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There aren’t many times when I pause during a meal and wish time would stand still; when the stars align and you take note of everything. The moment is perfect. This is how I felt when I experienced lunch in the mountains of Majorca. Surrounded by hundred year old olive trees, with views of the countryside, I enjoyed typical Majorcan food with family and friends…perfection.

My daughter walking Poncho up the mountain.

One of the very old and beautiful olive trees.

Love the stone wall and gate!

The view

Flavored salts

The fireplace in the old shepherd’s hut where the food was prepared.

I want one of these!

My sister and I with the man responsible for putting together all this wonderful food.

The famous Majorcan dessert, Ensaimada.

Cheers to a great day!

 

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Happy Friday! My camping trip to the Eastern Sierras was a success and I can’t believe summer has come and gone!

Next, 2 projects that have to be completely gutted and I can’t wait to start sharing the progress with you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

SUMMERTIME

Happy Wednesday everyone! Just back from a wonderful vacation in Spain with family + friends where I enjoyed the beaches, countryside and the Mallorcan cuisine (posts to come).

Next, a short camping trip in the Sierras to close out summer and then I’ll be back sharing design ideas and photos from my travels.

Have a wonderful day!

 

HAPPY FRIDAY! I LOVE KITCHEN DESIGN AND TODAY I’M SHARING  5 OF MY FAVORITES. THEY’RE ALL SO GORGEOUS — I STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE I LIKE BEST.

MINDY GAYER DESIGN

VIA DECOR PAD

JOHN BYNUM

JAMIE BLAKE

MOREDESIGN

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

~ SHANNON

Sunday Inspiration — Club 55

GET THE LOOK

 

 

Happy Sunday!

Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a place to unplug, unwind & get healthy in a gorgeous setting then the The Ranch Malibu is the place to go. I came across it several years ago because I love the work of Scott Shrader who did the landscape design for the The Ranch. However, as you’ll see in the photos below the interior design is just as beautiful!

Have a great Weekend!

~ Shannon

 

All photos via The Ranch Malibu

When my girlfriends and I were in Laguna Beach a couple of weeks ago, we thought the idea of spending an entire day cooking a big meal, sipping wine and listening to good music sounded like an excellent way to spend a Saturday. So this past weekend we decided to try it out by inviting family & friends to help prepare an Italian feast.

The Menu:

Cheese & meat platter

Ravioli with sausage filling

Sausage Carbonara 

Caprese salad

Mix green salad

Grilled zucchini

Tuscan steak

Limoncello Cake

Even though my house wasn’t perfect, and I should have spent half the day doing laundry, I’m glad I decided not pay attention to any of that and just enjoy an afternoon with family, friends and really good food. Cheers to taking more time out of our daily duties to enjoy long meals with family & friends!

Happy Thursday!

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