{notes from the weekend & a few lovely links}


{hope you're having a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links}

. . . and after a wildly productive week at the office, this weekend was more anticipated than most, if that is possible — for we adore weekends here — but after answering a record number of interview questions for three upcoming features, and work, work, work the rest of the time, as well as finding time to begin a few new projects and to revisit old ones, it was time for charming cafés and too many macarons, a day at the countryside, roses and rain and the poetry of summer once and again . . .

{p.s.} do stop by on monday for some fun news

 a f e w  l o v e l y l i n k s

* bright patterns & herringbone : a berlin apartment [via lotta agaton]* at the shops : this blazer & oh la la.
* if you are reading on an ipad or mobile : flipboard
* design : vince camuto’s villa maria [honestlywtf.com]* this dress : is perfect for midsummer picnics [asos.com]* places : rooftop bars around the world [smallshopstudio.com]* best instagram videos, from countryside to city : one // two // three // four [instagram.com]* reading : five lessons every startup founder should learn [fastcompany.com]* recipe : grilled oysters with grilled proscuitto & mignonette | [adventures-in-cooking.com]* lo-fi luxe : this helmut lang sweatshirticon

{as always, a few things you may have missed:}

* table for two : champagne risotto
* events : hamish bowles’ gatsby-themed fiftieth birthday celebration
* at the shops : brandy pham, new york
* iphone photography : paris by instagram
* at the office : a glimpse inside the world of carolina herrara
* at the shops : lover the label
* thought for the day : thursday
* at the office : casual chic
* at the shops : the luxe list
* two lovely things : pale & pretty neutrals
* thought for the day : dreams
* décor inspiration : classic elegance
* runway : valentino resort 2014
* fondest farewell, google reader : hello feedly & bloglovin
* notes from the weekend & around the interwebs

[image : catbird on instagram]