocery store, but with just a little thought, […]

Family reunions are where some of the most cherished memories are made, whether it’s reuniting with your favorite cousins, savoring the taste of your Grandma’s famous 12-layer caramel cake or laughing at your crazy uncle’s silly jokes. Planning the event starts with the basics: who to invite, when it will take place, where it will […]

You’re not sure about retirement – and you certainly do not want to move several times.  And, most importantly, you are not “old!” Maybe consider a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) also known as a Life Plan Community. A CCRC is the complete package – supporting your active lifestyle and dedicated to maintaining your independence […]

The first thing I would like readers to know is that assisted living is “not the end” – it is a new beginning! As a matter of fact, I introduce myself to visitors as the Director of New Beginnings – because that’s what I do, I help people begin a new life! Many people still […]

The Alzheimer’s Association advises that activities can enhance a person’s sense of dignity and add meaning to life as well as providing a sense of engagement, usefulness and accomplishment.  If someone you love has Alzheimer’s or dementia, here are a few tips from the organization that may help. • Keep the person’s skills and abilities […]

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