I have been reading Southern Living since I was 12 years old, so I was thrilled when the publication contacted me about doing an Instagram takeover! You can follow Southern Living’s “stories” today @southernlivingmag to tour my current home of Coral Gables, Florida. After moving here six years ago from Dallas, this seventh generation Texan is still desperately homesick, but I do have a keen appreciation for the magnificent historic homes here in The City Beautiful.
Today @southernlivingmag, I will show you the idyllic Villages which were conceived in the 1920s as “The Village Project” by George Merrick. The Villages were designed to add diversity to the predominantly Mediterranean character of Coral Gables by showcasing architectural styles from around the world. Only 80 of the 1,000 planned residences were built, as Merrick’s vision was crushed by the Hurricane of 1926 and the Great Depression, yet today those that remain are highly coveted, carefully guarded jewels within our community. Through my blog I have shared home tours from almost every remaining historic Village in The Gables, including:
- The Florida Pioneer/Colonial Village
- The Chinese Village (here and here)
- The French City Village
- The Italian Village
- The Dutch South African Village (here and here)
INTERVIEWS WITH 11 MUST-FOLLOW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS
Also today… I was so honored to have been named one of 11 must-follow Instagram accounts by Flourishmentary along with some of my favorite Instagram friends! You will want to make sure you are following these accounts for daily inspiration, and I loved getting to know more about the individuals behind them thanks to Flourishmentary’s exclusive Q&As. Thank you for including me in such esteemed company!