Merry & Bright in Myrtle Beach

Merry & Bright in Myrtle Beach

Day 227 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has me feeling merry & bright in Myrtle Beach. Before everyone woke up, my sweet hubby and I got to enjoy breakfast together at the Sea Captain’s House, an iconic restaurant on Ocean Boulevard, located right next door to our condo. I’ve always loved eating here because being seated on the covered patio affords expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. And if you’re seated in just the right spot, you also get a glimpse of the lush tropical landscaping and colorful flowers that make it look like summer in July instead of the end of the year. One of my favorite things is though the restaurant uses traditional colors for its Christmas decor, when paired with coastal beach, it’s right up my Shabby Chic alley. I’m so glad I didn’t let all of my professional responsibilities stop me from making this trip. Instead, I’m staying on top of my tasks and still feel merry and bright in Myrtle Beach.

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Me, Pink Collar Coach in front of the Sea Captain’s House. There are no walkable restaurants in my suburb back home, so being able to walk outside and across a path for a meal is a treat!
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Our breakfast view of palm trees, sun, sand, sky and miles of ocean – just steps beyond our table.
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Me surrounded by chef Santas, wreaths, garland and lights. Love the juxtaposition of a beach scene painting with the rough-hewn massive fireplace. My hubby took the picture, so he’s a little cut off, but the Sea Captain visible in the left corner and I are dressed alike.                                          I’m in Calvin Klein trumpet sleeve sweater, jeans, booties and handbag.

We’ve been escaping to Myrtle Beach for the last few years because it’s the only way our big fat blended family can truly have time together to bond as our own little unit without other things at home encroaching. Because my husband is an amazing steward of our resources, we’re able to stay in the penthouse. We leave Christmas evening and travel all night so the children (two grown, one a year shy of being an adult, a teen and a tween) can sleep throughout. Now we have the oldest’s four-year-old with us too. That first year, we were like the first half of that Bookin.com commercial where the children lose a shoe and get sick on the flight then arrive at the hotel looking totally bedraggled. Now we’re like the second half when the glee on their faces once they see the panoramic view of the ocean causes the parents to make the score motion as the voice actor says, “Bookin.yeah!”

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Coach, I try to be careful about not posting in a way that makes it look as if I’m living the meme – or the perfect picture. I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to make take this trip – especially considering how a family crisis prevented us from being able to last year as planned. Not having been in two years, one would think I would have been raring to get on the road considering the fact that it’s been a tough two years. Instead, because it’s the first year my children couldn’t be with us, I went into a funk of depression (a D) and almost stayed behind. Thankfully, my husband used some tough love that caused me to come to my senses. As soon as I saw that water, I was like “Bookin.yeah!” myself!  Then, a started reading a novel set in Myrtle Beach! Talk about confirmation I’m meant to be here. If not for my hubby I would have been home feeling down and dark. That makes it even more special that I’m here feeling merry & bright in Myrtle Beach.

If you’re facing the Ds (challenges), how can you be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose to minimize the obstacle and maximize the opportuities in front of you? Even if a vacation is not in your near future, how can you bring more of the people and places you love into your life this season?

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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One thought on “Merry & Bright in Myrtle Beach

  1. Thanks to everyone who liked the post. I try to respond when people take the time to do so, however, with travel and writing deadlines, I’m just catching up. I pray each of you found ways to bring more “Merry & Bright” into your holidays and that you continue to do so throughout the year!

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