Monday, November 28, 2011


...when you have a day such as this one, loosing yourself in images of beauty is the answer. Should such a day befall you, may I suggest you peruse this blog which is filled with pages of quiet serenity. And remember tomorrow is indeed another day.
Image from temp files.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekly what:nots...

The past week has seen a right-ing of things, enough to put life back on a more tempered and even keel. Such a nice feeling. And then today dawned full of sunshine which was quite the treat after a week of continual rain, crazy schedules, and two boys with colds. We did take in the Body Worlds exhibit a day or so back (along with a gagillion others). Squeamish-ness aside it really is quite extraordinary. I hope the past week has treated you well - did you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so I hope you had fun. Oh and this poem is one of the nicest things (thanks to Kimia for the link). Have a wonderful weekend! 

Love, love, love this image.

Thank you J Crew this is on my Christmas wish list.

Dainty moonstone ring by Carla Caruso.

A great gift idea. I'm thinking I'm gonna try growing these myself...

Merchant no.4's covetable cynosure jars.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Exquisite details...

...captured backstage at the sea-inspired Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 show. 
Clip via eyecandy.

Listening to...

...this - just enough to wake me up after a very late night, and a very slow morning watching TED's Ads Worth Spreading. Time to get things done...
Clip from You Tube.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly what:nots...

Crikey it's c.o.l.d - blue skies, and sunset at 4.30pm cold! Mind you there's something to be said for that time of day, just before sunset, when it gets really cold. Standing there looking at the boughs of bay and holly, thinking of hearty stews, red wine and open fires. As much as I love the sun, this has become favourite time of year. I hope you are enjoying life in your neck of the woods - here's what:nots.
The impossibly chic Emmanuelle Alt.

Love this Adire silk scarf from Anthro.

Pretty bedside table.
(I can't recall where I found this image - if you know the source please let me know)

Elegant silk bra.

(note: I suggest you sit down before clicking through and seeing the price)

Seriously wonderful cedarwood candles from Saipua.

These Ariat boots are tippy-top of my Christmas wish list.

And watching this makes me want to run away to the Scottish highlands...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A book + a word...

Nealy Blau's melancholic images of museum diorama cases + a new to me word - Petrichor (found on Field & Sea).

Images from Decode Books and Field & Sea.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekly what:nots...

Oddly it feels like it should be Wednesday today. Not in a bad way, but in a kind of 'is it really only Monday?' kind of way. I do hope all is well in your neck of the woods, we seem to be speeding up as November rockets by. Before we know it it will be Christmas - eeep! Anyhoo here's what:nots - I'm off to catch up on my blog reading and Pinterest.
A quiet reflection found here.

Carine Gilson's silk lingerie.

Lovely pin from Marion's pinboard.

Rose petal jelly - scrumdiddlyumptious. 

A wonderfully cosy knit from Vince.

Jeff Masamori's hazy images.

Italian soap by Santa Maria Novella

And to end with - Sia - I go to sleep.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


...of which we have had quite a bit lately...
Image taken between Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly what:nots...

Better late than never I say. I hope you had a swinging weekend, and that the week ahead is filled with all kinds of goodness. With R away, ongoing house guests, school things, an increasing list of after-school activities, and the usual end-of-the-year madness things are kinda busy around here. Here's hoping for quieter days ahead.
Love this image found here.

Françoise Gilot - Picasso's muse. 

Autumn sunsets.

Winter Blues by Anna Emilia.

Revisiting Damien Rice's debut album O.

 Delicate ceramics from o t c h i p o t c h i.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Friday...

Hope you've had a good week, and an even better weekend is ahead. 
ps: if only I could look this groomed while riding...
Image from Pinterest.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Icy mornings...

The temperature has dropped over the past weeks, and we've had a few frosts. The rain has pretty much stayed away, and after the morning mists fade, the skies turn clear, clear blue. The midday sun holds a weak, watery kind of warmth - just enough to feel. Then around four the chill sets in. Perfect weather in my books. I hope your week is pottering along at a pleasant pace. I'm quite flattered to have a wee guest post over at the wonderfully kind Kristen's blog Contented Me. Kristen is a total sweetheart, and as a working mother to two-year-old twins I take my hat off to her.
Achingly, beautiful image from Denise's Pinterest.
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