{auld lang syne}


. . . even before the clock strikes midnight, already a nostalgia for the year we leave behind, {although suppose it is always that way with good-byes} . . . and yet, few things are lovelier than the overwhelming excitement and perfect anticipation for the days and months that lay ahead . . . and there are still so many things left to discover, words left unspoken, and plans to be made, there are new places to travel and dreams left to dream . . .

so let's raise a glass to the past, to no regrets and springtime in paris, to red lipstick and pink champagne, to art and architecture and the kindness of strangers, to meeting again and to friends, to morning cups of coffee and laughter on a winter's night, to dinners for two and little adventures, to lives well lived and impossible accomplishments, to beautiful happiness and kisses at midnight, and most of all, to you . . .

thank you for coming along with me & wishing you a new year lost in love and the beauty of dreams,
~ roséline xo


{images: 1 - from me to you via greige; 2 - we heart it; 3 - a previous post; 4 - 1st dibs via lonny; 5 - cupcakes & cashmere; 6 - we heart it; 7 - coin sculpture by justine smith via pinterest; 8 - a previous post; 9 - hand lettering by alan ariail}

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{table for two: crab bruschetta}


. . . this week's table for two is a beautiful {& stunningly delicious!} starter made by p over the holiday weekend, crab bruschetta, from donna hay's seasons -- the subtle tastes and textures were exquisite . . .

{crab bruschetta}

4 thin slices sourdough bread
olive oil, for brushing
2 tablespoons whole-egg mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons finely grated lime rind
sea salt and cracked black pepper
400g cooked crab meat
1 large mild green chilli, sliced
2 green onions (scallions), sliced
lime wedges, to serve

Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F). Brush the oil and place on a baking tray. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until crispy and golden. Set aside. Place the mayonnaise, lime juice and rind, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Add the crab and toss to combine. Spoon the crab mixture onto the bread, top with the chilli and green onion and serve with the lime. Serves 4.

{image: iphone photography by roséline for this is glamorous}

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{a winter's day}



. . . and after all the magnificent madness of snow & mistletoe, happily taking a few beautiful moments to linger in the luxurious lull before new year's, spending time, alone together, slowing down the days {just a little}, and dreaming up nights draped in candlelight . . .

{p.s.} in case you missed, wonderfully exciting news xo

{images: marie claire idées via somethingwhite; photography by paul barbera}

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{snow & mistletoe}


. . . at this moment, red lipstick and a long sweep of silk taffeta, and excitement uncontained for a few days away . . . and there will be lingering soirées and champagne, laughter by firelight and snow and mistletoe . . . but first, hello & farewell and thank you so very much for reading all this time, for wonderfully thoughtful comments and beautifully written emails {& all the lovely holiday cards!} and for spending a part of your mornings & days caught up in the thoughts & musings here . . . wishing you holidays enveloped in warmth & laughter, family & friends, and most of all, love, love, love and arms to hold you tight on these late december nights . . .

a very merry christmas to you &
the most happiest of holidays,
~ roséline xo

{images: thesteward; sofia; alina gozin'a
via desire to inspire; kurt geiger shoes via selina lake; kate spade via inside the loop; thesteward, photo-editing by this is glamorous}

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{hello & exciting news}



. . . hello! . . . had meant to tell you earlier, {and some of you on twitter may have already heard}, but it's the holidays, and there is a beautiful bedlam, and so: at this moment, impossibly excited to announce the news that club monaco has launched an ultra-stylish new blog, much like the inspiration board here, and it is utterly filled with wonderful things, and best of all . . . has invited {this is glamorous} to be a contributor, alongside a perfect mix of designers, stylists, and even a violinist, the always fun refinery29, as well as many other wonderfully creative and inspiring people -- such a delight to be included!

. . . {click here} if you like, for photographs of the things am currently inspired by, from sequined shoes to oysters in paris, staircases in edinburgh and whatever else catches my breath . . .

{images: 1 - photography by this is glamorous in paris; 2 - via the inspiration board}

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{holiday inspiration: sugarplums}


. . . nearly time to say farewell for a few days, and while there were a million more inspirational holiday ideas planned here, there were and are {happily} not enough hours in a day, for there are still gifts to be wrapped and fastened with white velvet ribbon, billowy chiffon dresses to be worn and chignons to be tied, pretty glasses of champagne to be raised and toasts to be made . . .


{as always, a few things you may have missed:}
* lost in daydreams: a few moments of repose
* fashion stylist: fer decartaya
* two lovely things: tufted & pearls
* gift guide: ruggedly refined
* holiday inspiration: a blue chrismtas
* a beautiful idea: gold placeholders
* runway: elie tahari, new york
* seaside dreams: starfish & evergreen
* gift guide: day & night

* holiday inspiration: the spirit of giving
* hello & exciting news

{& new for the holidays:}
* shoes, shoes, shoes: always chloé
* holiday inspiration: tinseltown

{images: homes & antiques via plum siena}

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{fashion stylist: fer decartaya}


. . . crazy for the perfect styling, by london-based fashion stylist fer decartaya, in these hopelessly lovely shots by photographer xavi gordo -- high-waisted and romantic lace shorts paired with structured handbags, stylishly messy side-braids and thick-rimmed glasses, delicate seafoam silk chiffon blouses cinched with ultra-thin teal-coloured belts, and the beautiful layering of tartan and ruffles, . . .



{alexandra vittekova by xavi gordo, styled by fer decartaya via miss at la playa}

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{holiday inspiration: a few moments of repose}


. . . a little in disbelief that there are only two days left until christmas, and at this moment, a beautiful disarray of pine cones and white-sequined ornaments, flows of velvet ribbon and pretty piles of party dresses, and after everything, and if there's time, perhaps a few moments of repose, candlelight and pine-scented garlands, although must confess, quite adore the dashing about this time of year . . .

{p.s.} did you have a chance to watch the astonishingly enchanting lunar eclipse the other night?

{image: veranda magazine via linen & lavender}

{holiday inspiration: tinseltown}


. . . and as a perfect foil for all the glittering & glamorous gold recently: shimmering silver pine cones and sparkling numbered votives, and for good measure, a bit of silver tinsel atop a pair of peeptoes for nights merry & bright . . .


{images: 1 - scan by this is glamorous, olivia morris shoes, photography by hugh stewart for british vogue december 2003; 2 - photography by sandra aslaksen; 2 - numbered glass votives by cox & cox via bliss}

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{shoes, shoes, shoes}


. . . absolutely obsessed with these chloé pumps from the new spring collection -- a clear heel and delicate ankle strap, bits of black and just a hint of champagne and it's off in the moonlight . . .

{p.s.} previously:
maison martin margiela | valentino | mugnai | chanel | lanvin
louboutin | sergio rossi | bruno frisoni | magic in the air

{images: chloé spring 2011 shoes collection via rdujour, also seen at definitely golden & the inspiration board}

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{holiday gift guide: gentleman's club}


. . . this year's gift guide for him was perfectly compiled by the charming brit himself, {also known as p}, and includes an array of staples for the ruggedly refined gentleman, from new technology to old classics, newspapers to notebooks, bespoke blazers and vintage espresso makers . . .

jieldé signal desk lamp | freemans sporting club harris tweed sportscoat | the balvenie single barrel, aged 15 years | field notes notebooks | victorinox chef's knife | billingham the classic 550 camera bag


apple macbook air | design within reach massimo vignelli's perpetual wall calendar (1980) | la pavoni vintage espresso machine | newspaper subscription | limmer boot company mountaineering boots

{p.s.} previous gift guides:
* glittering gold
* warm winter whites
* scarlet, crimson & vermilion
* day & night

last holiday's:
* for your special someone

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{two lovely things: tufted & pearls}

two lovely things

. . . instantly fell for this stylishly elegant pearl-encrusted ornament by anthropologie, as perfect hanging in a doorway as on the tree, and absolutely smitten with this luxurious winter white and tufted banquette, positively made for sitting prettily in a gold sequined cocktail dress with a glass of champagne at a holiday soirée . . .

style at home

{p.s.} recent two lovely things:
* moments of repose
* monograms & pink roses
* tartan & suede
* mirrors & chandeliers

{images: 1 - style at home; 2 - photography by donna griffith for style at home}

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{holiday inspiration: the spirit of giving}


. . . ever since their crystal & gold tray was featured here last autumn, many have been smitten with the stunningly lovely things found at rablabs, and since it's the season for giving, few things are lovelier than an utterly beautiful gift that also supports a great cause -- and this year -- rablabs has teamed up with tri-state bird rescue, an organization working to manage the rehabilitation of oiled wildlife in the gulf coast, to offer a new line of coasters inspired by the enchanted dreams of the ocean
. . .


. . . made from natural rocks found in the heart of brazil, the exquisitely elegant ocean coasters are formed from the unique tides and eddies of mineral-rich water flowing through ancient lava streams, their deep blue-green hues reflecting the intensely saturated color and mystery of the ocean . . .

founded in response to mass wildlife destruction resulting from oil spills, tri state bird rescue & research has been rehabilitating birds since 1976; with this new collaboration with rablabs, 20% of the proceeds from these brazilian agate coasters in the special edition oceano range will be donated to this wonderful cause

. . . and so, if still searching for that last perfect gift . . . here

{p.s.} happy, happy monday! hope your week is off to a beautiful start,
~ roséline xo

{images: 1 - vt interiors; 2 - anne vvalitsyna by mark segal for louis vuitton cruise 2011}

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{the stars were brightly shining}


. . . and while we're on the topic of spending the holidays in warm places, quite adore the idea of decorating an elegant evergreen wreath with seaside inspired starfish, even as the icicles glisten in the late-december light and a soft blanket of freshly fallen snow beautifully envelopes a perfect winter's afternoon . . .

{image: country living via lovely influence}

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{holiday inspiration: day & night}

. . . a flurry of things this past few weeks and can hardly believe that it is nearly & already only one week left until christmas, and in all this dashing about . . . by day, it's been white lacy dresses strewn with a million floating snowflakes, strands of elegant pearls and satin platform pumps, pink champagne truffles and the softest suede foldover clutches . . . and by night, it's all black satin and sequins and the intoxicating scent of deep florals and lotus wood . . .


chanel 1990's vintage logo drop earrings |
kenneth jay lane 1980's vintage triple strand faux pearl necklace | charlotte olympia paloma satin platform pumps | guerlain 'kisskiss' liplift | charbonnel et walker pink marc de champagne truffles | mccoy design quartz jewelry box | elle macpherson intimates dentelle lace bra | h&m spring 2011 collection suede clutch


. . . set of four hand-screened white doily note cards here




rolex women's president 18k gold black diamond dial watch | liberty london for apple ianthe embossed leather iphone sleeve | house of harlow 1960 black resin station necklace | butter london nail lacquer in union jack black |
kelly wearstler brass kaleidoscopes | agent provocateur black lace bra | miu miu glitter pumps | black & white diamante corsage brooch | handbag by chanel | tom ford black orchid eau de parfum

{images: lace dress by fleur wood & doily note cards via eat drink chic; miu miu image via luphia loves; room, kravitz design via french architectural digest; h&m spring collection clutch via julia; night look/outfit by zara}

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