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On most Fridays I post one of my favorite things~ not everything is particular to hosting a party or styling your home because a life is made of more…  a life is made of serving others AND yourself.

If we don’t give ourselves some time and cull away some hours of solitude, we will become mere shells of ourselves.  Take some time to yourself and enjoy some of your favorite things.


SOUTHERN FOX

“The South is a place of refuge, where time is a little slower, tea a little sweeter, and smiles a little brighter. The southern lifestyle is made of many occasions, from formal affairs to casual afternoons. Whenever the dress is casual, Southern Fox will have a shirt for you. Made from the softest cotton and printed with our fox logo, each shirt carries a bit of Southern Charm that gentlemen and belles of the South are raised on.” ~from southern-fox.com

Garden & Gun "liked" on of Southern Fox's Instagram posts.

Garden & Gun “liked” one of Southern Fox’s Instagram posts.


French Pharmacies

The beauty chemists of France... Pharmacies.

The beauty chemists of France… Pharmacies.

They are practically on every corner. The glow of their neon green lights lure you in. They whisper in your ears magical promises of bright skin, cellulite-free thighs, and luxurious long lashes. I can spot the beguiling burning cross clear across the lengths of the boulevards in Paris and without a doubt, I’m going in. After our third one today, Matt said, “I’m just going to wait out here.”  


Making Your Dorm Room a Home

Making your dorm room a home.

Making your dorm room a home.

Some of my favorite students ever are graduating next week and beginning college life. For most of them, this new chapter will involve a dorm or apartment (and most importantly, it will involve decorating it! :)). It got me thinking about my freshman dorm. For two months, I lived with a vampire; and this was in 2001 before vampires looked like Rob Pattinson.


Preppy Dorm Room Ideas using Target

Preppy Dorm Room Ideas using Target products


Pick up a great salad kit to make your dinner party preparations easier!

Pick up a great salad kit to make your dinner party preparations easier!

 

Hosting a dinner party is fun, but it’s also a lot of work for the hostess.  Remember, it’s your soiree, and you should HAVE FUN, too; so when possible, take a few shortcuts. This time-saver is easy, quick, and allows you to spend your energies creating a signature drink or whipping up homemade whipped cream. d cranberries and empty the dressings into a cute glass container. Your guests will be impressed and you’ll have saved TONS of time so you can truly enjoy your party!

 


 

created by polvore ~ featuring La Mer, Oribe, and GiGi New York clutches

created by polvore ~ featuring La Mer, Oribe, and GiGi New York clutches

FRIDAY FAVORITES: INDULGE YOURSELF

As a little girl, I loved “the gift sets with purchase” my mom would get from Estee Lauder, and she would always give them to me, I would carefully unzip the little makeup bags and slowly pull out each individually wrapped item. It was a thrill I learned early on and have never tired of. 

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