Three months ago, when I was writing my letter for the Spring issue, the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting. Since then, there have been so many ups and downs and so much devastation through the world. I’m sure all of you are very familiar with what is going on across our country. Frankly, it’s hard to process the senseless deaths and violence we are witnessing. We are doing our best to listen carefully, talk openly, examine racial and social injustice, and to learn what it truly means to be a neighbor and ally.
I am very excited about featuring Greenville, South Carolina. It is an eclectic city that is bustling with creativity and energy. It reminds me of Austin 20 years ago. Unfortunately, some of the places that we planned to feature in our City Guide section have had to shut their doors permanently due to America staying at home for three months—such different times we live in these days.
Food + Entertaining
Since most of us have been dining at home with family for months, Tamberlyn created a fabulous al fresco menu, reminiscent of a casual European dinner in the countryside. Everything is delicious, and the dessert is perfect for a hot summer night.
Interiors + Gardens
Bek walks us through a modern home that was thoughtfully designed for a young family with lots of glass, concrete, and steel enhanced by pops of vibrant color. She also takes us on a garden tour through a beautiful Southern garden with English undertones. The series of garden rooms provide multiple spaces—both private and public—for enjoying morning coffee, watching the children play in the pool, and for entertaining. There are even special spaces for the family dogs.
If you want to look like you’ve been somewhere fabulous even while stuck at home, don’t miss Lesley’s Beauty Report. She shares some favorite products that keep you looking good and feeling put together, even if you’re still fairly homebound.
We are trying to bring a little joy and beauty to your days with our Instagram feed. In our stories, we have started “Tuesday Tips” and “Peachy Garden Club.” We hope you will find them interesting and glean some ideas that you can use in your own homes and lives.
Even as things start to become more “normal,” we have all been changed by the events of the past few months. Join me in showing all of our fellow neighbors the compassion, dignity, and respect that they deserve.
With much gratitude,
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