13 July 2012

Friday Favorites

I posted this picture on Instagram {you can follow me @belleonheels} the other night and my bloggy friend Jennifer of Belclaire House asked if she should be reading this.  Let's put it this way:  if you like your royals shiny, unblemished, and wholesome, this is not the book for you.  If you subscribe to the notion of "If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me", you will enjoy this book immensely.  It's not tabloid-y, but it's definitely filled with juicy House of Windsor gossip.  My copy is out-of-print {it's on permanent loan from my Grandmother's extensive library}, but you can get a newer edition of The Royals here.

I struggle with what to pack/make for lunch and it's only going to get more challenging over the next few months {more to come on that later}.  Thanks to Sweet Paul for reminding me about this article Country Living did a few years ago.  They interviewed 5 chefs for their brown bag suggestions.  Lots of haute gourmet ideas for lunch is right up this foodie's alley.

I DIE for this dress. So perfect for work and very Duchess of Perfection-esque.

I am pretty much obessed with making these s'mores bars I saw on Pinterest.   They are basically a homemade-version of the Golden Graham Treat bars that came out when I was in elementary or middle school.  I LOVED those things.  Does anyone else remember those? Yum!

That's it for today, folks. What are you up to this weekend?  We're off to the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning and Sunday night we're {finally} having dinner at VOLT!


MCW said...

I love that dress!!! Have you ever ordered from Dorthy Perkins???

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

I love juicy gossipy stories, so I will definitely be reading this! Thanks! Have a great weekend!

Table4One said...

I remember those golden grahams treats!!! Would you recommend that book for a beach read?? I'm trying to load up my Kindle before vaca next week!

The enchanted home said...

I will come sit next to you to "dish".....how boring if you dont' want to hear the dirt..lol. I have heard of the book a few times so think its time for me to get a copy. Did you really have to post a picture of that smores thats making me crave one right now? Yum yum yum and that brown bagged lunch is a keeper. Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

I must say that the moment I saw the name "Belle on Heels" I seriously said "what" out loud. Thank goodness my fiance wasn't around to hear it; he would have died. You have such a darling blog! As for that book, it sounds like a must read!

Come visit me at herecomesthebelle.blogspot.com and follow my journey to becoming a newlywed!

Portuguese Prepster said...

Adding to the royals to my must read list! Those s'mores bars look to die for and I love the cut o that dress!

Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

I suspect you know in which reading corner I reside; I've just added "The Royals" to my to-read list. Thanks for the suggestion!

And do I need to add that I totally support that Kate-esque dress? TDF. That's the second Dorothy Perkins I've seen and loved recently; I'll be curious to hear about the quality if you end up ordering this.

Andie said...

I pretty much want to pin everything you posted- especially the brown lunch meals (as I was just planning on shopping tomorrow for lunch stuff) and those s'mores treats- look YUM.

Hope you don't mind me stopping by! :)

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm craving everything you posted!! Mini s'mores bars...oh my. That black dress is perfection and I never mind a little gossip with my reads!

Hope you had a great weekend and that the week is off to a super start!

xx Elizabeth