mercredi 29 avril 2009

Sailing into the Sunset...

well, not exactly, as we'll be leaving at dawn, but
I thought it sounded good...
via JJJJound
We're taking a break
- off sailing for the week -
à bientôt!

mardi 28 avril 2009

Who? Me?...


5. I have an incredible amount of patience for some things,
and absolutely none for others...
4. I love the aroma of freshly ground coffee...
3. I have a special, unshakable, deep-rooted love
for Paris...
2. I don't like people with no sense of humour,
I've no idea how to
relate to them;
I find they take themselves too seriously...
1. I’m more interested in ideas than what other people
are doing in their (private) lives...

lundi 27 avril 2009

A Happier World...

Image: Côté Sud
If every life learned to share
A happier world we would have
We could share our lives
And share our thoughts
Without any kind of recrimination
We could share our love
With all the strangers
That may come our way
Around the world
Making new friends wherever we go
If sharing was not just a dream
Paradise at our feet
Would unfold
There would be no more poverty
For every crust of bread, we’d share
We can only dream that one day
Many hearts will beat as one
Many minds will think alike
No more terrors will strike discord
And sharing will become the word
David Harris

mardi 21 avril 2009

Tell Me...

Do you blog everything you'd like to,
or do you *censor yourself?
via Remodalista
Are there times you start to write something
and then think, nah, not gonna write that?
I do, I sit down to write and I find myself
picking and choosing so carefully that I just give up.

This frustrates me.
I don't like it but I have learned the hard way
to be careful.

I won't go into it.
Let's just say once your privacy has been invaded
in an extremely unpleasant way, you learn to exercise caution.
I quite frequently come up with great blog posts
on my way to work and then of course once I'm back home,
they've either left my head or I simply think better of it.

Maybe with time this will change.

Maybe not. Only time will tell.

Definition of censor :
Verb : to ban or cut portions of
(a film, letter, or publication)

lundi 20 avril 2009

A Great Week...

was had by all...
Because we had family and friends here...
Because it's Spring and the weather is beautiful and warm
and hopefully going stay this way...
Because we spent the entire week out and about...
Because the girls were on school holidays and were
on their best behaviour all week...
Because I'm feeling particularly loved and cherished by
my "better half"
(a bit corny but it's true..!)
Because I'm well and truly back on my feet
- no more back pain....
Because I was off work all week...
all photos by Lord Snowdon
Because I love nothing more than spending quality time with
my family and friends...
I hope you had a great week, too...

mardi 7 avril 2009

Vintage Beachwear...

I know it's only April,
but I'm already dreaming of long, hot, lazy days
spent on, and by, the sea...
A trip the beach
doesn’t have to mean leaving style at home....

All photos from May 1954 Seventeen

Don't you just love these vintage bathing suits?
If anyone out there knows where I can
buy vintage (or vintage inspired)
Please let me know...

lundi 6 avril 2009

MERCI in Paris...

is a new concept store like no other that I just know
you’ll all love...
When I popped by whilst in Paris, I found the
layout more reminiscent of a house than a department store,
which I loved...
MERCI sells a variety of products both of contemporary design
and second-hand;
on offer are contempory and vintage fashions,
a hardware section with beautiful everyday objects,
a florist, a perfume corner, a Used Book Café
with new and second-hand books
and a "Cantina"...
Last, but by no means least, Merci participates in a
philanthropic project whereby
all the profits go to help deprived children in Madagascar..

.. MERCI is to be found at
111, boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris
which is in the Haut Marais district in the heart of Paris
an internet site will be online soon...