{have a magical weekend}

. . . farewell a little early today, as the carryalls are packed and it’s away, away for another late-summer weekend, long lunches and laid-back afternoons, upswept hair and red lipstick by night under the cover of a million stars and candlelight, and by morning, gold and coral sunrises and if we’re lucky, perhaps a countryside picnic . . .

wishing you an astonishingly wonderful weekend, and hope it’s beautiful where you are,

{a few lovely links:}

* travel: altis belem hotel, portugal
* summertime: perfectly lovely umbrellas
* diy: elegantly rustic coat hangers
* the houseguest: summer vacation
* design: suspended cabinets
* décor inspiration: on the ceiling
* recipe: bacon-wrapped dates
* video: test shots {via oh joy! & twitter}
* pretty, pretty: box of matches
* mind games: fun ways to challenge yourself
* travel: castello di vicarello
* fashion inspiration: always anna
* diy: sweetpeas in a floating vase
* design: a stunning chandelier{via oh joy! & twitter}

{as always, some things you may have missed:}

* hello & perfectly pretty pink
* afternoon in the park & the winner . . .
* summertime: a dreamy & languid light
* looking good while doing good: the market bag
* laid back glamour: the art of dressing down
* table for two: katie quinn davies
* in daydreams: feather beds & rhinestone pins
* two lovely things: bits of green

{& new for the weekend:}

* summertime: breakfast in paris

{images: j.crew via the neo-traditionalist}