15 December 2013

Happy Weekend!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, maybe getting a chance to relax a bit before the holiday madness. These lovely images are helping me to chill out (the air conditioning helps, too).

{image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 unknown, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 unknown, 21, 22, 23, 24}

13 December 2013

Fab Frock Friday | some kind of wonderful



A handful of lovelies, which I hope are making you smile and sigh, as they do for me.

Levi is asleep, so I finally have a few moments to slip into this world of beauty, to share some things with you. Every day, I wish I could find the time to be here. I haven't forgotten about lamb & blonde--far from it! I miss it so. I will slowly find my way back here. For now, the baby's nap times and sleeps will occasionally allow me a chance to visit. 

I'm loving being a mom, of course. I just miss certain things, which I have less time for, like sleeping, baking, and blogging. I've heard it gets easier, and I know that it already has. Levi is 8 weeks old now, and he changes so much every day. It's a beautiful thing to behold. It truly is. Just thought I'd let you all know how I'm going, and let you know that I won't disappear.

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.

06 December 2013

Fab Frock Friday | Then & Now 2

Years ago, I swooned over this floral bow-backed wedding gown in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. The image was etched indelibly into my mind. Luckily, I had kept that issue of the magazine (back when I had a collection of hundreds of magazines! --which I had to get rid of, before moving to Australia--still breaks my heart to think of them all being gone from my life...) Anyway, where was I? Oh, yes. The dress. I scanned the image, before moving to Oz, and I'm so glad that I did, because I finally found the inspiration for it! Clearly, this wedding gown was inspired by another similar style created by Christian Dior in 1947, as you can see. The puzzle piece fits. I love it!

{image 1 scanned from Martha Weddings magazine;
image 2 found here}

05 December 2013

Moroccan Magic

This stunning 18th-century riad in Morocco has had a beautiful renovation, thanks to the vision of its owners, art dealer Dorothea Elkan and designer Salem Grassi, and the talents of skilled local artisans. The home is just gorgeous! I love the warmth of the wood, the elegant, well-chosen decor, beautiful tilework, and all of the incredible details throughout the property. I could quite happily spend a holiday there! How about you?

{photos by Simon Watson for Architectural Digest, found here}