My Favorite Things for Summer 2018 June 21 2018


For me, summer is the time to kick back a little and enjoy time with family and friends. Here are some of my favorite things that I think are perfect for doing just that!


My husband and I bought this barbecue set over ten years ago from Williams Sonoma (but with wood handles) and we still have it! We use it at home and pack it up for barbecues at the beach, we've even given this set as wedding gifts! On sale for $95.96.




These Adirondack chairs from the Uwharrie Chair Company are my favorite outdoor chairs! They are super comfortable and the armrests are wide enough to comfortably rest a glass of wine on, perfect for kicking back on the porch on a warm summer evening and enjoying a balmy breeze. These are investment pieces that weather beautifully and you'll have them for years.  To find a retailer near you, visit their website at 




Don't forget about your furry friends this summer! Now your pups can kick back in the pool too! The Aqua Pup Pool Float from Frontgate is available in eight colors, from $79.






Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers and Illume Candle Company really got this one right!  It smells  like the real deal!  Light a few of these around your home before having guest over and it will definitely be a warm and inviting welcome! $16.00



Summer is also a great time to get some projects done around the house!

We've just introduced individual wall moulding frames in a variety of sizes. Available in both DIY and our Primed Finish Option, perfect for wainscotting! Of course, they have our adhesive already pre-applied for you, so no nailing or gluing required- what a breeze! Starting at just $24.99




After completing your projects around the house, it's time to enjoy a little R&R! What better way than to unwind with a Jalapeno-Lime Margarita! This yummy cocktail mix from Williams Sonoma can be mixed with Vodka, Rum, Taquila or Gin. $16.95





These acrylic Margarita glasss from Crate & Barrel are perfect for outdoor entertaining. They're also stackable, which saves a ton of space! On sale for $3.47



I’m really looking forward to this summer! For the past three years I’ve been working full-time while growing Luxe Architectural on nights and weekends. Last October, I was able to leave my other full-time job to focus on my "baby", Luxe Architectural. This is my first summer in a while that I won’t be constantly go, go, go and I’m so thrilled!!! : ) I’m looking forward to being able to disconnect a little from electronics, spend time with family and friends and maybe read a good book or two! I hope you enjoy your summer too! : )