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Lazy Days of Warm Southern Ways for Resort Girl

March 15, 2016

The sun casts shadows on my café table top

While in the background southern music rocks

Screens let the cool river breezes blow in but stop

The bees and buzzin’ creatures from passing by

Oh, my

What a lazy day

It is just to sit and stay

While my lips


A hot mug of peach tea

There’s nothing worryin’ me

‘Cept the cold cut sandwich with mayo

Side of sweet potato fries – the way to go

When the waiter comes for my order by

Oh, my

How I am wishin’ this day

Will stay

And never end

Blessed are those lazy days

Of hot tea and warm southern ways

Nothin’ botherin’ me!






Moreland Village: A Resort Girl Destination

May 11, 2015
Moreland Village 1

The car in front of us pulled to the side of the road, but I knew we were not lost. Where were we all going? To the Moreland Village opening party at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina.

As a plantation member, my previous mode of transportation to Moreland was cruising on my bike. I have ridden miles through the rough sand trails, nestled along the maritime forest, to arrive at this beautiful riverfront destination. Arriving at Moreland landing, I would climb up the local tree house via the winding rustic rope and wooden stairs. Once on top, the salty wind would sweep my sun-filled face, all the while my eyes are treated to breathtaking views of the May River waterways, oyster beds and marshes.

But now I was driving my SUV down the newly-paved roads to the latest Palmetto Bluff residential development called Moreland Village. The car pulled up behind me to follow and continue our journey over the beautiful wooden bridge into the center of the new village called Maritime Row. Once parked, I could hear the music, and the crunch of the gravel, pebbles and oysters under my feet as I made my way towards the party tent. The village roads give such a warm and rustic feel to the community.

Moreland Village 2

The community will be 60 acres with 90 residential lots and commercial space once completed, but for now, it is a dream development. As a visionary, I love to be invited to opening parties. I find it a pleasure to picture in my mind what will be, in just a few years, a thriving community.

To give all of the guests a better feel, we were treated to sweet southern cocktails, pork and other tasty food delights and wonderful music. All in a luxe, riverfront setting with wooden tables, comfy couches topped with pillows and a great open bar. A great Resort Girl setting!

As it states on the Moreland Village website, “You can walk among the live oaks, kayak the river or go fly fishing in the river.” A truly great Resort Girl way of life!

To find out more about Moreland visit:

Moreland Village


Get Lost to Find Yourself

April 1, 2015
Palmetto Bluff

An Extended Stay in an Enchanted Cottage

For six months, I lived the writer’s life in an enchanted cottage at Palmetto Bluff, SC. A few years earlier, I purchased a lot within the plantation, as I fell in love with the beauty of the land. The Bluff is located along the May River in an amazing maritime forest. Although my little forest cottage was small, it was electronically wired for today’s busy executive. My main form of transportation was either by foot, bike or golf cart. Oh, and it had a super big screen TV and stereo, as it was owned by a male entrepreneur. I’m making a mental note for a future story to write — the best rental pads are successful bachelor pads! Try them gals, they have the coolest electronics and outdoor toys  – but many times the kitchens are limited.

Every morning and evening, I cranked up my little toaster oven to heat up my meals. There was a microwave and a tiny stove, but I purchased my own deluxe toaster oven— which I found much easier to use. Eating became a creative endeavor as the pull-out tiny fridge was a big as a closet drawer. My beer took up half of it, and the rest was packed cold essentials like almond milk, butter and semi-sized containers of yogurt. Grocery shopping reminded of the markets in Asia, where the women shopped every few days (like myself) as their cold storage place was limited and gathered only the freshest of foods.

Palmetto Bluff

As isolating as my environment was, the daily joys of nature were amazing. It enabled deep personal reflection, which most writers desire. The atmosphere rang of bird’s songs, the whispers of winds, the pounding of rain on tin, and the sound of footprints in the sand. There was also much comfort in the safety of nature and the Bluff. The freedom to walk alone with only looking over your shoulder to identify the sound of what animal was rustling in the leaves— the area is home to wild boar and cougars.

Palmetto Bluff

But six months was enough, when my lease was up and my toaster oven set fire. This Resort Girl was ready for her next step in life and maybe a full size fridge. But those deep reflections and time alone with nature will always reside within my soul. Share your stories of enchanted cottage living…

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