Thursday, March 26, 2015

Derby Day Wear

As usual, Vineyard Vines is a great place to shop for Derby Day wear.

Love this Racing Horse Dress with the racing horse print scene on the silk sash.

This Race Day Hat with the grosgrain bow is adorable for any Spring or Summer day!

If you already have a Derby outfit and need a Race Day Scarf, this one is cute with the little tassels.

Love this Derby Day pony cap!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monogram Monday

This hand-painted, monogrammed cross is on the front door today.  I love it and it's great for the Easter season or throughout the year!

Alicia, the artist and owner of Two of a Kind Art has the cutest loot y'all!  I first saw some of her work at The Emporium in Warner Robins and then started following her Facebook page.  I'm excited that she is opening her own shop in the quaint little downtown area of Perry, Georgia.  The soft opening is scheduled for March 26, 2015 10am - 5pm.
Take a peek at some of her designs...

How darling in this seahorse?  It can be monogrammed y'all!

Two of a Kind Art
900 Commerce Street
Perry, Ga

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cherry Blossom Festival

The 33rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is underway in Macon, Georgia.  There are lots of ways to "Party Till You're Pink"  with nightly concerts, food trucks and fair food, amusement rides, a parade, arts and crafts, luncheons, and tours of historic homes, churches, theaters, and museums.  There is truly something for everyone to celebrate spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms.

In 1949 the late William Fickling, Sr. discovered the first Yoshino Cherry tree in his back yard.  During a trip to Washington, DC in 1952, he spotted a tree that looked exactly like his tree.  On a return trip, he compared a cutting from his tree to those around the tidal basin.  It was a perfect match!  Upon his return to Macon, he learned how to propagate the Yoshinos and began freely sharing them with the community.  There are now 300,000-350,000 Yoshino Cherry trees in Macon.

Pink bows are tied to any and everything here in middle Georgia and talented artists have painted the cherry blossoms on automobile windows and business storefront windows.  The whole town is decked out in pink! 

My mailbox is adorned with a pink mesh bow and cherry blossoms.

Of course, if you have a festival and a parade in the South, you simply must have a queen.  Congratulations to Queen Jaedyn Ellis and the Cherry Blossom Royalty!

The Queen and her Court:  (left to right) Tolu Sogade, 3rd runner-up; Valerie Davis, 1st runner-up; Queen Jaedyn Ellis; Kiara George, 2nd runner-up; and Savannah Alday, 4th runner up.

The Cherry Blossom Festival will be going on now through April 4, 2015.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

The Lilly 'Lulu' print is one of my favorites.  I love the colors and the pattern.

Yesterday I wore the Kate Spearmint Vest reversed to show the 'Lulu' print lining.
This vest also looks cute with a pink gingham blouse.
I am now on the hunt for the ' Lulu' scarf

The 'Lulu' Elsa is also on my wish list.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Royals Coming to America

The Royals are coming y'all!

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are coming to America!  On March 17th, they will arrive and spend three days undertaking a broad range of engagements in Washington, D.C. and Louisville, KY.  

Just in case you run into them, you must make sure that you follow proper Royal Etiquette.

Do you curtsy, bow, salute, or shake hands?  Unless you are British, you don't curtsy or bow to British Royalty.  Wait until they speak to you before you speak.  Don't shake hands until the royal hand is offered to you.  

When meeting the Prince, it's a gracious gesture to give a bow from the head.  Address the Prince as "Your Royal Highness," then "Sir."

When meeting the Duchess you might do a little bob, just to show respect.  Address the Duchess as "Your Royal Highness," then "Ma'am."

If you are British, you curtsy to the Duchess...Put your right foot behind your left foot and briefly lower yourself several inches while bending at the knees with one foot forward.  Be sure to keep your upper body straight.

Sarah Brown, wife of the former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, gracefully curtsies to the Duchess of Cornwall.

Hugging or kissing a member of the Royal Family is definitely a Royal Etiquette faux pas!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Royal Reading and Viewing

I must add this new book 17 Carnations, to my royal book collection.  Andrew Morton, bestselling author of a number of biographies featuring the British Royal Family, tells the story of Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, his American wife, Wallis Simpson, and the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet King after the invasion of Britain, and the attempted cover-up by Churchill, General Eisenhower, and King George VI of the Duke's relations with Hitler.
17 Carnations

And now I have a new show to watch on Sunday nights.  The Royals starts this coming Sunday, March 15th at 10pm.  This is a drama about a fictional British Royal Family set in modern-day London, who inhabit a world of opulence and regal tradition that caters to any and every desire, but one that also comes with a price tag of duty, destiny, and intense public scrutiny.  Elizabeth Hurley stars as Queen Helena, a fictional modern-day Queen Consort of the United Kingdom.

The Royals...this Sunday night y'all!
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