Friday, June 21, 2013

Favorites on Friday: Summer Salad, Fashion, Movies and More!

Good morning! Summer is finally here, at least according to the calender. In my neck of the woods the weather is perfect, mid-70's during the day and low 60's overnight. The perfect weather to open the windows, listen the the chirping birds, and crickets and awake to the sun streaming in on your face. 

This week there were many beautiful and inspiring  posts on the web, here are a few of my favorites. 

What could be better in the Summer than a great salad? This is a refreshing and delicious salad with quinoa, chick peas and beets. Here.

I would love to sip lemonade and while away the day on this beautiful porch from  On Sutton Place.

Image from The Paper Mulberry viaHenhurst Interiors

Then after I am sufficiently rested I would contemplate changing the color of my front door to this beautiful gray or any of the other colors suggested by The Paper Mulberry . This post will inspire you to try new colors and combinations on your house. 

Oscar De La Renta via Simple Luxurious Life via Pinterest
Or if updating your paint is not on the agenda but updating your wardrobe is than hop over to The Simple Luxurious Life for a few ideas. 

Summer often means a family vacation. I have yet to enjoy the beauty of Australia but Four Days in the Barossa by What Katie Ate has me thinking that I need to remedy that sooner rather than later. This post features stunning photos and recipes from a four day photo shoot of food and wine artisans and where they create their magic. 

This is my favorite find this week. I actually discovered this blog, Laughing at My Nightmare from the Katie Couric Show. Laughing at My Nightmare is the story of  Shane Burcaw, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. Shane will make you laugh, show you that there is humor is everything, that life is short and should be enjoyed. Please visit Shane's blog and help him reach his goal of 1 Million followers. He is a special young man and his message should be heard and spread. 

Image from Style Cartel

Lastly, a little entertainment, not a new movie but one that is new to me, Cocoa Chanel and Igor Stravinsky. If you would like to read a review visit HERE.

I hope that you found a few new things here this week. If you found something memorable on the web this week please share with us.

Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy.


  1. Have to read more about Shane, love the front door and that salad looks sooo good. Elizabeth, hope you have a great weekend..just trying to catch up with all my friends in blogland.

  2. Good morning precious friend! Good ideas here, lovely pictures, all evoking summer fun. I think summer is whooshing by MUCH TO QUICKLY! But I am enjoying it all the same....Anita

  3. awww this is so touching and lovely....I love your way of making it personal...Kissesssss.

  4. Good morning Elizabeth! Thanks for all the suggestions...on my way to go check them out.

    We have nothing but sun in the forecast so I am hoping to really enjoy this summer weekend! And since my boys are here, possibly do some baking! My next book is "The Engagements" by J. Courtney Sullivan...I am reading the sample and it's pretty good so I will probably go ahead and buy it. What are you reading these days?

    Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

  5. Elizabeth, I always look forward to you Friday finds. I will be back to visit them. I've been wanting to change the color of my front door for several years, and Shane's blog sounds inspiring. Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

  6. Yes, summer is upon us, and your pink flowers are beautiful. I smiled when you talked about the birds chirping, as I just got a hummingbird feeder and am hoping to get some good pictures of this glorious bird.

    Have a nice weekend.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. I always find something special when I visit here Elizabeth..great minds think alike. :) xx

  8. Elizabeth so much beauty surrounding us at all times. I will learn more about Shane...The Oscar de la Renta ensemble is stunning; the clutch dress and shoes send them all please!

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  9. Great stuff, thanks for doing the work for me finding all of these cool links.


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