We've just come back from staying at a friend's country house for a few days and it's stinking hot in the city. I'm looking at all these summer images and wondering if it's really possible to feel as beautiful as they look when it's this hot. I think maybe in a place that's more used to taking the heat- somewhere like Greece. Have just started my 'To Pack & To Wear' list now.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
I love Danish Cover magazine. There's something special about this shoot though, especially when you see it in print. It's a shame that there's not an English translation of the articles in the back like some others do. I can understand some of it but I don't know that I'll manage learning Swedish, French and Danish- the later two just for the sake of reading international magazines. I think it might be a bit ambitious, even for a dreamer like me.
Jul 8, 2014
Finally, it's summer. We have sun but it's not vacation yet, not for me yet anyway. There is however less work to do, which means more time to do other things like wind down. I still have some study to do for a class I'll be teaching next semester and some writing to finish, but aside from that it's pretty relaxed. Bikini's and books have been bought in preparation...and I've started reading "The Vacationers" by Emma Straub- hopefully it's good. The image above makes me want to go camping again- a strange thing to want when I have a mediterranean holiday ahead of me- I must still be homesick.
Jul 6, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
Still waiting for the summer to return, or arrive since it never really came. It's way too cold for this time of year but I think this week people will start to clear out of the city, out to their summer houses and leave for their overseas trips. It's sometimes nice to work the summer in the city when it's quieter and more relaxed. If it doesn't get any warmer, and it has to, at least there's Santorini to look forward to. Just three weeks until summer vacation...
Natalie Portman by Bruce Weber 2007
Jun 24, 2014
Right now I'm dreaming about all the summer sales and wishing I could splash some serious cash. It's true what they say you know, too many shoes, too little time. A perfectly reasonable statement, especially for someone like me who still thinks about last years missed items.
Jun 19, 2014
Jun 8, 2014
Give me a garden party any day. We sort of had one Friday night, but the garden was more like a mass of potted flowers and herbs on our balcony. You can really feel now that the summer holidays are approaching, people are winding down or are maybe in need of it - I sure am. I love the mixing of prints and colours, things you wouldn't expect to work somehow do. Wouldn't these bejewelled sandals look amazing on Santorini? (in July!) Too bad they won't be out until next year.
Stella McCartney resort 2015
Jun 3, 2014
It was my birthday today. Bought lilies and a throw, had dinner cooked for me and unwrapped presents and cards- it was pretty great. Got the Aurelie Bidermann gold clover ring from the boyfriend and I can feel a serious, serious addiction coming on...
Jun 1, 2014
Last week it was summer, and now this week it's Swedish summer, which means eight degrees and icy wind. People have been joking that that was summer, the brief stint we got but I can tell you, I was not laughing. Lately I'm into yellow, bright yellow, perhaps because it's a colour that's associated with summer or at least the hope for it.
May 4, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
A Chloé girl through and through - give me linen, crepe, lace and silk any and everyday of the week. It's time to start thinking more about the spring wardrobe since today was a sweltering seventeen degrees...ok so maybe not sweltering but it was warm, and the Cherry Blossom's were out too.
Apr 20, 2014
Went to the markets Thursday after work to pick up some flowers for the Easter long weekend. I ended up getting red anemones, white and orange ranunculus - going to buy some tulips later on today. Also bought the Byredo Bibliotheque candle which smells so good even without having lit it. Wanting to visit florists Scarlet & Violet in London...and thinking about when the lily of the valley will come out again.
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
Mar 30, 2014
We were talking about relationships the other night and a friend of mine said that it's not about how it looks- the stuff, the status or the symbols of your love- the important thing is to make sure that you really live together. And you know I believe her.
Mar 23, 2014
Having it great and perfect for a while. Doing some writing today, catching up with friends and looking forward to getting my Rika bag this week...Right now I'm into gray shades and burnt out orange.
Peter Rabbit first edition illustration, Beatrix Potter
Sleepless in Seattle
Mar 16, 2014
Mar 14, 2014
It's spring and I feel it's time for a change. Playing the best of the seventies and it dawned on me that life is meant to be great. Sweet home Alabama kind of great- where the skies are so blue. It's not that it hasn't occurred to me before it's just that sometimes it's clearer.
Decade Diary, Valentino Fall '14