Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Favorites from The Simply Luxurious Life, Providence Design Ltd, Belle Vivir and More

Good morning! I am so excited it is Friday because I have guests this week and we have a lot of plans. Before I go off to spend the day at the beach I will leave you with a few of my favorite finds from around the web.

Image from Belle Vivir

 I am always tweaking things around the house, adding subtracting, moving, and creating. Julie at Belle Vivir has put together a great selection of vignettes that may give you a few ideas for your own house. 

Image from Providence Design, Ltd

Providence Design, Ltd posted this week about an interior design project they recently completed. It was six months in the making and the designers had only been in the house once. In addition, the clients had already purchased a few items and painted the house. I found it interesting to see the process at work and to see how the designers worked with the existing furniture and color scheme.

I don't know about you but I LOVE snail mail. Packages, cards, letter and magazines make my day. I recently discovered this blog, Viva Snail Mail dedicated to you guessed it, snail mail. Melissa hosts workshops for kids dedicated to making mailable art. 

My favorite reason to get out of bed! Photo Pine Cones and Acorns.

There are many reasons to get out of bed every morning, and here are 14 Awesome Reasons to Get out of Bed, from My favorite is the macaroni!

Photo Pine Cones and Acorns

For all of my fellow Francophiles, Shannon from The Simply Luxurious Life has added a French Inspired Living section to her blog and it is filled with books, recipes, sights to see in Paris and all things French. 

Image Pine Cones and Acorns

I also discovered a few new blogs this week, Coastal Style and Brunch at Saks and Vicky's Home. All three are filled to to the brim with beautiful images and inspiration. 

Last but not least, The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. Julia Cameron has been around for years but this is something new to me that I am going to begin it this week. 

As always, I hope that you find something interesting and if you have found something new this week please share. We all love travel, cinema, books and recipes and are looking for new and interesting suggestions. 

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Good morning my dear and wonderful Elizabeth. YOU'RE GOING TO THE BEACH? Fabulous. Oh, how I dream the beach or water every night, and I just had a dream I was at this magnificent beach where there was a tidal wave, but it was FUN...and at the end of the dream, I saw my mom, who was smiling brilliantly at me. Not a bad dream to have.

    HAVE FUN! Anita

  2. Good morning, Elizabeth! I love your Friday favorites! They are quite often blogs or articles I haven't seen before so it is always a treat to discover new things!

    Also,I didn't get a chance to comment on your post from yesterday but I love all things beachy so it was perfect for me!!! Gorgeous photos!

    Enjoy your weekend at the beach with your friends!! xoxo

  3. Hope you have a great and relaxing weekend Elizabeth.

  4. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for all the great links I honestly don't know where to start. But it's the best kind of confusion...having too much reading to choose from. Hope you have fun with your friends.

  5. Elizabeth, I hope you enjoy The Artist's Way. I have actually led this workshop a few times through book studies. I love going back and working through it from time to time. Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

    Have you read Writing Down the Bones?

  6. Great post! Loved Oprah's thing... but I love Oprah! Your blog is darling. Enjoy your guests this weekend!

  7. Thank you for sharing the links Elizabeth! Enjoy your day at the beach and the visit with your friends:)

  8. Thank you so much Elizabeth for all of these great links!!

    2013 Designer Series


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