{travel inspiration: springtime in munich}






. . . even in mid-february, the city of lights was still {and always will be} beautiful, as it is anytime of year, but the photographs of paris in the springtime, posted at this time, a little over a year ago, were filled with such enchantment, thoughts to return have already been swirling about, not much more than four weeks later, to breath in all the blossoms filling the air . . . and isn't it amazing, the lure of any place, after having seen it in the light petal-tinted hue of le printemps? . . . and so, here, a few magical photographs of the exquisiteness of springtime of another lovely place, just outside of munich . . .

{images: all photography by yvonne bauer, discovered via decor8}

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{photographer: patric shaw}



. . . positivity enchanted with these photographs by fashion photographer, patric shaw . . . the softness of light with its dreamy cast on every billowy pleat and ruche of delicate tulle, turning bare shoulders and cheekbones into gold, the insanely lovely pinkish lavender walls and the utterly perfect play of light and shadow . . .

{p.s.} the first dress is j.mendel & the second is chloé

{roza gough by patric shaw for vogue russia brides, S/S 2011 via oh fashion models}

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{décor inspiration: french chic}


. . . soaring ceilings and chevron floors, juliet balconies and a luxuriously grand and perfectly ornate gilt mirror, and most of all, the dusky, smokey, sexy french-ness of it all . . .

{image: south of market}

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{fashion inspiration: classic neutrals}


. . . with plans to spend the summer in nothing but fluttery summer dresses and billowy pleated skirts the colour of champagne, instantly fell head over heels for the washed silk charmeuse dresses and pretty pencil skirts of this recent collection by edelweiss by sarah, infused with pure 1940's hollywood glamour and a wonderfully modern approach to vintage style, every piece is perfect for a day at the office and a date afterward . . .

{images: edelweiss by sarah fall 2011 via greedy girl}

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{at the shops: florence & florence, uk}












. . . happened across florence & florence, an utterly charming vintage shop run by mother and daughter, christine and annie florence, who have a love for beautiful things and "specialise in finding exciting second-hand pieces", filling their little shop with delicate glass compotes and filigreed pepper pots befitting the most elegantly extravagant dinner party on a mid-spring evening, scalloped cake stands and silver sugar tongs perfect for high-tea on a sunday afternoon, and tea & cake sets that will have you dreaming of the most romantic early april picnics . . .

{images: photography by rebecca cornell for florence & florence, via elle}

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{two lovely things: books & bouquets}

two lovely things

. . . for this morning, two lovely things -- stacks upon stacks of hardcover books and an enormously luxurious bouquet of bright spring blossoms -- [not to mention the floor-to-ceiling windows, ribbons of light and perfect view of the gardens] . . .

{p.s.} the floating coffee table is albrizzi

{image: photography by william waldron for elle decor via simply smitten}

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{style inspiration: spring's sexy brights}













. . . absurdly in love with spring's vibrant hues -- lips in shades of coral & cerise and belted dresses in riotous purple, frolicsome jumpsuits in shimmery turquoise and flirtatious dresses in peach and long skirts paired with tangerine -- such a wildly welcome change from winter's grey days and suddenly, the air feels electric . . .


{images: karl lagerfeld and silvia venturini for fendi spring 2011 rtw, photography by marcio madeira via vogue}

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{table for two: le petit déjeuner | breakfast}

monday morning: toasted pistachio and honey yogurt

. . . after sunday's luxuriously languid ways, monday mornings are often a whirlwind of flying clothes and pretty mary janes, {and this morning}, finally settling on a long pleated skirt and side-swept bangs fastened with glittery barrette, with only enough time for a very strong french coffee -- and must confess -- often miss breakfast . . . but if there were time in the morning, there would most definitely be {at the very least} a mango smoothie or, even better, toasted pistachio & honey yogurt, but, happily, on the weekends, there is always time for sunday brunch . . .


{sunday brunch: poached eggs with bacon & toasted pecan pancakes}

serves 2

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
5 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
coarse salt
3/4 non-fat buttermilk
3 large eggs
1/2 pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted, plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped (about 2 ounces)
6 strips thick-cut bacon
pure maple syrup, warmed for serving
toasted glazed pecans, for garnish (recipe follows below)

preheat oven to 200°f
whisk flours, sugar, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; set aside
whisk together buttermilk, 1 egg, vanilla, melted butter, and 1 tablespoon oil; whisk into flour mixture;
using a rubber spatula, fold in chopped pecans; set batter aside

cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat, turning once, until crisp, 6 to 7 minutes per side; let drain on paper towels; transfer bacon to a baking sheet in oven to keep warm

heat 1 teaspoon butter and remaining teaspoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; working in batches of 2, pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake; cook until small bubbles from, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; flip; cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes; transfer to baking sheet in oven to keep warm

fill a small, high-sided skillet with 1 1/2 inches water; heat over medium heat until barely simmering; break remaining eggs into separate cups; pour eggs into water; cook, basting tops of eggs with the simmering water, until set, 2 to 3 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to a paper towel to drain

place 2 pancakes on each plate; drizzle with warm syrup; arrange bacon over pancakes, and place poached egg on top; drizzle with more syrup, if desired, and a sprinkle of salt; garnish with toasted glazed pecans


{toasted glazed pecans}

1/3 cup pecan halves
2 teaspoons lightly beaten egg white
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
pinch of coarse salt

preheat oven to 350°f; toast pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, shaking pan occasionally, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes

whisk together egg white, syrup, oil, and salt in a small bowl; add pecans; toss to coat; toast on sheet, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes;
let cool completely


{p.s.} previous table for two features:
* meringue-encased lemon cakes
* home-made baguettes
* crab bruschetta

{images: toasted pistachio and honey yoghurt, scan by this is glamorous from new food fast by donna hay; bacon & eggs, scan by this is glamorous from martha stewart living, february 2006, photography by gentl & hyers, recipe from martha stewart living; vanilla coffee, scan by this is glamorous from new food fast by donna hay}

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{have a beautiful weekend + late-sunday links}

happy weekend







. . . there is just something about sundays -- everything seems to slow down to a perfect pace, and whether off to the countryside, catching flights or catching up on beauty sleep, it is nearly impossible not to relax on sundays and it's positively luxurious . . . and while last week was filled with loveliness, working in sun-drenched cafés and evening walks with the dog that ended in new summer wedges and a little black dress, there is a certain hope about sundays that always leaves time for brunch, a good book, the flower markets, handwritten letters, and moments lost in daydreams . . .

hope you're having a wonderful weekend & that it's beautiful where you are, ~roséline xo


{a few lovely links:}
* photographer: maggie harrsen
* DIY: pretty paper clips
* at the shops: french cleaning supplies
* upcoming: a brand new magazine
* décor inspiration: canopy beds
* spring shopping: these & these
* travel: corinthian club, glasgow
* print & pattern: new designs by coralie bickford-smith
* and more: patterns
* at home: pure gold
* and more: porter chairs
* at the side: this room & that dress
* from the archives: dusky blue & driftwood grey
* make a difference: all proceeds from this print & this print will help

{as always, a few things you may have missed:}
* monday, monday & a few lovely links
* two lovely things: all that glitters
* style inspiration: beautiful details
* thought for today: il n'est jamais trop tard...
* the last of the great icons: farewell elizabeth taylor
* storage inspiration: on display
* spring collection: french chic
* champagne picnics & wishing you a happy spring
* simply chic: portfolio clutch
* favourite five: rachel ashwell

{& new for the weekend:}
* art print: love, love, love

{images: chloé fall 2011 rtw via vogue, photography by
marcus tondo; decoracion de interiores via eclecchic; style.com; 812 park avenue via rdujour; eclecchic; rodarte spring 2011 via vogue, see also a glamorous little side project}

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