The Simply Luxurious Life®: This & That: No. 62  

June 11, 2013

This & That: No. 62

Summer begs for us to slow down, dine outside and just relax. Today’s This & That offers ideas on how to do all three of these activities in style.

~Article to Read

1. 13 Signs You Need More Free Time - Real Simple

While often we can determine whether are schedules are overflowing or we've found a healthy balance, there tends to be a middle ground where are harshest critic assumes we could be doing more. Real Simple's article shares simple observations you can make about your schedule to determine if you need to slow down and catch your breath, as well as ideas on how to go about it.

~Beauty

2. Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer w/SPF 15

A beauty staple I have used for more than ten years now is Bobbi Brown's tinted moisturizer with SPF. While I would suggest always wearing sunscreen underneath (L'Oreal's Sublime Sun 50+ SPF for face is light and effective), the coverage of Bobbi Brown's classic weightless foundation subtly evens out skin tone while allowing your beautiful skin to shine through. Bobbi also has available SPF 35 tinted moisturizer for light to medium coverage and SPF 25 for medium to full coverage.

~Decor

3. LeeAnn Yare's General Electric canisters

Looking to add a pop of color to your kitchen counter? LeeAnn Yare's colorful ceramic canisters with sealing wooden lids are inexpensive, creative and most importantly functional.

~Recipes

4. 14 Burgers and Slider recipes - Bon Appetit

I don't know about you, but I place summer and burgers at the top of my list as one of the best combinations of the season when it comes to food. And after watching Food Network Star’s latest episode Sunday night in which each contestant had to create a burger for Burger Bash, I’ve been craving a burger. Pair with a glass cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc and an evening of simple casual elegance achieved for one, two or many. Here is a recipe to my go-to cheeseburger for any day of the week. I promise, it won’t disappoint.

~Resort 2014

5. DVF

Always a fan of Diane von Furstenberg, it doesn't always happen that I applaud nearly each item in a collection. However, her recently revealed Resort 2014 collection is an exception. With a modern take on the classic black wrap dress as well as pants and silk blouses that would be fun to add to a capsule wardrobe for color and a signature look, next winter I'll be eagerly waiting these items’ arrival.

~Shopping

6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Printed Flutter Top

With a flattering neckline, a casual loose fit and summer print that could be paired with white shorts, cropped pants or denim, for under $100, Michael Kors' printed flutter top is a summer bargain.

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