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happy sunday and reading anyone?

Hello everyone, if you a reader like me, then this post is for you. Sundays is just one of those days to kick and spend time reading, if you anywhere in my neck of the woods, then head to the beach. So here are two books I recently purchased, that you might like to checkout. Be sure to let me know what you think. Take care and stay tuned for more lovely post this week.

A WINE MISCELLANY  A Jaunt Through the Whimsical World of Wine.
This is a light-hearted read yet extremely informative little book about wine - is well structured, compiled, and divided up into short little nuggets of facts about wine as well as stories ranging from the history of the famed most expensive of Bordeaux, Madeiras, etc. to what kind of wine was featured in James Bond films. 
Also learn the Parker point grading system which rates wines to why you should drink two glasses of wine daily. Checkout the recipe for Marijuana wine (shushhh!!). Looking for a restaurant that has the largest wine list, believe it or not it…

look of the week: Naomie Harris

London is calling my lovelies and I'm crushing on this delicious coat worn by Naomie Harris. The Bond gal was seen at the BURBERRY PRORSUM FALL 2014 SHOW during London fashion week, in a Burberry Prorsum, pre-fall 2014 coat no less. This velvet coat is so divine and can stand on it's own without multiple accessories. Naomie looks stunning without overdoing, while her shoes, (also Burberry) don't necessarily fill me joy, but these shoes do say she is willing to not play it safe and throw caution to the wind. Her stylist probably had a fit about this display of chartreuse velvet. Let the record show, I do love a girl to show a  little unpredictability on the carpet.





Here's some inspiration from Burberry Prorsum at the  London fashion week. Who knew a belted scarf over a light dress or trench coat could look so fly, I'm loving the shoes and handbags as well.
Take Care my Lovelies.


Images via: Suki Waterhouse,  Getty Images, Fashion Cents, Tom and Lorenzo.

a lovely recipe

Hello my Lovelies, I am sharing this little recipe I found and I'm going to try this weekend. This morning we had an earth tremor, not sure if they will be more today but we are currently having a tsunami warning in effect at the moment. It's scary when you think about  it, so this morning I walked through a little drill with the kids. If you saw their little eyes, when I told them to stand in doorways and not under a table, they looked at me like I was crazy. Let's hope for no more excitement in our tectonic plates.
Anyway, this weekend will be a time to kick back and relax and enjoy a break from the work week... so these light and fluffy pancakes are just great for a Sunday morning, served with a fresh strawberry compote, or as they are.
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Recipe: Lemon Souffle Pancakes
3/4 cup Buttermilk (I used normal milk) 2 Egg yolks 3 tsp Grated Lemon zest 2 tbsp Lemon Juice 1 tsp …

sunday and gracie wallpaper

One way to make a room truly special is to cover the walls with Gracie’s hand-painted wallpaper. Gracie is a family-run business that Charles R. Gracie founded in New York City in 1898. Gracie originally created custom lamps, but started selling Asian antiques in the 1920s and 1930s. The company began offering hand-painted wallpapers after one of Charles Gracie's friends, who was a textile trader, brought some back from Beijing. The company is best known for these beautiful wallpapers, which are still hand painted in China by a studio that has been managed by the same Chinese family for the past fifty years. For homeowners who don't want to paper an entire wall, a framed panel or two of the hand-painted wallpaper can add a touch of Gracie to any room.



Here is one of my favorite spaces in Aerin Lauder's home - the Boudior. The walls are accented in a decadent mint  green and floral wallpaper, by none other than the Gracie Studio.
In interior designer Victoria Hagan's Conn…