"Featured on the cover of the April edition is an image by René Marie, an exceptionally talented photographer and owner of Beach Cottage Life. René treasures coastal communities and she combs their respective towns and beaches for inspirational treasures that she can photograph and, ultimately, share with others. Her specialty is to pair beachside photographs with messages of optimism and gratitude. Beach Cottage Life can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. To find out more about Beach Cottage Life photography and vintage, coastal-chic finds, visit www.BeachCottageLife.etsy.com. If you love living on the coast, you will not be disappointed. René is that talented. Her image on the cover this month makes me ponder and long to know what is beyond the glass buoys and sand dune. Thankfully, on any given day, I can go take a walk and find out. I love Island life, and, especially, Galveston Island." -John Hall
Shabby Chic, Beach Cottage Living with René Marie Photography:
"Life is Good..." I absolutely believe it. I'm always looking for the positive, trying to view challenges as opportunities. I've found that with an optimistic outlook, and in always remaining grateful, life truly is good. It's a near-perfect plan; but as I'm sure you know, it's a journey! My passion is photography, while living a "Beach Cottage Life" ... capturing with my camera what I find to be charming, beautiful & inspiring. I adore vintage everything; flea markets & tag sales are second nature. My home is filled with whimsically re-purposed, up-cycled nautical vintage finds, and now we're going to offer some sweet coastal treasures at BeachCottageLife.com.
I so enjoy sharing everything through my camera lens. We're all in this together, so let's pay it forward with Compassion, Optimism, Gratitude & Grace. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter, I'm delighted to have you aboard!
Cottage or Castle, "There's No Place Like Home"...