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Lorie’s Travel Favorites

With owning a luxury culinary excursion company, A Taste of Paris, travel is something I do each year, and I do it often. As a result, I've made my trips across the globe down to a science, and know exactly what must-haves make each trip comfortable and...

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Home Decor: Go for the Gold!

Gold has made a comeback in interior design! Decorating with metallics—especially gold—has become a very popular home décor trend. Today, I’m excited to share my golden favorites with you. A good bar cart is essential for entertaining. It creates the...

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Garden Favorites January 2019

I love sound in the garden.  My favorite tunes are bird song, but second are my Corinthian Bells wind chimes.  Their centrally suspended aluminum tubes and high density striker produce incredible tones and resonance, and the melodies continue long after...

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Physician 360

Good morning McKinney! Today, I am going to change your life. You read that correctly. The Art of Living Beautifully is truly going to CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE. I have one favorite thing today and once you are finished reading this article, you will too. This is literally...

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Our Favorite Favorites: Gardening with Beth

Because my hands are always in the dirt, manicures are reserved for special occasions, but I always take time to schedule a monthly pedicure.  Tiffany at Tiffany Nail Spa has been doing my nails for as long as I can remember, and she really knows her stuff.  Looking...

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A Day in the Life

Good Morning McKinney! My friend and neighbor down the street, Shay, is a cookbook author and blogger, and every few months she publishes a post called "Day in the Life" where she basically outlines her day complete with pictures and links to her favorite...

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Favorite 4th of July Recipes

As I look back at all the delicious epicurean recipes we have archived on this site, it's difficult to believe we have been publishing The Art of Living Beautifully for four years! So many of these recipes are spectacular and today I am giving you a...

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Favorite Lemonades

All summer long when I was growing up, my mother always had a pitcher in the fridge that held lemonade. My friends and I loved having this available to us, and I'd like to have the same for my boys. Unfortunately so many lemonades I've found at the store...

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Kitchen Table Centerpiece

Do you ever wonder what to put on your kitchen table as a centerpiece? At our house, the kitchen, breakfast room and living room are all one big room. I like the kitchen table to look nice, but also still function as the hub of family dinners and as a...

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Our Pool Favorites

Are you guys ready for a MEGA LIST of Favorites!? Seriously, we have rounded up some awesome items to keep by the pool this summer and I'm excited to see what you think. We've got floats, sunnies, sunscreen...honestly I have so much I may have to do a part 2 tomorrow!...

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