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Le Vieux Castillon: Luxury in the South of France

  This looks fabulous — packing my bags.   Le Vieux Castillon   Set in the medieval village of Castillo-du-Gard   from: Ann Street Studio    Jamie Beck from Ann Street Studio: “I feel as if I could spend years exploring just the South of France alone, each ancient hilltop town with their own special flavor and […]

Elegant Life

  “…There are days when everything about us is ethereal, scarcely outlined in the luminous atmosphere and yet distinct.”   Rainer Maria Rilke, tr. by John Linton, from a journal enrty featured in “The Journal of my Other Self,” Champagne anyone? via:incolore Vincent Van Gogh , Vase with Roses “It was June, and the world […]

Mineralogy Design

I’m simply adoring this exquisitely creative, unique and beautiful jewelry line from ETSY SHOP: Mineralogy Design. Mineralogy is a collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry designed and handcrafted by Chicago metalsmith, Theresa Cowan. Inspired by an earth science class lecture on minerals, the collection began.  Mineralogy creates unusual statement and heirloom quality pieces that pay tribute to […]

Pale Pink Romance

Oh the romance of pale pink. One Wed Marchesa Tulle Evelyn and Tamara, English Roses. Robert Mealing Photography Raymond Hom Photography Belle Lumière Magazine Feminine, french bedroom Brush Stroke Cake @kalabasa instagram The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde Elegant Spring Wedding In Nashville Belle the Magazine via:lacool via:pinkfrou Robert Mealing Photography Chiffon Collar […]

Summer Sweet Treat

Roasted Strawberry and Basil Cream Pie   An amazing cream pie:   “Roasted Strawberry and Basil Cream Pie” from the Kale & Caramel Cookbook.   from:   “I can’t say I’ve made very many cream pies in my baking career, but this one right here was a whole new experience.    It’s simple and light, which really […]

Marilyn. Glamour.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bert Stern, 1962. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”   – Marilyn Monroe   Marilyn Monroe was born 91 years ago today, June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles California. She is pictured here at home on her patio in Hollywood in 1953. […]

Sweet Treat

Nutella Brownie Fruit Pizza A sweet delight today for all of you chocolate lovers from “The Recipe Rebel“. This Nutella Brownie Fruit Pizza is simply a  a chocolate brownie pizza, with Nutella cream cheese sauce and chocolate drizzle.  All that chocolate is refreshingly balanced out with a plethora of fresh berries, perfect right? You can find the […]


Abraham Mignon, A Cat knocking over a vase of flowers (details), 1806 Henry Clarke, Dovima weaaring Madeleine de Rauch , 1956 Photography:  Meg Cassidy Doubt thou the stars are fire;  Doubt that the sun doth move;  Doubt truth to be a liar;  But never doubt I love.  – From William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” Artwork by KELLY LEE […]