A things of beauty retrospective...

posted on: Friday, 31 December 2010

Who would have thought? Almost a year since I delved into the world of blog and here I am. This post as we end the year is a retrospective of some of my favourite images and everything that is 'Lou, Boos and Shoes'...

Here's to a wonderful New Year.

...my girl on the beach; meet Boo...

Me looking at you, looking at me; the strange but sweet voyeurism of the blogging world...P.S. this is not me but kinda wish it was!

It's all about a picture that speaks to me...whether it's a kitchen sink...

Or a hairdo...

Dresses, dresses and more dresses...Vogue style...

...Lara Stone...
Pants of the rumba variety - courtesy of my lovely friend Simone...one of the best, unanticipated gifts of blogging is friendship.

Houses that take your breath away...

Beautiful, graceful, ballet girls...

The sentimental art; 'Brothers and Sisters' painted by Jessie Wilcox Smith. This reminds me completely of my older brother and I.

A nice cuppa tea...earl grey?

My shoe fascination...

Running for fun...

Stoical beauty...
...Carolyn Besette-Kennedy...
George Clooney; OH YES...

My slight preoccupation with Vegas...

Ooops there he is again...you don't mind do you?

My love of photos of people leaving...

Eames rockers...I want I want I want...in 2011 maybe?

Quotes to ponder; my mind like a sponge...

Love and life and life and love...

My friend Alexa...

My friend Olivia...

My friend Sarah...

A healthy dose of 1980's nostalgia...

Musings in Danish blue...

My straight-forward, face-on, 'here is what I think' blog posts...

Pictures of impossible beauty...

Handbags to die for...

And that lovely 'see you next time' feeling...

I've had an absolute ball...and you have been lovely and stylish and kind and thought-provoking...

Lots and lots of love, Lou Lou xxx

P.S. Come back next week for giveaway fun! It's just like shopping...but free ;-)


  1. Dear Lou, have a very Happy New year, wishing you lots of love and success in 2011. Thanks for all your great comments over the past year. Love Christina xx

  2. Oh Lou, this was THE most gorgeous post, I lost myself in it!!! And I think I have all the same friends too, even George and Brad ;) Here's wishing :)

    I cannot believe it is only a year that you have been blogging, it does seem like forever, in a good way of course.

    Your blog is consistently beautiful, wonderful, stylish and fabulously written....I know I am always saying it but you are a very good writer. You have that wonderful knack of writing what we are all thinking....so that we can all nod our heads in agreement and relief that someone else feels it too...only we couldn't have written about it nearly as eloquently - or as honestly.

    It's been a blast as they say, I look forward to what 2011 holds for both of us....the end of year will be the "Year 6 experience" for both of us (sorry, schools on the brain at the moment!) so you know I am going to need someone to hold my head over that one. And I think you might just have got the job LOL!!

    Lots and lots of love to you special girl, YOU'RE AMAZING!!!! xxxx

    PS Those Louboutins.....OMG!!!!!!

  3. Happy New Year Louise.

    This blog was beautiful. I love coming back and checking your site. I often share on facebook too because I just love the daily dose of beauty. You have enriched my life and I thank you for that.

    I also wanted to tell you I like how your pictures got bigger at the end of this post. Let's think big for 2011, shall we?


  4. Dear Lou

    What a great way to sum up your blog. Have a wonderful New year's Eve and a wonderful 2011. I love your blog and can't wait to follow you in the year to come.


  5. What a wonderful post to end 2010, such beautiful images, I adore them and that wee cottage in the rocks, so unique. Wishing you all the love, peace, happiness and health in 2011. May all your dreams and wishes come through :)

    All things nice...

  6. Lovely as usual! The two photos of George are so funny. Don't mind looking at two of them! :)

    That photo of the house between the rocks is amazing. It definitely made me pause for a moment.

    Have a sage and happy New Year!

  7. Wonderful post Lou, as always you delight and inform. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Lots of Love xxxx

  8. Wonderful post as always. Your blog is one my favourite things of 2010, it has brightened many a dreich day.

    Happy new year - I hope 2011 is good to you.

  9. Ooo what a fab post to end the year...I'm going back to look over it after this note.

    The first photo of course is too gorgeous, how beautiful...and I just want to row a boat to that darling cottage on the island...I think I'm in love.

    Hey you cannot have too much George I say :)

    It's been a joy Lou, it really has and thank you for your lovely comment at mine.

    Happy New Year my friend,
    xxxx Dj

  10. Just found you!
    What a great start to my year!!

  11. Happy New Year Gorgeous! Loved this post... and may I say what stylish friends you have! Am so glad to know you and cant wait to see you again in 2011. And I can't believe you've been blogging for a year already... it seems like yesterday I found you! xxx

  12. awhh happy new year!
    i really enjoyed this post and going through all the inspiring pictures. We both have similar taste and some of those pictures i blogged too.
    I hope that this year is full of happiness and good health for you and your family.


    Ive been absent from blogging for a little and have been missing your posts so much! so nice to come back onto Lou, Boos and Shoes and see all your gorgeous photos. So inspiring.

    Its been so nice to get to know you through blogging this year Lou. Thanks so much for your constant support with comments and lovely words. It is the best thing about blogging isnt it. meeting other people on the other side of the world. i love it.

    I hope you had an amazing christmas with your family and friends and had an awesome NYE too.

    Love Soph xx

  14. A great retrospective and gorgeous gorgeous photos. You could post lots more of George and Brad (these guys need no surnames do they) if you'd like to ..... I really won't mind at all. I would love an Eames rocker too. Wishing you a fabulous 2011.

  15. Happy New Year!!
    Earl Grey, anytime for me. Actually, I'll be back in Chichester in September, maybe we could get together for a cuppa? MMxx

  16. Dear Lou,
    Gorgeous, gorgeous images, each and every one of them.
    Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful 2011 filled with joy, happiness and many special moments. Thanks too for all of your lovely comments and support. It's been lovely to get to know you. With much love. XXXX

  17. i am loving the photos! who ever is that girl in the 'impossible beauty' photo?

  18. Happy Happy New Year, Lou! I loved seeing your Boo!! This was a wonderful recap for 2010...looking forward to many more of your posts in 2011.



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