Holly Montford, a charming former Blufftonian, was in town last week and stopped by for a visit.
She and her family built the house in May River Plantation that the Mendenhalls now own. Holly has an interesting life and is always doing things that are very exciting.
Holly's daughter, Catherine Cocke, and her family settled in Atlanta, where Catherine is a rising star in the design field. When Catherine was pregnant with her third child, HGTV filmed the family's 18-month renovation of their 1950s house. The episode was titled, "Going Big in Georgia," and it highlighted all of the pratfalls that the Cocke family encountered. Holly was in Atlanta quite a bit during all the melee and has hilarious tales to tell.
Catherine has a very unique style of decorating -- very polished and contemporary. She comes by her style naturally, thanks to a wonderful teacher and mother who is toujours on the prowl for just one more great adventure.
Speaking of, Holly, ever the wanderer, is off to France for two weeks to attend a wedding in Normandy. She will take a side trip to Brittany and then spend a week in Paris.
Anyway it is fun to dream, which is, of course, free. Call Oceania Cruises at 800-531-5658, go to www.oceaniacruises.com or call your favorite travel agent.
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