Hello and happy Sunday! What a Royal wedding yesterday, I just loved every single minute and could not pry myself away from the TV…..fairytale indeed! Well still trying to readjust to life back in NY. I am not going to lie, it is taking some time:) I loved the pace at Palmetto Bluff, where everything moves a bit slower and people in general are much calmer. Plus getting to be in my house just felt so good and so right, however I love NY too for different reasons. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend, we were in the city last night which was a lot of fun. The energy that reverberates there is infectious! Today will be a day to relax and regroup, catch up on a bunch of things and even possibly do some planting if the weather cooperates. Let’s move along to my Seven on Sunday…. _________________________ 1 BOXWOODS THAT CAN FOOL ANYONE I love boxwoods of all varieties, they are so classically beautiful. I carry the preserved boxwoods which are fabulous, they are real boxwoods that have been preserved and will last many many years. Only downside is they don’t come in the really large sizes, like 24+ and above. So I finally found a great and incredibly realistic line of faux boxwoods that honestly could fool even the greenest of thumbs. My primary reason for wanting them is for the PB house, a home we will not be in all the time and therefore will not be able to care for them. So I started looking for really realistic boxwoods and I found them! I love them so much I am going to start carrying them on my shop site as I have a feeling many others are looking for these too as it is hard to tell from a picture when ordering them online, here they are, these will be available on my shop site as of Tuesday! I put them next to my real boxwood and honestly I don’t think you can even see a difference! How pretty do they look in my blue and white fishbowls! And I also got the smaller ones (9″) and used them indoors, love that I will never have to worry about them! 2 A NEW FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT I love discovering beautiful new accounts, and was wowed when I came across the account, The Kitchen McCabe. Not only is the food incredibly beautiful but the photographs are incredible too. A definite “must follow” if you are like me and enjoy your daily does of beauty via Instagram, click here to see the account. 3 CLIVEDEN HOUSE- Where Megan Markle stayed the night before her wedding….and you can too! This is a beautiful English estate that was turned into a very luxurious intimate hotel. It looks spectacular and like a place I would love to visit, especially with it’s incredible setting in the idyllic English countryside. Plus you could channel your inner royal:) I read somewhere that if there were such a thing as a 6 star hotel, Cliveden House would be one of them, one look at these pictures and I couldn’t agree more! Click here to go on a most wonderful virtual trip to a grand English country home:) 4 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST An amazingly beautiful roundup this week, from gorgeous flowers to inspiring interiors and of course a few mouth watering food pics to top it off! 5. ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE Whether you live in NY or have visited chances are high you have heard of or been to the iconic Carlyle Hotel in NYC. Hordes of royalty, celebrity and other notables have waltzed through their doors and now there is a movie to learn all about it’s storied history! I cannot wait to see it…….looks incredible entertaining. 6 WINING AND DINING THROUGH THE LOIRE VALLEY When they say youth is wasted on the young, they aren’t kidding ( I say this to my kids all the time). If I were 20 again I would forfeit working right away and would travel the world to see as many places as I could fit in. I have been fortunate to have done my fare share of travel but it’s never enough! I have a few things on my bucket list and one of them is spending a good month in France. One would be to rent a home in Provence and the other is driving wining and dining through the Loire Valley. When i found this article in Travel and Leisure it was like an omen to just go and do it (click here to read article) There are so many beautiful chateaux and wineries that nothing could sound like more fun than getting a convertible and driving from one to the other with zero agenda. 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY Summer……. its almost here! I never realized that I really do love summer until we had a winter that felt like it would not end. Not that it was a particularly harsh winter but just long and drawn out. To me, summer means a less rigid schedule, more down time, long days of sunshine, green grass, farm stand shopping, beach outings, lazy afternoons spent by the pool and trips both big and small:) I know we will be going to Palmeto Bluff and are supposed to attend a wedding in Austria, which we are working on, but my mind has me going all over the place. Suddenly I am feeling like I am 53 years young and don’t want to even waste a minute not doing what I really want to do, and getting to travel and see as many places as possible. I thought as you get older you mellow and want to slow down. For me (just like my dad) who travels all the time, I find myself daydreaming frequently about my growing travel wishlist. How about you? Which statement best describes you and how you look at travel and seeing the world? _______________________ That is a wrap up for this Sunday. Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful and relaxing day, and wishing you a great end to your weekend. Until next time…….