The Simply Luxurious Life®: Cups of Tea 8/1-8/7  

August 8, 2010

Cups of Tea 8/1-8/7

Sunday. A day to reflect, relax and slowly gear up for the week ahead. It is amazing to me how quickly the two days of the weekend fly by and as a point of fact, here we are at Sunday already. Amazing.  How are you doing? Are you rested? Are you energized?  Maybe you need a bit more time today to yourself.  Whatever you need, I do hope you’re able to acquire it because it isn’t until we fill our own tea cup to the brim that we are able to share our true goodness with others.

Today’s Cups of Tea includes a recipe for all of those fresh berries you have been seeing at the farmer’s market, a very thought provoking quote from an actress that you might not expect, inspiration and ideas when it comes to health and fitness, a luxurious restaurant to visit in Beverly Hills and an easy way to bring a bit more pampering into your life.  Enjoy your reading and welcome to The Simply Luxurious Life.

 

1. A Restaurant I’d Like to Frequent

A Casa da Va this week shared a restaurant she dined at recently in Beverly Hills, Villa Blanca and I have to say, even if food wasn’t being served, I would love to visit this business.  A very European aesthetic with rooms bathed in white. Have a look at the entire space, the menu, and the owner.  I think you’ll be impressed.

 

 

2. Keep It Simple

The summer presents the perfect opportunity to get outside and stay fit, but sometimes we tend to over do when it comes to achieving our fitness goals, and we wind up burning ourselves out.  This also translates to our diet as well.  A guest blogger on Zen to Fitness  shares a handful of tips on how to keep it simple when it comes to staying healthy by way of what we keep in our home, how much we exercise and our mindset for approaching the issue. Great food for thought.

 

 

3. Blueberry Heaven

Darjeeling Dreams’s pies are a constant reminder that we must reap the benefits of the three short summer months of fresh produce.  A few weeks ago, I highlighted her Honey-Peach Caramel Pie and this week’s Blueberry Pie looks just as delectable.

 

 

4. A Luxury At-Home Pedicure

Ideally, all pedicures would take place at a spa, but sometimes we need to give ourselves this pampering treatment at home and what better way to make it an enjoyable experience than to use quality products?  Kiki of Life Sunnyside Down shares tips and products for turning this experience into something you might make a regular habit.

 

 

5. A Beautiful Concept

A Penny for My Thoughts, authored by CJ, is a delightful blog full of inspiring thoughts weekly and beautiful images of fashion that I find myself always appreciating.  Once again, the quote she chose for this past week was something I had to share with you.  Have a look.

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

-Marilyn Monroe


Have a lovely Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed perusing through everyone’s blogs this weekend and am very happy to be back.

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6 Comments:

At August 8, 2010 at 5:32 AM , Anonymous why Egypt ? said...

really good post and good blog

thanks

Sherif from Egypt

 
At August 8, 2010 at 6:50 AM , Blogger CJ said...

Wonderful post, as always! I always find myself looking forward to your Sunday Cups of Tea. I always find great inspiration and wonderful bloggers. Again, thank you so much for including me in your post and for your kind words, they mean so much to me. Have a wonderful Sunday.

 
At August 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Mary said...

I really did enjoy this post. I love to visit here. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

 
At August 8, 2010 at 11:22 AM , Blogger chanteuse chérie said...

I'm so glad you featured Mika78's Bespoke teacups! The "Christina's Shower" Afternoon Tea inspired bridal shower had the most gorgeous favors I've ever seen.

 
At August 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM , Blogger Beckerman Girls said...

Love your post!!! And your blog is AWESOME!!!!!! We drink soooooooo much decaf tea, now that I'm off coffee (off it for a year)! Love those tea cups!!! GORGEOUS!
xoThe Beckerman Girls

http://BeckermanBitePlate.com

 
At August 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM , Blogger A Casa da Vá said...

How adorable!

 

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