{a new week + late weekend links}

. . . another perfect summer weekend and it’s been dinners in charming and candle-lit french restaurants, filet de saint pierre de fond au basilic avec roti en ecailles de courgettes et tomate, a glass of red wine and always, always crème brulée to finish . . . and before long, the beginning of a new week and guests from out of town, a little redecorating {from boulder grey to shades of white}, and here, a give-away so stunningly and impossibly exciting, can hardly, hardly wait . . .

hope it’s beautiful where you are,

{a few lovely links:}
* from the garden: harvesting lavender
* wedding inspiration: marchesa fall 2010
* beautiful new book: the double life of celebrities

* storage: jewelry displays
* fashion inspiration: sophia loren
* work of art: pas encore mon histoire
* design: butterfly chairs by damien hirst
* lovely, lovely: légèrement
* work of art: sewing illustrations {work of miyuki sakai}
* editorial: noir et blanc
* fun, fun: a disco bicycle

{as always, a few things you may have missed:}
* colour inspiration: buttercream
*late summer nights in: valentino
* two lovely things: eames
* runway: stella mccartney, new york
* décor inspiration: balloon shades
* most of all: a charming mix of things – four

{& for fun, three new:}
* two lovely things: let’s celebrate
* runway inspiration: preen, new york
* inspiration: summer solstice

{images: photography by olivia graham}