Saturday, January 21, 2017

Books, books, books...

I have enjoyed some wonderful additions to my book collection over the last few weeks, everything from Sinatra to interior design to Elizabeth Taylor. The gorgeous interior design book was a gift from a friend and it is stunning.

And, of course, being a huge Golden Girls fan, I couldn’t resist this when I spotted it in the bookstore.

What are you reading these days?

Friday, January 20, 2017

The beauty of Cuba...

Vera Bradley’s new spring line has a very Cuban influence I am absolutely in love with, so I wanted to share. I really like all the patterns, especially the Havana Rose and Cuban Tiles. I ordered the bag below and it arrived yesterday ~ it’s absolutely gorgeous, just one of those things that makes me smile every time I see it. I’m not usually into floral motifs on totes and things, but there’s something about this one.

Here’s the link to their overview page. Pop by for some eye candy, if nothing else.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Cure for a rainy day...

The new year has started out cold and dreary, but it has been wonderful to have an excuse to hide away and just enjoy a few simple things, like candles that smell wonderful and a good book in lovely surroundings. The book shown below was a Christmas present ~ it’s pretty fabulous, too. A great way to spend an afternoon.
After a nice long holiday break, I have to return to work tomorrow. As much as I have enjoyed the rest and lack of structure, it will be nice to get back to a routine. 
Wishing all of you a wonderful 2017...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully