December Evenings

It’s already December, the weather is getting colder…… you might even say frigid! Festive decorations are up in the community, while FedEx and Amazon trucks make regular deliveries to neighbors at Heath. Our nephew who is almost two years of age has been keeping an eye out for Santa, and his excitement reminds me of my childhood experiences during Christmas. Each evening we enjoy the holiday music wafting throughout the house, which is completely relaxing after a rough day at work, and the best part is coming home each evening to see decorations twinkling in and around the fireplace.

Stylish Heath contributor Tony Sanchez and few friends took a warm Thursday evening last week to drive and see the holiday lighting at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC. Upon arriving you may procure a warm cup of cider, cocoa, or wine to sip while walking the garden pathways listening to the sounds of holiday music. Carolers singing amid the soft glow of candles and lights that decorate trees and shrubs, setting the festive mood for the season!


Brookgreen GardensNights of a Thousand Candles
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Enjoy the festivities safely,
Kathleen

Making Thanksgiving Unique

There’s a joy in making every meal a matter of great taste, most especially Thanksgiving dinner with all its traditions. The 2020 holidays will most certainly look like no other, and for many of us it will mean a much smaller gathering. I come from a large family, and am used to cooking for dozens. There will be something elegant in prepping for an intimate group. As this year’s holiday menu has been drafted, I look forward to deviating from tradition, and will let you in on a secret….. I purchased a 7-Layer Caramel Cake from Caroline’s Cakes since, I didn’t have time to bake. I know what many of you traditionalist are thinking …… she couldn’t bake her own cake. But, I cannot tell you how liberating it felt when I arrived home from running errands over the weekend and saw boxes sitting on the counter. Whew… that’s definitely how you start the holiday by purchasing a few items, as well as making and baking a few.

Gather round to give thanks for family, friends, health, and happiness!!!
Kathleen