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Wish List: Summer 2014

I hope you’re in the midst of a lovely productive week filled with all the joys of summer. As I write this, I have drifted away from my wish list and all I can think about is baking a blueberry pie and pairing it lemon verbena ice cream.  Mmmm…

Chic Glamorous & Splendid Blog | Wish List Summer 2014Above are a few lovely items on my wish list.  Have a terrific week!

On occasion, friends and I gather at Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe in Santa Monica for weekend brunch.  I eagerly await the release of their new cookbook.

Sipping organic green tea is one of my simple pleasures.  How I adore this Italian handcrafted porcelain Garden Tea Set.  

The Eau Particulière Body & Home Spray by Diptyque smells like herbaceous roses with a lingering undertone of musk.  I’m looking forward to using this to lightly spritz the linen closets.

I’m pleasantly astonished that drinking Rosé has now become fashionable.   Recently, we celebrated our wedding anniversary with a romantic getaway to New York City. Fortuitously, we were able to secure dinner reservations at Eleven Madison Park Restaurant.  We were served Champagne Chartogne Taillet ‘Le Rose’ Cuvee Rose and we were immediately seduced by creamy notes of rose, strawberry, and almond coupled by a crisp finish.  

I become weak in the knees for mouthblown, hand-cut crystal and the Samira Champagne Flute by Theresienthal  is no exception.

I have an unending love affair with books, pearls, photography, and fresh flowers. Designed by Elsa Peretti, I adore this updated version of the classic pearl earring…brilliant round diamonds set in platinum with South Sea Keshi pearls.  

Who better than the ever chic Kate Spade to write a book on Manners, etiquette, and the art of graciousness?  I’m anxious to read The Paris Journal, as I highly suspect it will be a captivating read. 

I can’t imagine my crystal and glass collection without the addition of the Tino Decanter.  I’m attracted to the long feminine tapered neck, curved shoulders, thick sham, and the masculine handcrafted stopper.

I celebrate my birthday this week!  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll receive a floral arrangement similar to Niche Spray.  I find my floral tastes are drifting from classical round arrangements to more contemporary and  modern arrangements.

The Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera looks like fun.  In addition, it’s perfect for use in organizing closets and storage. 

I’ve had the Orlebar Brown ‘Jacob’ Long Sleeve Tee bookmarked for a couple of weeks waiting for it to go on sale.  As luck, would have it, during the sale they sold out. I’ve kept it on my wish list, just in case, they design the Tee in a new color for Autumn.

The Franco Sarto Gia Sandal (available here and here) is casual yet chic and will make a fabulous birthday present from me to me.