diary II

Sunday, July 22, 2012
This is a little collection of photos I took over the last holidays... It was full of green lawns, sunshine, surprise packages in the mail, cookbook reading, organizing precious things and trips to local cafes and the windy beach. It makes me happy looking at how beautiful these photos and places are. The nostalgia is so pleasant, especially when I'm not having the best of days...

Gorgeous roses complete this charm bracelet. 

The gorgeous array of macarons at a local cafe. I know I have featured this photo before but I just love the look of macarons! Whenever I buy one I always feel slightly reluctant to eat it because it's so pretty. I sound silly! 

The Retro Cookbook by The Women's Weekly is beautiful. I borrowed this edition out from the library and instantly fell in the love with the gorgeous layout and recipes that depict the 'olden days' so well.

I'm a little obsessed with Izzy's pointe shoes! The last time I went over her house and fiddled with her camera, I draped them in tulle. I can't help it! They are so beautiful. It's wierd to think how much pain they cause ballet dancers. 

Rosey (my eldest sister) stirring her luxurious french coffee... and eyeing off a divine lemon tart for the side! 

I'm actually not a huge 'beach person'... I don't like sand or salty water (how depressing) but the day I did go to walk along the board walk it was looking more stunning then ever. The water was a vibrant blue, the sky 100% cloudless. 

This little keepsake box is where I store most of my stationery. It's quite large and fits perfectly in the shelf of my bedside table so I can easily reach it whenever I need to write a letter. 


Chyrel Gomez said...

I hear you! I know how you feel about the macaroons!

Anonymous said...

These are such gorgeous pictures, you take such darling photos. I'm glad your holidays went well.
X Jane


UnA said...

lovely pictures my dear!

<3 Una

Georgia said...

What a lovely holiday, sounds very dreamy!



Jana K said...

That coffee looks delicious, yummy <3
These pictures are so beautiful. I love your bracelet.


Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Such pretty pictures and I totally agree about the macaroons and not wanting to eat them.

Unknown said...

This is a lovely post Maria! it fits all categories that the weekend holds! great post:)

Lucia Flores said...

GORGEOUS picutres! Looks like you've had wonderful holiday!!

Have lovely Sunday!!

XOXO from the Netherlands,


dunia kecil indi said...

aaaah, i love your keep shake box :)

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squidword said...

beautiful bracelet and pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures!

Katie Burry said...

What lovely photos! I've only ever had one macron before - I can't believe none of the cafes I frequent sell them! It's right up their alley and yet - they don't. So sad. :(

And I'm not much of a beach person either - despite the fact that I live right off of Lake Michigan. I like to look at it, and walk along it sometimes, bur for the most part the sand annoys me and I'm not much of a swimmer. :-P Glad I'm not the only one!

Isabella said...

Gorgeous pics, pez! Especially luff the one of the pointe shoes, they are my babies. It's be amazing when you get your new camera, we can take pics all the time! xo Piz

Katie Burry said...

I forgot to respond to your comment about my red dress. ;)

I'm so glad you like it! I pretty much fell in love with it when I saw it. <3 It's funny that you should say that it looks like it was made for me, though, because I actually had to have it tailored! lol! They were out of the dress in medium so I had to get a large and have it taken in. xD

Hope your day is going well!

Holly said...

mmm, macarons! my favourite!

Midwest Muse said...

You always have the prettiest photos!

And holy cow, your blog is looking beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I'm a classical ballerina, and I can assure you that pointe shoes feel nowhere near as great as they look. I have so many pairs from years ago which are covered in dried blood! They're absolute agony, but they look stunning when a good dancer has her feet in a well-made pair. :)
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

Unknown said...

These pictures are all so gorgeous! I love the first one of your pretty bracelet. You have such a cute blog!

K. said...

Photos are adorable!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

The pointe shoes are so pretty! I love the cover of the retro cookbook too :D

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a lovely holiday!


Britney @ Scout and Company said...

Oh Those are beautiful snaps!! I've not seen the vintage womens weekly! I definitely need to have a look into it! And thankyou so so much for visiting Lemonwood and Honey! It made my day.
-Britney of Lemonwood and Honey :)