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Aaahh Springtime! We've rounded up some of our favorite finds for the long-awaited season of renewal. Whether you will be enjoying the beauty of Spring from your front porch, planning a garden party, or simply looking to add a few new pieces to your wardrobe, we've got you covered. We also have a fabulous giveaway so be sure to come back here after visiting the websites below.

Nothing says Springtime like sitting on the front porch sipping lemonade in a comfortable rocking chair. We particularly love this high back Foldable Rocking Chair from Brylane Home. The sturdy stain and fade-resistant resin material won't warp, rust, or peel and will last for years without looking "weather beaten". The rocker folds for easy portability and compact storage, and it has a 250-lb. weight capacity. Matching lounge chair also available. The Foldable Rocking Chair retails for $179.99 at

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Didn't think we could have a Favorite Things feature without Beatriz Ball did you? Our friends at Beatriz Ball outdid themselves with the Vento Lola Pedestal Plate. The curved lines and striking design make this highly polished pedestal a focal point for garden party or cocktail buffets. In fact, it's so stunning, you'll find yourself looking for ways to display it year-round. We think it's a good excuse to have a party. $142 at

The Magicsuit Colorblock Jerry One-Piece Swimsuit is a head turner! I usually only wear Miraclesuit swimsuits, but the striking Nectarine color of this Magicsuit drew me in, and since it's made by Miraclesuit, I knew it would be made with exceptional care. Gorgeous shirring slims the waist and creates an hourglass silhouette drawing eyes to the bright and beautiful nectarine-colored fabric. The careful placement of the black fabric helps camouflage tummy bulge. Features include a scoop neckline, adjustable straps and underwire bra. Also available in Magenta, Twilight and Sky Blue for $148 at

Arch and Metatarsal support sandals
Comfort meets chic fashionable footwear in Taos Footwear's Siren Sandal. Full grain leather upper is adorned with multi-toned metal studs inspired by artisan tin work of New Mexico. Taos' signature footbed provides arch and metatarsal support for a comfortable wear. Lined with premium microfiber for extra softness. Available in Pewter {shown}, Black and Rose Gold. SRP: $110. A store locator can be found at

Guess Silvertone Dazzling Midsize Sport Watch

We adore GUESS Watches so it's no surprise they've made our list of Favorite Things...again! A touch of sparkle transforms the classic sporty design of the Silver-Tone Dazzling Midsize Sport Watch to an ultra chic timepiece. This watch has it all ~ an easy-to-read dial, calendar window, Swarovski crystal accents and stainless steel bracelet and case ~ all at a reasonable price. It's water resistant up to 330 ft. and comes with a 10-year warranty. $75 at 

pretty doormats

Let this cheerful welcome mat greet your guests at your front door or place it at the backdoor for a fun reminder of Spring and Summer get-togethers. Everything Doormats uses a state-of-the-art dye-sublimation process to force the dyes into the fibers making them stain and fade resistant. The Sunset Cocktail MatMates Seasonal Welcome Mat can be used as a stand-alone mat or with a border tray. Shown with the indoor cushioned tray, it's also gorgeous with the embossed scroolwork outdoor tray. A beautiful selection of doormats are available for every season. The doormat retails for $19.99, border trays start at $28.99 at

monogrammed bracelet handcrafted

I Love LoVe LOVE the Elena Double Bangle from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. I've worn it almost every day since receiving it. A fine silver charm hangs from two hammered sterling silver bangles and can be personalized on each side with an initial in gold or black script. Gift boxed and handcrafted in the USA. $118 at

Delicious candle made in USA

The history of cacao started in Mexico during the Mayan culture. It was consumed as a drink during ceremonies as a celebration of life. Be The Light New York combines the scent of cacao, clove bud, nutmeg, patchouli, rose and vanilla to create their deliciously intoxicating Mexico Cacao Mystique Candle. Handcrafted in the USA, this decadent candle will be a reminder to celebrate life every time it's lit during the season of renewal. Luxuriously gift boxed with Be The Light New York matches, it makes an impressive statement whether gifting or enjoying at home. The 3-wick candle has a burn time of over 60 hours and retails for $98 at

designual amazone handbag review

We know from previous features how much ya'll love studded handbags. Desigual's New Amazone White Handbag takes studded bags to new chic heights. The winner of the last Desigual bag we featured wrote us to tell us how much she loved it and we're confident this too will be a readers' favorite. A tone-on-tone raised dot design in a creamy white is enhanced by square glossy white studs. It includes three separate roomy zippered compartments to keep you organized and has interior slip pockets for phone, keys, etc. You'll carry it all through Spring and Summer. $124 at

Amazing Clubs yummy clubs

Have Pizzeria-style deep dish pizza on hand for whenever friends stop by, for game night or for Friday night dinner. Amazing Clubs Pizza of the Month Club includes THREE deep-dish pizzas with surprise toppings. My kind of party! We received Sausage, Three Cheese, and Hawaiian. They arrive frozen, exceptionally packaged and in perfect condition. Just pop in the oven and they're ready in about 45 minutes, the deep dish crust was, you guessed it, Amazing! I love extra cheese on pizza so the Three Cheese was naturally a hit. I'm not usually a fan of sausage and was surprised how much I enjoyed the flavor it added. My friends love Hawaiian Pizza so I shared that one with them cause it's always nice to share! ☺ Seasonal, 3, 6, 9 and 12-month Pizza of the Month Clubs are available starting at $56.95 per month.

spring scarves
The One Love Scarf by Bindya NY reminds us of Springtime in Paris. It's lightweight in an artist's palette of beautiful happy watercolors. Accented with the colors of the season ~ pinks and corals, it will add a touch of panache to your Spring outfits. Measuring a generous 40" wide by 80" long, it will quickly become your go-to fashion accessory for Spring. $137.50 at

clipless curling iron

If you've been following us, you know we're crazy about Misikko. They have one of the most generous gift with purchase programs we've ever seen. They sent us the Enzo Milano Clipless Curling Iron and it couldn't be easier to create loose curls. Simply curl hair around wand, there are no clips to fuss with or get tangled in hair. Available in 3/4" or 1", features include a coated aluminum barrel with ceramic heating to 320 degrees and an ergonomic handle. A styling DVD, heat-resistant glove and one-year warranty also included...and did I mention gifts GALORE? You'll love them! Regularly $120, it's on sale as of this writing for $59.99

whish sugar scrub review
Prepare to be pampered from head to toe with Three Whishes Sugar Scrub by Whish. The Almond scent is over-the-top magnificent and extremely addicting! One whiff will have you dreaming of relaxing in a candlelit bubble bath. Made in the USA with organic raspberry oil, organic aloe, and organic shea butter to leave your skin as soft as silk. I wish every one reading this could try Whish! LOVE! A 12-oz. jar retails for $38 at

I'm so impressed with Remy and Me Jewelry. Owner and designer, Michelle, sent us her Turquoise and Gold Double Strand Necklace. First off the package presentation is phenomenal. Included in the package is a logo pouch with lace tie, inspirational cards and a gift box with handpainted accents. The dainty 14KT gold-filed necklace is eye catching and stunning. I love the layered design, the pop of color and the perfect length. Michelle's customer service is also unsurpassed, my post office lost the first necklace she sent over, and without hesitation, another was on its way. Handcrafted in USA, it's $54 at

root touch up powder
Say bye-bye to those pesky gray roots with Color Wow Root Cover Up. Wow WoW WOW!!!! This mineral powder adheres to hair and stays in place until you shampoo out. My new {not-so} secret weapon covers gray in about a minute with no mess. Simply apply to roots with applicator brush that is included after hair is dry and styled. Compact is perfect for travel too. Good for approximately 60 applications. Available in platinum, blonde, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black. $34.50 at

beautiful handmade journal

The lovely Woodlands Journal/Memory Book by Fair Trade Designs nearly took my breath away. It's a thousand times more beautiful in person. Handcrafted by women in a fair trade cooperative in India using textured cotton handmade paper accented with handstrung beads in turquoise, brown and silver. The inner pages have a lightly colored leaf design with dividers that match the cover. Fill with your most treasured memories or thoughts for a priceless keepsake. Measures 9x9x1" and retails for $25 at

Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will win a goodie box filled with chic luxuries and valued at approximately $500.00!!!!

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    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


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    Great giveaway love it.

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    Great give away. I love the rocking chair.

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