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things i love thursday

3 December 2008

Hello, darlings!

I do hope you all are having a wonderful week. Mine’s just been a bit stressful, with projects and tests every so often. Other than that, all has been just peachy. And here’s to the second TiLT list – I do love that it has arrived just when I needed a bit of a pick-me-up. Here’s to Thursdays, the day that’s one day closer to the weekend.

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 I just received my Barnes & Noble order! I do get very much excited when I order books online; now I have something to pour over. An excuse to relax, I call it, whilst educating myself. My fingers are itching to look through Nina Garcia’s The Little Black Book of Style (already the illustrations are wondrous!). And I am dying to read Le Petit Prince. I had ordered the original in hopes of improving my French (it’s one of my aspirations: to be able to speak/read French fairly well. At least well enough to understand Vogue and Elle Paris without just blindly flipping through to look at spreads.

 These bullets make me happy. I love hearts 🙂

 All of your encouraging comments have truly made my day on a daily basis. Long (Hui & Rachel 🙂 I really do love you ladies!) or short, I do enjoy them all! 

 Listening to Natasha Bedingfield’s song Wild Horses. It’s so incredibly beautiful.

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Wild horses I wanna be like you//Throwing caution to the wind I’ll run free too//Wish I could recklessly love, like I’m longing to…

Bittersweet, but nonetheless, beautiful. And this photograph, too, from French Glamour just fits perfectly with the song. The vintage wash, the ethereal qualities, & the innocence was all captured in perfection.

 Decorating the Christmas tree! It’s quite the long process – but I hardly mind.

 Polyvore-ing. And yes, I did just make it into a verb. It is quite addicting & fun to make little outfit posts of clothes I wish I owned. 

 Baking! I just found some lovely, lovely recipes for cupcakes – I cannot wait for an occasion to arise so I can try the pink velvet and lavender one!

 Making mental wishlists of what I would love to receive for Christmas. Perhaps it is a tad early for such wishful thinking, but I am entitled to dream, aren’t I? And it is quite fun. This is when the “if only”‘s come about…

 Waking up abnormally early in the morning and drinking a nice cup of hot tea. Eating a hearty breakfast and enjoying the luxury of taking my time to get ready is relaxing, as opposed to every other day. It’s a change of a scene as well; it’s much quieter – for once, the world is at rest, letting their dreams and imagination breathe. It’s such a pity knowing that so many dreams and aspirations are shackled by society’s perception of this so-called practicality.

heart3 Watching, and dutifully re-watching The Devil Wears Prada. I’m pretty confident in saying that by now, I know a majority of the greatest lines by heart.

xoxo,

La C.

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30 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 December 2008 10:21 am

    TiLT? I think you don’t know how much I love acronyms. And to stumble upon brilliant ones, literally make me jump for joy and wish I could have thought of it myself! So freaking cool. 😀

    And your comments, La Lovely, always bring joy to us too! I appreciate everything you’ve done, from really engaging in our silly posts and just being the sweetie that you are. I mean, because of you, I now have a new name! Hahaha…

    “Eloise”, signing off! :p

    P.S. Pink hearts are love. Who can resist them? I think of raspberry macarons and balloons. Yay for pink ♥

  2. 4 December 2008 11:03 am

    Glad you’re enjoying your day ❤

  3. 4 December 2008 12:53 pm

    What a lovely list!

    If you want to improve your french, I recommend any book by Amélie Nothomb, she’s amazing, her books are really fun and easy to get. I love her!

  4. 4 December 2008 3:00 pm

    Oh, I love to bake and decorating for the holidays! There’s something about this time of year that’s just so exciting! Have fun reading your new ordered books!

  5. 4 December 2008 4:52 pm

    what a cute photo!!!
    new post on my blog, check it out!

    -A.

  6. 4 December 2008 5:01 pm

    i guess i should start my list too

  7. 4 December 2008 5:32 pm

    sweetie thank you for your lovely comment.sorry to hear about the stresses of your week and im the wknd is nearly here so you can put your feet up and enjoy your new orders. the nina garcia book is great! i love polyvore too ;o)
    kisses dear,
    Marian

  8. 4 December 2008 5:55 pm

    lovely list! thanks for sharing.

  9. dariawerbowy permalink
    4 December 2008 6:03 pm

    sounds like a lot of fun!
    i read le petit prince a couple of weeks ago and it was very interesting – you have to read between the lines a lot and there are beautiful messages

  10. 4 December 2008 6:06 pm

    heh those bulletpoints are so cute! 😀 I love waking up way too early and having a fresh cup of coffee or tea…and yah, talk-alongs with Devil Wears Prada…’That’s all…’ 😀

  11. 4 December 2008 6:06 pm

    Gorgeous photos, always.

    Your writing is impeccable and always an inspiration!

    Thanks for the wonderful comment in my blog this afternoon, you made me smile and smile and smile…

    xx love…….

  12. 4 December 2008 6:18 pm

    I love The Little Prince! Such a great book.

  13. 4 December 2008 6:19 pm

    one of my books of all time: The Little Prince. But, i cherish it now than the first time i read it during high school…i reckon it’s age and experience, isn’t it?

  14. 4 December 2008 6:35 pm

    What’s not to love about this post.

    The Little Black Book of Style and The Little Prince…. fantastic choices.
    Mental wish lists never end.

    Beautiful images, and of course, I adore the heart bullet points.

  15. 4 December 2008 7:16 pm

    Love baking too and getting brand new books in the mail – I love the smell 🙂 And i love getting up early in the morning when i can actually be bothered getting up (because sometimes its just too hard) and drinking a cup o sweet sweet tea. I feel relaxed just thinking about it…

  16. 4 December 2008 7:58 pm

    cute bullets! i know what you mean by stressful week 😦 ! but im glad its the weekend soon.. actually i still ahev exams.. but still.. ahhahah! i love making mental wishlists as well.. i wish they could materialize!

  17. 4 December 2008 8:55 pm

    Stressful…tell me about it. For the next 2 months, it will only get worse for me.
    That’s why I love posts like these! They are excellent for relaxation! I think I have to read the LP again too:)

  18. 4 December 2008 9:01 pm

    Your little list is so sweet. If only I could wake up abnormally early in the morning and enjoy the feeling of being up before anyone else! I love vintagey photos. They just transport me to somewhere far far away…Happy reading!

  19. 4 December 2008 9:19 pm

    I’m with you on the waking up extra early every once in a while.

    very relaxing *if you can get up*

  20. thebaglady permalink
    4 December 2008 9:25 pm

    i love that song; it’s soo beautiful!

  21. 4 December 2008 9:28 pm

    hui – you are so adorable.

    dana – thank you for that lovely suggestion!! i will be sure to buy a few of her books. i’m excited now…more b&n orders to come!!

    fashion chalet – you have no idea how incredibly flattered & happy you just made me!! 🙂

    xoxo,
    La C.

    ps: i wish you all a happy thursday!

  22. 4 December 2008 11:02 pm

    i love those cupcakes….

  23. 5 December 2008 8:58 am

    Nice list and I love the most an option about Polyvore-ing, lol )

  24. 5 December 2008 1:40 pm

    I LOVE happy posts ❤

  25. 5 December 2008 2:54 pm

    i am writing my list today – i got tagged! Le Petit Prince is one of my favorite books and it’s going into my list.

  26. 5 December 2008 3:53 pm

    These TILT posts make me smile! and the bullets are very cute. and The devil Wears Prada…awesome!

  27. The Seeker permalink
    5 December 2008 5:49 pm

    Such lovely and cute stuff…

    xoxo

  28. 6 December 2008 8:27 am

    I will definitely have to check out that natasha bedingfield song… and pink velvet and lavender cupcakes sound to-die-for. reading your posts always make me feel so happy and optimistic. i’d never have thought to cheer for thursdays 🙂

    Oh and Hui and I verbify *wink* words all the time! haha. it’s such good fun. Thanks for always taking the time to read our blog. we love your comments too! you are absolute sweetest La C!

  29. 21 December 2008 12:49 pm

    The Little Prince is one of my favorite books. I read it once or twice a year.

    What did you think?

    • 21 December 2008 1:02 pm

      i actually just found time to start it; it’s taking me quite a while since i my french is rather elementary. but i did enjoy it so far 🙂

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