The weeks are just flying by. It’s hard to believe there is less than a month to go to the wedding. The to do list still exists but we’re chipping away at it bit by bit each day. I’m sure, after a year of planning, the 28th of June will go by in a blur. Everyone keeps telling us to make sure we step away from the crowds together for a few minutes on the day so we can have a moment together, alone. Other than that, Oakley is starting to look more like a cat and less like a kitten every day. It’s incredible how much he’s changed in the six weeks or so we’ve had him. He reached 4-months-old on Wednesday. Tonight I’m heading over to Hari’s – my favourite quirky salon – for a hair cut and tomorrow, a much needed full on relaxing spa day with massages, lunch, sleep rooms, etc. with Dimple at Sanctuary in Covent Garden. Sunday, all I am hoping for is some sun!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend? Any exciting plans?
Photo: The Rose Garden the day we got engaged, June 2013
Here are a few links for you:
- How cool would it be to experience the Dragon Boat festival in China? Life on Nanchang Lu blog has some beautiful photos of preparations and boat building in progress.
- 5 recipes to try: Sriracha Honey Lime Chicken; Pao De Queijo; Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze; Cherry Pie Bars and Triple Berry Cinnamon Swirl Bread.
- Have you seen New York photographer Gail Albert Halaban’s voyeuristic photos looking inside the windows of Parisians?
- The Cool Hunter covers the rise of the designer bakery. I’d love to visit any of these! On the subject of food, ever wonder what it’s like to have lunch at Google? And I’m bookmarking this post from He Needs Food for my next trip to Boston.
- Have you see the stunning photography on Urban Pixxels? It’s one of my new favourite blogs. And places to find London inspiration like this Hackney coffee shop, Cooper Wolf that I now want to visit!
- A few links from my lovely sponsors:
- 5 places I’d like to stay: Dream Downtown hotel in NYC; Hotel du Petit Moulin in Paris; Luxury Rooms in Barcelona; QT Gold Coast in Australia; and Point Yamu by COMO in Thailand.
- Cannelle et vanille shares some images from a photography workshop in Tuscany. And now I’m inspired to travel to Georgia (the country) as well thanks to Yes and Yes.
- Love Ashley’s weekly food photography tips series over on Edible Perspective. Here’s one on motion – capturing a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
- And, how to cross the street in Vietnam…
Enjoy your weekend!
MariekenMay 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm
That strawberry cake looks delicious, have you tried it yet? And I loved those Parisian photo’s. Have fun on your you-day tomorrow and I am hoping for sunshine too!
littleobservationistMay 30, 2014 at 9:04 pm
I have not yet tried the strawberry cake, but it’s definitely on my list. It looks amazing! Thanks about tomorrow. Wishing sunshine for everyone! x
KatieMay 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm
Right after my wedding ceremony, our catering director took my husband (Toby) and me by the hand and asked what we wanted to drink and then carted us away to another room. He brought in a couple small plates of appetizers and our drinks and let us be together for about 15 minutes. It was perfect and such a special moment for us. Totally try to arrange some time for you and Jorge!! Have a wonderful weekend! We’re having dinner with some neighbors and working on the garden some more.
littleobservationistMay 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm
That’s a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll definitely try to do something like that. The more I think about it, the more important I realize those few minutes will be when I look back at the day. Enjoy your dinner. I wish we knew our neighbours, but we don’t really have any…And I also wish I had a garden!! 🙂 x
Chris OldJune 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Awesome! I can totally recommend Point Yamu – up to COMO’s usual outstanding standards. Have you been to Thailand, Steph?
As for crossing a road in Vietnam, I know the pain…that’s one country where red lights really don’t have any meaning.
littleobservationistJune 3, 2014 at 8:53 am
Thanks for the recommendation! It’s on the list. I haven’t been to Thailand, sadly, but I would love to go. Vietnam as well, despite the lack of orderly streets 🙂