Happy 4th of July Weekend

DSC_0264I’m guessing most of you are taking a long weekend, decorating with flags, watching fireworks, lighting a sparkler, dressing in red, white and blue….and savoring the time with friends and family. So, I will be back next week with my Italy review. DSC_0278 DSC_0275DSC_0276 DSC_0272 IMG_2724 Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 5.06.03 PM

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and festive 4th of July!!


Cheers to the Long Weekend

29be2ec27457271086a483d51a97ff70Cheers to the long weekend ahead!

There’s excitement in the air around here. School’s almost out, summer is around the corner, the pools are open and we all get an extra day to relax for Memorial Day. I obviously love a flag motif, so I am really lusting after these 3 dimensional, hand embroidered flag cocktail napkins from couture linen designer, Julia B.

And, now you have to have a delicious drink to go with your flag cocktail napkins, so enter the Strawberry Elderflower Champagne Cocktail. Add a couple of skewered blueberries and you’re all set!571c639a0f235ff4345cd232262ad48e52958e21I’m raising a glass (and waving a flag) to all of you! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!


Red White and Blue Hues

DSC_0031-1024x669Now, more than ever, I am grateful for those who serve in our military.

In digging through the archives, I’ve come across a few more photos of how we’ve celebrated Memorial Day Weekend in the past. The weather is looking a little iffy for our unofficial start to summer, but that won’t dampen my enthusiasm for all things red, white and blue.IMG_3485-1024x768 DSC_0022 IMG_6951 DSC_0012-1024x685 DSC_0019-1024x685 DSC_0039My sons are too old for me to “dress them”, but Molly is always willing to let me doll her up.

Here’s to the most patriotic hues!