Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Weekend!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Wishing I was back on
the shores of Lake Huron
where I took this picture 
a few weeks ago, chilling!

First week back to school was tough...

xo,
Nathalie


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

So Long Summer...

Goodbye summer...

With both of my boys starting school this week, I feel as if summer is gone (even though it is still in the triple digits here...SO over that!), and I am ready to say goodbye to the pool and little summer dresses and get ready for some sweaters scarves and boots.

I feel like my summer flew by in a whirlwind...
How about you?

xo,
Nathalie


photo via pinterest

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Once In A Blue Moon...






We sat under the blue moon,
In the night garden.
A breeze as soft as the lake water
Stroked us like silk,
Soft as the wings of a fairy,
Sweet as the breath of an angel,
And the moonlight washed away our sorrows,
Chased away our fears,
Bathed away the pain of the past,
Whilst we talked of many things...
Mother-daughter talk of truth and trust,
Underneath the rare blue moon,
Blossoming child-woman, graceful wise-woman,
Enveloped in the garden's womb.
Scent of night flowers perfumed the air,
Soft halo of moonlight on shimmering fair hair,
Washed in the purity of the silver light,
We sat under the blue moon late that night,
Drank chamomile tea in the magic moonlight,
And talked of many things...
In the night garden.

by Michelle Devlin

Don't miss it tonight!
xo,
Nathalie

image via google, poem by michelle devlin via allvoices.com


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Running Through The Forum Shops

I know I have been a bit hit or miss lately...
Life has been full!
School starts on Monday for us, so hopefully some quiet time in the house will make for a more productive me...

I went to the Apple store at The Forum Shops today...and signed up for a year of one on one ...I am determined to integrate my life from pc to mac as seamlessly as possible ( a big headache right now!)

I do NOT go to "The Strip" very often...and if I do, most definitely not on the weekend. I could not believe how mobbed it was...I guess business in Vegas is not hurting!

Some blurry (sorry) shots of my run through...

Louis Vuitton windows never disappoint...

The pumps at Giuseppe Zannotti...
I think I have arthritis in my feet from wearing shoes like these in my 20's and 30's...
Ouch!

A blurry leopard Gucci bag that I would love...

Spago....
Where fine dining in Las Vegas all started...
My old boss has done good!

More leopard at Burberry..
I have always been a leopard fan and have quite the collection. I can always add more!

Maybe our lovely temperatures were why it was packed inside...

I just got home from stunning weather in Ontario, Canada, where I was visiting my Grandmother with my sons. I am over the 100 plus temps and can't wait for fall...

My beautiful and amazing Grandmother that I love so much...
If I look like her at 92 I will be blessed.

Other than our weeks of heat in the summer, I have to say I love living in Las Vegas. We really have it all here, whether it is real or man made! Every store, every designer, every chef, every show, a short drive away. I do like that, and I like that the mountains and snow are a short drive in the opposite direction.

La vita e bella!

I hope you are all enjoying the last dog days of summer,

xo,
Nathalie

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Land of Mac

I have entered a new world...
With a new Ipad and a new IMac Pro, I am on a big learning curve, and have been busy playing and learning by error.
This post is half mac half pc!
It is a good thing that I have young men in the house that learn these things at school and can help their poor Mother!

I have not been here on my blog very much due to this and life...
But I have to confess that I have been on Instagram with my new account there. Here is a glimpse of my life posted on Instagram the past few weeks ...

Lots of this going on...

Mangiamo bene in my house!

Art projects

Mac time fun

My beautiful girl cooling off

Sewing, sewing, sewing...

My spoiled Principessa Alba

The Venetian

My collection of vintage rosaries from travels in Europe

Spending time with my boys!

I hope your summer has been smooth sailing...
If you would like to follow my more "intimate" postings, you can follow me on Instagram HERE.

Are you a Mac user? If you have any tips for a newbie like me, please share!

Have a great weekend,

xo,
Nathalie