I love this goddess of the titian hair and ample bosom. I formally request that the fashion industry start turning their gaze to women like her who do not appear to have been starved in a concentration camp.
This weekend I thought I'd post some of my own photographs from my 2007 trip to London and Paris. I wish I could go back with the camera I have now...I can only imagine some of the great detail shots I could get of pretty architectural moldings in dimly lit rooms...sigh. But I do have some nice outdoor shots from bright sunny days.
A truly lovely view of the Serpentine in Kensington Gardens, definitely my favorite day in London. The tea house on the grounds also have the most spectacular scones with clotted cream...my first stop the next time I'm back in town.
I wish I knew what building/collection of buildings this view is... I dimly recall I was in the area of Buckingham Palace, but I don't believe I ever knew what I was taking a picture of. But it's soooo pretty!
I was only in Paris for three days (and was sick for the first two!) but I did manage to get out to Versailles. I had planned to take the standard tour, but when I witnessed the massive line of people waiting to get into the castle I decided to forgo being herded like tourist cattle and instead enjoy a leisurely tour of the grounds.
Sadly none of the fountains were turned on (something the tourist brochures do not warn you about!) but the sculptural designs were wonderfully whimsical and almost compensated for the disappointment.
My favorite part of the grounds was the amazing sculpture grotto...I can't help but imagine frolicking about the caves wearing one of those fabulous Sophia Coppola Marie Antoinette gowns.
This is probably my favorite picture from the whole trip though...just one of the many amazing details on a random Paris bridge.
This is more of a fall palette, but it is cold out there and I am craving warmth and simple comfort...with a touch of girly romance of course!
I seem to be in ultra nesting mode lately... Mr Mouse and I will take possession of our new home in the country in just a few months (eeeee!!) and I have been scouring etsy for simple rustic treasures that will strike just that right note. My latest finds...a stunning antique blue and white quilt, an old enamel double boiler, and the most charming hand carved chess set. Ooh ooh ooh, I cannot wait!!