Letter from the Editor: Perfect Age

This summer I turned a quarter of a century and even at 25, I do not feel my age. I have always been “mature for my age” as they say, and I think that is because my inner soul feels as though it is three-quarters of a century. I believe the reason I feel this … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Where I Belong

Where I belong has always been near the water. Growing up along the Grand Strand was a more than fortunate scenario, especially for a sea-maid like me. There are several varied types of bodies of water, and we are lucky to be surrounded by a majority of them such as the inlet, river, marsh, creeks, … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Summer Daze

Growing up, my most cherished summertime activity was definitely boat days with my family and our friends. My dad owns the classic 1986 Boston Whaler which guided us on many outdoor adventures. We would go out on the river and travel to Sandy Island or coast the marshy inlet and spend time at The Point. … Continued

Letter from the Editor: I Don’t Know How She Does It

Truth be told, when I speak of my own mother, I really don’t know how she does it all. “Momma Hawk” is a mother to everyone who needs it. I cannot even tell you how many of my own friends (who are like family) have had deep, life discussions with her. She is trustworthy, easy … Continued

Letter from the Editor: The Best is Yet to Be

This morning was the first beach sunrise I have attended in weeks. Today was the calm after the storm of rain that seemed to last all of 2021 so far. For those of you who know me, you know that quality time with nature is one of the most essential needs to fuel my soul. … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Planting the Seed

I have not physically planted many seeds that have bloomed. Green thumbs certainly do run in my family, but I am not sure the gene has made its way to me yet. I do enjoy keeping up with my handful of house plants, but due to my busy lifestyle, I only care for the types … 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

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

Letter from the Editor: Baubles and Bows

My favorite Christmas tradition is truly a southern one. I don’t know about you, but I have always found the idea of eating similar cuisine for Christmas as we just enjoyed for Thanksgiving a bit excessive. Okay, except for the pie! I will always eat another slice of sweet homemade pie baked by my even … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Pie and Parades

As I sit here at my new desk to write my first Sasee “Letter from the Editor,” I can’t help but feel an overwhelming rush of gratification. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with and learn from my enthusiastic and dedicated team. I am looking forward to building new, inspiring relationships with … Continued

Letter from the Editor: No Place Like Home

By Leslie Moore

Almost fifteen years ago, I interviewed with the owner and publisher of Sasee for the job as editor. I clearly remember that one of the “tests” she gave me was to write a sample “Letter from the Editor.” I struggled with that first letter, but to my great delight, I was chosen for the position … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Smile

By Leslie Moore

I visited my granddaughters Quinn and Ellis a couple of weekends ago to celebrate Quinn’s 7th birthday. She had requested a certain present, which I, of course, purchased, but it was a small item, and I asked what else she wanted. Quinn then proceeded to give me an adorably long explanation of something that wraps … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Joyful Aging

By Leslie Moore

When I think about my circle of friends, I see a beautiful group of women (and men) who only see age as a number. No matter where they fall chronologically, they have taken aging and made it their ally. One close friend has three jobs – all new challenges she has taken on recently. Several … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Community Life

By Leslie Moore

Recently, a friend of mine was walking down her stairs and slipped, breaking her foot in several places. The break was so severe it required surgery and weeks of recovery that is still ongoing. Immediately, our group of friends joined together to provide meals for her. One friend loaned her a knee scooter to use … Continued

From the Editor: If Not Now, When?

By Leslie Moore

I am not well traveled, but I have always liked leaving town for a few days in the mountains or, when the children were young, a trip to Disney or even camping (never my idea). But my youngest child, my son, must’ve been born knowing the great big world was waiting. From the time he … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Nearest & Dearest

By Leslie Moore

Thinking back over the past weeks, I am very proud of how our community has come together, while literally staying apart, to get through this crisis together. I asked the Sasee Facebook community how they were handling the long hours at home and received some wonderful responses. Nancy says she’s cooking up a storm; trying … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Just the Two of Us

By Leslie Moore

I love wedding vows, whether a couple uses the traditional, time-honored phrases or writes their own promises to love, honor and cherish. Words have so much power, and the actual process of writing them amplifies their significance. Who isn’t moved by heartfelt, loving promises given in shaky voices to a room of caring family and … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Dining Delights

By Leslie Moore

Many of us dread the colder months at the beach, and even though we’ve had very little cold weather this year, it does get dark early and stays dark until well past my alarm clock’s morning salute. March’s arrival is always welcome – spring is in sight, and the days are beginning to lengthen. My … Continued

Letter from the Editor: You Wear It Well

By Leslie Moore

I learned a lot about beauty this month – not from a blog post or YouTube video, or even from our skilled, local makeup experts who work their magic from beauty counters up and down the Strand. I interviewed the four women behind Southern Salty Secrets, and they really gave me food for thought. All … Continued

Letter from the Editor: Your Best Life

By Leslie Moore

It’s a New Year and a new decade! And a NEW Sasee! We have seen you…and heard you…and this is the result. A magazine for you and about you. A publication to inspire you to live your very best life in this decade and beyond. This is your Sasee Magazine! Please let us know what … Continued