The Simply Luxurious Life®: Cups of Tea 9/12-9/18  

September 19, 2010

Cups of Tea 9/12-9/18

Sunday. A day to relax, a day to allow yourself to slow down and catch a breath or two. Fall is almost here and with its imminent arrival the rain showers have been teasing the Pacific Northwest with their intoxicating fresh scent.

Today, I do hope you are able to find time to take it easy, as it is in those moments of quick respite that we are able to prepare more aptly for what is just around the corner.

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some freshly brewed tea, a snuggling pup or two by my side and a good perusing through all of the blogs I’ve missed this past week due to my gallivanting all over the state of Oregon it seems.  Today’s Cups of Tea include some talented and fabulous bloggers – a bit of a citrus taste, advice for how to handle those moments of quandary and beautiful images to simply gawk at.  Have a look and enjoy.

1. Pairing Decor and Fashion

Debby, creator of Inspired Design has a very discerning eye when it comes to decor, so when she decided to pair fashion ensembles with particularly decorated rooms, it was no surprise that she did a fantastic job.  Have a look at exactly what outfit she paired with the image below.  I’ll be curious to see if you agree.  I know I was impressed.


2. Make Your Own Sunshine

Darjeeling Dreams continually shares with her readers sweet treats, each of which I find myself wanting to create myself.  The cake pedestal alone would have caught my attention, but the piece de resistance is what lies on top – a lemon tart. Click here to find this delectable recipe.


3. Get Your Groove Back

Maybe the transition into fall has been a bit of a struggle, maybe you feel as though you’ve lost your direction a bit, or maybe you simply want to continue to create an even more amazing life than you already have.  Whatever the case may be, Barrie of Live Bold & Bloom shares some fool proof advice on how to get back on track.


4. A Woman Revealed (via her purse)

Beautiful Things To Share’s creator Charmaine most definitely lives by the namesake of her blog.  Consistently sharing beautiful images, this particular post revolving around a woman’s most functional accessory is a creative take on styling.  I sincerely believe that one can learn a lot about a woman simply by taking a glance at her purse, and if any of these lovely totes were mine, I wouldn’t mind having everyone’s gaze.


5. Let the Possibilities Emerge

If ever you need a dose of inspiration during your day, you will find exactly what you’re looking for if you stop on by Dwelling and Design, created by the lovely Sara.  Pairing such engaging and fantastic images with her quotes, she clearly has fun creating each post.  This particular quote by Gloria Steinem while paired with a hysterical image, makes a very accurate point about dreaming. Have a look.

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

-Gloria Steinem


Here’s to a lovely Sunday.


At September 19, 2010 at 5:02 AM , Blogger Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Lovely images and post as usual Shannon. That lemon tart looks so delicious. My home here in Seville is surrounded by orange and lemon trees. I wish I could just pass you some lemons over the proverbial "garden fence"; wouldn't it be great to be able to share so easily? The best things about friendship is the sharing.
Have a lovely Sunday Shannon ;-)

At September 19, 2010 at 7:11 AM , Anonymous Ella @ The Princess and the P said...

The perfect Sunday morning post! And Barrie's post is just what I need too :) Thanks for another amazing week of posts! xox

At September 19, 2010 at 8:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! You are too sweet! Thanks for the shout out, it totally made my day :)

At September 19, 2010 at 7:22 PM , Blogger THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day on tap. Exactly the kind of day I had :) Off to check out these lovely blogs!

At September 19, 2010 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

thanks for sharing the wonderful blogs happy week

At September 20, 2010 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

I love this segment! It's such a good way to find out about other interesting blogs. Once again, great choices! I loved them all, and I can't wait to try out this recipe for lemon tart. Yum yum! Hope you had a great weekend!


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