Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Grecian Mini Break???

Life is unbelieeeeeevably dull right now,  the weather is horrific, and if I attempt to contemplate the amount of work that I have to get done in the next couple of weeks I might actually bring on some kind of mental and/or physical breakdown. Nonetheless in moments of extreme boredom while gazing out of the window at the builders having yet another fag break I like to envisage other places I would rather be.. today is Kephalonia the setting for the one of my favourite books, Capitan Corelli's Mandolin. Yes the film is beautiful and I do have a rather large place in my heart for Nicholas Cage, but the book trumps it every time. This cover designed by Rob Ryan is also amazing. Enjoy!

"It is a light that seems unmediated either by the air or the stratosphere. It is completely virgin, it produces overwhelming clarity of focus, it has heroic strength and brilliance. It exposes colours in their original prelapsarian state as though straight from the imagination of God in his youngest days, when He still believed that all was good. The dark green of the pines is unfathomably and retreatingly deep, the ocean viewed from the top of the cliff is platonic in its presentation of azure and turquoise, emerald, viridian and lapsis lazuli"

L x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Gossip girl...

Possibly my favourite Gossip Girl scene ever - genuinely nearly broke my heart. They can't not get back together after this.... If you're not up to date on with the American show then maybe don't watch..
L x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Black and White

 Found this 
gorgeous Tumblr:
Here are some of my favourite images from it. Just looovvee old black and white photos like this. 
L x

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Jobs advice

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” -Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]

What a wise and wonderful man... 
L x 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Enzyme Lurrrvin'

Not going to lie, a facial product with the word enzyme in the description, brings back scarring memoires of GCSE biology and that episode of Sex and the City where Samantha goes for a chemical peel.... Face masks are another thing that does not fill me with the greatest amount of confidence, (especially those peel ones, which, although strangely satisfying to remove, never seem to come of smoothly and days later you're still finding bits and wondering how many people have come the conclusion that you're suffering from an unfortunate skin condition...). Nonetheless! I love this one, smells incredible, leaves your skin soft and smooth with no danger of lingering remnants! BRILLO! 

L x