true blues

Thanks for leaving comments in the last post letting me know you’re still here and would like one last post for the week.  Comments keep my inspiration going.  Without them blogging can lose its luster.  I guess you could say your feedback adds sparkle to my writing : )

And speaking of sparkle, hope you’re planning a fun July 4th weekend!  We’ll be celebrating on the beach with friends and watch fireworks along the water.  It’s always a hit.  I know the colors this weekend are red, white, and blue, but I wanted to share some trusty blues that I love – both for your wardrobe and home.  All of these are great for the holiday weekend and all summer long.

simply seleta true blues

1.  A navy basic with some graphic edge that’s still a classic.

2.  This monogrammed clutch omg.  NEED in my life.

3.  A sparkle stripe scarf for your night of fireworks.

4.  My favorite Seaside tumblers for the beach or pool

5.  Adorable dress 50% off

6.  This marine beach candle is divine.

7.  Cutest bikini evahhh.

8.  Pom pom panels bring instant “happy” to a room.

9.  Monogrammed Jack Rogers – yes, please.

Happy 4th of July, friends!
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wednesday white: my dream home

Can’t think of a better way to welcome July than by sharing one of my all time favorite homes.  From the inside out, this abode encompasses classic beauty and monochromatic perfection.

AMY NEUNSINGER for Mark D. Sikes

It all began when this creamy white kitchen, by design genius Mark D. Sikes, caught my eye last week.  It was featured in House Beautiful a while back.

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the perfect trip to paris

One of my biggest dreams is taking a trip to Paris.  If I could plan a trip for fall, which I hear is a gorgeous time to be in France, I would totally choose this fabulous package, offered by my friends at Huff Harrington.  Huff Harrington is a French boutique and design company in my hometown of Atlanta.  Aside from design and home goods, they offer many amazing package trips to France.  The one I’m sharing with you today is a buying trip in Paris, scheduled for the first week of October.

Huff Harrington

This journey includes everything on my wish list:  shopping at some of the best interior buying spots in Paris (gasp), insane accommodations, and meals at the finest and most charming cafes in France.  And every step of the way you are accompanied by French-speaking experts.

The moment you arrive, your trip starts with a proper champagne toast.

Huff Harrington champagne

photos by Kathy Neal

This trip to France is all about the love of the hunt as much as the catch.  And the price covers practically all meals, lodging, wine, dinners in restaurants, and transportation while in France.  All you have to do is choose the color of your wine and which pieces you’d like to buy.  Can you imagine bringing a special treasure (or three) straight from Paris back to your home?  This takes shopping to a whole new level.

So let’s talk more about accommodations on this journey.  Your home for the week is one of the two: an elegant apartment with killer views of the Eiffel Tower.  Or a chic little boutique hotel in the tony 7th Arrondissement.

Huff Harrington

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summer goodies + life update

Hello again!  Sorry for the blog silence, it’s been wild around our place.  Peter and I are out the door Monday – Friday by 7:15am, taking oldest to his summer job and youngest daughter to her ballet intensives carpool.  They both have to be at their destinations at the same time, but 20 miles apart, so we have to divide and conquer.  The rest of the day is more schedule madness that I won’t even go into, but it continues well past dinnertime.  After this month, our routine calms down considerably, so I’m counting down the days.

Before rushing out the door our day always starts with feeding the chickens, ducks, and bunny.  Here is Odile, my favorite one in the flock.  She’s a silkie.  I love her because she’s super gentle and sweet.

Adagio hen

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