Saturday, 31 July 2010

♥ Saturday afternoon daydreaming

Images - Plush Palate

Image - Escapade

Saturday afternoon dreaming after a manic week. Taking it easy this weekend with al fresco iced latte, stopping by a lovely new deli and a post-lunch snooze. Plus two lovely blogs to share. Cxx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

St Germain

Images - Elle Decor via Everything Fabulous

Actually a misleading post title given that the apartment featured here is actually near San Francisco (one of my favourite places in the world). But it reminded me so much of St Germain (one of my favourite bistros in the world, though now closed - sob) that I had to reference it. St Germain was New York fused with Paris and brought to life in a lofty ex-warehouse in the heart of London. The most chic and elegant bar, it mixed white-washed revealed brick walls with the most classic black and white striped wallpaper (finally - the connection!). Think classic Grey Goose martinis on a Friday night and elegant continental breakfasts on the weekend. I'd always thought that black and white was too stark for interiors but I've been persuaded that this look is the epitome of cool and adds a bit of a masculine edge to all my lovely whites. CXX

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Lovely bathing

Just a quick hello on this lovely sunny morning and some beautiful pictures from a lovely blog. These shots make me wish I was treating myself to a spa morning rather than heading back to my desk! Have a great day. CXX

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Morning latte

Just a quick hello and some gorgeous coffee and cream interiors. Oh, and make sure you comment on my giveaway post below to win £50. This can be spent in any of CSN's online stores, on virtually anything. As simple as that! I'll be drawing the winner Friday. Wishing you all a lovely Sunday morning. CXX

♡ Summer giveaway

Images - Pink Wallpaper

Exciting stuff people! Following my mention of chandeliers a few weeks ago, the lovely people at CSN have offered Lovefromcarrie readers the chance to win £50 to spend at one of their online stores. And for all of those other chandelier lovers out there you'll be pleased to hear that this includes a dazzling array of ceiling lights. All you have to do is drop me a comment at the end of this post to be in with a chance to win! Best of luck to you all, and thanks CSN. I'll be picking a winner on Friday so get posting those comments! In the meantime, enjoy these well-lit shots courtesy of Pink Wallpaper. Love CXX

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Peach belini

This evening was spent outdoors surrounded by the summer scent of compassion - a divine peachy-coloured rose. I love this feature on peach by The Sweetest Occasion - my new favourite for inspiration. Completely agree that pink usually steals the spotlight when in fact shades of peach can work in a totally understated, elegant way. Think Venetian peach belini, satin ballet pumps and the palest honeysuckle. Heavenly. Hope you're enjoying the soft scent of summer as much as I am. Love from Carrie XX

Monday, 19 July 2010

Love is in the air

Just home from another beautiful summer wedding. This weekend was Pimms on the lawn, dusty pink tearoses, cupcakes and dancing as the sun set. Loving wedding season so is truly in the air! Hope your week is off to a perfect start. CXX

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bathtime bliss

Just a quick hello as tonight is bath night with full manicure and pedicure for another wedding weekend. Lovely scented candles, sweet bath salts and nothing quite like perfectly pedicured tootsies to make me feel pampered. Enjoy this lovely summer evening wherever you may be! CX

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A good heiress

Image - Allure

I just love this shot of Aerin Lauder. And it's her workspace I love most of all; everything from the crystal lamp base, creamy peonies to the swanky gold and white stationery; all pulled together with such style and class. Would be happy to rule the beauty world from a desk like this. Love CXX

Monday, 12 July 2010

Summer shades

July has come and the last two weekends have been a warm summery haze of riverboats, picnics on the lawn with Pimms, exotic Indian weddings and freshly baked frangipane. Thought I'd share this lovely Californian lingerie boutique with you - Faire Frou Frou. A girly piece of heaven. Have a great Monday. Love from Carrie XX