Atlantis A Mid-Winter Tropical Vacation


Need A Tropical Get-A-Way?

Atlantis Is A Fun Destination For A Winter Vacation!

Are the winter blues getting you down?

Feeling like you need to get away for some tropical sunshine? Well, look no further friends!

A trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas is the perfect antidote for what ails you! The perfect mid-winter tropical destination.

Recently we enjoyed a three-day family holiday and it was such a treat! Now, that we are right smack in the middle of February and thinking of spring break, I thought I it would be a good time to share some photos from Atlantis at Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

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10 Ways To Living A Life Of Intention

Living With Intention

Where attention goes, energy flows and results show.

— T. Harv Eke




I try to live my life inspired by this quote from T. Harv Eke.

When life gets frazzled and out of step, a quick reminder that energy flows where attention goes will bring me back on track to what my original intentions were.  Always first there is intention! Next attention and then we are in the flow.

In these waning days of December with the new year of 2018 peeking around the corner at us, it is an appropriate time to start thinking about the intentions of our lives. The anticipation of the coming new year with the opportunity for a fresh beginning brings renewed hope and dreams for the future. It’s the ideal time to stop, take a moment and re-assess our yearly intentions.  It doesn’t matter if the past year has been, good or not so good, here is the chance to make the ending a good one. My intention to make it the very best possible!


10 ways to start practicing living a life of intention.

1.  Set your intentions for the coming year.

Think about it. What do you want your life to look like? Decide how you would like to spend your time and energy.  This simple action creates awareness.  Make a conscious decision to start thinking about on what you want.

2.  Write it down.

Start a journal. It can be as plain as a spiral notebook or as fancy as a leather-bound journal. Makes no matter, just start thinking and writing.  Set aside a few minutes each day to start dreaming. Review your list periodically. You’ll be amazed at how you have started living intentionally.

3.  Practice mindfulness.

Slow down and live in the moment. Be aware of the world around you. What’s happening? Somethings you like, some you don’t. We all live in an imperfect world, so look for the perfection where ever you can find it. Again let your attention flow to the good moments and you start to see more good intentions. Clarity in the present moment is the perfect present to yourself.

4. Take 10 minutes for yourself.

Sit for a few minutes each day in the quiet place and be still. Take a little breather and with practice, you will begin to find yourself living in the present moment and on intention much easier.

5.  Listen to your inner voice.

It’s talking to you all the time.  Once you have set your intentions, they will start popping up in the back of your mind from time to time.

6. Letting go and decluttering will make room what you really intend for your life.

Think about subtracting not adding useless things in your life. Have what you intend.

7.  Be patient.

You’ll be amazed at how solutions to problems and unexpected gifts will show up at just the right time.

8.  Always keep growing.

Enjoy all the unique moments that the life has to offer. Keep aware that each new tomorrow is unique and have the intention to adapt to whatever it has to offer.

9.  Welcome the impermanence of life and accept change with open arms.

Realize that nothing remains the same for two consecutive moments. And there must always be room for the future with all its intentions to arrive.

10. Be grateful.

Once you start reviewing your intention list you will be amazed at the how your intentions have materialized in your life. Practice gratitude always!  Let’s make it our #1 intention!

Each December my Mother and I used to talk about the coming year and we would challenge each other to the task of making a list of 365 intentions for the coming year.  Mom is now gone but I still continue to make my list. It’s amazing how hard it is to come up with 365 things. I’ve never made it to 365, but I can tell you that it is amazing how many of my intentions which seemed like wishes when I wrote them are now a reality. I challenge you to start now make a list for your best-intended life in the coming year.

Thanks sharing this time with me.

Until next time, live with intention!


6 Books That Will Make Great Christmas Gifts

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Classic Style For New Year’s Eve

Saying Goodbye to 2017 in Classic Style

  With a Classic Tune

“Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?”

Ready or not, we’re coming to the end of another year and soon we will be ringing in the new and singing along to the very familiar New Year’s Eve: “Auld Lang Syne.”  While it’s a true classic few people know the meaning or the words. And so, we happily hum along after the first two lines.

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Year In Review 2017 – Travel Thursday

Travel Blog Posts of 2017

2017 has been a very good year for travel here at Distinctly Southern Style.

During this past year, I’ve had the opportunity to visit a variety of fun locales.  And so as 2017 comes to a close, I’m sharing with you my year in review of travel posts.

Come along with me to New York City, Beverly Hills, Malibu, the Grand Canyon, South Florida, the Keys, and Cozumel. I hope that you enjoy these travel posts and you will get an opportunity to visit some of these amazing places too.

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Holiday Outfit: Tweed Jacket + Jeans

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Second Holiday Outfit of the Week




Tweed & Jeans + Gold =Daytime Holiday Outfit

 Here’s the jest, I am reviewing pictures from my previous post. And I realized that you all might like a look at all three combinations which I came up with while closet shopping for holiday outfits.  Consequently, I decided to do a series featuring my denim jeans and gold shimmer top and show you all three looks. Today in the second part, I am wearing a tweed jacket, denim jeans and casual brown flats with a classic handbag. A perfect daytime holiday outfit for a luncheon with the girls!

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Jazzed Up Jeans Holiday Style

Do You Incorporate Your Jeans Into Your Holiday Outfits?


Jeans With A Little Shimmer and Glimmer on Top

Jeans are one of today’s number one wardrobe stables. And so, it only stands to reason that we often find ourselves reaching for a pair of jeans even on festive occasions. Fortunately, it works!  Just jazz them up with accessories and a little shimmer, and glimmer on the top.

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6 Books That Will Make Great Christmas Gifts


The Gifts Of Reading


The secret is out… I love read!  And I love to give and receive books as Christmas gifts. Belonging  to a book club totally inspires me to read more and I can’t seem to stop looking for fresh new favorites to add to my reading list!  Here are some suggestions if you are looking for books as Christmas gifts. It is hard to narrow the list to only a few choices, but I think I’ve got something for everyone.  I really would love spent the day, and come up with more options, but this is a good start!  If you have a reader on your list, books will definitely make wonderful Christmas gifts!




No One Is Coming To Save Us by Stephine Powell Watt

This was the Inaugural Sarah Jessicia Parker pick for Book Club Central and our book club’s November choice. I am about half way throug and enjoying every moment of this read.



Wonder by: RJPalacio

Now a major motion picture.  Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay! Our group just finished reading the book in anticipation of a group movie night!

You will fall in love with Auggie Pullman…he’s a extraordinary young man!  #1 New York Times bestseller

The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.



Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by:Gail Honeyman

Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She thinks she’s fine, but she’s not. Struggling with social skills she’s one quirky lady.  Reese Witherspoon has bought the movie rights and we may soon see Eleanor on the big screen.




A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles

An all time favorite! A Gentleman in Moscow is the 30-year saga of the Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov. Count Rostov is placed under house arrest inside the Metropol Hotel in Moscow in 1922. A truly great read! 5Stars



The Perfect Present by Stella Jones

The perfect gift for young readers. Siblings Bobby and Bella search to find the perfect gift for each other. Neither have enough money. Will they find a way to give the best gift ever?



The Mediterranean Diet for Beginners

The new year is right around the corner. Know someone who wants to trim their waistline without sacrificing taste buds?  The Mediterranean diet fills your plate with diverse and delicious tastes. Recipes, meal plan and tips. Score a gift giving winner!

If you are planing on giving  some books as Christmas gifts, I hope that you have found this list valuable. And if you have any additonal suggestions, I welcome your input. Please leave all recommendations in the comment section below.

Have an amazing day!



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Let’s All Do A Little Black Friday Shopping

Are You Black Friday Shopper Too?



I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I certainly did!

This year we have made the Thanksgiving holiday a weeklong celebration with the family. Luckily for me, I was a guest and not the cook. And so now I’m ready to get out and do some Black Friday shopping today.

Because I have been traveling this past week a soft, wrinkle-free black outfit was the choice for dining out yesterday.  Since I found this outfit to be so comfortable, I am sharing the shopping details below. Maybe you have a need for something similar for the upcoming holiday season. Black outfit for Black Friday… haha.


Talbots Duster: (here)




Nordstroms Slacks: (here)

Black Friday Shopping Talbots Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

Talbots Shell (here)




Lastly, thanks for stopping by Distinctly Southern Style.  I hope you enjoyed today’s post and are ready for a fun-filled day of shopping too.

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Until next time, have fun and enjoy your day!



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Baby Boomer Style For The Coming Holidays

Rosemary Davis

Calling All Baby Boomers With Style

Are You Stylin’ For The Holidays Yet!


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 Hey, Boomers, it’s that time of year…the holiday season is now upon us. Now is the time for some Baby Boomer style!

So ready or not here we go!

November is well underway along with all the fun-filled events and outings. The time is here for family, friends, shopping, cooking, eating, you name it …. and I’ll be right there in the mix with you and enjoying every moment.

Of course, I am always on the hunt for comfortable and yet stylish outfits that can be worn in numerous ways. Just because I am of the baby boomer generation, and we have always liked to be on trend, I want to have outfits with a touch of class, a little edgy and looks that reflect that great baby Boomer Style.

The outfit that I am sharing today is one such combo. Simply because it can be styled casually as I am wearing it today with jeans and boots or I can change it up slacks and pumps for dressier occasions.

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