Tuesday, June 16, 2009

let your imagination run wild...

In an effort to put off the overwhelming task of writing a million thank you notes for wedding gifts, (all of which we love and greatly appreciate, it’s just such a tedious task!) I have become obsessed with the Vivre website. Most of you are probably familiar with this website and I’m just step behind… but as we continue to unpack wedding gifts I have found myself looking for the perfect accents to go with all the beautiful dishes and plates we received. Vivre has such a variety of unique items to help set the perfect table… they have fascinating flatware and candle sticks as well as this gorgeous chandelier by Erickson Beamon!!! Obviously I am living in a fantasy world by even trying to imagine this beautiful creation hanging over our humble (almost miniature size) table. But a girl can always dream… and as Albert Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

the heat is on...

The hot, humid days of summer are here… all that sunshine I had been wishing for now makes me what to sit inside and enjoy the air conditioning. Since my wardrobe now consists of sundresses and flip flops I have been thinking of a way to spruce things up without having to add a layer of clothing! My solution: SANTI clutches!

This season’s collection of bags is amazing…each one is the perfect accessory to any outfit. Add a floral print bag covered in sequins to a simple back dress and head out on the town... OR grab the natural wood beaded bag when you are running your errands… this is the perfect way to look put together when you feel like you are all over the place! Come join us in the AC and check out our selection of SANTI bags...they are essential for the months ahead.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

tuscan summer daydream

My daydream for today....... our family is sitting on the screen porch over looking the water- with our crispy tans- and glasses of vino- dressed in my casual Calypso cover up- we laugh and share memories.. maybe a bit cheesy but.. ummm.. next weekend i will make this a reality!! The Tuscan Summer daydream was inspired by this email from Carolyne Roehm...

Individual Pizzas (makes 2 pizzas)1lb
Pizza Dough (Fresh or Frozen)
-1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
-4 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-1lb Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thinly
-2 cups Chopped Tomatoes
-1/4lb Sliced Proscuitto or Speck1
-1/2 cup Oregano Leaves
-1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
-3 cups Arugula
-1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
-1/4 cup Toasted Pine Nuts heat oven to 450F.
Oil 2 pizza pans and divide dough into 2 balls. Stretch or roll each one until very thin. Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and sprinkle with a little grated parmesan. Arrange mozzarella and tomatoes, add prosciutto (or speck), red pepper flakes and oregano leaves.
Bake at 450F for 12-15 minutes.Before serving drizzle remaining olive oil and lemon juice on the arugula, then place on top of pizza. Add remaining grated parmesan and top with pine nuts

Pecorino Cheese Baked with Honey and Walnuts
-1lb Young Pecorino Toscano
-1/2 cup Honey
-15 Walnut Halves
Pre-heat oven to 450F. Put honey and walnuts in a small bowl. Slice the percorino 1/2" thick and slightly overlap in baking dish, bake for 6 mins at 450F (until slightly runny). Pour honey and walnut mix over the cheese.

I hope you'll all enjoy these mouthwatering dishes - I certainly did! Ciao,
To hear more about my trip to Italy, please read my column, Conversations with Carolyne Roehm in the July-August issue of Veranda magazine. Their web site is

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Katie and Suri are sporting Maloles flats...

Aren't they adorable?? (Katie and Suri are pretty darn cute, too). Always at the height of fashion, mother and daughter were spotted shopping the Grove in LA wearing their fabulous Maloles flats...

Katie is wearing the Georges and Suri is sporting the Petite Zoe. Apparently, Katie likes her Maloles, because she was seen wearing them again on Monday leaving a dance studio in Hollywould. And we all know these starletts never wear anything twice!

It won't surprise you to know that we have carried the Maloles line since we started carrying shoes. Doesn't take a celeb sighting for us to notice quality style...

Get yours at www.fleur-boutique.com!

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Monday, June 1, 2009

it's your lucky day...

These days everyone is looking for the best deal… and we’ve got it!

For the month of June Fleur is participating in Lucky Magazine’s web feature called Deal of the Day! Luckymag.com is offering exclusive FLEUR deals to Lucky readers everyday… all you have to do is go to their website (http://www.luckymag.com/) and click on “Deal of the Day” (in the upper left side of the web page) … there you will find the discount code to enter when you place your online order- enjoy 25% -40% off all merchandise!!!

start shopping before your luck runs out... http://www.fleur-boutique.com/