Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Simply Beautiful Photography by others...

Last 2 images Credit ... Other images found on photobucket.

Simply Beautiful Arizona..

I bought a cactus.

A week later it died...

& I got depressed, because I thought,

"Damn, I'm less nurturing than a desert."

Demetri Martin, NY Magazine

I miss Arizona... I've been back for a couple days & I miss the dry heat, the beautiful newness of everything there, the gorgeous desert vegetation & the chance to explore...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Annie Leibovitz, you always blow me away with your absolutely beautiful work. This is from a Vogue issue...with the adorable Keira Knightly.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Simply Beautiful Vaca...

I'll be away on vacation through Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Unknown

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Simply Beautiful People doing WONDERUL things..

Audrey & Eldad Hagar never imagined that when they began photographing the hundreds of fostered dogs (and other creatures) who came through their home, that they would actually create a book. They just wanted to remember the animals they had shared great memories with.

Below is their short story about a little dog named Bradley...(so sad!).

"We rescued Bradley from the shelter last night, and today I took him to a neurologist.The doctor had only sad news for Bradley...We agreed he should go to sleep and not suffer this severe hydrocephalus. (as you can see, his head is weirdly shaped due to a lot of fluids in his head / brain).I didn't want to let him go yet, so from the vet I took Bradley to the beach, I sat with him, played with him, and I fed him many cheeseburgers and fried chicken.We sat there for two hours, and after that I took him to the vet's office right on the beach, and he went to sleep forever :-(It was such a sad day... I cried like a baby for this little guy. Even now when I am typing these words, tears are coming to my eyes..." (The end)

Please visit their website & help them save more animals. All they ask is for people to buy the book about their rescue work... this will help them pay the medical bills & all the expenses involved in animal rescuing. (The book cost only $9.95. It has a 100 pages of full color photos and stories that will make you laugh and cry).
* You can buy the book at Hope For Paws.*

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Simply Beautiful Sangria...

1 Bottle of white wine
1 cup peach schnapps
1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 nectarines, sliced
1 cup green or red grapes whole or sliced

Combine all incredients in a large pitcher.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours or overnight.

Makes 8 servings

Pack & go! Planning a picnic? A day at the beach? A day with girlfriends on the back patio? Stir up this refreshing sangria first thing in the morning or on the night before and store in a tightly sealed container. One great Idea that I saw was someone used jars with lids on them. You can decorate the outside of them to make them cute for the occasion even. And word of advise, don't add ice until you're serving it. You don't want to delute all the yummy sangria! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Simply Beautiful Bob Marley

“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain”

“In this bright future you can't forget your past.”

“Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright”

Bob is one of the few people I can listen to & no matter what happened that day, no matter what drama unfolded, it doesn't matter. Talk about a man who truely believed in peace & happiness amongst men (& women) :) Thank you Bob for providing me with lyrical therapy! xoxo

Simply Beautiful Stormy Weather...


An Irish Blessing...

“May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you, and may mother earth enfold you in the mantle of her love.”

There was a storm with thunder last night. It lasted nearly all night & it's still raining now. It was so lovely. I love sleeping and listening to the rain. So peaceful & fresh. It almost makes you feel like its washing away all of the bullshit from yesterday & giving you a fresh start...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Simply Beautiful Photography by others...

This is what you get when you search "Sunday" on Flickr.

Happy Sunday.

"I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday." - Henry IV

Simply beautiful stuff for you

The Lady's Apron
Forest Canopy Bed
Wide World Pillow, Maize
Flock Of Swallows Mobile
Bell Jar Terrarium
Bathing Hippos Candle
Sunfaded Shades
Lollia Foaming Bath
Lollia Guest Haus Shower Gel

Ok so, yeah, some of their stuff is a little too expensive. Ok, ok... pretty much everything on their site is a little bit too expensive for me. But, it sure is a divine site to window shop on. The colors prints & textures delight the sences. So check out Anthropologie by clicking here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Simply Beautiful Marie Antoinette

"If they have no bread, then let them eat cake"

"I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long."

"I put on my rouge and wash my hands in front of the whole world!"

One of my favorite movies & stories. You could freeze any part of this movie & hang the image on your wall as a work of art, its so beautifully done. Marie has one of these most incredible personalities of any woman in history... I simply adore her.

Another favorite about this movie? The soundtrack!

Disc One
"Hong Kong Garden (With Strings Intro)" – Siouxsie & The Banshees
""Aphrodisiac" – Bow Wow Wow
"What Ever Happened" – The Strokes
"Pulling Our Weight" – The Radio Dept.
"Ceremony" – New Order
"Natural's Not in It" – Gang of Four
"I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)" – Bow Wow Wow
"Kings of the Wild Frontier" – Adam & The Ants
"Concerto in G"[1]Antonio Vivaldi / Reitzell
"The Melody of a Fallen Tree" – Windsor for the Derby
"I Don’t Like It Like This" – The Radio Dept.
"Plainsong" – The Cure

Disc Two
"Intro Versailles" – Reitzell / Beggs
"Jynweythek Ylow" – Aphex Twin
"Opus 17" – Dustin O’Halloran
"Il Secondo Giorno (Instrumental)" – Air
"Keen On Boys" – The Radio Dept.
"Opus 23" – Dustin O’Halloran
"Les barricades mystérieuses" – François Couperin / Reitzell
"Fools Rush In (Kevin Shields Remix)" – Bow Wow Wow
"Avril 14th" – Aphex Twin
"K. 213" – Domenico Scarlatti / Reitzell
"Tommib Help Buss" – Squarepusher
"Tristes Apprêts, Pâles Flambeaux"[2]Jean Philippe Rameau / W. Christie
"Opus 36" – Dustin O’Halloran
"All Cats Are Grey" – The Cure

Simply Beautiful Fashion

Simply Beautiful Dreams...

"The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle."- Anais Nin

I woke up this morning with a big smile on my face. I dreamt that I went to Europe and ended up driving around france in a beautiful new convertible. Nice! :) I saw beautiful old buildings, gorgeous little shops & photo opps for days. Towards the end of my dream, i was swimming in an old bath. You know the kind that I am talking about? The giant old baths that were built by men? The water I remember was this beautiful emerald green and it was a natural hot spring. Oh so beautiful... I wish I didn't have to wake up and get ready this morning. I could have lived in my dream world all day. I hope that one day I'll be able to make it to Europe. I'm adding that to my bucket list.