Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Night Thought


Memorial Day Tablescapes

The fact that Memorial Day is tomorrow completely escaped my mind until this past Wednesday when I was asked if I had any big Memorial Day plans. I am actually relieved to say I don’t have big plans for the day – dinner with family, a chance to relax, and maybe go see a movie; I have really been wanting to see The Age of Adaline.

Regardless of if you are having a large or small gathering it is always fun to create a tablescape. Plus, I always love how red, blue, and white look together, everything just seems to pop! So…if you are like me and completely forgot that Memorial Day is this Monday {is it early this year, or is it just me?} here are a few last minute tablescape inspiration to help you along with your holiday decorating.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Hour Time

Hooray! Hooray! Friday has finally arrived and it is time to kick off the best weekends of all, 3-day holiday weekends. I hope everyone is excited to spend a little time by the water, soak up some sun, and of course hit up those great Memorial Day sales! Here’s to a wonderful weekend spent with friends and family. Cheers!
“Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist”
~ Pablo Picasso

Drink Special!
Mae West
1 ounce brandy
½ egg yolk
½ teaspoon sugar
Ice cubes
1 dash cayenne pepper
Shake the brandy, egg yolk, and sugar with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the dash of cayenne pepper

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Jonathan Jackson in Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley Bar and Grill, Friday, May 22, 8:00pm
Memphis, TN: Kinky Boots at The Orpheum, Friday, May 22, 8:00pm
Seaside, FL: Seaside Farmers Market at 30A, Saturday, May 23, 9:00am
Hilton Head, SC: Dolphin and Nature Cruise at Broad Creek Marina, Friday, May 22 – Friday, October 30
Little Rock, AR: Riverfest 2015 at Riverfront Park, Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24

Lilly Pulitzer New Arrivals

It goes without saying that summer is the official season of all things Lilly Pulitzer and Jack Rodgers. Would packing for a beach trip really be complete until one added at the very least one Lilly dress or bikini to the suitcase?

The Lilly print artist have really out done themselves with this spring and summer collection. I have to say I was a little curious to see what the prints and style would look like this year since Lilly Pulitzer herself is no longer present, but everything is oh just so Lilly with all the bright colors, cute prints, and traditional Lilly designs included in the collections.

Today is the release of some new arrivals plus you get a gift with purchase! There is definitely a dress I have been eyeing {surprise, surprise} and I might do some early gift shopping just so I can get the two adorable beach towels that are available in the gift with purchase special offer. Here are a few of my favorite new arrivals!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gilmore Girls

Is it just me or is Gilmore Girls one of those shows that just never gets old? The first season of the Gilmore Girls premiered when I was in the eighth grade, and I have not grown tired of it yet. When I was in high school on Tuesday nights I would always take a break from doing homework/studying right at 7 o’clock on the dot so I could enjoy an hour of my favorite show. Of course my Gilmore Girl watching did not stop in college and my roommate teased me about it, in a good-natured way.

I have always loved the mother/daughter dynamic – Lorelei and Rory always seemed so in sync {minus a few shows here and there}. Besides they are both people you would want to be friends with in real life, if they actually existed . Both the characters are such fun, loveable people, with ambitions, who are always growing and evolving throughout the different seasons of the show. 

Have I mentioned the town of Stars Hallow yet? If I stumbled upon a small cozy town one day filled with quirky and eccentric characters that would be like the icing on the cake. If Stars Hallow was an actual place I would go visit!

 I just recently rediscovered while working out at the gym when I decided to watch something different than the Food Network. Confession: now when I have the time to workout during the week day I try to go to the gym at 10 or 11 just so I can watch the Gilmore Girls while I workout.

After watching a few shows, recently, one of the reasons I think I have enjoyed watching the Gilmore Girls so much over the years is because it was such a relatable for me. From the school uniform to all the high school homework to Rory’s love of reading to friendships evolving and changing, to going to college, to Rory showing up way too early to class, and more – I could relate to many elements of the show, as I am sure others could as well.

Who else out there loves the Gilmore Girls?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kate Spade Surprise Sale

So many cute things…so little time. Nothing puts a pep in your step quite like receiving an emailing from Kate Spade informing you of a surprise sale where basically everything is 75% off! It seems like it a been a good while since Kate Spade has had a surprised sale {or maybe I missed out on the last one…} so I am extra excited about this one! Here are a few of my favorite sale picks!