July 28, 2011

So Refreshing

The all natural, pure fruit juice and sparkling water - Yumm!

Not only do I love the packaging because they make great party drinks but the flavors are fabulous.  

Here are some fun recipes for a little refreshment these hot July days.
more info here: {IZZE.COM}
I guess it's time to throw a party (even if it is party of one)!

July 25, 2011

My Man Otis

Otis Redding could do no wrong in my eyes.  With so much soul, emotion and heart in his voice and words, I just can't help but love every one of his songs.  This post is to give you a little taste of Otis and I'm sure you will love him like I do.

Is there anything better then when you combine  
great music with great dancing{This dance really captures the essence of Otis' music}

And I just couldn't talk about Otis without posting this song - it quite possibly could be my favorite song of all time {and that's saying a lot!}
 (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

July 21, 2011

July 18, 2011


*Monte Carlo, Monaco

*Staying @ Hotel Monte-Carlo Bay

*Must see film to prepare for trip: Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker is a light-hearted, clever, french comedy that I fell in love with.  Most of the movie is set in Monte Carlo and it just made me want to take this amazing vacation.  You simply must put this on your Netflix queue.  
{Click here to enjoy a little clip...}

July 11, 2011

Sweets Delievered To Your Door - I Die!

Eat Boutique! (click for the recipe and others too)

Cake Monkey (click for more individual sized cakes - one just for me!)

John & Kira's (click to see bugs & bee's)

Liddabit Sweets  (click for caramels galore)

Eleni's New York (click to see endlessly themed cookies)

John & Kira's (click to see pistachio toffee)

Is there anything better than great treats without the dishes?!  You simply must check out these sweet sites and order a little treat for your special occasion {or just because}.

July 7, 2011

From My Design File...

I think everyone should keep a design file where you put things that inspire you and make you happy.  Just start tearing things out of magazines and printing pictures then store them in one file.  When you're looking for inspiration you'll have the perfect place to find it.

It's okay if your style or taste changes - my does all the time - just edit your file as you go.  Right now I seem to be drawn to older pieces, rooms that have character and a slightly muted palate (can you tell?).