Sunday, April 27, 2014

Primus Tempus

Spring has Sprung... and following Mother Nature's have I. 

New growth, new life, new beginnings; Spring stimulates and inspires. I don't know about you, but, come Spring, my enthusiasm level raises significantly following a winter of intense hibernation. I am willing and ready to improve my life/health/intellect/cooking skills/green thumb....whatever... In other words, eager to challenge myself. The sky's the limit !! 

I have been thinking of writing a blog for some time now.  Just for the fun of it, to share thoughts, passions, inspirations, but couldn't bring myself to actually DOING it. This Spring I've decided to change all that. I'm going out on a limb here, definitely out of my comfort zone, just to see where this will take me. 

Fashion and Style, Art and Culture, Interior Design, Garden and Travel are some of my favourite interests and most likely what will take the  lead of my meandering mind.

I'd love for you to join me... and, for starters, how about a little music as we scroll down...

Moving on shall we....Back to Spring...

Inspired Fashion  
Alexander McQueen's Sarabande dress s/s 2007
with silk and fresh flowers 

 True,  that was AGES ago ! As you know, fashion always repeats itself, and... once again,

Florals are HUGE this Spring

How will you wear yours ?

blossomed and blooming in Dolce & Gabbana

fresh and perky in Alberta Ferreti

simply gorgeous in Elie Saab

Oohhh soooo lovely
and feminine wearing Oscar de la Renta

cool and botanical in Tory Burch

and her cutest accessories

a stroll in the Park is so Uber Glam in Dior

We will just be showered with flowers from head

divinely primavera at Dolce & Gabbana

to toe...

Alberta Ferreti

 Louboutin does flower camouflage

London flower power at Vivienne Westwood

The boys get their flower power too...

Not sure Hubby is ready for this...

And those Spring Colors...
via Pinterest

Spring Entertaining
Allegory of Spring - Boticelli

  Outdoor entertaining again at last...
with cherished family and friends, great food, beautiful tablesettings...

Bunny Wiliams

Carolyne Roehm

and perfectly chilled wine ( with flowered ice cubes thank you very much !)- via Pinterest -

Garden comes Alive

the birds (errr...chicken)

and the bees
Enjoy the beauty of nature wherever you may be...

on a carpet of Blue Bonnets in Texas, (via "you got to be kiddding" blog)

under the Cherry Blossoms of Japan, (via Pinterest)

enjoying Springtime in Paris- (Michael Muller fabric)

or curled up with a good book (and that chilled wine...)- via Pinterest -
Me - Here - Now

New Growth

New Life

New Beginnings

"Spring is the time of plans and projects"
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

This is it. Done !  My first ( a little long perhaps) post. I may have gotten slightly carrried away.... but, although the banner needs more work done to it (more about that later), and I still need to add Pinterest and Instagram (for starters..). I'm sending this one out anyway (part of my new resolutions remember...?). Because no more waiting for

  Your comments, criticism and (I hope) words of encouragment are most welcome. Do keep in mind though that all this is new to me so please be patient and forgiving and play along...

A très vite...