Friday, August 31, 2012

And the week-end begins!

It's F-R-I-D-A-Y!!!! The week-end is just beginning, this is the best time of the week. No schedule, no timetable, no pressure, no traffic, no alarms. Just relaxing, lying in, eating out, meeting friends, enjoying life...

Some of you will sleep in...

Some of us will enjoy a good meal...

Others will bake their favorite cake...

Some of us will receive our much needed therapy session...

Some of you will get manicures...

Others will enjoy the company of friends...

Some will do a bit of gardening...

Other will enjoy a good book...

And most of us will just ENJOY!!!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Seeing skulls. By S.

   Creations by London-based artist James Hopkins. Quite brilliant.  

Do what you love.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Drowning in lisianthus. By S

It's not every day that I have the pleasure of being surrounded by the most beautiful flowers in the world. Today was a real treat, I literally found myself drowning in lisianthius, hydrangeas and roses. I took a lesson in flower arrangement at BLEND, one of Mexico's top design stores, with my lovely sister-in-law Guadalupe - my forever faithful partner in crime. Although I have created a few flower arrangements in my time for dinner parties and other occasions it's actually the first time I've ever taken a lesson in the matter. 

I loved the colours of the flowers that were picked for the lesson... pinks, lilacs, nudes, whites... I hope these pictures will inspire you to attack your garden and get your creative juices flowing. I really think there's nothing quite as exquisite as natural flowers, don't you? Today we were taught how to create two different flower arrangements, as you can see from the pictures above. Hmm... I wonder though if the next time I try this out on my own at home I will be as successful! 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Alice Dellal... By M

Alice Dellal is one of the girls of the moment, her half-shaved head and her unique face makes her a model like no other. From rocking the runway to fashion shoots she has worked for some of the best labels like Marc Jacobs, Issa and recently for Chanel.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The sun does shine!

It's been raining all week, none stop... depressingly so. Finally the sun has come out today and my spirits are up. Yellow is the colour of the sun, that's why I thought it would be appropriate to display it on the blog today. Yellow is quite a controversial colour, it has been banned from most people's wardrobes for quite a few years and its presence in interior decor has been very diluted up until very recently.Think hard, do you have any yellow in your wardrobe or in your home? 

Friday, August 24, 2012


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mood board. By S.

Tomorrow is Friday... I can't wait for the weekend, not that there is anything terribly exciting happening, I just need to recharge batteries. It's been a very good but very busy week full of reunions with friends, getting kids back to school after a long summer, and exciting new work on an exciting new project (I will soon surprise you...!). 

Today's post is a compilation of pretty pictures that inspire me, that's why I'm calling it mood board. I'm just back from holidays so most of my inspiration comes from the beach, summer pastel colors and the elegance of European capitals.