The Simply Luxurious Life®: The Weekend  

January 8, 2011

The Weekend

What a wonderful week it has been, earning a few days of relaxing, playing each moment by ear and simply enjoying the first weekend of the year.  I look forward to easing into my Saturday with a late morning yoga class, followed by an opportunity to sit down and watch a new episode of Barefoot Contessa. New books and magazines have landed in my mailbox, so I will be pleasantly inundated with endless reading. One of the books I am eagerly devouring at the moment and will be reviewing this coming Tuesday, looks to be a book simply luxurious life readers will find very fitting for their lives and I look forward to sharing it with you soon. (Currently, I have underlines and exclamation points everywhere – all for very good reasons.)

I would like to thank all of my readers this week for making this one of the best weeks to begin a new year that I’ve had personally and as a blogger.  Thank you for visiting The Simply Luxurious Life, tweeting about posts, taking time to communicate with me (whether it be via email, Twitter or by leaving your thoughts as a comment) and, if you’ve only just found the blog, for following, subscribing or simply just saying hello.  Your friendliness and cheerfulness as we all step out and begin determined to make 2011 a year that will be even better than we had hoped is what I enjoy about my readers. Being surrounded by optimistic, hopeful people is a very powerful thing.  So thank you very much.

Also, if you haven’t stopped by Cara of Lilac and Grey this week, be sure to visit.  I want to thank her for inviting me to write a guest blog with her readers entitled A Beautiful Opportunity  which focuses on one my favorite quotes from Anne Shirley of the novel Anne of Green Gables as we all continue further in 2011.

On Friday, a very gracious blogger, Julie of Brown Eyed Belle, wrote a wonderful review on the quarterly newsletter that just went out on January 1st – Creating A Simply Luxurious Life, and I can’t thank her enough. Do stop by and view her pairing of exquisite photos, fun tunes and eloquently written post.

Speaking of newsletters, the first weekly newsletter of the year was sent out yesterday.  Here’s a preview to see if you too would like to subscribe.

I hope you are already immersed in a magnificent weekend and I will see you on Monday. Bon jour!

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At January 8, 2011 at 4:43 AM , Blogger Freya B ♥ said...

Lovely post, I'm glad you had a wonderful first week of 2011.
I can't wait to hear your review!
Wish you luck for the rest of 2011 and lots of avid readers.

At January 8, 2011 at 5:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great blog. I just found it this week, and have been enjoying it. :)


At January 8, 2011 at 5:03 AM , Blogger Cara said...

thank you again for your lovely guest post-keep up the great work, you have a real talent for inspiring people with words :)

At January 8, 2011 at 5:19 AM , Anonymous Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I totally agree with what some of your other reviewers have said. You have an absolutely gorgeous and poetic way with words; one of the best blogs I actually subscribe too. I can only aspire to have a blog like yours. But in the meantime I will keep reading yours for inspiration. I can't wait to read your book review; very intriguing clues.

At January 8, 2011 at 6:13 AM , Blogger Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Love your blog. Hope you have a great 2011. I, too, want to enjoy this weekend after a very busy break & first week back. Have a great one.

At January 8, 2011 at 8:15 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a pick me up you are!

At January 8, 2011 at 8:59 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you! Your blog has quickly become one of my very favorite blogs to read. Your positive attitude always inspires me and I really appreciate the way you post lovely images with practical tips. Bravo to you for the wonderful balance you have found!

At January 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM , Blogger ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine said...

just stumbled across your blog and love it! very inspiring and love the style posts. now following :)


At January 8, 2011 at 8:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. I just came across your blog and love it :) Can't wait to read more

At January 9, 2011 at 4:57 AM , Anonymous Laura Connell said...

I love Barefoot Contessa, too! I love her approach to cooking, it's so decadent and luxurious! (your favourite word). I love how unapologetically she piles on all the rich ingredients and how lovingly she prepares everything.

At January 9, 2011 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Peggy and Fritz said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend. I'm enjoying the still of the morning with my cup of coffee and going through all the blog posts that have piled up in my google reader and then the NY Times. Slice of heaven. I can't wait to hear about the book and I'm checking out the blog above. Anyone who quotes Ann of Green Gables is a "kindred spirit" for sure. Ann with an e and I bonded years ago LOL!

At January 9, 2011 at 9:06 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Cathy - thank you for being a reader of the blog and for your support. :)

Peggy and Fritz - your weekend sounds absolutely wonderful!!! "Kindred spirit" indeed. :)

Jaclyn & Ashley - so nice to meet you both as well! Thank you so much for stopping by.

At January 9, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Saturday 20th Mari - So happy to have been found! :)

At January 9, 2011 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Bringing Pretty Back said...

What a good start to 2011!!! I love your blog and can't wait til you let us know what book has you so excited!
I love me some exclamation points!
Have a pretty day!

At January 10, 2011 at 12:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog, and I wanted you to know that I’m awarding you the “Stylish Blogger Award”. This award is passed on from blogger to blogger. I received the award from someone, and I’m passing the award to you. Part of this award is to write seven things about yourself (in your blog post) and pass this award to 15 other recently discovered blogs you think deserve this award too.
You can see my post and the link for the award here:
Sara Kate


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