Sasee Gets Personal with Publisher Delores Blount

Has lived on the Grand Strand for 48 years. Sitting on her porch with a good book and a glass of wine is her favorite way to relax. Loves to wear bright, bold, primary colors and hats. Her favorite foods are Italian and French. Absolutely believes what is on the inside effects the outside. She … Continued

Bag Lady

In addition to providing a safe and accessible home for my belongings, my bag told the world who I was. Okay, I admit it. I’m a bag lady. No, I’m not a homeless woman roaming the city with all of my worldly possessions packed into an assortment of plastic bags. I’m fortunate to have a … Continued

Whitney Rife Becker: Fashion is my Passion

Known on social media as an influencer, blogger, and entrepreneur, Whitney Rife is most of all a classic fashionista. Whitney grew up in a small town in Virginia named Tazewell, which she loves dearly. It only has a few stoplights but is full of wonderful people. On the weekend, Whitney and her mom traveled to … Continued

Porcupines

I couldn’t wait to grow up, couldn’t wait for the day when I could curl my hair and wear high heels and lipstick. I blame it on the lure of the forbidden pink curlers. From my perch on the toilet seat lid, I’d watch my mother roll her short, frosted hair into neat logs stacked … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Playing Dress-Up

When I was a young gal faced with beauty propaganda, I only made notes of what it was on the outside that deemed a woman physically beautiful enough to be on the cover of a magazine or walk a runway. As I have grown, I have developed a new understanding of beauty – one I … Continued

Cover Artist: Dita Omuri

The cover art is from London-based artist Dita Omuri. You can see more art from this artist @Dita.Omuri | Linktree www.linktr.ee/Dita.Omuri

Let’s See What Develops

Learning something new was fun. I certainly developed a new appreciation for photography skills and off-the-wall fish tales. The newspaper headline announced, “Photograph Your Forest – Summer Contest.” With so much time spent indoors and social distancing this spring, I read the rest of the article with interest: “Capture spectacular views, special moments and hidden gems.” … Continued

Jordan Lazarus: Learning to Live the Lekker Lifestyle

Lekker [Lack-ah]: South African slang adjective meaning the best of the best; “Local is lekker!” If there is anyone who can teach us about the lekker lifestyle, it is our very own, Myrtle Beach born and raised, Jordan Lazarus. Jordan takes pride in her roots and loves the tight-knit community we have here. Her family … Continued

Cover Artists: M. & I. Garmash

Michael Garmash began painting at the age of three in Lugansk, Ukraine, 1969. By age six he started his formal education at the Lugansk Youth Creative Center. Recognizing rare, natural talent, his teachers sent his works to a variety of exhibitions in the then Soviet Union. An award-winning artist from the onset, Mr. Garmash received … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Starting a New Life

I cannot count the amount of times I have said the words “new year, new me!” What about you? How many times have you spoken these positive words into existence – and then really taken action to achieve it? The year of 2020 was consumed with unanswered questions starting with the anxious phrase of “What … Continued

Happiness Doesn’t Have Wrinkles

I feel self-care means preventing loneliness, preventing irrelevance, preventing mental stagnation by engaging in activities that promote one’s self-esteem. Le Bonheur n ’a pas de Rides isn’t easy reading if you’re not French. In it are idioms and slang of a present-day 34-year-old French writer, who self-published her novel about an 85-year-old woman, who gets stuck … Continued

Johanna Maggio: Doctor and Dreamer

Before she ever dreamed of becoming a doctor, Johanna was raised on a five-mile barrier island off the southern coast of New Jersey. She grew up a beach kid, always outdoors exploring marine biology, collecting shells for art projects, rocking her Birkenstocks, and hanging out with the local surfers. Johanna is an only child and … Continued

Waking with a Smile

When my alarm went off, I contemplated hitting snooze, then I remembered that I was making time for myself, and it was important. I was important. “I love that you are always happy to see me in the morning,” my son Evan said a few years ago, “That’s one of the reasons you’re such a … Continued

Meet Wally Hash: Sunspace of Myrtle Beach

Forgive the past and look towards a bright future – just keep rollin’ on, that is all we can do! Wally did not know his birth name was Walter until 4th grade because he always thought he was just “Wally.” He has 7 brothers and sisters who all go by fun names that are not … Continued

Nancy Aborn Wuennemann: Reinvention with Intention

I officially met the vibrant and brilliant Nancy when I accompanied her to her induction into the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association. Nancy and I share a passion for connecting with new people and getting the opportunity to share their inspiring stories with the world. I am beyond delighted to share hers with all of … Continued

The Open Door

What we need is always there for us, and if we put out the intention that we are open to receive, the universe will deliver. When my friend suggested I take a yoga class with her several years ago, I wasn’t even thinking of the spiritual benefits.  It wasn’t so much that I was closed … Continued

Nothing Could Be Finer Than to be in Carolina

Shades of oranges and pinks in the sky over the ocean signal the arrival of that special orb which begins to warm the sand and provide another sunny day. Nothin’ could be finer than to be in Carolina, in the morning – always murmurs in my head as I stroll along the white sand of … Continued

Recipe Magic

For a moment, we can be in their kitchens, standing in their shoes, and sharing their stories. This holiday season, there are fewer gifts to buy and cards to mail. There are empty chairs at dinner tables and gaping holes in our hearts. My family is disappearing. In just over a year’s time, I’ve lost … Continued

Christmas Wine

I had no idea the juice was supposed to taste awful. What was wine, and was I in trouble? It was Christmas Eve 1965 and for the first time in my ten years (or for as long as I could remember) we were having company for the holiday. Dad invited a family who had arrived at their … Continued

Lights in the Night

Perhaps the fading year has not been a bright one; all the more reason to count our blessings and share a glimmer with those around us. It begins every October. Some dim Sunday afternoon I climb up and poke my head into the storage space over my garage. Brushing away cobwebs, I totter backward down … Continued