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29.4.10

{a sunny thursday afternoon}



. . . hello! a sunny spring afternoon and out the door for a late lunch, but wanted to stop in for a quick hello -- shall return later with more beautiful inspiration . . .

hope you're having a wonderful week,
xo

{p.s.} also:
* new -- warm & woodsy
* thanks ever so much for the lovely comments on the 10 things list

{images: 1 - the home within us by bobby mcalpine via greige; 2 - photography by patrick demarchelier}

{two lovely things: warm & woodsy}



{two lovely things}: time-worn wood tables and ornately carved chairs, smooth driftwood and bits of coral -- always come back to the rustic elegance of warm and woodsy things . . .

{images: 1 -
elle decor via greige; 2 - roman and williams via greige}

28.4.10

{fashion inspiration: mint velvet}






. . . always adore beautiful things shot beautifully, although sometimes fall more for the photography, mint velvet's spring/summer collection is filled with romantic and delicate pieces with their trademark relaxed glamour -- perhaps stripes for a late spring picnic, or silver sequins for sexy summer nights -- but mostly love the mood of the these photographs, which feel as if they were taken on a perfectly bright and wonderful afternoon spent relaxing at home . . .

{p.s.} also today, a guest post: 10 things

{images: mint velvet spring/summer 2010 lookbook}

27.4.10

{colour inspiration: spring green}















. . . the stems of lilies and fluttery dresses, new leaves and the glass of champagne bottles -- whether sage, seafoam, lakeshore or chartreuse -- mornings have been filled with the celebration of spring green . . .

{images: 1 & 5 - scans by this is glamorous, photography by polly wreford for at home with white by atlanta bartlett; 2 - photography by brian park via desire to inspire; 3 - tumblr; 4 & 8 - elena via everything fabulous; 6 - previous post; 7 - martha stewart; 8 - a glamorous little side project; 9 - photography by polly wreford for wedding inspirations by margaret caselton; 9 - endless inspiration; 10 - bèla adler & salvador fresneda via a thing for; 11 - australian home beautiful; 12 - flickr}

26.4.10

{a little champagne + the winner is . . .}




. . . a quick hello on the way out the door and also sending along warmest congratulations to helena from london, winner of the lovely, lovely cable & heart bracelet give-away:

***congratulations, helena!***

thanks to everyone who entered and hope you're well,
xo

{images: via a glamorous little side project}

{monday, monday . . .}



. . . monday, monday & hello! hope you had a perfectly lovely weekend -- it's a two cups of coffee and strewn books and bright bouquets kind of morning after a beautiful weekend, with many splendid things to look forward to in this sunny and brand new week . . .

hope your monday is off to a wonderful start,
xo

{p.s.} a little late, but the winner of the cable & heart bracelet give-away later today . . .

{images: photography by patrick cline for lonny magazine}

24.4.10

{have a beautiful weekend}


. . . the midst of an extraordinarily beautiful weekend -- brunch and a little shopping, pretty heels and chocolate molten lava cakes and best of all, impossibly romantic late-night conversations {fewer things are lovelier than weekends}

hope it's beautiful where you are,
xo

{a few lovely links:}
* photography: tara muth-king
* recipe: fleur de sel caramels
* spring things: floral patterned dinnerware
* design inspiration: cynthia warren
* in the kitchen: water carafes
* inspiration: the beauty of work

* beautiful city guides: london & new york & paris

* colour inspiration: middle of nowhere

* recipe: icecream sandwiches

* a perfect morning: one & two & three {via a view to}


{as always, a few things you may have missed:}
* at home with: mc&co, williamsburg
* pure romance: heart of gold
* easy elegance: polka dots!
* like a fairytale: tulle, tulle, tulle
* beautiful inspiration: a charming mix of things

{& for the weekend, two new:}
* inspiration: weekend brunch

* two lovely things: indoor swings


{image: everything fabulous}

{inspiration: weekend brunch}


. . . whether Paris or New York, or a perfectly leisurely morning at home, one of the best things about weekends is late morning brunches -- strawberries and scones, chandeliers and carrera, mimosas and pretty gold-rimmed tea cups, and most of all, freshly baked and buttery croissants . . .

{p.s.} weekend wishes & a perfectly wonderful collection of links to follow -- check back if you like xo


{image: paris hotel boutique}

23.4.10

{two lovely things: indoor swings}




{two lovely things}: whether bright and airy, crisp white and romantic florals, or moody and atmospheric, diffused and industrial, would be lovely, lovely to dream away the days on a wonderfully whimiscal indoor swing . . .

{p.s.} from before & more {
two lovely things}

{images: 1 -
four walls and a roof; 2 - ouno design}

21.4.10

{a charming mix of things}








. . . lately have been receiving many lovely e-mails inquiring about the things that inspire and thought it might be fun to compile a beautiful list of current inspirations, of the things that enchant and captivate and the thoughts that turn into daydreams and the things that flutter, flutter through the imagination -- and so, a charming mix of things . . .




. . . poems on mirrors {via felicity}




. . . natural wonders {one & two}






. . . always, backstage photos {via definitely golden}


. . . topknots {via scout-holiday}




. . . amazing crystal caves {via all the mountains}


. . . a room with a view




. . . smokey eyes & upswept hair


. . . side by side {via pink wallpaper}


. . . origami hearts




. . . gold & glass {via apartment therapy}



. . . chloé {via haute design}


. . . velvet chairs & herringbone floors {via felicity}

. . . and still, socks & heels

{p.s.} wednesday already! how the week has flown -- hope it's wonderful where you are,
xo

{images: 1-3 - souvenirs
via julia}