Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links 20.06.16
a Strawberry Moon — have you ever heard of anything so lovely? Such a moon was named by the Algonquin tribe long ago to describe a June full moon signalling the beginning of strawberry season. This year, however, was extra special, as the Strawberry Moon (often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe and the Honey Moon) also coincided with summer solstice, a once in a lifetime event (the last occurrence was June 1967, and the next is not expected until June 21, 2062). Of course, in celebration of this rare event (and in celebration of summertime) we wandered the streets after midnight to the old bridge to bask in the Strawberry Moon’s impossibly romantic glow.

This past weekend we discovered a new take-away paella place in Russafa that has the most delicious dishes we have ever tasted. Of course, it was only my first proper Spanish paella experience and P’s second, but we were quite certain there could not possibly be any better, that is, until one of our friends here mentioned that he tried a place about a ten-minute drive from here that was tiny and on a lake and which he swore was for certain even better than ours. The lake is supposed to be a picturesque swimming spot, there are boat rides along the coast, and he may very well have a point, for that area is said to be the birthplace of the dish. There were also afternoons on our favourite terraces, leisurely dinners and perfect summer sunshine. More on that later, but for now, here are this week’s links . . .

Hope your week is off to a perfect start,

{p.s.} past weekend links




A few lovely links :


* Places: Lily of the Valley Café, Paris [Yellow Trace]

* Shopping: Things We Love this Week | 19.06.16

* Lovely Libations: Iced Coffee 3 Ways [Lauren Conrad]

* At the Shops : a lovely robe for summer nights

* What Weddings Look Like in 10 Places Around the World [House Beautiful]

* For hot summer days: Nectarine & Coconut Milk Popsicles [Bite Delite]

* Summer Sales: this lace bra & these matching lacy briefs

* A Garden Party In The Middle Of Copenhagen At Väkst Restaurant [Gravity Home]

* Perfect Little White Dress: For Love & Lemons

* Travel: A Lisbon Travel Guide [frolic!]

* Design: Tom Dixon says Mirror Ball light is “a failure in design terms” [dezeen]

* Summer Sales: super-cute bikinis, one & two

* DIY: Marble Vanity Tray [style at home]

* Collections: Wherever I Lay My Hat [Anna Gillar]

* Recipe: Roasted Almond & Salted Caramel Cheesecake [Cocoon]


& of course, a few things you may have missed …


* Décor Inspiration | In the Powder Room: A Bright & Beautiful Remodel, Riverside
* Shopping: Things We Love this Week | 19.06.16
* In the News 17.06.16 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets
* Places | Backstage: with Photographer Rémi Procureur
* Décor Inspiration | In the Powder Room: A Remodel by Emily Johnston, Dallas
* Décor Inspiration : Collections for Display
* Design Collaboration | Love in Portofino: Noo x Elise Hameau
* Belgrave Crescent | Design Notes: The Las Salinas Suede Clutch
* Décor Inspiration: The Colours of Lisbon
* In the News 13.06.16 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets
* Notes from the Weekend & a few Lovely Links



[Images: @alleedesroses / @thebonaparte / @siobhaise / @zoedfidji]

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