the weekend began with a german soccer victory and a trip to the pool...
and an early anniversary gift from the cutest dude i know.
all in all, an awesome summer weekend.
image via mociun
just back from my favorite older brother's wedding in dallas. has me thinking about the perfect engagement/wedding band (for some very far off time, obviously), and i think this little mociun number fits the bill.
making an effort to inject a bit more glamour into my everyday life. it began simply enough: more breakfasts in sweet cafés (like café neve, which has the best coffee in montreal) with good reads (then it was "the gentlewoman," with its profile of my favorite lady, phoebe philo; now its "the longest journey," as i've been on an e. m. forster kick lately). i predict living glamorously will also include more soirées, more dressing up (not hard), and more fun.
bag by clare vivier
ok, i know i've been all about the mass/conspicuous consumption lately, but i am totally in love with this clare vivier la tropézienne bag. GORGEOUS. i want, i need. christmas in april, anyone?
also, the designer's blog is seriously awesome, too. i'm dying for her stuart weitzman (shh) clog/sandals. totally getting a pair the moment i'm back home.
update: this bad boy is MINE.
photo via lele saveri
cannot wait to receive my subscription to "apartamento" in the mails. so excited to see pictures of chloe sevigny's apartment. until then, back to my last paper as a master's student (or almost last, with the very big exception of my thesis).
happy easter. ingredients for a lovely spring morning: almond and chocolate croissant (check), sun streaming through the open windows (check), marie antoinette soundtrack on repeat (check), strawberries and white wine in the fridge (check check), and persuasion, which is quite possibly jane austen's most beautiful novel (check).
photo of a spring long past--peonies, chablis, ladurée macarons, and diptyque perfume in my old parisian apartment.
st ambroise apricot ale is one of the best things about montreal (though it doesn't even begin to compare to abita strawberry ale). the first days of spring call for cold beer, good food (caprese sandwiches, shrimp tikka masala), and a serious avoidance of anything school-related.
so i was seriously craving some red velvet hash (potatoes cooked in beet puree with poached eggs) all weekend. too bad i'm thousands of miles away from both cafe brasil and my favorite brunch partner. boo.
(sorry for the sad photo, i was way too distracted by delicious breakfast foods to worry about composition. but you get the idea.)