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From the desk of Lauren Palmer

Good morning, friends!

I know you guys are so excited to hear who the winner of the $500 Shopping Spree to Karadise Boutique is. But first, a couple of things.

Did you see the beautiful dessert A Taste of Paris founder Lorie Fangio shared with us in our Summer magazine? This may be one of my most favorite recipes from Lorie because it is so very simple. Yes, you can make her delicious Southern Pound Cake recipe from scratch to use if you want, or you can purchase a ready made cake from Market Street to use if you are short on time. Cut up fresh fruit, add goat cheese, local honey, and Lorie’s Sweet Pistachio Pesto for a delicious, simple, beautiful dessert to share with your family and guests. You could also gather all these elements in a pretty basket and deliver to someone who needs a little love.

Assembling this delicious dessert takes only 3 steps. I like to serve everything on a large breadboard or cutting board, and then let guests serve themselves. First spread goat cheese on a slice of pound cake. Then add some Sweet Pistachio Pesto on top of that. Lastly add some fruit and a little extra honey if desired. And voilĂ ! Dessert is served.

You can find the recipe for this delicious dessert in our Summer magazine by clicking HERE.

Speaking of magazines, do you guys remember in our Spring magazine when I told you about Wayne and Valerie Batchelder and the beautiful custom Rainbow Face mugs they made for The Art of Living Beautifully? Well, there are only 4 mugs left to purchase. These are one of a kind pieces of art that are signed by the artists and also have The Art of Living Beautifully’s star logo stamped into the clay. Each girl’s colorful face is a reminder of how different and colorful and beautiful all of us are, and are meant to inspire us each morning to live colorfully when we see her face before pouring our coffee. You can read the entire story here.

If you would like to purchase a cup, please send an email to me at

Now to the GIVEAWAY… Thank you so much to everyone who entered. What a blessing you were and I am so thankful to all of you for supporting this fun GIVEAWAY!

Congratulations are in order to @madelinebohlman. You are our winner!!!

You have won the $500 shopping spree to Karadise Boutique! I’ve already messaged you via Instagram. Please respond within 24 hours to claim your prize! Kara and her team are so excited to assist you in all your fun selections. I can’t wait to see everything you purchase!

Happy Wednesday All!

To learn more about Lauren and The Art of Living Beautifully, please visit our ‘about’ page.

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