1000 Posts of Simply Luxurious Ideas

Jun 11, 2011



One thousand posts have been written and the journey The Simply Luxurious Life has gone through in 18 short months has taken my breath away. One of the most priceless benefits has been the lovely people, fellow bloggers and fellow lovers of simple luxury that I have met and have had the privilege of getting to know along the way. The network that exists within the blogosphere is something that continues to impress and inspire me as I see more and more women (and men as well) working together, supporting each other and helping each other strive for their individual dreams that would be impossible without a galley of help.

Since the inaugural post, a lot has changed and but many things have remained constant. While the changes have been apparent –  the addition of the daily themes, an overhaul of the template and the addition of weekly The Simply Luxurious Life newsletter that coincidentally is celebrating its one year anniversary this week as well, it has been my mission to keep at the core of what The Simply Luxurious Life is all about unchanged.  I have tried consciously to stay true to the purpose of creating this blog – to share with you, my readers, luxurious ideas in fashion, food, decor and living that are full of quality and lacking in excess, thereby, helping us all to create our individual most fulfilling life.

Always know that you can access any past post, based on its category (recipes, style & decor, inspiration & why not?, money and book reviews), from the specific toolbar tab at the top of the homepage, and if you’re looking for all of the designer collections featured for being simply luxurious, click on Style & Decor or simply click here.

Here are some of the overwhelming favorite posts looking back over the past 18 months:

26 Things I Know for Sure
Owning Your Uniqueness
Are You Listening?
What Love Is

Decor (Creating a Sanctuary):
How to Make a Beautiful Bed
Create a Spa at Home
A Luxurious, Yet Simple Closet
What to Pack for a Luxurious Hotel Stay

Why Not?
. . . Simplify Your Life?
. . . Be A Modern Lady?
. . . Be A Confident, Single Woman?
. . . Age Brilliantly?
. . . Discover Your Purpose?
. . . Create Your Own Signature Style?

10 Wardrobe Essentials
10 Essentials Shoes Every Woman Should Have
Tips for Looking Fantastic Each Day
The Perfect Travel Wardrobe
Rules of Style – Sarah Jessica Parker

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Brioche French Toast
Basil, Mozzarella & Tomato Bruschetta
Chicken Caesar Pasta
Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter
Chocolate Cake (reine de saba – a Julia Child recipe)

Financial Food for Thought:
Cost Per Wear
7 Traits of the Wealthy
Taking Control of your Spending

Book Reviews:
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange
Living the Savvy Life
Bonjour, Happiness!

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress Revealed

Here’s to the next 1000, and thank you to all of the loyal readers who have been reading since it all began and those who have just discovered the keys to their very own simply luxurious life. You all have helped me find and share something that until this blog, I didn’t know how to. I tip my hat to you.

{To stay up-to-date with the goings-on here on The Simply Luxurious Life, follow me on Twitter ( @simplyluxurious ) where you will receive daily quotes to inspire you throughout your day, as well as the most recent post announcements.

Weekly regular posts include: Monday – Inspiration to start your week, Tranquil Tuesdays, Wednesday Why Not . . .?, Thursday’s Style and Friday’s Financial Food for Thought and periodical Foodie Friday recipes.}

10 thoughts on “1000 Posts of Simply Luxurious Ideas

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a fabulous achievement. I can’t imagine the amount of hard work that goes into sourcing your lovely images and producing “killer content” for every post.
    Well done Shannon!!! Your baby is 18 months and you should be very proud.

  2. Congratulations on your 1000th post! Your blog is simply amazing and I look forward to your posts. In 18 months you have created a beautiful gift to the WWW. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Gefeliciteerd! ( That’s in dutch congratulations) I am reading now everyday your thoughtful comments. So you see all over the world it is appreciated! Thanks.

  4. Today I actually thought “OH NO!!–what would happen if or when one day Shannon decides to retire this blog?” No blog compares to yours- that is saying a lot, bc there are tons of style, fabulousness blogs. 🙂

  5. High Heeled Life, Annette, CJ, Vanessa – Thank you!! 🙂 So many of you have been readers and fellow bloggers that I met at the beginning of my journey and I couldn’t be more happy to still be in contact with you. Thank you again. xo

    Idelangel – I am humbled by your compliment. Truly, thank you. xo

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