Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Cleaning

Prom Season

It is Spring Cleaning time around Simply Colette.
Today's featured items on eBay
are for Prom, Bridesmaid or a Cocktail Party attire.
If you know anyone looking for a quick and very afforadable seasonal attire,
send them this way!

Stamps for all scrapbookers, card creaters, or crafters!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Travel Thursday

Workday Travel

Sometimes reality isn't so bad.
This is where I slip away during the work day
to read in the sun
for the Aventura Book Club,
which my friend, Marylin, the founder of ABC
 has just started her very own blog.
Visit her at Aventura Book Worm.

And if you're looking for love in South Florida,
Marylin is also the founder of Elite Mergers.

Where do you go to 'slip away' during the day?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Good Eats Wednesday

Culinary Adventures Around My Town

Lobster Roll at Linda Bean's Pefect Maine in Delray Beach, FL.
Linda is the daughter of L.L. Bean,
and a lobster extraordinare.
$16.00 for this lunch basket, pricy but succulent.

But nothing tickled me more than my view
from my Cape Cod style window seat...
triplet baby girls!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rhythms & Bloom

Photos by Nicolette Fisher.
Amsterdam, Holland

Spring has sprung...

Wishing you a blooming week!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Travel Thursday

Colletta, Italy

Photo by Greg Wilkins.

Images from Owners Direct.

Images from

HGTV has featured a few homes recently in the Italian mountains on House Hunters International. Last Friday, I discovered the tiny 13th century village called Colletta di Castelbianco in Liguria, Italy. The village, near the Italian Riveria, is a short 15 minutes from the beach of Albenga. The town made entirely of stone was abanded in the 1950's and restored in the 1990's, and currently produces high-end olive oil.

Albenga, Italy.

Happy Traveling!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Good Eats Wednesday

In My (Test) Kitchen

Lignonberry Crepes

To read more about this treasured little berry from Sweden
and the recipe visit my post at Examiner.

Or Grandma's recipe for Blackberry cobbler visit HERE.

Giada's Pea Pesto Crostini
featured in her new book, Giada at Home.

And a new gluten-free
Coconut Chicken Curry
with rice noodles
I'm in process of perfecting!
Stay Tuned.

Bon Appetit!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet Sixteen

To My Little Sis

Painting by Joy McGinnis.

Happy Sweet Sixteen to my one and only baby sister!
I don't get to see her often as she lives with her mom in Colorado.
But I'm hoping she has a magical day.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

National Fondue Day

Castle of Gruyeres, Switzerland

Today is National Fondue Day.

Let's celebrate with a stroll
through the Castle of Gruyeres in Switzerland.

And of course... the fromagerie (cheese factory) of Gruyeres!

Photos by Nicolette Fisher

To read my article at Examiner on National Fondue Day
and see the complete slideshow visit Examiner.
(Click subscribe to get emailed when new articles are posted.)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Giada Booksigning

Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Mall

The long lines...

Cupcakes: Red Velvet, Peanut Butter, & Key Lime

We were also served Giada's Pea Pesto Crostini,
made with a bag of frozen peas.
They were so delicious...
I'm going to make some from her new cookbook this weekend!

I'm almost there!

And finally 2 hours later... Giada!

She was just as beautiful and kind in person.
Her eyes are so sparkly.
It was such a pleasure to meet her.
All photos had to be taken 15 feet away,
but I got to talk to her for about 20 seconds!

Happy Weekend to You!


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