Monday, April 11, 2011

An Adoring Heart

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again." ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker

Hello all!
This past weekend has been very enjoyable and relaxing. I managed to accomplish some of the things I've wanted to work on, but just never had the time. This month seems to be quite fulfilling and promising with many things to come including:

The Royal Wedding

As the big day approaches, I find the little girl in me bouncing at the delight of being able to witness something spectacular, as the last great Royal Wedding was Diana and Charles's in our mother's time.
Who didn't think of marrying a Prince someday-and now Kate Middleton will be able to achieve such a dream. I've kept tabs on the events going on throughout, and I couldn't help loving some of the interesting Kate and William memorabilia for this joyous occasion:

What better way to remember this occasion, if not a tote bag from Cath Kidston? The design is so very cute.

When I first saw this from Not On The High Street, I couldn't help but take an instant liking to it.

I thought it was adorable that Roger Hargreaves, author of the "Mr. Men" series have come up with a character that has the Royal Wedding theme in mind!

Smythson had recently created novelty teapots by Stephen Johnson called "Now Isn't That Lovely", portray all the "Great British Things"- lovely indeed!

And now, for your iTouch or iPhone, or iPad, The Royal Collection created a very neat "Royal App" that details previous Royal Weddings.

In a lot of ways, I'm such an Anglophile at heart.

I can't wait to watch this film. First off, anyone who has read David Nicholl's novel which the film is based on, has shed a tear or two. It was honestly one of those books where as soon as I started reading the first page, I couldn't put it down. It was real, and it was raw, and I felt many stirrings of emotions where moments in the book can relate to some of those in my life. I highly recommend reading the novel before watching the film, and I really hope the film would be a good complementary element with the book.

Recently, I've paid a visit to Sephora, where many will openly admit that it is a haven.
I was browsing through the sections, eventually making my way towards where Dior was being displayed, when I paused at the section where "Bite Beauty" was held and immediately recognized the product right away, having heard of its invention awhile back.
Always the one to give something new and innovating a try- Bite products really do have a health benefit in mind. As women, we apply lipgloss and lipstick constantly, taking in it's ingredients. With Bite Beauty's products, it contains organic fruit butters, and has Antioxidant-rich Resveratrol- 5 MG of Resveratrol in the lip product delivers the Antioxident equivalent of 5 glasses of red wine.
What better way to ingest something that's good for you through a product such as lipgloss and lipstick? Amused wanting to do my "Try, Tested, and True" factor as I do with beauty products, I bought the "Line and Define Lip Trio", the shades as seen below.
It's also made in Canada, so extra bonus points for that!

I will admit, it really is moisturizing, and when it comes to the taste, I find that it has a sort of cherry chapstick sort of taste, which I didn't mind at all. I think their "Rose" shade in the lipstick is slowly growing on me!

(Photo: Film still from The Edge of Love)

I spent this past weekend taking out a blank canvas and my watercolors while listening to the Jane Eyre soundtrack or piano works of Ludovico Einaudi, immersing myself into worlds I've yet to see or those which cannot be seen except with my own eyes.
I take great comfort and release when I'm painting. I get really into the zone of it, ignoring phone calls, texts, or people calling my name. I'm just in the midst of colors, brush strokes, and the music in the background.
I'm not fully done this painting in which I call it "By the Lighthouse in the Summertime", but once I do, I will post an image!

Until next time!

Joie de vivre,



  1. thanks for stopping by my blog! im so happy you did because I am loving yours. keep up the great posts!!!

  2. I'm secretly rather excited about the royal weddin g - very unlike me! I love that print.

  3. That print is too funny!

    I tried to see Jane Eyre over the weekend but all the showings were sold out at our local art theater... I am going to try again on Friday!

  4. I'm an Anglophile too! "One Day" looks far too sad for me, but the poster is very striking.

  5. such a cute bag!


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