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21.12.13

{of mistletoe & toile, a little romance and wishing you a very merry!}

by roséline

{of mistletoe & toile, a little romance and wishing you a very merry!}

AND WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING the past few days together, just the two of us, in last-minute Christmas shopping, in the romance of rain and late into the evening, as much time as possible before the busy-ness of family get-togethers, formal and festive dinners, and glittery holiday soirées. This year has been extraordinary in many ways [more on that in the days to come], but for now, we shall revel in our togetherness, in nights in front of the fire, dinner reservations and whatever else takes our fancy, and amidst the candlelight and fairy lights, one thing is for certain—there will be mistletoe . . .

Wishing you the most beautiful Christmas, filled with family & friends, lingering dinners and good conversation, those to keep you warm and hold you close, champagne and magic, and most of all, mistletoe. —Roséline xo

{of mistletoe & toile, a little romance and wishing you a very merry!}

{p.s.} In the interest of relaxation and romance, shall be taking the next few days off for merry-making and much-needed and very much-deserved time off . . . And so, until then, it is officially off-duty—à bientôt! / see you soon!, back here again just after Christmas, with many more beautiful things to share x



A few lovely links 
:


* fa la la la la : green satin bows & a sexy cateye
* at home : 10 best woven baskets for firewood [myparadissi.com]

* at the shops : this cashmere scarf & the scent of bulgarian rose
* décor inspiration : stark antelope carpet [signedbytina.blogspot.com]
* thank you to : dobbin clothing for including the roxburgh tablet sleeve
* recipes : coconut & jam hearts and shortbread caramel sandwiches
* for holiday soirées : mississippi mermaid & vanilla suede
* mentally strong people : the 13 things they avoid [forbes.com]
* cocktail : fruity bellini [camillestyles.com]



& of course, a few things you may have missed . . .

* décor : a blue christmas

* style : at the office
* holiday : a very french christmas
* street style : daga ziober, after akris, paris

* holiday inspiration : the top ten best DIY's of the moment
* places : christmastime in paris
* style style : warm winter whites
* editors' wish list : marzena, berlin
* two lovely things : cobalt blue
* last-minute holiday how-to : gold leaf champagne glasses 
* editorial : more warm winter whites
* holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day
* hope you're having a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links



[images : the glossier nerd // this is glamorous]

{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

by roséline

holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” — Norman Vincent Peale

holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day

holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day

{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

{holiday inspiration : warm & woodsy on this bright december day}

[Images : Lauchlin Wilkinson // Sandra Leone // Brook Ferry // tumblr // tumblr // pinterest // This Is Glamorous // by bjork heim // pinterest // pinterest // Erica George Dines]

20.12.13

{DIY | last-minute holiday how-to : gold leaf champagne glasses}

by roséline

{DIY | last-minute holiday how-to : gold leaf champagne glasses}

THERE HAS BEEN MUCH gold leafing around here lately—artwork and photo frames, cabinet hardware and even Christmas tree ornaments.  And if you're officially taking time off for the next week or so with a little extra time to spare, one last holiday DIY while you're watching Love Actuallythese pretty gold leaf heart champagne glasses, just in time to toast in the New Year . . .

{DIY | last-minute holiday how-to : gold leaf champagne glasses}

[Click here for complete instructions.] x





Images : Photography by François Halard for House & Garden // design*sponge

{holiday style inspiration : warm winter whites & valentino rockstuds}

by roséline

{holiday style inspiration : warm winter whites & rockstuds}

WITH THIS AUTUMN'S pretty pastel pinks and warm, dusky greys still lingering into late-December, will always and forever adore winter white, as worn beautifully by Amanda Weiner, Senior Fashion Editor at Gotham magazine, paired perfectly with a dash of elegance and Valentino rockstuds . . .

{holiday style inspiration : warm winter whites & rockstuds}

[images : photography by vanessa jackman // more here]

19.12.13

{holiday inspiration | places : christmastime in paris}

by roséline

{holiday inspiration : christmastime in paris}

YOU MAY REMEMBER the Tiffany & Co. horse drawn carriage from this week's inspiration links, by Carrie Harwood at Wish Wish Wish. Well today, she has published the rest of the photographs of Christmas-time in Paris, and having spent past Christmases in the City of Lights, it was enough to make one a little wistful for the sunlit rooftops and golden leaves, fairy lights at Ladurée, and those blue boxes tied in white satin ribbon . . .

{holiday inspiration : christmastime in paris}

{holiday inspiration : christmastime in paris}

{holiday inspiration : christmastime in paris}
[images : Carrie Harwood, Wish Wish Wish]

{holiday style inspiration : at the office}

by roséline

{holiday style inspiration : at the office}

Belgrave Crescent Lanarkshire Table Sleeve //Isabel Marant For H&M // H&M Triangle Bra & Lace Briefs // Black Verdugo Jegging | Paige Jeans // benoît missolin, Paris. pearls headband // Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in Red Muse // Chanel Joues Countraste Powder Blush // Zara Combined Sandal With Stiletto Heel

{style inspiration | on the street : daga ziober, after akris, paris}

by roséline

{style inspiration | on the street : daga ziober, paris}

NEARLY THE END of December [!] already, and the end of the year. Family is set to arrive in four days and there is a little rushing around before then, and so, for last-minute shopping and errands, taking a little fashion inspiration from Polish model, Daga Ziober, captured after Akris, Paris . . .

{décor inspiration | blue & white and holiday traditions}

by roséline

{décor inspiration | blue & white and holiday traditions}

ALONGSIDE LONG LINGERING dinners and Christmas cake, cut-crystal glasses of champagne, Christmas crackers and tissue paper crowns that we, [P & I] wear without fail for photos each year, another holiday tradition around here, is a glimpse of Aerin Lauder's Long Island home, photographed by François Halard and published in House & Garden, over an astonishing 6 years ago, and still timeless, and there's something so festive about blue & white toile, especially when paired with winter white roses, an evergreen & pinecone garland, and a roaring fire . . .

{décor inspiration | blue & white and holiday traditions}

{décor inspiration | blue & white and holiday traditions}

[Photography by François Halard for House & Garden // via Felicity]

18.12.13

{fashion inspiration | editorial : josefien rodermans by victor demarchelier}

by roséline

{fashion inspiration | editorial : josefien rodermans by victor demarchelier}

CAME ACROSS this editorial in Harper's Bazaar quite a while ago, shot by Victor Demarchelier, and can never resist warm winter whites at this time of year, especially since it has been much too warm for snow, and especially when there are cosy knits paired with delicate lace, elegant blouses with cropped trousers and brocade coats, perfect bows and pretty pleats . . .

{fashion inspiration | editorial : josefien rodermans by victor demarchelier}


17.12.13

{holiday inspiration : a very french christmas}

by roséline

{holiday inspiration : a very french christmas}

AND THERE ARE GOLD tinsel garlands strewn all about the place, gold cocktail shakers and gilded drinking glasses, all the Christmas cards have been written, but have yet to be posted, and a lull hangs in the air, intermingled with the scent of pine needles, shortbread and freshly ground coffee.  There are still a million things to do, a million emails to answer, and work to be done, but it's the very last week before Christmas and there's a feeling of holiday all around, weekday nights spent by the fireplace in cosy pubs, windows glowing with fairy lights—and here, a flurry of holiday inspiration, this time, with a certain je ne sais quoi . . .

{holiday inspiration : a very french christmas}

fireplace

{holiday inspiration : a very french christmas}

16.12.13

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | EDITORS' WISH LIST : MARZENA

by marzena czyzewski ✫ read previous articles

gift-guide


Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield // Dior Vernis Rouge Garçonne [similar colours here] // True Grace Forest // Whistles Corine Clutch // Kinfolk The Kinfolk Table


marzena-czyzewski

{colour inspiration | two lovely things : cobalt blue}

by roséline

{colour inspiration | two lovely things : cobalt blue}

TWO LOVELY THINGS : a glimpse at Karl Lagerfeld’s romantic Paris apartment dining table, dressed in antique 19th-century lace, from the story, ‘Dressed for Dinner’, in Vogue Living's September/October 2012 issue, photographed by Karl himself; and Alexa Chung with golden highlights and a pretty, sexy bouffant perfect for the holidays . . .

{colour inspiration | two lovely things : cobalt blue}

[images : one // two]

15.12.13

HOLIDAY INSPIRATION : TOP TEN BEST DIY'S OF THE MOMENT

by roséline

HOLIDAY INSPIRATION : TOP TEN BEST DIY'S OF THE MOMENT

№ 01 | Herbed Sea Salt [besottedblog.com]

HOLIDAY INSPIRATION : TOP TEN BEST DIY'S OF THE MOMENT


№ 02 | Three Wreaths to Make for the Holidays [ohhappyday.com]

HOLIDAY INSPIRATION : TOP TEN BEST DIY'S OF THE MOMENT

№ 03 | Gold Leaf Ornaments [oh-sopretty.com]

HOLIDAY INSPIRATION : TOP TEN BEST DIY'S OF THE MOMENT

№ 04 | Paillette Sequin Collar Dress [apairandasparediy.com]

{hope you're having a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links}

by roséline

{hope you're having a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links}

AND THIS WEEKEND was holiday errands, a new hutch and organising before family arrives for the holidays, the florist across town for holly & evergreen wreaths—[one tied in fuchsia satin ribbon, and the other, in Flower of Scotland tartan]— sequins and the search for mistletoe and long conversations late, late into the night, plans & dreams and drinks by candlelight, and yards of satin and white velvet ribbon . . .

Hope you're having the most enchanting nearly-Christmas weekend, and that it's beautiful where you are, —Roséline xo

{hope you're having a beautiful weekend & a few lovely links}

A few lovely links

* in the kitchen : homemade champagne simple syrups [spoonforkbacon.com]
* fashion : bianca jagger & the white pantsuit [voguetteblog.com]
* diy : steel garment rack [camillestyles.com]
* for the holidays : this beautiful check coat
* before & after : the difference glass fronts make [fotostwory.blogspot.com]
* reading : a shepherd in the lake district & twitter [theatlantic.com]
* at the shops : this tom ford lip color gift set & this gold sequin shoe
* art : trees cut from paper shopping bags [thisiscolossal.com]
* recipe : christmas coconut cake [bonnetable.wordpress.com]


& thank you for the link-love:


& of course, a few things you may have missed . . .

* holiday inspiration : the top ten best diy's of the moment
* holiday gift guide : pour les enfants
* colour inspiration : christmas comes in shades of red & green
* trends : favourite street style looks of the moment
* places : chandeliers & carrara in the kitchen
* holiday gift guide : for the modern gentleman
* finding the perfect christmas tree & other disasters
* notes from the weekend & a few lovely links


[images : carrie harwood @wishwishwish]

12.12.13

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE : FOR THE CHILDREN

by roséline

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE : FOR THE CHILDREN

And for the final gift guide of the week, a collection of beautiful and whimsical things for les enfants . . .

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE : FOR THE CHILDREN

The Shopkeepers' Daughter I Heart You Sock Monkey // Leuie Nina Heart Earrings // This is Paris Hardcover by Miroslav Sasek // This is Edinburgh Hardcover by Miroslav Sasek // Gap Favorite Cashmere Blanket [& Cashmere Hoodie] // Juicy Couture Gold Glittered Sneaker // Diane Bergeron Vintage Pink Faux Bamboo Dresser


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE : FOR THE CHILDREN

About The Shopkeepers' Daughter -- Every Sock Monkey is made entirely by hand by my friend, Jessica, who sews by hand and with a vintage Piedmont sewing machine.  Each monkey can also be customised with a personalised message, or initials [mine has a monogrammed "R"], and are the cutest things ever.  There are other animals as well [the dog is adorable], and any one of these would make an utterly charming gift . . .



Top : Wooden cot from the Metamorphic range by Simon Horn, painted in white.  Made from cherry wood, it can be painted or varnished and is shown decorated with a coronet and 14 metres of silk by James Hare.  The pattern panel behind is 'Tsarina' by Zoffany and uses 3.5 metres of fabric.  The cot converts to a small single bed, and, with the back section removed, turns into a small sofa.


[Images : top image, from House & Garden December 2013 // bottom image, photography by P.F.M.]

{holiday décor | colour inspiration : traditional shades of green & red}

by roséline

{holiday décor | colour inspiration : traditional shades of red & green}

AS YOU KNOW the holiday colours this year are pink & leopard print, with glittery white sequin ornaments intermingled with good measure.  And while no year has ever had the traditional Christmas shades of red and green, in the form of a perfectly ornate and delightfully maximalist room and a pair of sexy bow heels, the combination is rather festive and fetching . . .

{holiday décor | colour inspiration : traditional shades of red & green}

[images : one // two]

{décor inspiration | places : chandeliers & carrara in the kitchen}

by roséline

{décor inspiration | places : chandeliers & carrara in the kitchen}

AND THIS WEEK seems to be flying by, and yet, all around, there seems, at once, to be a stillness in the air, the calm before the holiday madness begins in a flurry of egg nog and last-minute shopping. Here, there are a million and one things still left to do, a frightfully neglected inbox, pastel-coloured Moleskins overflowinging with to-do lists, and another gift guide, here, later today, but before it all begins, had wanted to show you this beautiful kitchen had come across last week, all a perfect mix of rich wood, lucite, chandeliers and carrara . . .

{décor inspiration | places : chandeliers & carrara in the kitchen}

{décor inspiration | places : chandeliers & carrara in the kitchen}

[images : the kitchn via marcus design]