The Simply Luxurious Life®: Why Not . . . Take In All That Spring Has To Offer?  

March 23, 2011

Why Not . . . Take In All That Spring Has To Offer?



Yes, spring is here, and I am one very happy girl. There is that sense of renewal in the air – that anything is possible again. With the warmth of the sun on our cheeks and flowers revealing the color that seems to have been hidden away for too long, it serves as a reminder that everything goes through cycles.  The lesson to be learned is that in order to evolve and to begin anew we must shed old skins and old beliefs that haven’t worked and believe that anything is possible.

Today, I gathered up a long list of opportunities to take advantages of during spring. Try a few, try them all, but do try at least one and see how it feels.  And feel free to add to the list. I’d love to hear what you most enjoy doing during this much welcoming season.

1. Enjoy local winery’s Spring Release (find a local winery near you)


2. Walk in the rain with a colorful umbrella (see an array of choices here)



3. Plant an herb garden

4. Add a few more perennials to the yard

5. Use local produce found at your farmer’s market



6. See this as the beginning of your new year
Take some time to yourself and set goals, envision the path you want your life to take and come up with a plan to make it your reality.

7. Take a walk


8. Complete a thorough spring cleaning of your home

9. Participate in a yard sale

10. Edit your closets
With a new season (be it fall or spring), this is a perfect time to toss those items that haven’t been worn in a year or do nothing to flatter your gorgeous figure. One of my trusted resources when it comes to what to add or toss is Kendall Farr’s book The Pocket Stylist. Visit her website and blog here.

11. Tidy up outdoor sitting areas



12. Add a few spring essentials

April 1st, The Simply Luxurious Life’s quarterly newsletter will be delivered to all subscribers and be full of ideas on how to perk up your spring wardrobe as I filter through all of the trends and share what and where to pick up what will be worth your dollar. (subscribe here if you haven’t already)

13. Vow to wear more dresses



14. Toss anything you haven’t used in a year (anything!)
Begin with clothes, then dishes or kitchen utensils that hold no sentimental value and are simply taking up space. Then move on to magazines, the linen closet and (what I just finished this past weekend) the pantry. The sigh of relief you will breath will be priceless and you will be thankful for the clean space.

15. Vow to make one life improving change and stick to it!

16. Enjoy the early blooms of peonies, daffodils & tulips



17. Enjoy a day of checking out yard sales with a friend

18. Go for a bicycle ride

19. Add a pair of espadrilles to your shoe closet
Just saw these pair from Tory Burch on The View – I’m in love.

20. Clean out your purse or switch to your spring handbag (or buy a new one, which I am am in need of doing.


Marc by Marc Jacobs – white classic Q Hillier hobo
Michael Kors – Large Hamilton Totes

21. Clean your windows

22. Experience Paris in the spring

23. Create an outdoor eating area

24. Sit outside and just listen to the birds

25. Believe again.




Images: (1) Source (2) Simply Luxurious (3) Source (4) Source (5) Source (6)  Country Living (7) Musings In FemininityElie Saab dress (8) Lucky Sparkle (9) You’ve Got To See This (11) Source (12) Musings In Femininity

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8 Comments:

At March 23, 2011 at 1:38 AM , Blogger MyFavouriteThings said...

This is fabulous - I've recently done a few posts on "Things To Do For Spring", just not as extensive as yours! Have a lovely day!

 
At March 23, 2011 at 2:31 AM , Blogger Fiamma said...

This post is such an inspiration! You are so right!!! We should wake up and let the spring inside of us come :) I am off :) Going out :)

Thank you for this great inspiration!

XoXo
Plami

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

 
At March 23, 2011 at 3:29 AM , Blogger The enchanted home said...

Love all your ideas, most of them totally feasible and great idea...and one of them on my wish list, to go back to Paris. Ahhh....I can taste the spring air now....

 
At March 23, 2011 at 4:08 AM , Blogger Shopgirl said...

This is a truly luxurious post!!! It has made me want to do EVERYTHING on it!!! Even Spring clean!!! :O This time last year I was planning a trip to Paris... Want to go back - again!!!

 
At March 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Liv Kit @ Simply Sunshine and Daisys said...

Your blog and this post is a big inspiration to me! I love all the ideas!

 
At March 23, 2011 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Okay, you don't have to twist my arm....I don't think I will have a problem trying anything on this list. Happy Spring!

 
At March 24, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous Laura Connell said...

I love read accessories with black and white, especially polka dots, so you had me at the first image. So many good words of advice here. I've long thought of September as the new year, possibly because I have young children and that is when school begins. Now is the halfway point in the year for me and a great time to reassess and renew.

 
At March 25, 2011 at 5:49 AM , Blogger Marline said...

Thanks especially for "believe again"...what a lovely springtime thought! Marvelous words and inspiration...thank you so much for the umbrella-toting chic woman in Paris. LOVE that image!
Warmly, Marline

 

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