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Sunday, May 31, 2009
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May is over and no doubt about that May is my absolute favourite month. It's hard to say goodbye. As I passed by your lovely blogs, I've collected some of my favourite "May images".

I love May because it's the time when nature is awaking, flowers are blossoming and birds start to sing again. I love listening to that (how cute is this picture right?).

May is about flowers flowers flowers (love their fragrances mmmmm)...

Image via Frou Frou Fashionista Luxury Lingerie Blog
...and sandals, sandals, sandals, with sassy nail colors
(my favourites are the shades of pink and purple).

Image via Chelsea Ann Coconut
Oh yes, and I love May because it's finally raspberry and strawberry time
(strawberry with cream...mmm...it's hard to resist).

Saturday, May 30, 2009
" Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."

Judy Garland
(1922-1969)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
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My birthday is not a big deal (really, believe me after 30 it's not the day what you are looking forward oh so much). However my birthday was so special this year I decided to share it with you. The day before my birthday Man told me the magic sentence:

Pack your bikini!
(sounds not too bad right?)

Now, there were no lovely surprise cake this year, that was the big B-day suprise for my bott.
Instead I packed my bikini and that's how I ended up on this place on Thursday evening:

We spent a wonderful, magical, delicious long weekend on Hainan, Sanya (some say it's the Hawaii of Asia, oooh la la). It was so quiet as it looks on the picture, we felt like the whole island was ours. It was My Best Birthday Ever and I'm so touched by Great Norwegian surprised me this way.

Now I'm back in Ningbo, good as new and feel like 23 again.

Takk takk Pus
(I wonder how you will beat this one next year darling?)

Ps: Also this lil' trip is the reason I'm so behind blogging but now I will pull myself together I promise you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Most importantly: I moved my follower box to the bottom of my page. So it's there, somewhere in the pinkness. I love followers oh I do, but I can't handle that big monster on the top of my page what poor "Follower Box" become lately. I was really ok with the smaller version but I'm sick of this oversized one. I'm working on a better solution and hopefully will come up with something useful soon. Thanks for understanding and thanks for helping me with your lovely comments and great suggestions (I know I'm not the only one dealing with this problem). Oh and of course, don't let the Follower Box stand between us:

Jump to the bottom and Follow me :-)

Orignal image: Eva Mendes for PETA.
Monday, May 18, 2009
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I purchased my first thing on Etsy. I fell in love immediately with this gorgeous Marie Loves Fashion draw from Brooklit's Shop. I've decided I will frame Marie and after I've found an honor place to her in my home, I will take a photo and will send it to the artist.

Such a perfect match is this beautiful pink sofa with my Marie. You can find it on Sarah Jane Studio's.

Also my next target is this lovely corset draw from Wakeupsleep.

My other favourite was the Pendantic shop. Offering lovely and unique handmade scrabble pendants in a range of styles and colours. They only cost $5.50.

Loved the Betty Davis Eyes...

...or this with the bird...

The absolut favourite was this one with the funny question about Barbie.

My beloved friends and readers. Thank you so much for the lovely comments and support. Right now I'm dealing with many problems about internet connection and computer. Hopefully things will be back to normal in a couple of days so I can return your kindness. Thanks for understanding. Much love: Evi
Friday, May 15, 2009
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This weekend, instead of sitting in a bubble bath wiht big bunny ears, and be surrounding by gorgeous lingeries...

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... most likely I will do this...

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...and this. Of course without luscious bunny ears, princess tiaras or killer tights. Just me, my housecoat and the vacuum cleaner...

Have a Romantic Weekend Dears!

(Oh I wish I could do just this all weekend)

Images: Kastyn Reid for Vanity Fair Italy, via Fashion Pulse

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I've just seen Revolutionary Road yesterday. It's definitely a "must see" movie. Something terrific (again) from Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Sam Mendes. Also the fabulous Kathy Bates appears on the screen. If you have it on dvd watch the "Making of Revolutionary Road" after the movie. The director and the actors are talking beautifully about how the movie was made. Ps. Prepare some wine and tissues for the movie...

Note to myself: Don't post anything about wine and tissues on Wednesday.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
The very talented and wonderful fashion designer Mary Jo Matsumoto was kind (and brave) enough to feature me on her fabulous Trust Your Style blog. Check out her interview with me here. Thanks so much Mary Jo, I'm not sure if I'm stylish enough for your excellent taste but I'm happy for being choosen.

Some delicious new texiles from Mary Jo Matsumoto's fabulous new line. I was in love with it at first sight. For more gorgeousness check out her webpage here.

The Chocolate Starfish. Simply perfection.

Images from:
www.maryjomatsumoto.com , www.trustyourstyle.com
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I still can't get over on these beyond beautiful images from the 2008 Pirelli Calendar. These pictures are especially kind for my heart, because they were taken in Shanghai.

The 2008 Calendar was set entirely in Shanghai:

...the picturesque streets of the old French Concession, the splendid gardens of the former British Legation...

... the mysterious and sensual atmosphere of forbidden China...

...the convulsive Nanjing Road and the characteristic tea houses constitute the background for the camera shots that were graced the 12 months.

The twenty-three intense portraits recount the pomp of ancient China,

...with it's splendour and the colours in which the Oriental myth of female beauty - perfection, purity, grace - is searched out.

"I think. Many Chinese women are graceful, I think we have an inner grace that's more rare than you find in the West." affirmed Maggie Cheung, the well-known Chinese actress.

The thirty-fifth edition of "The Cal", the first ever realized in Asia, is an exceptional visiting card to bring the world of Pirelli to the public of the Orient.

Photos by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I will have my first day at work tomorrow. I choosed this image because I have pretty much the same proudness on my face, like Amber Valletta has in this (by the way gorgeous) Versace suit. Yes I'm proud of myself. I will tell more details later, about that pretty little gorgeous business I'm pulling together. I know it will not be easy but I'm dangerously in love with the whole idea from the first moment it popped into my mind. So, from now on it's really difficult to stop me...

Wish me luck and courage on my way.

Image: Amber Valletta for Versace

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
It's contagious and I caught it. Follow me on Twitter folks. I'm not figured out what is it good for (really), but I love it that's for sure. Click here to see my profile on Twitter:



Tell me what do you use Twitter for and give me some good tips please!
Ps: I'm jumping for joy to see new followers on my blog, I'm on my way to check out your blogs :-)

Have a Twitterrfic Day!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." Elizabeth Stone

"Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age." William Feather

"Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother." Oprah Winfrey

"I don't care how poor a man is, if he has family, he's rich." Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

"God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers." Jewish Proverb

"Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries." T. DeWitt Talmage

" When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." Sophia Loren

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel Proust

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...since the payment is pure love." Mildred B. Vermont

" My mom is a neverending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune." Graycie Harmon

Happy Mother's Day.

Images: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, photo by Steven Klein, 2005

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