Cappuccino and croissants at a French bakery called for girly glamour, so I loaded on the bright colors, full skirts, pretty patterns, and bold accessories. I couldn't wait to shoot the outfit when I returned home. To the dock!
Upon moving down south, I was thrilled to join the Southern Blog Society. After seeing the lovely Julie, Shelby, and Katie post photos from the SBS Brunch, I knew this was a southern gal must! I am honored to belong to a group of fabulous fashionistas, and I cannot wait to meet new bloggers.
This weekend, each state has planned a meet up to get everyone together, network, and have some fun! South Carolina's meet up includes breakfast at a French bakery (be still my heart!) and painting. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for an inside peek!
I may have mentioned that we are fully renovating our new condo here on Hilton Head Island. While it is no fun living out of suitcases with boxes strewn around us (those boxes contain my wardrobe...it's killing me to be so limited!), selecting every element for our new space is a ball! Paint colors, kitchen cabinets and counter tops, furniture, chandeliers, wall hangings...I love it all.
We are living on the beach, so I want to keep everything very light with fun pops of color. Think, pale seaglass walls, a white kitchen, bright printed pillows, whimsical lighting, and ocean inspired accents. I think these rooms pulled from House Beautiful and Coastal Living perfectly fit the bill.
I cannot wait for the big reveal once it is complete (and to have access to my clothes and accessories again)!
I purchased this dress after the Angela Moore Fashion Show during Newport Tennis Week with my mother. I think it's the perfect dress to take you from daytime to dinner and is appropriate for endless occasions. (It also adds a little variety among a summer wardrobe of Lilly dresses.)
Did y'all know that today is National Piña Colada Day? The perfect excuse to break out the blender and enjoy a frozen treat. Today I'm sharing the recipe for a delicious (and healthy healthier) take on this cocktail.
In saucepan over medium heat, combine flaked coconut, water
and milk. Simmer until it just bubbles (do not boil), about 7 minutes. Remove
from heat and allow to cool. Transfer to covered container and refrigerate (I
Quarter pineapple lengthwise, reserving 1/4 for garnish
(slice garnish into wedges). Remove skin and core from remaining 3/4 pineapple,
chop into cubes. Arrange on baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least one
hour (I froze overnight).
Strain coconut mixture, pressing/squeezing to save as much
liquid as possible. Discard solids.
Combine frozen pineapple, ice, and rum in blender, process
until smooth. Add coconut mixture and continue to blend. Pour into glasses and
garnish with pineapple wedge. Serves 4 (depending on your glass size!).