Weekend Links: Strawberry Country Cake Edition

Saturday, July 25, 2009

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Last weekend, the Mr. and I went to visit some friends at a country house in the Catskills. When they told me it would be rustic, I imagined our large group rolled up in sleeping bags, the room heavy with the scent of mosquito repellent and burnt out logs from a fire pit. Instead, what we got was a lovely five bedroom home with miles of creek, greenery, a pool and even a tennis court! We all ate and drank too much, told bawdy stories and passed out well past our bedtimes in the city. Overall... a lovely weekend!

I thought I would share some belated pictures of our weekend with you (after a few weekend links)... The strawberry country cake pictured above, by the way, was a birthday cake for a friend of ours at the house-- the dreamiest lemon cake layered with hand-whipped cream and strawberries. The recipe, if you're dying to know, can be found here. Enjoy your weekend and these lovely weekend links!!!

READ

A few new blogs that may interest you:

  • Unfunded is a blog based in California that focuses on edgy, affordable fashion-- something up my alley. And I love the layout!
  • An Experiment in Poverty checks in on the adventures of a lovely couple in Los Angeles, who used to grapple with financial issues (hence the name), but now share relationship advice and enticing food photos with you.
  • The Staple covers men's fashion and music-- two topics which are not at the top of my expertise list. So I'll be reading. And learning.

If you're not already familiar with Our City Lights, I would recommend checking out her blog (a gorgeous blend of photography and musings on Geek Love). Her ongoing photo collaboration with another blogger entitled 6,768 Miles Apart is really so original and beautiful. Please head over there to take a peek!

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And now back to our regularly scheduled pretty nature pictures...

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What will you be doing this weekend?

27 comments:

Lily G. said...

That cake looks delicious!!! Have a fab weekend.

glitzy said...

love your grey outfit! have a great wkend!

Iva said...

ohh that cake looks so yummy! and I like your grey dress. Those pictures are so nice. have a great weekend!

Lily said...

Yummmy I want that strawberry cake looks soo delicious!xx

TheBeautyFile said...

Wow. These nature pictures are stunning. That house is totally a dream! Must catch up on your Behind the Scenes with DK!

stylewithbenefits said...

Hey D! The cake looks yummy and the house is gorg! Wow. Sounds like you had a fun time. Great weekend links.. will def. check them out. And I just voted, but post more of your outfits please! :) And I like the designer profiles. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

xo, Becs

janettaylor said...

I totally love Ur Chanel sunnies. Great find! Cake looks...YUMMY...

XoXO

Allison said...

Oh my gosh, that cake looks amazing. I might now be baking this weekend, because of you and your fab cake photo!

wreckedstellar said...

Oh my goodness. Your trip sounded like a great time and that house looks amazing. I don't bake- or cook for that matter :)- but that cake looks yummy. I don't like icing so I love anything with whipped cream instead of icing. Thanks for sharing! I'm leaving for the Orange County fair in a little for some greasy good food and rides, hope you and the Mr. have a wonderful weekend!!

fashionpickles said...

THAT CAKE LOOKS AMAZING! Gave me a sweet tooth! Also love your sunglasses! Those are fabulous!

xoxoxo

Annabelle

Diana said...

oh my gosh! that cake! that cottage! and your chanel sunglasses!! eeeek!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I covet your sunnies!!! And that cake looks amazing right now! Have fun this weekend, I think you're jet setting again??!

Thanks for shouting out my giveaway fo shizzle...

XOXO

The Anthology said...

Love your grey dress. And I'm actually going out right now to buy sunglasses (my puppy ate two pairs of mine). You've inspired me to try on some like yours.

<3 Kelsey

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

that house looks so beautiful. loved the pics.

jasmine said...

that cake!! talk about enticing food photos!

i am dying for a weekend getaway like that. looks like you guys had a blast!

thanks so much for the link! have a lovely weekend! :)

Midtown Girl said...

I'm in love with everything grey for the Fall - that is such a sweet dress!

Hope you are having a wonderful wknd darlin'!

XOXO MG

Sheena said...

That cake looks yummy! And it looks like such a refreshing and quiet vacation, great way to spend the weekend. And thanks for sharing some great weekend links :)

Lynn said...

the round chanel glasses are great! hope you had a great weekend!

E said...

My weekend plans?? What about yours??!!! This house is Gatsby-tastic and I am so SO jealous! You and your boy are so stylish together, it is quite adorable. And I'm also so stoked about the new photo blogs you've given me to mull over - thank yoU!

WendyB said...

Damn, that's a good-looking cake!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sunny monday to you!!!
HOLY MOLY...
this is such a YUMMY YUMMY strawberry cake!!!

PinkBow said...

gorgeous photographs

Hanako66 said...

what a gorgeous home!

I always love seeing your stylish self!!!

Hanako66 said...

what a gorgeous home!

I always love seeing your stylish self!!!

SOS! said...

cute photos, and yo glasses are FIERCE! i broke my glasses today (i sat on them...)

xx-LJ from SOS!

Chessa! said...

sounds fabulous! and strawberry shortcake is one of my faves...

{this is glamorous} said...

the cake looks delicious! sounds like a beautiful weekend

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