7 november 2014

{7 November 2014} via chevrons & éclairs
{7 November 2014} via chevrons & éclairs

 “Start each day with a thankful smile.”

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♫♪ Amy Winehouse – Valerie {Live in London}

This time of the year always seems to slip through my fingers as it goes by incredibly fast. Too fast to be able to stop and breathe. Once my father’s birthday, in the beginning of October, is celebrated then comes a series of Indian festivities and then we’re into the peak of autumn and soon to winter where Thanksgiving and Christmas planning and execution is in full force. Days become longer as the moon defeats the sun and it seems as if there isn’t any time to stop and breathe. But would you have it any other way?

Now that halloween is well passed us, the streets are adorned with bright lights and wreaths and bows. The doorways are ornamented with mistletoe. The cafes are all buzzing with holiday music and sweet treats of peppermint and gingerbreads. I love this time of the year as it gives us a reason to seek warmth with friends and family.

It’s finally cold enough to bundle up. The sun has been peeking through as much as it possibly can. And there is so much holiday rush already and people crowding the shops, but it’s quite nice actually. It’s almost magical. So I’m looking forward to this part of the year.

This weekend I’m just keeping it casual with meeting up with friends, watching a film in bed, working on a few recipes. How is your weekend looking? Hope it’s a lovely one wherever you are!

Wanderlust to Iceland

Make a cheap wine taste great

crispy eggplant polenta bits, for canapés

cleaning, storing and using fresh produce

autumn in new york city

this blush pink coat

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a sartorial escape, the perfect vanity

a walk through bethesda terrace, nyc’s little oasis

aubergine-kale noodle bowl recipe

autumn’s museum visits in london

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{photographs of Chelsea, London}

  • I can’t wait to see all of the Christmas decorations once I get back – London looks truly magical at this time of the year. I need to start thinking about the holiday season, how I’m going to decorate our place (so exciting!) and what new traditions I’m going to create with my family (my very own family!). This is such a special time of the year and I am so looking forward to it! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! xx

  • Your words and thoughts are beautiful and really capture that feeling that washes over us when the holidays come around.

    I just went out shopping the other day and, as you mentioned, the shops were busier than usual and they had christmas music playing in the streets! Something about it just makes me want to spend money and buy other people gifts. I love gift giving.



    • Aw you are so sweet! That’s exactly how I feel! It’s the gift of giving that is the best 🙂 And thank you for the sweet words about my writing! xx

  • nmwheatley

    Looks like a thankful stroll! how picturesque…

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