Friday Favorites – Weekly Inspiration

Welcome to Friday Favorites, a series where we share our favorite decor, design inspiration, fashion finds, TV shows, recipes and more!

It’s July!! How did that happen? Do you feel like summer is rushing by like I do? I’m determined to savor this summer (that’s one of the reasons I made a Summer Bucket List), but wow, it sure is making it hard to do!

But we’ve finally warmed up and I’m ready for it! Last night we went to see Harry Connick Jr. at the Hollywood Bowl, one of my absolute favorite venues and a wonderful summer tradition here in L.A. It’s supposed to be about 1000° this weekend though so I’m hoping to either have my feet in the sand or be reading by the pool!

And in that vein, let’s take a peek at all the fun things I’m sharing today!

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THINGS I’M LOVING IN DESIGN/DECOR

Since it’s ‘vacation season’ I thought I’d share this lovely coastal style home. It’s absolutely charming!

Blue and white always screams summer to me, plus of course, it channels our favorite, Nancy Meyers! This throw pillow is so gorgeous – I’m smitten! Or if you’re more of a navy gal, this pretty one is on sale.

This cute striped chair is a great deal and gets rave reviews, too – and that price!

Woven favorites: I’m totally crushing on this woven seagrass stool and this classic wicker lamp is adorable (and 30% off) as is this one (25% off).

Another fun thing is to change out coffee table books seasonally, especially in the summer since there are so many pretty ones! Here are a few favorites: The Italian Way of Summer, Great Escapes: Italy, all the Slim Aarons books are incredible but Slim Aarons Style is gorgeous on the coffee table for the season, and Lauren Leiss has a new book, Beach Life, which is so good (and a neutral beach-y cover if you prefer that!)

And my most exciting find of the week has to be these gallery frames! I’ve been looking for some for awhile because I’m working on re-doing our stairwell family photo display. These are the best price I’ve found, come in multiple sizes and finishes, and they’re back in stock (they sell out quickly!)

Last week’s best sellers: these inexpensive French art prints (several options to choose from) and this French wire urn planter.

 

THINGS I’M WEARING/WANTING

This textured sweater tee is perfect for summer! It would look amazing with these adorable striped linen pants. Or for a night out, pair it with these wide-legged linen pants.

I adore this linen-blend jumpsuit (above) (75% off)! It looks pulled-together and super comfortable. A great option for summer nights!

Nothing feels more ‘vacation-y’ than this uber-popular maxi linen popover dress. It’s chic enough for an evening out, but could also work as a beach or pool cover-up. Very South-of-France! 😉

This versatile linen jacket is so perfect as a light layer all season (it was recommended to me here on the blog when I was looking for something to bring to Europe last year). 

And this large hand-knotted tote bag is a great size (and packable!) It’s also 35% off right now!

And I love this feminine straw heel! Great for any night out or summer event. (Also comes in a flat version here).

And if you’re like me and still looking for a wedding guest dress, this pretty floral is utterly perfect!

Last week’s best sellers: this pretty white linen dress and this gorgeous linen slip skirt (still on sale!)

 

THINGS I’M WATCHING/READING

Have you heard of the new documentary about the Brat Pack called Brats

In anticipation, we went down memory lane this past weekend. We watched Breakfast Club (so good – and stands the test of time!) and St. Elmo’s Fire (not good, haha!) Can’t wait to see the documentary!

 

THINGS I’M EATING/DRINKING

It’s berry season! Though we get berries here in California all year, they are definitely at their peak and way more delicious in the summer! One of my favorites to make? Strawberry ice cream, but I’m eager to try this No-churn Strawberry Ice Cream!

And I just had my first-ever Paloma cocktail on my birthday! It was such a fun find, now I want to try this Strawberry Chamomile Paloma (I mean, does it bet more beautiful than this drink above?!)

And here are more: 30 Delicious Strawberry Recipes!

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

This boathouse in Southern England is stunning – I’ll take it!

The Health Benefits of Relaxation

50 Best Beach Reads of 2024YES!!

Did you know there is a color that mosquitoes hate? I’ll be donning it everyday now, haha!

 

And if you missed it, this week we shared my favorite cocktail ever, the Basil Vodka Gimlet! (I encourage you to try it – it can be easily modified into a mocktail as well!)

 

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Happy Friday!

Sheila
xo

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