Monday, June 28, 2010

Images: Bespoke Hat, Blouse by Valentino, Necklace a present from my aunt, Antique handmade bracelet stamped made in Vienna, Trousers by Joseph, London, Vintage alligator bag.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fashion, Music, Books & Other Fancies

Ah, the weekend was most relaxing indeed. I lingered in bed both Saturday and Sunday mornings contemplating the cradle of mystery. Saturday afternoon I played the piano for an hour, visited the flower market, met with friends from my former boarding school for tea.

On Sunday afternoon I read, listened to the Mozart Album by soprano Danielle de Niese. Sunday evening I had family members round for dinner. We dined in the garden on Ackee and codfish, Gilt-Head bream with courgettes and aubergines. Roasted organic chicken with saffron and cinnamon. I trust everyone had a nice weekend. Wishing all my blog friends a happy and cheerful Monday!;-)

Images: Churchs shoes, Happy flowers in an antique vase, Signed CD by Danielle de Niese, Weekend reading matter, Myself in vintage summer dress.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mid-Time Of Day At The Meadow

Am so happy it's Friday. What an extremely busy week. I was invited to the opening gala at Art Basel in Switzerland. It was great fun but very exhausting indeed.

Three days of intensive art viewing, parties and meeting people.
One had no time to recuperate from all that. Had to be in Lille, France, Milan and Geneva for meetings. The pictures below were all taken en route to Basel. I wish everyone a bright and sunny weekend;-)

Images: Hermes scarf, Silk floral dress by Aspesi Blu, Shoes by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, 1930s Whitney & Davies Bag, French breakfast in Switzerland, Sunshades by Prada, Necklace was purchased in Copenhagen.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

From Office To Country House

Bespoke summer hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan,
Bespoke Shirt from Davies and Son, London,
Vintage leather bag and pictures of the estate & country house.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Singing Hymns Of Summer's Heat

Images : Strawberries in season, Myself en route to market, Flowers from my garden, Picnic on a plate, A glimpse of my dressing room balcony, Fresh figs from the outdoor market.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Paris: At The Garden Party

Images : Myself at the garden party. Am wearing: Bespoke, handmade hat adorned with antique buttons, Prada sandals, Red-orange dress by Comptoir des Catonniers, Necklace from my Mama.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Painterly Yellows Come Alive

Images: Yellow flowers from the local market, Picture of myself with grapefruits, Handmade silk head scarf. Skirt by René Lezard, Jacket by Jil Sander.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Biting Into Summer Like A Peach

Ah, to bite into summer like a peach - Don't you just adore the delectable aroma of ripened peaches? I shall be filling my body with peaches, apples, nectarines, and blueberries this weekend.

Am cooking on my own today: Tagine of West Indian aubergines with fresh pimento, ginger and buttery couscous. Grilled sardines with guava stuffing and a slice of home-made peach cake. Celebrate the day, my lovelies, and enjoy!

Images: Taken at the house.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tagging Game And The Green Ballerinas

I was tagged by Poppies and Sunshine
Below, my answers to the tagging game questions. I do hope everyone is in good form today;-)

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I was brought up on a 14000-acre estate in the heart of the green country. Am happiest when there, though I have lived in so many countries.

2. What is your favorite band/singer?
Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms

3. If you could be someone else for a day who would it be?
I am very happy being myself and have no wish to be someone else other than my Mother for a day.

4. Concert or Broadway show?
Concert, please!

5. Do you have a theme song for your life?
All the songs my mother taught me

6. Would you choose a fancy dinner at a nice restaurant or a picnic in the park?
I prefer to marry fancy dinner and picnic. I would do picnic in the park early afternoon if the weather is conducive, and dinner at a fancy restaurant later that evening.

7.What is your favourite place to shop?
Emilia Wickstead showrooms

8. Favorite movie?
There's so much diversity in the film industry. It's difficult for one to choose a favourite film, however, I recently saw The Painted Veil with Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, and I'm quite in love with it.

Image taken on Monday: Green ballerinas by Liebeskind atop silk scarf. Thank you, Poppies and sunshine, for the questions.

I tag the following boys and girls:


Vintage Vixen

The Alternative Wife

Cinnamon And Couture

Gorgeous Glam

Inspiration In Italy

A Reflection by Tuesdai

Gracie Bella Butterly

Dreaming In Colour

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunshine Award & Fashionable Tales

Ah, it's a glorious Monday. Today's post is dedicated to Sabine of Psynopsis. Don't you just adore the title of her blog and its contents? A very creative and artistic mind topped off with a highly intuitive nature and a delightful personality.

She's fond of tennis, travel, gold and silver heels, fashion and the English countryside. I wouldn't miss her DIY projects if I were you.

Am sending you over to her Blog for a spot of humour, fashionable tales and tea. Don't worry if you are not a tea drinker. There's enough cupcake and macaroon for everyone;-)

Thank you, Sabine, for the Sunshine Award. So sweet of you to think of me. I shall post 10 blogs for the Sunshine Award later this week. Images : The incredibly stylish, Sabine.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

In The Shade Of Summer

I hope everyone is in a joyous mood this weekend. One is always happier when the weather is gay and festive. Ah, to hide oneself in the shade of summer.

To sip iced chocolate whilst reading, breakfast on fresh watermelon, admire roses in bloom. Dream of warm-scented beaches, fill the mountains with happy laughter because one is so thrilled summer is finally here. Happy, happy, weekend everyone!;-)

All images taken at my family's estate in Germany.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fashion, Dressing With Ease

It's a bank holiday in Germany today and we are blessed with golden sunshine and a cool, sweet breeze, which is perfect for prancing about with one's camera. Am now off to tea with the family.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Manolo Blahnik Heels And Other Fancies

Images taken at the weekend: 1830 Emerald and Diamond brooch, Manolo Blahnik satin heels, Coco Chanel DVD, One of my favourite books, The Unquiet Grave by Cyril Connolly, Sunshades, Mandragore by Annick Goutal and 1920s Vintage silver purse.