It's true, one doesn't have to fly to Paris to partake in a real French Macaron! All one need do is visit Sucre's website to find such delectable treats as the Summer Macaron Collection (pictured above). How about lemon buttercream with a blackberry jam center infused with balsamic & casis? Or, munch on the flavor of sweet vanilla buttercream with southern peach marmalade center. Ooh la la!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I learned how to create this easy, romantic do from The Daily Connoisseur. I used a large curling iron to create some body then gathered my hair at the nape of my neck and slightly over to one side, securing with a band to create a loose ponytail. I wrapped the end of the ponytail with another elastic band, leaving about an inch and a half of hair at the end. Grabbing a small section of the end hair in one hand and using the other hand to slide the bottom elastic band up to meet the other band, I was able to create this lovely, romantic look. I simply tucked the loose strand of hair in and secured the bun with a few pins. Voila...tres chic, oui?
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I can't tell you how many times I've been drawn to the fun flipflop wine labels only to be scared off by the super low price point. However, I was in need of a summer wine, and flipflop was the only bottle I could find in my summer-hot pursuit.
The screw top also scared me a bit, but I had to smile at the flip flops on the cap. I was nervous to take my first sip. Wouldn't I rather not know how the wine tasted and continue to admire the great labels? Well, I am happy to report that I give this flipflop Chardonnay a thumbs up! It is light, easy and I could certainly taste the pineapple notes. I would serve this wine to guests at a beach/pool party or give as a hostess gift along with some of those cute flip flop wine glass coasters. A toast to summer and flip flops!
Friday, July 11, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Love, love these Good Nature Tin candles found at Anthropologie! Natural soy with summer scents such as Pomelo & Sea Salt (lemon, mint and sugar cane with hints of orange and pomelo). They make wonderful gifts, too. It's like bringing the outdoors into your kitchen.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Today, I am sending along this little gem of a card to a dearest friend whom I greatly miss sharing a cupcake and coffee with. The message inside says, "Let's have coffee soon," along with Proverbs 27:9. I have found myself collecting these lovely cards by Karen Kingsbury for Dayspring. Each card has a vintage chic style with just the right words. I absolutely love these cards!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Here's a fun summer girl's night idea - host a movie night featuring the award-winning Junebug. To stay with the theme, serve Junebug wine (I prefer the light, crisp Pinot Grigio). Be sure to offer bug repellent in a cute basket to ward off those pesky mosquitoes.
Outdoor movie photo from StyleMePretty.com