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Simply ... Summer Fundamentals

Simply ... Summer Fundamentals

Regardless of whether you are heading to work, packing for an impromptu road trip, spending time at the beach or in the comfort of your own backyard, there are likely "go to items" that show up in your bag or on your person.

From casual knits to timeless sunglasses, functionality and longevity are integral components to the criteria  I've established for selecting my "fundamentals".  As it relates to objects, the reference to "fundamentals", extends from shoes to furniture and includes all things in-between.  Although impulsive tendencies periodically surface on occasion, I've come to recognize most selections made on impulse are those that expediently relocate to the spare closet.  Experience, a series of ill-fated test-runs, and the periodic wrong turn (in life and fashion alike) have led me to conclude that when it comes to the essentials , quality prevails over quantity and monochrome is key.  

Sunscreen cream and  moisturizing lip gloss.

Sunscreen cream and  moisturizing lip gloss.

Blanket for the beach or an evening by the fire and basic knits.

Blanket for the beach or an evening by the fire and basic knits.

Warm summer days call for cool and refreshing cocktails.  Refreshing, delicious and convenient ... is this simple:

Green Tea Citrus Slush

  • 1 package Tazo Iced Green Tea (prepare as instructed) *
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • lemon rind
  • 2 cups Grey Goose Orange Vodka
  • fresh ginger (optional)
  • lime wedges (optional)
  • mint leaves (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a deep pail and freeze. When ready, scrape the slush into a cup and add ginger ale, soda or citrus.  

Garnish with fresh mint, ginger and/or lime and serve.

* substitute for 8 tea bags steeped in 6 cups of boiled water. Add 2 cups of cold water and cool.

Magazines, heels

Magazines, heels

Blush tones

Blush tones

Signature scent

Signature scent

Puppy Essentials

 

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imagery by the talented Karyn Kimberley

Crunchy Cucumber Salad with Peanut Sauce!

Crunchy Cucumber Salad with Peanut Sauce!

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