Things of beauty...

posted on: Friday, 28 October 2011

What a week...moments of greatness and moments of mundane all rolled into one. My youngest has been ill so we have spent a fair few days holed up at home, passing the time with DVDs and baking. Tough for my eldest who has had to sit it out with him some of the time, but entertained herself with puppy obstacle courses; that puppy can really learn! So cute to see them out in the garden together - she and the dog. I get these moments when, despite the additional work of having a puppy and the walks that are required each day, I see her and remember this is why we did it. He has rocked her world.

Can I just say...the dress...was after all not fate! There was one left and it was damaged so I received a very apologetic email (even more apologetic when I directed the lovely people at Purple Haze Couture to my blog post!). They are trying to source another but so far, no news. Ah well, maybe it wasn't meant to be!

I have thought about your comments on natural beauty and taken stock; we have to make role models if they don't readily present themselves. I think this is just the adjustment for me from raising a young girl to raising a young woman; it's a shift of thinking but I love that there are a host of friends out there who have advice for me. Thank you.

This weekend we are seeing friends and laying low; embracing the autumnal season, carving pumpkins and eating (more) apple crumble...the detox starts next week :-)

photograph by stephanie rausser

photograph by jamie beck

Ralph Lauren show...photograph by jamie beck

Oh Olivia P...

painted by Jessica Cooper

Diane Kruger

impossibly lovely chocolate bisque via canelle et vanille

...vintage Molly Ringwald...oh the 80s, I heart you.

...ever gorgeous Giovanna Battaglia, editor of Italian Vogue

...I like the utility and the antique together...

...couldn't resist...aren't greyhounds just so...calming?


  1. Really sorry you missed out on the dress. It just means you have to be on the hunt for something even more fabulous now!!

  2. Happy weekend Lou. Thank you for the lovely pictures and thoughts this week as always.

  3. Love that quote Lou! So sorry to hear about your dress ~ I saw a snippet about it on Twitter and my heart fell for you ~ hope they can find you won. If it was meant to be you know it will happen. Enjoy your week-end sweetie. xo

  4. These photos are so inspirational.

    Missing Amsie Blog

  5. I hope your youngest is feeling better.

    Tell me about the work of having a dog, but I'm so getting another dog one day ;-)

  6. LOVE giovanna. she gets more divine each season.

    lots of love darling lou xxxxxxxx

    She Wore It Well Blog

  7. |So much beauty. It always looks better if it is real. thanks for the inspiring photos. Carla


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