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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Saturdays At Shop This: New York, New York

{ Via: Tiffany Labelle }

It's been one of those weeks. I have played catch up every day after a week of vay-cay. You may have noticed that I went missing last week. An unplugged and impromptu trip to the Country with family, does a blogger good. I am about to do anther mini trip for the week ahead.  "Shop This" will take on NYC for five days. Tiffany LaBelle's illustration above, is her first NYC street scene.  If posts are a bit spotty next week, I may be on one of her 
shopping adventures!

When Barney's New York has a shoe sale its' a good one. But their best shoe sale this weekend is online at Barney's Warehouse. Take an EXTRA 50% off the Sale price of designer shoes. Click to SHOP
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Bergdorf Goodman is a "must visit for me every trip to NYC. I start on the 7th floor (great ladies lounge) and work my way down. There's a big sale going on, and I will check out this Alexis Top (love). I've been wanting this Ubarre Toning & Sculpting Weight Tool.  Now it is 65% off! And I think, if they fit, I have to have these Studded Velvet Mules.
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If you are new to NYC, Make sure to read the Goop New York City Guide. They dissect the city by area such as Downtown, Upper East, etc. It is the definitive guide to what's fabulous 
in the city.
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I have stayed in some opulent rooms in fabulous hotels in NYC in the past. But for real value and a contemporary chic suite, I highly recommend The London NY. It is hard to beat for size, and it's quite deluxe. Best yet, if it matters to you, it's part of the Hilton family of properties.
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Lucky me.  Dylan's Candy Bar ( and by the way you can get a drink there, too.) is practically across the street from where we will be staying. If you want to feel like a kid in a candy store, wherever you are. Shop their website HERE
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Another stop in NYC is always Barney's New York on Madison. Their Mens Shop is quite something. The children's department is one of the best anywhere. Oh the outfits for little ones! We often have lunch at Fred's. But what I really love the best is Chelsea's Passage. Barneys.com has a great article about a bride curating her wedding registry. I feel sure that "Miss Shop This" will as well. It's just her style......glam with a little edge. If you are registering, try thinking outside the Big Box stores.
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Henri Bendel has always been a girls' playground in NYC. Though it's not quite the same these days, I'll visit their Fifth Avenue store. If you can't get there, may I suggest that you treat yourself to one of their candles? Some are on sale. My favorite? Champagne, of course. 
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What to gift a NYC baby? Anything from Estella NYC! The organic clothing and award winning little toys are adorable. But especially precious is this Big Apple Organic gift set.
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And finally, I may have saved the best for last. If you own a dog, you simply must shop the Bitch New York website. It's where all of the chic New York doggies shop.  
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Wherever you are going in the coming days. Get there with style! Have a beautiful weekend.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Foodie Friday: 20 Peachy Keen Recipes

Just Peachy, Peachy Keen, You're a Peach, Peaches and Cream.  I have always loved these sayings. If you eat sweet and juicy peaches this Summer, you can be all of those things. This recipe round up features both sweet and savory dishes like Roasted Peach and Goat Cheese Cheesecake and an Atlanta Style Peach & Mushroom Burger. These recipes will have you heading to the Farmer's Market, this weekend for your own perfect peaches.

Shop Le Creuset

Fresh Peach Gin & Tonic
Let's start with a refreshing peachy cocktail, shall we? I call this Summer in a glass. 
How Sweet Eats

Grilled Peaches and Burrata Salad
I think that I will try this recipe out this weekend. It's a terrific twist on a
 Caprese Salad.
The Life Jolie

Brown Sugar Peaches & Cream Grilled French Toast
I have made many varieties of French Toast, but never have I grilled it. If a picture tells a story.......
Half Baked Harvest

Romaine Salad With Chicken, Bacon and Fried Peaches and Corn
What a beautiful salad! Shredded chicken, crispy bacon, creamy avocado, juicy tomatoes and fried peaches, red onion and fresh corn, is all topped off with a zesty and sweet honey mustard dressing. A must make!
Heather Christo

Cast Iron Peach Cobbler With Buttermilk Ice Cream
As every Southerner knows, the peak season for fruit calls for cobbler. My own Mom made a great one.This is chef Curtis Stone's recipe.
Gourmet Traveller

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze
This may be my fave dish of the post. The sweet and salty elements here must be delicious.
Foodie Crush

Fresh Peach Ice Cream
I have made a good deal of ice cream over the last few years. The fresh peach flavor was the best. This recipe is made with an automatic ice cream maker.
Williams Sonoma

Radicchio, Peach, & Cherry Summer Salad
The foundation of this salad is built on radicchio and watercress, then made sweet with peaches and cherries. Talk about sweet and savory! And have you had cherries this year? They are just fabulous. It all makes for such a pretty platter.
Bakers Royale

Honey Glazed Roasted Peaches with Mascarpone
A  simple dessert that allows the peaches to speak for themselves.
Williams Sonoma

Mango Peach Salsa
A mango is paired with peaches, tomatoes, jalapeƱo and fresh herbs. It all sounds like the best salsa ever! I always wondered why anyone would buy salsa off a shelf 
with recipes like this.
The Every Kitchen

Bourbon Peach Pancakes
Booze for breakfast? Absolutely! There is something about combining food with liquor that seems so festive. In a nutshell, these are... "Fluffy pancakes warmed by a touch of cinnamon and bursting with peaches, topped with the most delicious bourbon-soaked peaches on top."
Broma Bakery

Sparkling Spiked Peach Lemonade
Made with fresh pureed peaches and vodka, this recipe is a crowd pleaser! 
The Kitchn

Atlanta Style Peach & Mushroom Burger
A delicious vegetarian option for your guests. Portabello Mushrooms, Peaches, Guacamole and more are served up on a brioche bun. 
How fabulous!
Good Living

Bourbon Honey Peach Galette
With a buttermilk crust and pistachios, this certainly is an appealing dish. And who doesn't love a peach that went skinny dipping 
in bourbon?

Vegan Peach Summer Rolls With 
Peanut Sauce
These summer "sandwiches" don’t take long to make. The key is prepping all the vegetables and sauce in advance. I would say that they are just ever so picnic perfect!
Lazy Cat Kitchen

Bellini Popsicles with Edible Flowers
Entertaining? Here's dessert on the rocks. Besides being drop dead gorgeous, these pops celebrate everything this Summer. Made with prosecco and fresh peach puree. 
Honestly Yum

Browned Butter Cinnamon Peach 
Dutch Baby
Oh baby! Doesn't this look good? It's said to be light and airy, but most of all, simple and delicious. Brunch anyone?
Half Baked Harvest

Grilled Chicken Peach 
Saltimbocca Skewers 
Classic chicken saltimbocca gets a summery makeover. Let's begin with the wine marinated chicken and then the salty and buttery flavor of grilled prosciutto. Rounding off the savory dish are some fresh grilled peaches. Beyond!
Serious Eats

Sweet Peach Barbecue Sauce
You can't find this sauce on the grocery store shelf! And have you ever looked at what was in that bottle of sauce? This recipe is both sweet and tangy. It's made with pureed fresh peaches and Coca Cola (yes you read that right) to name just two of the yummy ingredients. It's easy and sounds so yummy.
Foodness Gracious

Roasted Peach and Goat Cheese Cheesecake
Before you turn up your nose, know that you will not even realize that goat cheese is in this recipe, except for the added richness it offers.
No Fail Recipes

Sur La Table

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wedding Wednesday: Bridesmaid Style Under $150

{ Via: Etsy }

Now this was a challenge, but your bride tribe is worth the effort. Accepting the role of bridesmaid is both an honor and a big expense. It's tricky finding a look that matches your own wedding vision, looks good on all of the girls, and is also affordable. Bonus points if it is a dress that they might actually wear again. All of these elements are equally important. Truthfully, the sweet spot for stand out style seems to be in the $250 - $300 price range. There's plenty to choose from there. Taking it down to under $150 is a bit harder. My motto, however, is "good style can be found at every price." Hopefully this edit is proof positive.


HERE: 10 Styles For The Aisle

Tulle Gown
Pretty petals are embroidered and sparkle with sequins. Your girls will shine as they go down the aisle! Now on sale.
Adrianna Papell

As Ruffles Ripple Maxi
This gown was made for dancing. In fact, the layers of ruffles simply dance down the gown. Available in navy and sage green, also.

Drew Gown
Cut from a divinely unique and stunning floral applique fabric.  Love it for a garden or beach wedding. Bring more color in with shoes and flowers. Less than $100

Chi Chi London Aura
Embrace lace on your special day. Done in the prettiest plum purple. This fit and flare style comes in sizes 2 - 26, and should be flattering for all. The below the knee length is quite chic.

Maya Embellished Tulle Maxi
Loving almost everything about this dress, except that little back bow. That can just be tied in a nice looking knot instead. Let's talk about that shade of green - it is so unexpected. The sheer back is dreamy, the sleeves cover any problem areas, and the empire waist is also flattering. Best yet, it available for petite, plus sized, average, and maternity.

Lulus Perfect Opportunity Gown
Your tribe will want to wear this dress over and over. It's less than $100.

Diana Dress
Isn't this the most appealing shade of grey? It's soft and sophisticated. Simple styling always wins. Loving the idea of metallic shoes with 
this dress.

Pleated Maxi Bridesmaid Dress 
Designed by British brand, TFNC, this may just be my favorite of the edit. First of all the color is nude. How wonderful! The details on this gown (on the right) are amazing for the price. A halter style neckline with a sheer mesh covering, embroidered pin dot detail, low cut back and pleated skirt, all add up to a fanciful frock.

Marco Dress
Classical with a sexy twist. And isn't the color the prettiest navy? It's called Caspian Sea. But if blue isn't your desire, this style comes in 6 other chic colors.

Maya Embellished Bardot Midaxi 
Standout sequins for a little bridesmaid bling! The ice blue is beautiful on most. Click for a closeup of this lovely layered look.

Plum Pretty Sugar-

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Home Sale At Neiman Marcus

Having lived on the same street as Neiman Marcus for many years, I've always considered it my home away from home. Of course they stock stylish fashion, accessories, and luxury cosmetics. But did you know that they carry fabulous furnishings and gourmet food?  There's something for every style, and it's all on sale for 25% less (a few exceptions ) until midnight on the 18th. Many of the haute home styles are only available online. I have sorted through the chic choices, and found the following 
beautiful buys.

Outdoor Entertaining
Handcrafted and haute for hot Summer days around the pool, porch and patio.

Outdoor Beverage Table
For those warm weather days when all you want to do is chill! Outdoor contemporary chic
 at its' best.

Bordallo Pinheiro
Add some fruity fabulousness for less to your Summer soiree.

Godinger Marble-Base Glass Dispenser
Isn't this just the prettiest beverage dispenser you ever saw? Perfect for indoors or out.

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Beaded-Rim Charger Plate
A charger adds a decorative element to any tablescape. These are simple but stylish, and will go with any pattern.

Cambridge Silversmiths
I may have to have this set. Loving the rustic elegance of it all.

Coton Colors  Round Casseroles
Neutral Nouveau. Chic casseroles for the
 modern table.

Annieglass Baguette Tray
I don't have one, do you? Shop the entire collection here.

~ Funrishings ~

Sherwood Sheepskin Settee
I may have featured this stunning settee before, but now it is on sale. So fabulous!

Adken Floor Mirror
Enlarge your space with the magic of a mirror. This style is a glam addition to most decors. It's created from crocodile pattern leather with capiz shells.

Jonathan Adler Jacques Bar Cart
If I didn't have a full built in bar, I would own this. It's so classically chic.

Harry Barker Dog Bed
They say that every home should have a little leopard, somewhere. Here you go.  It's perfect for the chic canine.

Michael CF Chan for Global Views
Dining Chairs
"Classically designed with elegant sweeping curves, the chair ergonomically cradles you in its embrace. The striking silhouette effortlessly blends style and sophistication into a future iconic collectible." 
Luxe in leather.

~ Hostess Gifts ~

Carved Solutions Personalized Soaps
Stock the gift closet with sets of these. Now perfectly priced for gifting. 

Caspari Lizard Cocktail Napkins
Weekending at a friends? Bring this set of personalized paper napkins. They are beachy keen for lake houses, the shore and more.

Tea Forte Sipscriptions
Presentation  Box
My favorite tea. It will upgrade your afternoon tea, for sure. There are a variety of flavors. This box features organic teas with silken infusers filled with Resist (defense), Regroup (detox), Results (fitness), Reboot (energy), Retreat (relaxation) blends. Perfect for your mindful and health
conscious host.

3-Piece Martini Set
Bring this set to your next Girls Night In party! Now priced under $50

~ Gourmet Food ~

24-oz. Brie en Croute
Entertaining a crowd? This dish is always a winner. It arrives frozen, and is great to have in the freezer for impromptu parties. Serves 24 as an appetizer.

Decadent Dessert Sampler
I have enjoyed these tasty treats before. No more stressing over last minute company. You have dessert handled! 

Alaska Silk Pie Co
Limoncello Gluten-Free Cheesecake
The perfect birthday cake to send across the miles. Gluten free friends and family will love your thoughtfulness.

Handmade Tamales, For 18-24 People
Handmade from a traditional recipe of fresh stone-ground corn, top-quality meats, lard, spices, and natural flavorings. These are always a crowd pleasing hit!

~ Bed & Bath ~

Missoni Home Towels
Simply stylish for the modern home. These are rarely on sale. Each pattern is fabulous!

Donna Karan Home Collection Sheets
Sophisticated and silky with 520 Supima Cotton. These sheets are lovely for the modern bed.

Sferra Guest Towels
Made of European woven linen, these towels will add a personalized touch of luxe to your
 powder room.

Waterworks Studio Bath Accessories
Clearly chic for any type of decor.

Pine Cone Hill Bedding
Bright at home.  Delicious details made in lovely linen and 400TC cotton, this bedding is what sweet dreams 
are made of.

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