Archive for the ‘inspire me’ Category

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η αγάπη είναι παντού

February 14, 2012

…η αγάπη είναι Εσύ δίπλα μου

xx

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La Petite Cuisine a Paris

March 5, 2011

That’s what happens when a girl with inspiration and resourcefulness combines the love for food with the city of gastronomy, Paris.

Rachel Khoo is the Cook.

After studying Art & Design at Central Saint Martins, her passion for pâtisserie lured her to Paris, where she studied at Le Cordon Bleu.

Four years later… there is a small kitchen.

Ok, not any innovation in that. The innovation is that she opens up this cute little kitchen for a delightful three course lunch for two! As Rachel says, she’s like the culinary version of Carrie Bradshaw, where clothes, shoes and handbags have been replaced with kitchen gadgets, cookbooks and other culinary knick knacks. So, those fortunate amongst you, who are planning a visit to beloved Paris, drop an email to Rachel, if you fancy a unique, dining-at-a-Parisian-apartment experience, and savour something like…

this… Gratin Dauphinois with a fresh herb salad,

together with… this… Poached egg with ratatouille,

and -Omigod- this… Apple and vanilla soufflé.

Served with a bottle of La Grange de quatre sous, Cuvée Garsinde 2009

See (and drool over) more, at: http://www.thelittlepariskitchen.com/

Bon appétit, chéris!

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bird is the word

February 25, 2011

On this grey day, inspiration comes from spring, with colorful bird and feather prints. We adore this SO next season trend, as seen at many a shows. Chirpity chirp!

House of Holland

Jonathan Saunders

Mulberry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asos feather-print tunic

Absolutely glamorous Giovanna Battaglia

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NYFW street trends

February 18, 2011

Cameras have been rolling on the streets this past week in NY, as street-style is hotter, earthier and much more enviable than the catwalk look.

So here are some snaps and inspiring looks just off the pavement.

Some pretty masterful layering pulled out here…

Pleated long silky skirts is definitely the word for this season!

Some close-up snaps of these amazing little details that make all the difference…

…oh, and this Alexander Wang bag… green and studded! Simply ace!

(Photos:1,2,3+4,5,6+7)

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The Parisian Guide to Chic: Style Secrets from Inès de la Fressange

February 10, 2011

Inès de la Fressange,  epitomises the stylish Parisian woman – the French beauty ideal with a natural elegance that comes from an inner beauty, wisdom, and sophistication.  As a model, Inès has served as a muse to Karl Lagerfeld and walked the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 runway this past fall at the age of 53.  She was the first model to ever sign an exclusive contract with Chanel.

Known for her impeccable style, Inès has traveled around the globe as the Ambassador of Roger Vivier.  On her travels she is frequently asked, “where did you buy this?” and “what is your secret?”  So, finally, she decided to write a book- sharing her own style tips, personal illustrations, and photographs.  Already sold in Paris, the book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide is set for release in english this April.

The book features photographs of Inès and her daughter, Nine D’Urso.

They are both wearing similar inspirational styles and offering different outfit examples of the world of French chic.

You can pre-order the book on Amazon. ..can’t wait to receive a copy !

photos via Rdujour

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Mila’s adorable daydreams:by Adele Enersen

February 6, 2011

Adorable imagination from a finnish mama: Adele Enersen takes some really amazing shots of her baby. While her daughter is asleep, she creates a whole new world.She will publish those photos in a daydream-illustrated book in 2012 by Balzer+Bray with title: “When My Baby Dreams”…until then enjoy a few of her shots here and a video, and check out her blog milasdaydreams!


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Just being adorable Audrey

January 25, 2011

An adorable new children’s book titled “Just Being Audrey” is released today at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Just-Being-Audrey-Margaret-Cardillo/dp/006185283X
The story of Ms. Hepburn’s inspiring life from her childhood growing up in Nazi-occupied Europe to her later years dedicated to being a UNICEF ambassador (http://www.audreyhepburn.com/menu/index.php) is laid out in this adorable book written by Margaret Cardillo (http://www.margaretcardillo.com/ )

It is  beautifully illustrated  by Julia Denos (http://www.juliadenos.com/ )

We love Audrey….

…cause she’s so chic…

..she biked like we do..

..she loved Paris, like we do..

..and spoke sweet words of wisdom..

…check out her site: http://www.audreyhepburn.com/

xoxo

ps. found this cu-tee  at the Meetmarket♥

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any plans for the weekend?

January 14, 2011

how about spending some time  to relax on the sofa?

wearing a comfy elegant robe de chambre..

read a book..

or LA Vogue:)

listen to mellow tunes..

have a cup of tea..

..and treat urself

dream of globetrotting..

..to who knows where

…maybe somewhere that you can smell the sea

or close your eyes and be a child again..

and do some magic!!

or just be…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from ( 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

 

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I wish you dreams soft & sweet like marshmallows

January 12, 2011

Give me your love
And I’ll give you the perfect lovesong
With a divine Beatles bassline
And a big old Beach Boys sound
I’ll match you pound for pound
Like heavy-weights in the final round
We’ll hold on to each other
So we don’t fall down

Give me a wink
And I’ll give you what I think you’re after
With just one kiss I will whisk you away
To where angels often tread
We’ll paint this planet red
We’ll stumble back to our hotel bed
And make love to each other
Til we’re half dead

Maybe now you can see
Just what you mean to me

Give me your love
And I’ll give you the perfect lovesong
Give me your word
That you’ll be true to me always come what may
Forever and a day
No matter what other people may say
We’ll hold on to each other
Til we’re old and grey

 

 

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inspirational intoxication

January 7, 2011

Enivrez-Vous

Charles Baudelaire 


Enivrez-Vous

Il faut être toujours ivre.
Tout est là:
c’est l’unique question.
Pour ne pas sentir
l’horrible fardeau du Temps
qui brise vos épaules
et vous penche vers la terre,
il faut vous enivrer sans trêve.
Mais de quoi?
De vin, de poésie, ou de vertu, à votre guise.
Mais enivrez-vous.
Et si quelquefois,
sur les marches d’un palais,
sur l’herbe verte d’un fossé,
dans la solitude morne de votre chambre,
vous vous réveillez,
l’ivresse déjà diminuée ou disparue,
demandez au vent,
à la vague,
à l’étoile,
à l’oiseau,
à l’horloge,
à tout ce qui fuit,
à tout ce qui gémit,
à tout ce qui roule,
à tout ce qui chante,
à tout ce qui parle,
demandez quelle heure il est;
et le vent,
la vague,
l’étoile,
l’oiseau,
l’horloge,
vous répondront:
“Il est l’heure de s’enivrer!
Pour n’être pas les esclaves martyrisés du Temps,
enivrez-vous;
enivrez-vous sans cesse!
De vin, de poésie ou de vertu, à votre guise.”

Get Drunk

Always be drunk.
That’s it!
The great imperative!
In order not to feel
Time’s horrid fardel
bruise your shoulders,
grinding you into the earth,
get drunk and stay that way.
On what?
On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever.
But get drunk.
And if you sometimes happen to wake up
on the porches of a palace,
in the green grass of a ditch,
in the dismal loneliness
of your own room,
your drunkenness gone or disappearing,
ask the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock,
ask everything that flees,
everything that groans
or rolls
or sings,
everything that speaks,
ask what time it is;
and the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock
will answer you:
“Time to get drunk!
Don’t be martyred slaves of Time,
Get drunk!
Stay drunk!
On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!”