Friday, August 8, 2014


Picture a place rich with centuries of heritage, sprinkled with communities that have yet to make their place in history.  Add a dash of gumbo, a couple dozen chargrilled oysters, some fried mullet, a few bays, bayous, and lakes…. Add a dollop of Mardi Gras, some sweet tea, deeply-rooted traditions of faith and country, weekends filled with football, family, and friends, and gently mix in the color of the sky, sea, and sunset reflected everywhere you look.  This is where we call home, the Gulf Coast….simple, beautiful, graceful, and elegant….and this is the story of our lives and our lifestyle here on the Gulf Coast….this is the story of our Tide Life.   

We are incredibly excited to embark on this blogging journey as we share our love of the place we are proud to call home, the Gulf Coast, with all of you.  In our opinion, there is no better place in the world to live or to visit!

When Kenny and I first met, there was no question that we were indeed soul mates.  Both having lived on the Gulf Coast all of our lives, we share the same love of all things Gulf Coastal.  We both have fond memories of summer days spent growing up on wide front porches, days spent building sandcastles, listening to the sound of the waves crashing to the shore…memories of evenings spent relaxing on porch swings, time spent in the family car with fishing poles hung out of the rolled down windows…..

We had an instant connection; we both felt the same magic, the same draw to this place, and we knew that we would create a life together here in the place where we had always known as home, the Gulf Coast.  And so building our life together began…..


Along this journey of our “Life on the Half Shell” as we jokingly refer to it, we have been so very blessed.  We combined our talents to create a custom furniture business based on old-fashioned business principles.  We have gone back to the essence of how furniture used to be made:  impeccable craftsmanship, quality materials, and timeless design, with a slightly modern twist --- the added inspiration of the style and colors of the Gulf Coast.


And so now begins the next phase of our journey…….showcasing the Gulf Coast we so deeply love and sharing this treasure with all of you!  We are now in the process of creating an online magazine dedicated to the Southern coastal lifestyle, and we are excited to see where this new opportunity leads.  We do hope you join us as we set sail for our new adventures!!  Who knows where the tide may take us…….


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  1. Congrats on your new blog. Thank you for finding me now I have found you. Beautiful blog and beautiful furniture. Love your style.

  2. Wow! Congrats on the new blog, life and adventure. Love your new style.


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