Friday, July 18, 2014

Simply Irresistible Party!











It is blog party time! 
MERCI to our amazing hostess, dear Anita, at 
please visit her gorgeous blog to experience all of the party journeys...

Bon Voyage!




please listen to the music....

(please excuse the ads)
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It is indeed 
Simply Irresistible

Over the years, I have sketched it...


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Dreamt it....
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And, of course, these days... 
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*My Dream English Cottage*


And though I am unable to live in such a cottage at this time, I try to create the warm, whimsical, and cozy atmosphere in my tiny, but loved, space...


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While I love where I live now, my Dream Cottage can only be situated in one of the most magical places on Earth...


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*THE COTSWOLDS*




So let's pour ourselves a cuppa...





 and take a little tour of this extraordinary, 
enchanting area of England...


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With its lush rolling hills, 
the Cotswolds were a wool trade center for many years....


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Historic, honey-colored villages...
like a fairy tale....


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So much beauty...



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And the cottages...

oh, the cottages!





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No wonder luminaries such as Beatrix Potter and J.M. Barrie, (among many others), were inspired by the wondrous Cotswolds...
but we will leave that for another post...
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I hope you were inspired and refreshed by our journey...
thank you so much for joining me!
I look forward to visiting all of the travelers...
Thank you, sweet Anita!

Love and Blessings
xoxo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

C'est La Fete!













True.

Except this time, you don't need to spend a dime....











The fabulous Anita at Castles Crowns and Cottages is hosting a European blog party, and I am so happy to be a part of it again this year...

As of today, more than fifty bloggers are participating...
and it's not too late to join in the fun!

Bon Voyage, mes amis!


Charles Schulz




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Little Treats, Big Pleasures















Little treats can be life's sweetest and most memorable pleasures, 
don't you think?



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Such a treat to see Nature finally burst forth 
in all of its luxuriously green glory...



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Even the bunnies are loving it...






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I don't have a garden, so once a year 
I treat myself to a luscious bouquet 
of fragrant peonies...

(my favorite flowers)

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It's the little things....




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I'd like to share another very special treat with you...
the summer issue of 
Scarlet Pink magazine...


click here to order your copy



This is a new publication featuring wonderful artists 
from every genre and walk of life...truly inspirational.
What makes it EXTRA special is that one of the magazine's head writers is none other than a most dear, talented, gracious friend...
Anita Rivera of the Castles Crowns and Cottages blog!
In this issue, she interviews several gifted artists, including blog friends 
Violet SkylesMartine Voigt-Schmid, and Zsa Zsa Bellagio...
The brilliant Sylvia of Sylvia's Simple Life is featured as well.



And while you browse through the beautiful pages, sip on the most refreshing and gorgeous beverage treat I have ever tasted...


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Elderflower and Rose Lemonade by the U.K.'s Belvoir Farms....
(a bit pricey and hard to find, but soooo worth it!)


What a pretty bottle!
I came across this loveliness at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago...everything about this special treat is extraordinary...
The packaging and lovely rosé color wowed me, but it's the flavor that made me want to share it with you...
I happen to love all of these components separately, (Elderflower, Rose, Lemon), but Belvoir has managed to combine them in a most exquisite way...
You can read more about Belvoir Farms here...


And lastly, taking time to paint is a HUGE treat for me...
I do promise to share what I'm working on in the coming weeks, but for now, here's a little garden painting inspired by one of my favorite impressionists, Childe Hassam...



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Thank you for reading this rather long-winded post!
:)







I hope you are savoring life's little treats, dear friends!

Love and Blessings,
- Irina
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