A few weeks ago while I was in Santa Barbara, I received a humbling phone call with the best news. Southern Living Magazine invited me to be a member of their Best New Southern Tastemakers for 2018! It was one of those jump up and down, dance, smile to myself, "oh wait, I can't be late for a shoot" kind of moments in a hotel room on the West Coast. I am so honored and incredibly thankful for the recognition, and to be included with some of the South's brightest new talents.
This group encompasses what it means to be a member of The New Southern's community. I am pushing the boundaries with The New Southern nationally and I am passionate about providing a platform for creatives and entrepreneurs to share their stories to inspire not only your home but your spirit. I have a front row seat to design and I have the privilege to see how others are living all across the country... the members of The New Southern are creative pioneers in their communities across the country, they are fearless within their businesses, and they all believe in creating relaxed environments to where we all live our best life..... we are progressively creating a more open and tolerant place for creatives and design and I am grateful to shine a spotlight on those who are part of this movement.
As we move into 2018, and though we're fresh off the tails of a whirlwind 2017, I'm so excited to see what's to come. Every day provides a new trial and another moment to surprise yourself. I challenge each of you to move forward with creativity, collaboration, light, and love as we welcome in the new year. Let this new year set the tone for much growth and love.
And a special shoutout to our New Southern Creatives who were also selected for Southern Living Magazine's 2018's Tastemakers: