Live Offensively, Not Defensively
“A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.”
Very much like the Saint Bernard above, I want to set the weekend free and wrap up the work week, oh and to indulge in fresh sweet homemade desserts would be quite lovely as well.
How has your week been? Hopefully productive, as there is so much comfort and sound sleep to be had when we know we’ve given it our best, brought closure to some projects and know there is something to look forward to enjoying as the weekend begins.
This weekend will have me staying home, adding a few finishing touches to my herb garden and basking in what is supposed to be quite warm spring weather.
If your week has been a whirlwind, here is a look back on the blog and what you’ve missed:
*Make Your Life a Formal Affair – based on my most recent read Lessons from Madame Chic
*This & That: No. 4 – news, fashion and Paris
*My Kind of Tee-Shirt – nautical, linen and on sale!
*JENESEQUA – April 2012 Issue – Bridal, Spring Fashion, Inspiration & Decor
With the goal of doing one thing at a time this weekend and savoring as many moments of possible, I hope you as well will be able to lose yourself in many beautiful moments over the next few days. Until Monday, bonjour.
One of my favorite decor blogs that I have been following for nearly two years now is My Paradissi, founded by Eleni who lives in Heraklion, Crete. With her keen eye for beautiful interiors that are both simplistic, functional and exceptionally stunning, Eleni’s passion of sharing her ideas for a beautiful sanctuary are a treat for the eyes.
Image via My Paradissi
I have always been a lover of nautical stripes. Maybe it’s the French factor, maybe it’s the navy that seems to look flattering on so many different skin types, whatever it is though, I have been enamored for some time.
So when I discovered Cardigan by Lynne Hiriak’s striped longsleeve crew-neck tee that takes a slightly different approach, but still adheres to the classical nautical design, I added it to my wishlist.
Regularly listed for $188 and made of 100% linen, currently enter the promotional code “theshadowknows” to pay only $112.80 and add it to your spring wardrobe as I have a feeling it would be perfect for those spring days that just can’t seem to make up their mind – rain . . . sunshine . . . both?
Image: NY Mag: The Cut
Just released this weekend was Jenesequa’s April issue. With special features for spring brides, this issue also contains many other beauty, decor, fashion and lifestyle articles. Below is a look at two of my contributing articles – Style Inspiration for April which includes ten things to keep in mind this spring when pulling together your outfits for the day, as well as a piece you may remember about luck and how to attract more of it .
Remember, if you have an iPad or an iPhone (the iPhone app was just added!), the JNSQ app is free – click here to download.
With an excuse to dress up and the treat of dining out mixed up with some work outside in the yard, this weekend may just have all of the ingredients for a lovely balance of pleasure and production.
I don’t know about you, but while I need the rest, I also like to get caught up around the house, spruce up the yard (especially this time of year), and get prepared for the week ahead. Maybe not a lot of elbow grease will be expended (and potentially a nap may have to be savored), but at least I am able to feel as though the abode is bit cleaner and more welcoming, not only for my guests, but for myself and loved ones most importantly.
How about you? How do you like to spend your weekends during the spring? Perhaps a time for catching up, getting out of town or simply savoring uninterrupted time with those you love? However you choose to spend it, have a wonderful time and thank you very much for choosing to stop by the blog.
Here is a look back at the past week on The Simply Luxurious Life blog:
*The most popular post of the week - Perfectionist vs. High Achiever – The Difference
*This & That: No. 3 – travel, decor, apps and more . . .
Until Monday, bonjour!