The Weekend . . .

Spring vacation is finally here! And while I’d love to take a day or two and just be, I feel quite fortunate to be able to be traveling to both New York City and Portland over this next week. Just as quickly as the week ends, I will be moving into my flat in Portland’ Pearl, and oh, how I cannot wait to spend more time in the rainy, rose city that I love. With a book reading by Cara Black, a bit of shopping, dog walking and time to just peruse my new walkable neighborhood, I feel like a young girl anxiously waiting for Santa to arrive.

And New York City. I can’t quite believe I get to return so quickly since my last visit to a city so full of inspiration, energy and opportunity. For a bit of business and pleasure, feel free to follow me on Twitter and Instagram as I will be sharing photos I capture along the way.

On this blog this week, there was inspiration for just about any area of living simply luxuriously that piques your interest – fashion, food, reading, decor and even a checklist for having your own yard sale. Have a look:

~Why Not . . . Have a Yard Sale? . . . a detailed checklist

~A book to read . . . Book Review – Lean In

~A Simple Decor Idea to Welcome Spring . . . the first part in a four part series

~Want & Have Outfit: No. 26 . . . simple idea from Ann Taylor’s Loft and Reiss’ spring sale

~This & That: No. 50 . . . the history of fashion, Jenna Lyons and an affordable trench

~Turn Your Wardrobe into a Wearable Magnum Opus

~Style Inspiration: Tres Chic

~My New Favorite Side Dish . . . simple and impressive

And this week’s newsletter – issue #141 – click here to read.

I do wish you a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog. Until Monday, bonjour.

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  1. Can’t wait to hear about your trip to New York! Enjoy every minute of your weekend!

  2. Thank you xox

  3. Stephanie says:

    Shannon, what is the reason for you moving to Portland? Won’t it be difficult to shuffle between 2 places? Curious as to how you will make that all work!

    Enjoy new york, it’s my favourite city!

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The Weekend . . .

I don’t know about you, but this week felt like Thursday for four full days before Friday would finally arrive. But indeed it finally has, and oh, how excited I am as I am heading down to . . . can you guess based on the inspiration of the umbrellas above? . . . Portland!

Whether it is raining or not there (I do hope so), I am tickled to be going as it has been far too long. With a chance to catch up with a dear friend, a bit of consignment shopping, an exciting meeting of which its details I will be sharing soon on the blog, and a handful of other stops here and there, this weekend is one I’ve been waiting for for quite some time. (Follow me on Instagram or Twitter for the latest updates and images of my trip.)

And in case your week has been a bit hectic, busy or exhausting, here is a look back on what has been going on here on The Simply Luxurious Life this past week . . .

~This & That: No. 46 . . . a documentary not to be missed, Rachel Zoe’s new beauty business venture and more . . .

~Want & Have Outfit: No. 22 . . . inspired by London Fashion Week street styles

~Style Inspiration: Leopard, Black & Gray

~Why Not . . . Live in a Smaller Home? . . . the readers’ favorite post of the week

~Joie – Fall 2013

~Guest Post: Style by Tiffani . . . a NYC stylist shares a glimpse of her new online boutique

~How Refusal Welcomes a Life of Riches . . . the foundation of a simply luxurious life.

And this week’s newsletter – issue #137 – click here to read.

I do hope you enjoy this last weekend of February. So much as already happened in the two short months of 2013, but so much awaits to be enjoyed. Until Monday, bonjour.

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  1. Please, please do not ever stop blogging. You are truly amazing and inspirational and I would like you to know just how much I savor reading each and every post that you write. You make me want to be a better person inside and out. How wonderful is that? Have a beautiful weekend!

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