Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cut Loose

I need some time for myself.
I need to be with myself.
I need to be lonely for a while.

Lonely is a freedom that breathes easy and weightless.
And lonely is healing if you make it.

[ via we  it ]


I need enough distance so that when I come back,
I won't remember a thing.


[ via Secret Dream-World of A Fashion Muse ]
 
 

En Vogue...

Summer Must-Have! I need a new bikini anyway... Oh, and how I love those polka dots! And it's blue. It's just perfect. (Really, Esprit has to stop sending me all those newsletters with all the beautiful fashion newbies...)
[ via Esprit ]


PRIMA BALLERINA

[ via we it ]


Beneath fading lights,
the scarlet curtain rises.
The audience gasp in unison.

Her agile grace, her delicate beauty
captivates our senses
as she gradually becomes one

with the haunting melody,
and now we, too, can actually feel it
pervading the intimate depths of being.

Enthralled, we are inexorably drawn
into her ethereal world

where, for these few short hours

we are in paradise.

Sound Garden...

As usual, when it comes to unearthly beautiful and  rare pieces of music, I can always count on my Swiss friend Dushy. I don't know how or where she always finds it but she has an amazing taste in music (among other things as well...). Her last entry about the Fairy Tail Soundtrack (by Yasuharu Takanashi) is no exception... Just like her, I am a girl and a hopeless romantic so those piano sounds and chorals make my heart melt...






Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.

~ William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894 ~

[ via we it ]

Monday, May 30, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.

~ John Greenleaf Whittier, My Psalm ~

Sunday, May 29, 2011

En Vogue...

I love braids. I always had one when I was a child. My mom would do that every morning. I still can't do it myself. Plus, my curls make it even more complicated. But every once in a while I ask my mom for that... One of the girls at the wedding last night had a really beautiful hairstyle, with a braid on one side and and a lose dut at the end, decorated with flowers. It looked brilliant. I've got another wedding in about a month and something like will definitely be my hairstyle for that event! I found this lovely picture of Jessica Alba showing that kind of hairdo...

[ via Perfect Hair ]

Feeling of the Day...

 [ via we it ]

Let us love the world to peace.  
~ Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book 
by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994 ~

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Le Inspiration...

 [ via we it ]

Today is the church wedding. Some of us will read an intercession. Yvonne distributed each of us with a certain topic, some weeks ago already. I got health. Ironic, isn't it? Anyway, here's mine: 

Bewahre sie vor Krankheit und Schaden in diesem zeitlichen Leben und schenke ihnen stets die Hoffnung und die Zuversicht, dass alles zu einem guten Ende kommt.
(i.e. Preserve them from illness and  harm in this mortal life and always provide them with hope and  confidence that everything will come to a good end.)

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Chains do not hold a marriage together.  
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads 
which sew people together through the years.  
 ~ Simone Signoret ~


Friday, May 27, 2011

En Vogue...

I just saw this absolutely amazing beautiful fancy vintage Dior... WANNA HAVE! The right piece of clothing for a princess like me... hehe. I'm so into all shades of white and cream these days...and it's not just because of all the weddings around me. I'm off to imagine myself swirling around in that dress....



Yvonne & Tom's Wedding Day 1

Day 1: Civil Registrar's Office

Here are some pictures from today. There'll be more from the professional photographer but of course I could not resist taking a few shots myself... Aren't we looking fabulous?! And thank God, it only started pouring down after we were done...

Just some details: Bjoern is Tom's best man, while Yvonne chose both Birgit and me as witnesses.

Today was the "official" part at the civil registrar's office in Korneuburg (Niederoesterreich). It took place at the city hall which is a beuatiful gothic building. I loved the staircase inside. On the other hand, we weren't the only marriage today so I almost didn't get a parking lot. Luckily I was in time (at least for once in my life... Yvonne would have killed me if I'd been late!) and it only took me 4 rounds across town to find a place to park.

It was quite cloudy and windy today (that's why my hair looks so funny on the pictures!) but really humid. Not quite the best conditions if you wear a silk dress. Anyway at least it wasn't raining, at least not before and during the ceremony - which was beautiful. All of a sudden everyone started crying while the happy couple and us (witnesses) put our signature on the document to make it official. Followed by the obligatory kiss...

The we all headed of to make photos and then for lunch and coffee to their house with the big garden. I also put up some pictures of the tent (which turned out to be useful while it was only drizzling) and the beautifully decorated table. (Pink, of course. Yes, we are soulmates in some ways...)

Let's hope for good weather for tomorrow!


Bjoern, Tom & Yvonne, me and Birgit
Tom & Yvonne with Yvonne's parents
Agnes (Yvonne's sister), Vicky, Yvonne and their mom
Tom & Yvonne with Agnes and her husband Tom 
(yeah, we call them Tom-Tom)
"Afterparty" in the garden
decorations

Feeling of the Day...

 [ via we it ]

A long marriage is two people trying to 
dance a duet and two solos at the same time.  
~ Anne Taylor Fleming ~

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Between funerals and weddings...

[ via we it ]

Life can be strange sometimes... Last week I buried one of my best friends. Tomorrow another one will get married. I'm in tears, torn between grief and happiness....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Le Inspiration...

[ via we it ]

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. 
One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.  
~ Chinese Proverb ~


On the Bookshelf...

I suddenly realized that in those times of my life when I can hardly bear the stress anymore that goes with my daily routines, extra duties and emotional tensile tests, I start reading books like my life depends on them. I've been a bookworm ever since I could read. The fascination of the written word, the "cinema in your head", the way a story gives wings to your imagination... I could not and don't want to imagine a world - or my life in particular - without books. But as it turned out, the usual lack of (free) time which prevents me from swallowing all those fantastic tales and stories, seems to vanish when I'm emotionally and physically drained like right now... It's not that I actually have more time, it just happens to force itself into my life and into my mind... There's nothing like a good book that captivates you in such a way you just have to stay up until 4AM because you don't want to put it aside... even if your eyes are burning and your body is aching for sleep! Here's one such story...

The Solitude of Prime Numbers 
(La Solitudine dei Numeri Primi)

[ via amazon.com ]

It's amazing how Paolo Giordano makes you feel that deep connection between his characters due to their personal tragedies and their own shortcomings. The plain, sometimes almost cold and austere style, the simple words and terms, only hints of what has happend and might be happening, makes it alle the more "real" and tangible. It makes you feel their pain, physically and emotionally. It makes you wince because of the wrong decisions and their egoism. Their not understanding, or their inability to understand themselves and each other. It's a sad but beautiful story. No kitschy happy endings, no forced deceleration.It's about life, just like it is...

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Life is really simple, but 
we insist on making it complicated.  
~ Confucius ~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes.  
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.  
And meeting again, after moments or lifetime, 
is certain for those who are friends.  
~ Richard Bach ~

Les Adorables...


Love of beauty is Taste. 
The creation of beauty is Art.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Read and see more of Leigh's absolutely fabulous wire creations on her blog. I just want to grab those "dresses" and  and spin around in it...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sound Garden...

[ via amazon.de ]

WOW! I love this  album. It makes you smile, makes you feel light and happy. Makes you wanna sway around and dance... Caro Emerald is a Dutch Jazz singer - and you feel that spirit throughout every song. Became one of my personal favourites within an instant...

From Russia with Love...



OMG! Russian doll ring. Isn't that cute?! And beautiful?! Babushka ring inspired by the Matryoshka doll. And yes it actually opens up and there is a smaller doll inside.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

You can't wrap love in a box, 
but you can wrap a person in a hug.  
~ Author Unknown ~

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]


On the Big Screen...

Das Blaue vom Himmel

Der klingt auch interessant. Auch wenn einige Kritiken schreiben, er wäre zu überladen und zu viel des Pathos... Ich finde den Trailer aber eigentlich ganz vielversprechend! Ist auch "meine Art Film"...

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

On the Big Screen...

Das Labyrinth der Wörter (La tête en friche)

Heute gesehen! Absolut entzückend!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

In Memoriam...

Lilith & me, November 2010

... of Lilith, one of my oldest and best friends. 
(1983 - 2011)

She passed away last night, after long disease. I don't know how to feel or how to put it into words. She's gone. I still feel helpless because there was nothing I could have done, apart from watch her suffer and fall apart. At least she does not have to suffer anymore.

May she rest in peace!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

On the Big Screen...

Poll

Den möchte ich unbedingt sehen. Seit längerem mal wieder ein deutscher Film, der mich interessiert. Liegt wohl an dem Bezug zu Geschichte und Russland... Schwere Kost, sicherlich. Die Kritiker hat er schon überzeugt. Jetzt bin wohl ich dran... Muss also nur noch jemanden zum Mitschauen finden!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Le Inspiration...


God loved the flowers and invented soil.  
Man loved the flowers and invented vases. 
~ Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval ~

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

The nice thing about teamwork is that 
you always have others on your side.  
~ Margaret Carty ~

Friday, May 6, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]
 
Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.  
~ George Scialabba ~

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

No words can describe what I'm feeling right now...
I don't even know myself... but if you could read my mind, you would be in tears...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we it ]

Half our life is spent trying to find 
something to do with the time we have 
rushed through life trying to save.  
~ Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949 ~

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Feeling of the Day...

[ via we  it ]

True silence is the rest of the mind; 
it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, 
nourishment and refreshment.  
~ William Penn ~


Monday, May 2, 2011

Le Inspiration...

Just some very inspiring interieur images from 79 Ideas... They remind me of spring. I love the colours, the light, the design.. I'm off now to fill the future home in my imagination with all those adorable pieces...





[ all images by Eric Piasecki ]

La Cuisine...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cointreau Chocolate Frosting


OMG! Those cupcakes were absolutely fantastic. I usually just make them and leave them to eat for my family and friends. But those were... amazing. Death by chocolate, that would be an appropriate name. Absolutely gorgeous. I only tried them because they looked nice and I love the decorating stuff...

If you want to try for yourself, here's the original recipe by Ming! It's cupcake #33. I used Cointreau instead of Chambord liqueur because I couldn't get that one anywere...


Bon appetite!

Randomness...

[via we it ]


Feeling of the Day...

[via we it ]

Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound
a thud as romantic partners fall in love.  
~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin ~
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