Wednesday, March 31, 2010

YSL Manifesto

I found this clip while I was doing some research for a review of Ebony Bones' album. I just like the way it's edited and that hint of showing what's going on behind the scenes, even though it's all advertising anyway. So I thought I'd share. What do you think?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

right now

"The young girls formed, indeed, the majority of the band, and their heads of luxuriant hair reflected in the sunshine every tone of gold, and black, and brown. Some had beautiful eyes, others a beautiful nose, others a beautiful mouth and figure: few, if any, had all."

"And as each and all of them were warmed without by the sun, so each had a private little sun for her soul to bask in; some dream, some affection, some hobby, at least some remote and distant hope which, though perhaps starving to nothing, still lived on, as hopes will."

"Thus they were all cheerful, and many of them merry."

Words from Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Pictures by the ever inspiring Raul Romo

Saturday, March 20, 2010

sunday treats

Things I'm excited about right now:

- fresh baked honey butter cookies for afternoon tea
- nachos for dinner
- starting a new job
- autumn weather being just the right temperature
- holidays next weekend
- new books to read
- new kitten to play with
- having my writing published
- getting batteries for my camera and finding something more interesting to post about on here!

What about you?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What fun!

I know I'm really very behind on this, but I've only just used Polyvore for the first time, what fun! About as close to shopping as I'm going to get any time soon, I've spent quite a bit of time there today. Here are some sets I made.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Favourites for March

Summer has ended and so has my most recent bout of work, my 'still stretching out the holidays' feeling and the newness of moving. These are the things currently fuelling my inspiration to get up, get out and start moving to where I want to go.

Both The Drifter and The Gypsy and Daydream Lily have been around for a long time, and so while each blog inspires on a daily basis, they are also excellent resources for long reading sessions. I've spent many a rainy Sunday afternoon poring over the archives of both and have followed countless links to the sites of artists, photographers and writers I would have never found without these lovely girl's help.

Having now moved out of home, I'm really getting to flex my cooking muscles and see just how far they can take me. With this has come a newfound love for food and cooking blogs and Everybody Likes Sandwiches has been a favourite from the start. Exactly as described in the header; an uncomplicated journal about food, Everybody Loves Sandwiches combines a good variety of stellar recipes with great photos (always a must for food I think) and just as great, inviting writing. Just thinking about this site makes my mouthwater. Check it out, I guarantee your tastebuds will thank you for it.

Just quickly on another food find, did everybody else know about Nigella Lawson's amazing website? With hundreds of the "domestic Goddess's" recipes freely accessible, plus more added by members and a thriving forum, it's pretty much foodie heaven.

Finally, off the web and on to the screen, I'm getting really excited about seeing A Single Man. I procured a poster for the film from somewhere, and it's been sitting folded in my room for weeks now silently stunning me. "Sometimes, awful things have their own kind of beauty"...I'm hoping the film blows me away as much as the poster does.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Welcome Back

There's no un-awkward way to return to a blog after such a distinct period of absence. So I shall just say hello and I hope you are well. I apologise for the many, many months of nothing & I hereby return to blogging.

Stay tuned.