Friday 23 November 2012

chocolate ♥

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

{Images: 1.Art quote, Etsy  2. Glen Proebstel}

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Friday 5 October 2012

to sleep, perchance to dream

 

Enjoy these natural pics of Claire’s beautiful bedroom.

Today I am lazy, I have not made the bed. I feel at some point I may be tempted to hop back in and steal some sleep.

I have laid down a couple of times but could not resist my camera. So here are a couple of details from from where I lay. Claire

And be transported with Claire’s filmI love the light in MY GREEK ISLAND HOME, it uplifts me. It inspired me to make this film. Music by Matthew Usmar Lauder.

{Images & Source: visit Claire’s delightful blog, Claire Lloyd loves}

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Friday 5 October 2012

Claire Lloyd + My Greek Island Home

 

Last night I had the joy of being transported to the Greek Island of Lesvos, when Claire Lloyd talked about her life and shared the inspirations for her new book, My Greek Island Home.

When I bought my house on Lesvos, I was led by instinct — over the years I have learned to follow it without question. People always ask me how I came to be here. 

Our first glimpse of Lesvos from the air was exciting:

the deep blue-green Aegean Seas and a huge landmass rising from it.

Dawn was breaking and warm colours streaked the horizon, a preview of the beautiful day ahead.

My Greek Island Home is a memoir of Claire’s daily life in a village on the island of Lesvos.

Feeling exhausted by her life’s hectic pace in London, Claire captures her journey to living a more simple life in the rugged beauty of a traditional Greek island village that has led to a sense of peace and the return of her creative drive.

… endless sun, calming white-washed walls, salt-sharp air,

the tinkle of goat bells and where to buy cheap proscar the musical chatter of buzzing, outdoor village life.

The Book

My Greek Island Home describes Claire’s journey to a small village in Greece – the ancient land of gods and poets, where the seasons govern a way of life that has barely changed over thousands of years. Accompanied by Claire’s stunning photographs filled with colour and light, this inspirational story of reconnecting with nature and community, and finding beauty in the smallest details, will make you see the world anew.

Artist, designer and photographer Claire Lloyd had a successful career in London, a beautiful apartment and a life filled with excitement and travel. However, she was beginning to feel exhausted by her life’s hectic pace. One day a chance conversation with a friend led her to the Greek island of Lesvos, where she finally found what she was looking for – a sense of peace and the return of her creative drive.

It draws on the importance of community living in a time when the world feels so disjointed. Frank, intimate and online pharmacy generic viagra beautifully photographed, My Greek Island Home is about making a home in a strange land and discovering the joy of nature and creativity. It introduces us to the locals of Lesvos and their traditions, explores the intricate rituals of daily life. Armchair travelers will be transported by Claire’s evocative descriptions and photography of the food, people and places of Lesvos, while actual travelers will discover a wealth of new ideas for their next trip.

About Claire Lloyd

Claire Lloyd was born in Australia, and moved to London in her early twenties after two and a half years as an art director at Australian Vogue. In London she worked at The World of Interiors and then as an art director for the launch of the British edition of W magazine. From there she built a stellar career in magazines, film, video, books and get levitra property. Her first book, Sensual Living, showed readers how to create a home that stimulates all the senses. Claire lives in Greece with her partner and a large number of animals.

{Images & source: photography by Claire Lloyd. Visit Claire’s delightful blog, Claire Lloyd loves and her website. There is an extract from the book published in The Australian here.}

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Saturday 25 August 2012

Scandinavian Summer Cottage

 

A happy house ~ this gorgeous cottage in lovely candy colours of yellow, pink and white with plenty of girly details would be an ideal weekend escape with your girlfriends!

{Images: magnus selander  via: hus o hem & 79 Ideas}

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Monday 11 June 2012

loooong weekend

 

Great for a caravan getaway!

{I’m actually staying put and the weather is great for staying in bed under the doona to read ~ but don’t tell anyone!}

{Images via 79 Ideas}

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Sunday 27 May 2012

a breath of fresh, sea air… Cornish chic

 

Hope Mousehole = House + Loft :: A dockside loft in a 17th century building overlooks the harbor in Mousehole, a tiny fishing town in Cornwall

“the loveliest village in England” Dylan Thomas.

“The most beautiful house in the country”

Hope House is an indulgent haven by the sea, perfect to get away from it all. It has featured in numerous interior magazines and advertising campaigns.

Owned by photographer Paul Massey, the interiors feature his trademark mix of rustic furniture in shades of gray, greige, and white casually arranged in a series of pristine white-painted spaces. He was on holiday and order cialis uk by chance came across the Porthmeor studios in St Ives.

{Images by Photographer Paul Massey via Santuary}

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Wednesday 23 May 2012

lazy pink days :: picnic + peony

 

Happy pink moments.

{Images: 1. Tine K and 2. Sanctuary}

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Monday 23 April 2012

Great love stories {elizabeth taylor & richard burton}

 

Great love story inspiration, after a beautiful weekend with D’lovely!

“I fell in love with her at once. She was like a mirage of beauty of the ages, irresistible, like a pull of gravity.              She has everything I want in a woman.”  Richard Burton

His adoration and knowledge of beautiful poetry is evident in the exquisite letters:

My blind eyes are desperately waiting for the sight of you.                                                                                                            You don’t realise of course, E.B., how fascinatingly beautiful you have always been,                                                               and how strangely you have acquired an added and proscar at discount price special and dangerous loveliness.

Passion: /ˈpaʃ(ə)n/ strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardour

A fiercely intense passion, an infatuated excitement, a concentrated and powerful love. — there is no other way to describe the thrilling and dynamic romance between the breathtakingly beautiful Elizabeth Taylor and the hopelessly handsome Richard Burton — a great love story filled so completely with profound passion and love for one another…

{Images & source: this is glamorous}

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Tuesday 7 February 2012

sea breeze

 

Enroute to the beach for brunch, we stop by to say hello to Louella and Mark Tuckey. Their beach front home is beautifully relaxed ~ can I just stay here for the day and hang out please?

free and easy ~ Inside Out featured this gorgeous home of furniture designer, Mark Tuckey and his stylist wife Louella. Situated on a beachfront in Clareville, one of Sydney’s northern beaches, it is the epitome of relaxed living.

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Tuesday 7 February 2012

A bubble of fun @ the northern beaches…

 

Time with my great friend, Tim is always a spontaneous laughter-filled adventure. And the phrase of the weekend was ‘it’s complicated’ to avoid explaining anything!

The Isetta is an Italian-designed microcar built under licence in a number of different countries, including Spain,Belgium, France, Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Produced in the post-World War II years, a time when cheap short-distance transportation was most needed, it became one of the most successful and influential city carsever created. Because of its egg shape and bubble-like windows, it became known as a bubble car.  Wikipedia

{Image: Isetta Tech}

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