Tuesday, May 22, 2012

the simple things that make life grand, part 2

Yet another beautiful creation by Caitlin Shearer. I really hope she starts up a boutique frock shop... my wardrobe dreams would most definitely come true. You can order one here: http://caitlinquiet.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/dresses.html

Carrie's newly launched magazine, WISH, is available for pre-order now! I'm currently jumping for joy and counting my pennies. It looks like a beautiful read. To flick through a copy, you can buy one here: http://wishmagazine.bigcartel.com/product/wish-magazine

One of my favourite things to do lately (I've been limited to books and my laptop in bed the past few days, being sick isn't fun!) is pinning decor ideas on my 'home' board on Pinterest. These vase flowers are my latest favourite. I don't have a window sill in my room (only a floor length window) so I'm wondering where else I could line up some colourful flower arrangements. Any suggestions? If you would like to be part of my epic Pinterest fest or any of my boards, feel free to email me: avenuemblog@gmail.com

These Nadinoo patterned blouses and dresses are so lovely, lovely, lovely. Nadinoo's A Print a day collection is a mixture of playful, quirky frocks with exquisite peter pan collar and bow details. I think there's only a few left, so you had better be quick if you want to snap one up!

Has anyone ever tried hot chocolate with lavender accents? It seems strange but this picture makes it looks very appealing and delicious... what are your thoughts? Have a sip here: http://www.alamodejournals.com/index.php/2010/03/hot-for-chocolate

A scrub that leaves lips silky smooth and taste divine... like sugar? Yes please! Weekend project coming right up. Find out how to make it here: http://honestlywtf.com/beauty/diy-sugar-lip-scrub/


Daphne said...

Awww this is all so amazing. I want the dress!

Ka Mila said...

amazing pics ;))


Ivy said...

great pics, so romantic:)

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Lovely things, hot chocolate with lavender looks rather nice actually. I've just ordered my copy of Wish, can't wait <3 xx

ftashion said...

Beautiful, dreamy photos! Love the flora prints!

Ash :o)

AndréiaFSalim said...

That's cool! :)

Leanna Kay said...

I'm sorry You've been sick. I hope you feel better soon.

Those are lovely photos. I especially like the one of the flowers in the jars. So pretty!

helen @ thelovecatsINC said...

all these photos are so beautiful!

from, helen @ www.thelovecatsinc.com

Britney said...

Oh I so so so want to get me a copy of wish! I've been waiting patiently for the time to roll around since she announced it! The price is rather astronomical when you include shipping to NZ. I too have to count my pennies!!! :P

Syed said...

Those patterned blouses look absolutely beautiful!

jessica sandoval said...

Do you know if Caitlin designed the cover for WISH, too? It looks so Caitlin-esque!

Jessica | Vixenelle

Leah said...

I had no idea about Nadinoo; thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

Hi Maria!
Just wanted to let you know I linked to your blog today at http://www.weliveupstairs.blogspot.com because of my introduction from you to Nadinoo. Thanks for sharing!

indie by heart said...

All those clothes are so adorable <3 Lovely post!

Indie by heart

Flair byBrandi said...

Love your blog and hope you will visit mine! Let me know if you want to follow each other!


rach. said...

love this!

love, rach.

rach. said...

love this!

love, rach.

VLM. said...

This post made me smile so much, I love everything you featured! Sugar scrubs for lips are the best, and although I don't have Pinterest yet, it sounds like such a cool tool! There's a new post up on my blog and I'd love to hear what you think of it, so feel free to stop by!
xoxo, Veena

Twitter: @VeenaMcCoole

Angela said...

J'aime beaucoup la robe! tres chouette!
Angela Donava

dunia kecil indi said...

oh, everything is so cute and inspiring :) i want to read that magazine too. it seem so interesting :) and the jar's is creative idea :)

Emma, Splash Of Sparkle said...

Hey Maria,

Please check this out (and maybe a mention in your next post??) http://www.facebook.com/prettyinlouboutins?ref=ts it's my facebook page :)

Splash Of Sparkle

Rachel said...

Oh, I've made chocolate lavender hot cocoa before! It's delicious! The lavender doesn't overpower the chocolate, so it isn't flowery or anything. You should try it!

kaarlijnx-x said...

lovely pictures! Is the wish magazine nice?