{have an enchanting summer weekend + links}

happy weekend

. . . the weekend is off to a perfect start, with friday night's late dinner reservations on a candle-lit terrace -- oysters to start, and wild pacific halibut with sugar snap pea, fava bean, succhini, potato & housemade country ham hash with citrus braised endive & chanterelle mushroom relish & lobster broth -- and for dessert, a bittersweet chocolate tart with peanut butter mousse and summer peaches . . . and still so many wonderfully exciting things to look forward to -- perhaps a last-minute flight to nyc for a rooftop cocktail party, late-august travel plans and don't summer weekends always feel so full of endless possibilities?

hope you're having an impossibly beautiful weekend,

{p.s.} photographs of our countryside picnic next week . . .

{a few lovely links:}
* summer inspiration: screened porches
* recipe: tarte aux figues
* fashion inspiration: giovanna
* how to: stripping furniture
* silver screen: sweet sunday mornings
* recipe: nectarine & fennel salad
* travel: barcelona
* download: summer floral gift tags
* photography: in the kitchen

{as always, a few things you may have missed:}
* hello & glamorous gold velvet
* fashion inspiration: always chloƩ
* inspiration: greek islands
* monday, monday & a new week
* beautiful details: paint-dipped baskets
* room inspiration: vintage wallpaper

{& new for the weekend:}
* hello & late summer sunshine
* interior designer: miles redd

{nika lauraitis by max abadian for flare may 2010 via oh & the side project}

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Blogger Dustjacket Attic said...

Sounds absolutely glorious.

I just adore every photo I've seen of Giovanna, such style. Thank you for the links.
xxx Dj

August 01, 2010  
Blogger The Simply Luxurious Life said...

That meal sounds so decadent, yet light and delicious. Thank you for the details. =) Enjoy.

August 01, 2010  
Blogger the chirpy bird said...

Oh how beautifully put! Your dinner sounds like an absolute dream! Love every moment of your glamorous blog!
xo tash

August 01, 2010  
Anonymous Teresa Hatfield said...

I was thinking about a workout after the first portion of the post, and then you bring on this menu. Oh well, it's Sunday--I'll eat!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

August 01, 2010  
Anonymous Michaela @ The Gardener's Eden said...

Ahh ... Summer peaches and bittersweet chocolate. I feel inspired. And the summer lace? Dreamy and just the perfect touch of nostalgic decadence ....

August 01, 2010  
Blogger blydesign said...

Love your blog! Look forward to following :)

August 01, 2010  
Blogger Theonlyfashionprincess said...

Like it! You've got a nice blog. I'll follow you from now on. Hope you'll follow me too!


August 02, 2010  
Blogger Carissa said...

your blog is so inspiring <3

August 02, 2010  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

I love how you had your entire dinner picked out, even before sitting down at the restaurant!! If you made it to NYC for an impromptu party, you are my hero and I want full details. Hope you had the best weekend, R:)

August 02, 2010  
Blogger Charlotta Ward said...

I love it here.. You do the best posts!
The weekend dream sounds perfect.. can't wait for the Australian Winter to end. Life is easier and more exciting when the sun is out!..

Hope your weekend was all of this and more.
Happy new week.

x Charlotta

August 02, 2010  
Anonymous Nikki said...

Loving that lace tunic dress!


August 02, 2010  
Blogger ApachesPrincess said...

I love the first picture! It is beautiful and the colors are just stunning! Thanks for the great links! I'm planning on using those gift tags :) Thanks!

August 02, 2010  
Blogger Lex said...

Gorgeous women and very sensual photos.

August 03, 2010  
Anonymous Corinna said...

gorgeous photos, makes me want to just get away. oh warm island breezes, smell of horses and sea salt. and your meal sounds FANTASTIC!!

August 03, 2010  

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