Thursday, March 29, 2012


Clu's Fall 2011 collection - full of soft, sculptural pieces.

Images from Clu. Found via Crush Cul de Sac.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Happy Monday eve! I hope your week is off to a stellar start. Spring is slowing springing here in Portland - fingers and toes crossed it continues. Two things have touched a cord with me this past week - the first this article in the NY Times. And the second was this moving video (thank you Lisa). It got me thinking about age and how we see ourselves, how there is still so much life to be lived. Could it be that perhaps the best years are to come, that the later years are the ones where one feels completely at ease with oneself and where one fits in life... The more I think of this, the more I like it... Have a lovely week. Annie x
Black + white + simple 
(I can't recall where this came from - if you know please let me know so I can credit).

Marie Christophe's graceful wire sculptures.

Arlberg I, 2008 from Tim Hall's Mountain series.

Milk is Quiet's view of the Pacific Northwest's trees and rain. Lovely.
Seriously coveting one of these.
A perfect tin on long matches from Penhaligon's.

A very pretty (and covetable) snuff box by Jean Ducrollay found here.

Humanoid's Olive dress - comfortable + stylish.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012


Crikey - Monday already?! How'd that happen... I hope you had a jolly weekend. Ours passed by in a tranquil blur of quietness. R, the boys and I watched Senna - really quite a moving documentary. We woke to snow flurries this morning  - all very pretty, but I'm beginning to think spring is somewhat overdue... Anyhoo here's to a good week ahead!
Elegant and feminine found via Aubrey Road

Great pic of the really quite lovely Princess Anne at Royal Ascot 1969.

Whilst they're not quite awakening me, the birdsong is increasing - despite the snow.

Have you heard of, or been to, Petersham Nurseries? It looks incredible...
Hop over here to have a peep.

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti's elegant and very pretty dresses for spring 2012.

Grown - an organic alchemist of Australian-made skin care.

Utterly beautiful antique shawls found here.

So much to covet with Madewell's Passenger Clutch.

Perfect and timeless one-piece from J Crew.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Red, white + pink...

A little bit of geometric colour from Raf Simon's final collection for Jil Sander to brighten up your Friday.
Images from

Thursday, March 15, 2012

For no other reason...

...other than I felt like it. What will we all do until the new series is released?
Image from Sunday without Downton. It's rather surprising just how many blogs and tumblrs devoted to all things Downton there are!

Monday, March 12, 2012

A crown...

...complete with a few feathers and some butterflies. What more does one need?
I hope your Tuesday is rocking along nicely - we woke to a good dusting of snow which proved very pretty, even if it did make the school run somewhat hairy. Thank you for all your sweet comments about the house - I'm still pinching myself!
Image from Stone Fox Bride.

A house + some apricots...

Located in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, is a 103 year old villa surrounded by four acres of mature gardens, which in turn is surrounded by six acres of apricot orchard. And the super, mind-blowingly exciting part of it all is that it is now ours! I still can't quite believe it. Beyond exciting! And while work commitments mean we'll be in the US for the rest of this year, come January next year we'll be back in New Zealand and living here full-time - woohoo!!
Images by me.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Happy Sunday eve! I had planned to post this earlier today, but opted for a somewhat muddy meander through Forest Park. Anyhoo I hope all is going well for you, and that the week ahead is a good one. I'm about to head off and catch up on some long overdue blog reading. 
Very much like the light in this black and white.

Joanna Braithewaite's Still Falls the Rain.

Pretty lingerie by Stella McCartney.

Great dress from Anthropologie.

Areta Wilkinson's The Herbal Mixture.

Simple cashmere pieces from Pringle.

Annie Smits Sandano's woodcut mandala.

And this little guy just makes me smile.

ps: I'll be back tomorrow with some news....

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Almost there...

...the boys and I arrived home on Saturday, and we're slowly catching up. A dusting of snow this morning, but signs of spring poking through...I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I'll be back later in the week with what:nots, and (hopefully) some exciting news.
Image from Lyla & Blu.
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