tgif – weekend links

Happy weekend! I’m still in Canada and it’s supposed to be hot the next few days. I’m looking forward to going boating and spending time outdoors before heading home on Sunday – getting a lot of ‘summer’ in! Hope that you have a fun weekend, whatever you do!

-Well, this makes me fell better. Confessions of a shopping addict, via Elle

-You learn something new everyday. Champagne 101 from Darling Magazine and Glitter Guide

-This is interesting. What $1500 a month in rent gets you in cities around the world.

Beautiful coffee table books. You can never have too many!

Social media tips from Entrepreneur. I learned quite a bit!

8 great food blog links via Food 52. Yum!

-You’ll want to read this if you’re ever London – Vogue’s vintage shopping tips.

-What a homeopathic health assessment actually entails. I want to have one!

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cherry time

cherry dessert recipeCherry season is in full force, especially here in The Okanagan where particularly gorgeous cherries are grown. My sister and I recently picked up a bunch of them from a fruit stand, which she used to whip up a clafoutis from Mimi Thorrison’s cookbook. It turned out perfectly, and I got inspired to look up a few other cherry centric recipes to try as well.

There are plenty of the typical recipes you’d expect (pies, tarts), but I also came across some really neat sounding different recipes that I thought I would share. A few of the most interesting ones were savory recipes, like this Slow Cooker Cherry Chipotle Pulled Pork, this delicious sounding Grilled Tilapia with Cherry Salsa recipe and this Whole Wheat Couscous with Cherries and Arugula salad idea. Don’t they sound delicious? I also found some really great takes on classic dishes like these Fresh Cherry Mascarpone Waffles and this Rustic Cherry Tart with Ricotta and Almonds. Oh, and here is Mimi’s Cherry Clafoutis recipe if you want to make it for yourself!

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tory sport

Tory Burch is launching a new sportswear line this fall, and Vogue has the first look at the line and an article on Tory’s personal relationship with athletics. If you follow Tory on instagram or have flipped through her book, you know that it’s a totally organic brand extension that makes perfect sense. She’s always hiking or surfing with her boys and looking very chic while doing it.

It’s interesting that even in the seemingly crowded ‘athleisure’ market (Lululemon, Lorna Jane – even Chanel has been featuring running shoes on the runway!), Tory sees a gap and a place for herself. In the article that I linked to she mentions that the sport line is going to be not only ‘superfunctional’ but also ‘a bit preppy’ while still considering ‘style and history’. A lot like the main line, which makes sense.

I for one can’t wait, except that we actually have to – so scroll through these photos for now to get a feel for the line. Happy Tuesday!

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baby shower

Over the weekend my mom and I hosted a baby shower/luncheon for one of my best friends who had her baby in April. It was my first time meeting the baby (Sloan, how cute is that?) and she is just as adorable and tiny as I imagined. We had such a fun afternoon and I figured I would share a few pictures from the day…photos are just from my iPhone so they aren’t the best quality (though pretty good for a phone!) but I think you get the gist.

Scroll down to see the pics and then some tips and resources that we used at the bottom…

how cute is Sloan with her little dress?!baby shower party ideas

We sent out these cute invitations from Paperless Post, and then decided to stick with the Tea Party theme by putting some flowers into vintage teacups that my mom had. I got the idea to do that from Pinterest, of course. I ordered the tablecloths online here, as it ended up being cheaper to own them than it was to rent. Plus now we have pretty pink linens in case we need throw another party! I ordered personalized cookies from this Etsy shop to serve as decor and also a little favor. They turned out so perfectly and I’d highly recommend her.

For food, my mom (who is an amazing cook and just throws together amazing food) made four types of little tea sandwiches: cream cheese and red pepper pinwheels, rosemary ham and brie, egg salad, and curried chicken. There’s something so fun about tiny food, isn’t there? For dessert my friend’s mom brought cupcakes and a cake, and my mom made lemon tarts. Everything turned out pretty much how we envisioned and it was so much fun!

TGIF – Weekend Links

-If you’re in LA this Sunday stop by the Sweet Rose Creamery pop up at Tortoise General Store

Gwyneth Paltrow is launching a beauty line with organic skincare and makeup brand Juice Beauty

-Madewell’s latest collaboration with French brand Sezanne is pretty great. I love this striped dress and this updated take on the classic white shirt

The Coveteur shows us (chic) easy, nutritious breakfasts to make in 60 seconds

-Continuing on with easy ways to be healthy without trying too hard, Vogue gives us the Lazy Girl’s Guide to Fitness. That hula hooping class looks fun!

Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection is inspired by Portofino and is stunning. If this gorgeous sweater wasn’t ten times more than I would usually spend on a sweater I would totally buy it.

-This is funny. 29 hilarious moments when closed-captioning was way too literal.

A peek inside Ina Garten’s gorgeous barn. #lifegoals

11 ingredients you should never refrigerate. I knew about most of them, you?


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