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

December 19, 2010

Cups of Tea 12/12 – 12/18

The spirit of the holidays is almost embedded in me, and I couldn’t help but grin like a child when the snow began to come steadily down yesterday afternoon.  Being inside in a warm, cozy environment, watching the the lovely white snowflakes tumble to the ground made for a simple, yet cherishable moment.

Today, I hope to just lounge, read and nap.  I must admit, I am exhausted.  How are you handling the holidays?  I must not complain though because the busyness is welcomed, and a sign that my life is full and for that I am thankful.

But today . . . today, I will sleep in, enjoy a bit of breakfast in bed and take the day as it comes.  Here is to a lovely Sunday full of exactly what each of us needs. Now, let’s heat up the water on the stove and pour ourselves a cup of good morning.

1. Holiday Beauty

The images Dawn of The Alternative Wife shares are always gorgeous and stunning, and this time she has gathered together images that incorporate a touch of glamour with a whole lot of holiday.  Have a look.


2. Make Them Stick (13 Tricks)

Gretchen Rubin of the The Happiness Project reminds us of what is just around the corner – setting resolutions.  But this year, let’s make them stick!  She shares 13 tricks to do just that.


3. Winter Wishes

Brabourne Farm from Australia teases all of us in the Northern Hemisphere with the bounties of spring and summer. Oh, soon, soon.


4. Lovely Editorial

Linda of Simply Seductive shares a lovely editorial found in Vogue China’s January 2011 issue with Jessica Stam.


5. A Season of Hospitality

Bookish NYC brings a reminder of one of the many wonderful reasons to celebrate the holidays.  Now, we must continue this spirit all the year round.

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." 

-- Washington Irving


Images: (1) The Neo-Traditionalist (6) Source


At December 19, 2010 at 4:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely links. I cannot take my eyes off that green dress in your header, I would love to own it!

At December 19, 2010 at 10:15 AM , Anonymous splendid market said...

Have a lovely Sunday -- mine is going to be beyond busy! I am stealing a few minutes before I have to get going. You have snow? I am so jealous! xo

At December 19, 2010 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Great links and the pictures...happy holidays

At December 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM , Anonymous Ella @ The Princess and the P said...

The tips from Gretchen Rubin are great; have you read her book? Love her!!

At December 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM , Blogger chateaudelille said...

What lovely words. I love Xmas for getting together and sharing time with each other. Fiona

At December 19, 2010 at 7:09 PM , Blogger THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Thank you so much, Shannon for including me in your Cups of Tea! I'm in such fabulous company :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


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