February 29, 2008

Just Launched!

A blog I just very recently stumbled upon has announced it's grand opening of their new online boutique called The Blissful. I'm excited about it because it's selling what I love--French-inspired furnishings and accessories.


Just Released!

The Other Boleyn Girl.

Is anyone planning on watching this? I've never read the book but I know this much. . . .

This is Anne.

This is her sister, Mary.

And this is the man who comes between them.
[Can I just add how happy I am that my sister and I never had the same taste in men!]

And OMGoodness, is that Jim Sturgess of
Across the Universe fame? Boy can this guy sing!
To hear his stellar voice see my
Making Beautiful Music post.

Room With A View - III

Topas Ecolodge, Vietnam
courtesy of CondeNast

February 28, 2008

Flora and Fauna

It was such a glorious day again today! My son and I went out for a walk in our neighborhood and this time I brought my camera. . .

The lovely green hills that surround our valley.

I adore this house below!

A close-up. I wouldn't mind napping in that hammock.

Signs that it is in fact still winter--bare trees and winter berries.

Oh Baby!

In my opinion, Kate Spade makes some of the cutest, chicest baby bags out there. I really like her use of stripes and polka dots that give them a whimsical flair. The second bag has a changing pad that is black with white polka dots on one side and lime green on the other. Too cute!

Oh, and she happens to have designed this stroller, too!

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

So I was perusing this new site I just discovered called DesignAmour when my eye latched onto this. Granted, the post was about the kimono-inspired gown being modeled, but what really caught my eye was the wallpaper in the background. I love that shade of muted slate blue and the subtle floral/leaf pattern embellishing it.

Around the House - III

No, this is not my journal. This is my date book. And yes, some things I still like to do the old-fashioned way! I don't have, nor have I ever yet had, a pda or anything remotely like it. Not to say that I never will, but for now I am desperately trying to cling to some of the "old ways." Besides this is much prettier than a pda, isn't it?

February 27, 2008


After visiting Sweet Paul's site again and seeing this beauty, I realized that I haven't included any posts on food since my second post about macarons. Sacre bleu! I'll have to make a note to include more on the subject. It's so essential to life and a travesty to overlook. Forgive me!

Lounging Around

Even when lounging around at home, wouldn't it be so nice to do it in style with lounge wear like these? The first three items are robes, not dresses! I know, I know. . .

courtesy of Anthropologie

courtesy of Anthropologie

courtesy of Anthropologie

courtesy of Red Envelope

courtesy of Layla Grace

courtesy of Violet

February 26, 2008

Spotted this elegant dress at Saks, but OMGoodness, click on the photo to check out the price!

Spring Fair

Country Living is having a Spring Fair in London March 12-16. Wish I could go! Click here to see some of the products that will be available there.

A Garden of Delights

Though I am no green-thumb by any means, I have always had a passion for gardens and beautiful garden accessories. I suppose it has to do with my love for flowers and the sun and fresh clean air. As a young girl, I was fascinated with the book "The Secret Garden," and the collection of garden accents below are what I would have imagined that garden to possess.

courtesy of Art & Artifact

courtesy of Art & Artifact

courtesy of Art & Artifact

courtesy of Smith & Hawken

courtesy of Room Service Home

courtesy of Smith & Hawken

courtesy of Smith & Hawken

courtesy of Ballard Designs

courtesy of Smith & Hawken

courtesy of Smith & Hawken

courtesy of Smith & Hawken

courtesy of Room Service Home

courtesy of Red Envelope

For winter's rains and ruins are over,
And all the season of snows and sins;
The days dividing lover and lover,
The light that loses, the night that wins;
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
-Algernon Charles Swinburne-