Happy Birthday USA, Happy Sunday, and welcome to my Sunday fab five with Classic Casual Home, and Most Lovely Things. Warning this week’s post is recipe-heavy. I won’t be cooking this weekend as we are going on a picnic today at Eden Rift Vineyards, and tomorrow we are heading to see little Summer and family. Let’s have a little fun and take a look at Girls’ lunch designer Carleen and recipes.
GIRLS LUNCH DESIGNER CARLEEN & RECIPES
THE BEST BURGERS ON THE PLANET
Have you ever tried a recipe of Ina’s that isn’t good? These burgers are one of the best I have ever tried. Her Niman Ranch Burgers check all my boxes for a great burger.
Carleen, I am in love. Carleen is a Los Angeles-based womenswear collection designed by Kelsy Parkhouse. “Kelsy Parkhouse founded Carleen in May of 2012 after receiving positive reviews for her thesis collection at Pratt Institute where she also received the inaugural Liz Claiborne Concept to Product Award.” Everything is made locally in Los Angeles, often from recycled quilts, vintage tablecloths, and fabrics. Both Anthropologie, Madewell, and Free People offer items from her collection. You can find her full collection here.
This dress is pricey but wouldn’t you rather have a one-of-a-kind dress that “says you”, rather than something that is mass-produced that you will wear once, and look just like everyone else? I would wear this dress with simple earrings, a crushable hat, sneakers, and a jean jacket. If sleeveless doesn’t work for you tie that favorite j crew linen shirt at the waist, it’s on sale! Also, love the gap icon jacket in the faded wash for summer. I have had mine for years. It just keeps getting better with age. All items linked below the graphic.
SHOP THE CARLEEN LOOK
OUR FAMILY’S FAVORITE POTATO SALAD
This is my friend Rusty’s potato salad recipe. It is far and away my family’s favorite. It is great with grilled meat, corn on the cob, you name it. I have tried many others but this is our favorite.
You might also enjoy my post, Simple Summer Entertaining Tips for more recipes and decor ideas for a patriotic celebration.
PINE CONES AND ACORNS FRIDAY FAVORITES
I always love Elizabeth’s Friday Favorites. There is always so much to love.
It was so fun to meet up with my blogging pals and our friend Heidi last week in Santa Cruz. I haven’t been to a girls luncheon in ages. We missed The Contessa, but shopped in her honor!
SALES OF NOTE THIS WEEK
I am not a fan of holiday-specific dinnerware that you can only use once a year but this puebla dinnerware is on sale and could be used anytime. It would be great with red bandanas as napkins!
We sold nearly every piece of outdoor furniture we own with the sale of our last two homes. I cannot believe how expensive outdoor furniture has gotten. I am on the hunt for some dining & lounge chairs. I like this collection from Serena and Lily.
Unfortunately the manchester chairs I have my eye on are still not on sale, but I am about ready to bite the bullet and purchase them.
Thank you so much for reading Girls Lunch, designer Carleen & Recipes. Have a wonderful 4th weekend with friends and family. Next week on the blog is fashion-heavy. I am joining Kim & Sarah for signature style (we are talking hats), and our Project Design gang for travel fashion. It should be a fun week.
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