Monday, April 30, 2012

Pinterest in Black and White

chanel 2003, from my fashion board

I have decided to "theme" my boards on Pinterest each week...and I must admit I have far too much fun doing it, pinning addict that I am!
This week I have my boards in black and white...
See them all and Follow me HERE...

maggie austin cake from my let them eat cake board

from my sparkle board via the fancy

from my inspiration board

1947 franay-bentley mark vi from my vintage board

prada fall 2012 from my bags board

too sweet! from my furry friends board

melvin sokolsky from my parties board

from my sweet board

from my places i have lived board

by jessica illustration from my art board

anita ekberg from my cinema board

from my food favs board

from my shoes board


dancing on the skyline from my photography board via tumblr

by reacoustic on my products i love board

michael paul on my for the home board

barkers antiques from my jewelry board

from my favourite places and spaces board

from my diy board

from my beauty board via tumblr

frank sinatra nyc 1956 by herman leonard on my music board

from my books board via tumblr

from my favourite places i have been board

from my fabulous furniture board

from my hollywood board

embraer phenom private jet from my travel board

from my passion board

via pinterest

How about you, are you a pinterest fan?
Give me a "Follow" so I can follow you back and see your inspirations!

Have a wonderful week,
xo,
Nathalie

all images are via pinterest, and the links are available there on my boards

Friday, April 27, 2012

It's Friday!

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The weekend is here, time to have some fun!
We have a full weekend, with football games all Saturday, and a luncheon with Italian winemakers Sunday...Somehow I think it will fly by, so will try to enjoy every second!
Do you have fun plans?
Whatever you do, I wish you joy...

xo,
Nathalie

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The View From Above

alex maclean

Have you ever looked down from the window of an airplane and wished you could capture that perfect aerial shot? Photographer Alex MacLean became intrigued with aerial photography while studying architecture, and has taken these stunning shots...

alex maclean

alex maclean

alex maclean

alex maclean

alex maclean


steve mccurry

I was introduced to Steve McCurry's blog via Carla Coulson,
 and am so inspired by his posts...the current one, "Sail Away",
makes me want to pack my suitcase and take off...

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xo,
Nathalie

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pasta Perfetto

Thirteen years ago we received a pasta machine from my dear friend Ellie as a wedding gift, and it has lain in the box untouched....until Friday, when my husband decided to give it a go...

It doesn't hurt that he is good in the kitchen, does alot of research before acting, and we have extensive restaurant backgounds ...this flour is one of the best....

The boys had so much fun helping out...

It really was easier than he had anticipated!

His meat sauce simmering...

The sous chef, Alba, fresh from the groomers with her little bows. Little goes on in the kitchen without her presence!

Eccolo! It was DIVINE, he nailed it first try, we all had seconds, and then he made lasagna with the fresh pasta the following night...

A rotolo di parmigiano....KEY ingredient in life! Don't ask how we ended up with this, and how much we are enjoying it...Freshly cut, it is so moist and delicious, not as dry as when you buy it already cut.

A little salad to finish off, and we were completely satisfied........

I hope you had a great weekend, and are looking forward to a fabulous week ahead ~

xo,
Nathalie

If you are on pinterest, drop by and check out my boards HERE
~ my inspiration this week is "think pink"

Friday, April 20, 2012

Honouring Your Mother

by kikdesign

Mother's Day is around the corner...
I thought I'd share some fabulous gifts and thoughts that have caught my eye recently!

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So sweet!

by bubblewrappd

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How funny! And true...To all the Supermoms out there ~

by skyeart

via tiffany & co

Who doesn't love getting a little (or big!) blue box...

by baymut

A beautiful rose for eternity...

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I wish I knew where to get this card!

at harvey nichols

Celebrate with something truly unique, a champagne flavoured lollipop with edible 24K gold ...
 

I was truly moved watching this short story  of Aysegul and Sebahat, the mother/daughter team behind the Etsy shop Irregular Expressions in Turkey ~ the gorgeous lavender necklace is one of theirs. It makes me think of my relationship with my mother, and watching my mother take care of her mother right now, as her health is becoming challenging. The relationships are so special, and so deep. I grew up surrounded by women, and having only sons, I wonder who I will be sharing my time and thoughts and care with as I age.
hmmmm.......
Maybe there will be a large blogging community of "elderly" women nurturing each other :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ~
After a week and a half of illness, and then ALL of the catch-up, and completion of several large custom orders, I think I am finally back on the radar...hallelujah!

xo,
Nathalie