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Good Morning Friends,

How are you doing?  I hope you are delightfully enjoying your summer.   As for me, all is well.  

My plans for this weekend are:  chores (which never seem to end), a quick trip to Ikea for inexpensive yet stylish flower vases, and studying Italian in preparation for next month’s trip to England and Italy.  

How about you?  What are your plans for the weekend?  Please share as I would love to hear.

This past week on Instagram, I shared a few images from last year’s trip to Venice, Italy.  You’re welcome to take a quick peek.

Meanwhile, listed below, are a few favorite links that have caught my eye and inspired me.  Enjoy!

Have a terrific weekend!

One Kings Lane_Jenni Kayne

One Kings Lane tours fashion designer, Jenni Kayne’s recent living room makeover.  Handmade objects, natural textures, and neutral colors fill the airy, light-filled Los Angeles space.

Ondria Hardin photographed by Carter Smith for The Linda Wells Report

The beauty editorial supplement, Pots of Gold, edited by Linda Wells for Hearst Magazines features the ever glamorous Ondria Hardin as photographed by Carter Smith.  Via: Smile.    

Beach Daytrip by Eva Kosmas Flores

Photographer and Food Blogger, Eva Kosmas Flores, shared a tantalizing recipe for Fire Roasted Trout along the Oregon Coast.  

Holly and Flora Blog

White wine slushies with peaches, blackberry liquor, and gin…a refreshing cocktail for a mid-summer’s day handcrafted by Holly and Flora.

Coconut Rose Body Scrub

Lulus.com shares a simple yet lovely recipe for Coconut Rose Body Scrub made with just three simple ingredients.  I can’t wait to try this!

And lastly, I’ve discovered the perfect shade of coral nail polish here.  A shimmery mix of coral and tangerine.

 

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | Summer Reading List

I am happy to share a couple of books on my summer reading list.  I’m drawn to these titles as each one promises lush prose, rich descriptive sensory details, vivid storytelling and strong characters. 

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs penned by Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times.  Sciolino shares her favorite charming Parisian neighborhood filled with lively and vivacious residents.

In The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos by Dominic Smith,  a rare Dutch painting links three lives spanning three centuries through Amsterdam, New York City and Sydney.  

An art history student agrees to forge a rare Dutch painting for a questionable art dealer and the consequences of that decision will haunt her, as she finds herself entangled in deceit and redemption.

In The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea, journalist Tom Blass journeys across The North Sea in search of wild true stories that are captivating and compelling while exploring the wild and rugged history of the sea as told by colorful local coast dwellers in obscure communities.

I’m incredibly excited for summer’s arrival.  How about you?  What’s on your reading list?  Please share, as I would love to hear.

Have the loveliest of weekends!  Enjoy and take care.

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | Instagram_May 2016

The young May moon is beaming, love…When the drowsy world is dreaming, love!

Quote:  Thomas Moore, The Young May Moon

Good Morning Friends!  Thought I’d share a few highlights from my Instagram account.  Farewell darling month of May!

Wishing you a fabulous and joyous week ahead!

source: All images © Ty Keennon Photography

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

This is one of my favorite fashion editorials of the year!  Simon Upton beautifully captured the ever glamorous Nicole Warne and  Guerrino Santulliana for the new Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance, Dolce Rosa Excelsa

I find it undeniably striking, that Warne both modeled and served as Art/Creative Director for Sei La Mia Rosa, which means, you are my rose.  Inspiration for this romantic photo shoot was spurred by Warne’s very first date with her fiancé Luke…as you may have guessed, they went skydiving.  

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Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

source:  Gary Pepper