08 July, 2010


Even though I may not play along every time, I always, always appreciate when I am tagged in a post. It goes against my natural Leoline nature but, I frequently bow out of the requisite "about moi" Q&A's knowing ya'll can only take so much. But, my favorite girl, and PTH bud, Queen Bee Swain devised such a clever game that I just couldn't resist playing along this time...

Sooo...here are my magic sparklies Katie. I'm sharing in hopes everyone will take a moment to make their own "gratitude" list cuz, ya know what they say? Being grateful attracts more things into your life to be grateful for. That's my story and I'm sticking with it...

white bikinis
a perfectly ripened cantaloupe
red sky at night
Hydrangea and Peonies
ultra chilled Vueve Cliquot Rosé
the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas
crawling into freshly laundered and ironed bed linens
salt on the tips of your lashes after a day in the ocean
spying a "Stars Weight Loss Secrets" Us Magazine cover in the checkout line
waking up sandwiched between Babe and Pilgie
seeing the UPS man slowing as he approaches my house
seeing the UPS man slowing as he approaches my house AND Babe's not home
runs when the ground is covered in fallen leaves
Real Housewives of New York when they film in the Hamptons
Weeping Willow
a full day in the sun post highlights for that perfect storm of ideal color
all the fabulous baby names I am hoarding
a fountain Diet Coke with crushed ice and as much lemon as I can politely take
Gwyneth Paltrow movies
meeting someone with the same birthday
making Babe laugh
Knots Landing
complimenting someone on an item and having them divulge their source
watching Grand Slam tennis
having a few trump cards up my sleeve at all times
being married to a smartypants
Gin Lane
Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge
having a long lost friend find me on Facebook
my parent's cooking
celeb sightings
spying a Cardinal
stalking and scheming both of which I'm world class at
and summer, natch

Kindness of Queen Bee Swain. I could have just as easily cut and pasted your entire sparklies list Missy! Birds of a white bikini feather and all that...XXOO


  1. Very lovely, Summer dear. Very lovely indeed. Who knows where the poetic soul lurks:).

  2. I am so glad I found your blog. I enjoy reading every single post.

    And you've just been tagged again!

  3. I do believe that your posts would be one of my sparklies!! xoxo

  4. Episodes of RHONY filmed in the Hamptons... I live for it. Even for what Jill Zarin wears.

  5. ...and I thought for sure you would list

  6. Love your list of sparklies!! We share quite a few. xoxo

  7. LOVE your completed list!!!! LOL at the UPS man showing up when Babe is not home... and where do all the brown boxes disappear to so that he doesn't see them?

  8. I really adore you, if for nothing else (pshaw!) for this list alone! xoxox

  9. I love reading all your posts but this one made me smile so much. It was a great way to start the morning!

  10. OMG your list is FAB.

    I have 29 hydrangea bushes (of various types) and they are among my summer treasures.

    I love when RHoNY are in the Hamptons. Although that Virgin Island trip was pretty terrific, too.

    The list is fab because YOU are fab.

  11. Love your new header! :)

  12. What a great list! I, too, love that time between Thanksgiving and Christmas - it's magic, isn't it?

  13. ~sigh~ your's could be the sunniest blog in all the land!

    thanks for the daily dose of smiles.

  14. Perfectly ripened canteloupe - one of my favorites too...and you know how I feel about green!

  15. obvi we're long lost PTH buddies! almost every one of your magic sparklies is also one of mine :) we need a tanning playdate asap!



  16. I love your list! Keep hoarding those baby names! I never told anyone mine and I still have a few that I will never get to use :( My children are Brynn, Blythe and Miller, but I always wanted a Hadley. I take baby naming very seriously :) Can you tell??? Keep your names a secret! I have been trying to name our beach house in OC, MD for years. Why is that so hard for me???
    Keep writing! I love reading :)

  17. I bought those chairs as soon as i did that post. I pick them up next weekend!

  18. Wow, I love your list! Natch we share more than a few sparklies.
    UPS = cracks me up. :-) Same here, soul sista. XOXO

  19. Love the list...the simplest things sometimes bring the most joy!

  20. AWWW SOOOO perfect! I am going to make a sparklies list...it will take everything in me not to copy yours. I think the cutest one is "being married to a smartypants". Hope you had a nice weekend! xx

  21. i think we were separated at birth... you had me at knots landing... and ben and jerrys ny SF ice cream...
    he he

    i would love to know where you purchased your fun green shorts... they are darling...

    happy summer... just love it...

  22. Absolutely fantastic list. I have LOVED that people are jumping on this bandwagon. It really tells you so much about a person. I'm a long time reader, but not a frequent commenter (my apologies for that!) and this list does seem to be you to a T.

    Hope you had a wonderful Monday!