Monday, July 8, 2013

Pastel Days and Powdered Sugar Dreams

Summer sweetness is in full bloom ...

Soft scented mornings spent sipping cafe au lait al fresco;
a crisp croissant with its dusting of white sugar melting on our tongues;
sheer summer party dresses meant for swaying in the moonlight;
long, lazy sunshine days that fade into pastel sunsets ...
that's summer.

Just stopping by to wish all of you a very pretty week ...
if you live in the states like me, I hope your
Fourth of July celebrations were delightful!
Mine was a delectable mixture of being surrounded by
family and friends that I love,
laughter and food and sparkling explosions in the air.
And following a very busy day on the fourth,
three days to relax and stretch out on the beach
or read on the porch with my feet up.
Hope yours was just as delightful!

And, now on to a brand new week,
given to us like a gift ...
it's time to pull the bow 
and see what it holds!
I'd love for you to fill me in on what you've been up to ...
I always love to hear!
Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule
to stop by to see me ... always such a pleasure.

Until next time, wonderfuls!

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Kori said...

Loving this Sandy honey!!!! So in love with your blog and don't get to visit enough. I just FB messaged you! Kori xoxo

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Sandy your post title had me ... and the photos you shared have mind drifting of all wonderful things summer offers. Happy summer my friend... hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

Fashion-isha said...

Happy Monday Morning! I'm a huge fan of flowers and pastels so this post totally is singing to me this morning! Have an awesome day!

Bella Michelle said...

What a wonderful post! I even quoted you in my FB update! Thank you for making this Monday beautiful!!!

Sam said...

Hi Sandy, your beautiful writing and stunningly inspiring images always transport me into a world of fantasy. Sounds like you had the most mazing and memorable 4th of July celebrations. Our winter has been quite mild so far, hope it stays this way. I was completely awestruck that you hand illustrated everything, wow, your talents are truly magnificent, I am so impressed by your skill and creativity.

Mary Jo @trustyourstyle said...

Gorgeous images Sandy, they could not be prettier--and I didn't know that Laduree had their own champagne(!!) I want one of those bottles!

xo Mary Jo

p.s. So sorry I forgot to tell you my pretty cards arrived--will take a photo of them very soon!

xo Mary Jo

Margarita Bloom said...

Ahhh, your posts always make me smile. I want those almond croissants!! Mmm....

Classiq said...

I'm glad to hear you spent a wonderful 4th of July, Sandy. I hope you are having a wonderful July! These images are so lovely!

NYCStylelittleCannoli said...

Wonderful and relaxing post! I am now in need of something sweet!!

Have a GREAT week!!


Catherine Robinson said...

Such beautiful, soft images, daughter and I are just back from Paris and maybe, just maybe we ate a little too many macaroons ;-)
Enjoy the summer.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Your images always take my breath away Sandy. You always have such an "eye" for the most beautiful things. Thank you so much for your lovely comments over at mine. It's always so welcomed. Continue enjoying the summer Sweets xx

pretty pink tulips said...

I love envisioning you on your porch, soaking up summer!!!

I always love your posts because they are etheral, beautiful, aspirational and leave me smiling!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Fashionista622 said...


Thank you for the well wishes and hope you are also enjoying your week. All the images were so soothing and delightful. Truly beautiful!

Have a lovely day full of sunshine!


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You always find the prettiest images for your posts! Your 4th of July sounds like it was delightful and jam packed with fun activities Sandy! It must be so awesome that the parade goes right by your house. Hope you've been able to relax a little after that.

Thanks for dropping by! I'm enjoying summer but I wish it wasn't so humid in NYC. I think we need a good rainshower to clear the air. Otherwise all is great!

Hope you're having a lovely week and staying cool sweet lady!

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Debra said...

Beautiful post my love...everything is gushing with girliness. Just my cup of tea doll. :) Glad your holiday was as fabulous as you dear! Xoxo

miss b said...

So much prettiness in one post!! The macarons and choux buns brought back memories of my recent Paris trip. Glad to hear you had a wonderful 4th July!

Taj Acosta said...

Gorgeous photos Sandy! I love your vision you left me over on my blog about your decorating. I know too how it is when you need help from the hubs on projects! I love when you post pics of your gorg place! Hope your week is going well! xoxo -Taj

Jennifer at A Well Styled Life said...

So very beautiful Sandy!! I was looking for your Instagram link to have a peek at more pictures of your historic beach house. My technical skills are limited, but I'm having trouble with your link. Shall try again!! Have a beautiful weekend.

Kim Alston said...

Stopping in to say hello Sandy! I know you are enjoying your Summer my friend. I love that first pic with the table of sweets. What I wouldn't give to have it come to reality. HAHAHAHA Take care and love you much!