{thirsty thursdays 6.30.11}

No other time of year is better for sipping on sangria than the summer time.  Make the most delicious white peach sangria using ripe peaches from your local farmer's market.  I most recently made this recipe from Bobby Flay and it was delicious!

White Peach Sangria

1 bottle white wine
3 ounces brandy
2 ounces triple sec
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
2 ounces simple syrup
3 ounces white peach puree
Fresh peaches, oranges and apples, sliced

Place all ingredients in a pitcher and stir to mix.  Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 48 hours.  Enjoy!

101 Sangrias and Pitcher Drinks      Isabella Large Round Pitcher


{breakfast at tiffany's}

The Tiffany cut engagement ring has become the number one choice for brides in the past 5 years.  Tiffany & Co. has become a status symbol and now, with the unveiling of the Tiffany Suite at the St. Regis New York, there is yet another way to have a little bit of Tiffany in your life.  The 1,400 square foot suite is located on the 14th floor and is adorned with crystal, grays, whites, and the signature blue.   At $8,500 plus tax a night, this would be a splurge, but if your sweetie is willing to treat you, why not?!

Here is a sneak peek at the gorg suit, as well as a few ways to can bring the signature Tiffany blue into your life.

China Glaze For Audrey

{images via WWDEyeScoop, WWDEyeScoop, How do I Love Thee, Mochantini, China Glaze, Connie M Chung Photography,  Style Me Pretty, House of Turquoise, Traditional Home, Anna Snow, Lay Baby Lay}


{gold plated}

Using plates as a design element is an easy way to add character to your home.  The wonderful thing about a plate display is that it should evolve.  You can begin your collection with a few plates and an interesting platter, letting it grow as you find more complimenting treasures.  Now, some would completely disagree with me and claim that a plate wall is too old fashioned and should be reserved for Grandmothers.  I say that the plate walls we see these days are traditional yes, but also fresh and eclectic.

If you have been considering a plate display in your home, don't put it off!  Design Sponge has an easy DIY video on how to start a plate wall display here.  You can find plate hangers very inexpensively at almost any store.  If you don't know where to begin, Anthroplogie has many very interesting plates that would go together beautifully. Take the time and fill that empty wall in your house, show off your beautiful china or your collection of interesting plates.  You will be so glad you did.  


{i wanna get away...to seattle}

Summer officially began on Tuesday, and I find myself facing yet another stretch of temperatures reaching above 100 degrees.  After enduring weeks of blazing heat I excited that our family will soon be escaping to the cooler Pacific Northwest climate.  The idea of vacationing during the summer has always appealed to me.  What a wonderful way to make memories with your family and lay down roots in other areas of the country.  Although Seattle is rainy most of the year, the summer in this great city can be truly wonderful.  Warm summer days and cool summer nights provide the perfect getaway for those of us living in the southern United States.  Growing up in Seattle, we always said that summer doesn't start until July 5th and lasts until mid to late September.   We head back to Texas on July 5th, so lets hope this one proves wrong this year!

1  Yellow Holga Camera  2 Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet  3 Sam Edelman Hamilton Sandal  4 Mane Message Hair Ties  5 Summer Ballad Maxi Dress in Peach  6 JJ Winters Suede Fringe Bag  7 Op Nouveau Necklace  8 TOMS Classic 101  9 Gary Fisher Simple City 3  10 JCrew Nolita Denim Jacket


{the start of something fabulous}

A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous.
-Coco Chanel

Not only should a girl be classy and fabulous, her home should be too.  The Simply Fabulous strives to provide the modern woman and mother with inspiration for every caveat of her life.  Check back often for beautiful things for your home, for your children, for your friends, and for you.

Chanel: Collections and Creations       Chanel       Chanel (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications)
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