White and Blue and Summer All Over

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This outfit is the thing my Summer dreams are made of:  lightweight, breezy, fun.  I just don’t understand why there are any other seasons?!  I kid, I kid!   Kind of.  I love Spring, Winter and Fall, don’t be sad weather lovers!  But I probably would live in perpetual Summer if I could.  Which is a big part of the reason we moved to Palm Springs.  I sometimes joke that it’s really a perfect #caftanlife here in the desert, and that I’m a wildly happy muumuu wearer. Remind me of this come the end of September when I’m complaining about wanting to cozy up in furry oversized sweaters, ok?  Sometimes I fall trap to that grass is always greener thing!  #muumuusforever  xx- Sarah  PS- I just made some major updates to the shop page, pop over and see what else is on my absurdly long wishlist!

Shop this outfit:  Skirt: Rebecca Minkoff, shirt:  Viva Aviva, shoes: Brian Atwood (sold out but another color I love here and a similar style I love here), bag: Chloe, sunglasses: Karen Walker, bracelets: Giles & Brother, Kristen Elspeth, Alexis Bittar, rings: Losselliani, Jules Smith

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Inspiring Spaces- Hamptons Edition

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How incredible is this house in the Hamptons?  I can imagine spending my Summer evenings hosting fabulous dinner parties around that dining room table and taking long soaks in that incredible tub!  It’s a house where one could live a very sophisticated and adult life, no?  A life that maybe involves a lot of fine wine, historical novel reading and a deep appreciation for the arts.  Am I right?!  Here’s to a rich fantasy life… xx- Sarah {Images via }

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Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

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Have I told you about my love of heirloom tomatoes and how I dream of someday moving to Greece (or Italy) and spending my days growing the most luscious varieties of tomatoes?  That smell that your fingers takes on when you pluck one from a plant- it’s my favorite!  It’s the epitome of Summer for me, that smell, and a juicy bite into a warm, fresh tomato.  I always think I can taste the sun and the air and the earth.  They’re heavenly.  And I prefer to eat them with the simplest preparation, like these sweet little bruschetta!  I hope you love as much as I do.  xx- Sarah

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Elizabeth and James Dress Goodness

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I’ve had this adorable Elizabeth and James dress for a few  months and I wear it nonstop (on casual days with these booties or these sandals).  I wore it to meetings in NY a couple of months ago and had my most embarrassing moment of 2014 when, after getting out of a cab, it somehow got caught up in my jacket exposing my bum to the entire city on a massively busy street corner.  WHOOPS!  And, WHY DID I NOT FEEL THE DRAFT?!  It happens to the best of us?  Please tell me it does!  And many thanks to the kind girl who came up to let me know I was flashing, I owe you a  big one.  xx- Sarah

Shop this outfit:  Dress:  Elizabeth and James, Jacket: Zara (old), Shoes: Brian Atwood,  Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sunnies: Sunday Somewhere, Rings: Losselliani, Bracelets: Tory Burch (old) + Kristen Elspeth

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Inspiring Spaces

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and were able to soak up tons of Summer goodness!  It’s been stormy here in Palm Springs all weekend, which is such a treat since the weather here is consistently sunny.   I love a good Summer thunderstorm like nothing else!  But that is neither here nor there….I’m really here today to share this home of Minneapolis stylist Madelynn Hackwith Furlong!  I’m in love with it’s brick wall, neutral color palette and wide array of textiles (without even mentioning the lovely pup!).  It’s beautiful, isn’t it?!  Hope you adore too.  xx- Sarah

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Images via My Scandinavian Home, from the home of Madelynn Hackwith Furlong

Cucumber Jalapeño Margtini

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Happy Friday, hello weekend, hola FUN!  I hope you all have some good times ahead!  I’m planning on kicking my feet up for some old-fashioned R&R, heading to the outlets for a little shopping indulgence, and wining & dining with some girlfriends.  My kind of weekend!  What’ve you got on the books?  If you’re looking for a summer cocktail to help get you into a festive mood, may I recommend these?  Refreshing with a spicy kick, these cucumber jalapeño margtinis are such a treat!! Get at them!  xx- Sarah  {this post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson for A House in the Hills}

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