The Great Escape

Get away in boho flair

Summertime – marked by leisurely days, warm nights, and, if you’re lucky, a little time off from the daily grind.

If jetting off to some exotic locale is not in the cards, don’t worry; there are plenty of places to recharge and be inspired right in your own backyard.

Enter WalkerWorld, a colorful artist retreat in Castle Hayne where imagination and reality collide in delightful and unexpected ways – just as your summer wardrobe should.

So, get a little funky with your warm weather wear and don’t be afraid to embrace the eclectic.

-Nina Bays Cournoyer

Above: One-shoulder DRESS ($62) and disco drop EARRINGS ($12), both available at Aqua Fedora; SHOES (stylist’s own)


Below: White TANK ($18), yellow BANDEAU ($6), and multi-colored JOGGER PANT ($20), all available at Planet; gold wing LEATHER CUFF ($32), available at Aqua Fedora; shoes (stylist’s own)


Right: Cream, ribbed BODYSUIT ($42) and sand-colored, wrapped MAXI SKIRT ($53), both available at Tusc; NECKLACE ($49.99), available at Aqua Fedora



STYLIST: A’ngelia Fonville

MODEL: Arianna Tysinger

HAIR: Kate Bailey

MAKEUP: Anna Woodall Lee

LOCATION: WalkerWorld Organic Artist Retreat, 453 Blossom Ferry Road, Castle Hayne





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