Weekend sign off



Soooo… Did you or did you not watch the Royal Wedding? I obviously did, hence today I am feeling a bit drained from the emotional overload as well as sugar overindulging… But frankly, the wedding was amazing and the cupcakes were delicious (will share a recipe with you soon).

Today I am planning to have a quiet day, get out and try to take a few pictures, so I can show you my new very pretty earrings the girls from Bella Dawn boutique sent me. The latter is going to be a challenge since I hate to be photographed (my husband says I put my “weird face” on as soon as I feel the camera pointing at me), but that’s got to be done and share (because sharing is a good thing).

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Always yours,


P.S. If you do like things on Bella Dawn website, you can use a code LOVE20 to receive a 20% off your order. Have a browse – there are lots of pretty things there and the prices are fabulous!

Photo source: Yo Dona Espana April 2011

Links à la Mode: April 28th

My Monday post made it to Links a la Mode this week…

It was such a lovely surprise!

More than Meets the Eye

Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought

When you visit a fashion blog you often see a stylish blogger posing in a perfectly, put together outfit with gorgeous scenery. What you don't see is the work that goes into curating and maintaining a fashion blog. This week the theme across IFB was outfit posts: what deems an outfit worthy, what goes into creating a stunning visual post and ultimately the comments (some not so nice) that we receive as style bloggers. Ultimately, blogging is a way to express our love for fashion and personal style but as this week's links can attest to, there is much more to fashion blogging than meets the eye.

Links à la Mode: April 28th


New Sunglasses at Shopbop: Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Ray Ban, YSL, Marc Jacobs, Carrera, DITA, Gucci, Phillip Lim & Super Sunglasses

Royal Weddings Photos



A few pictures I took just a few minutes ago. Apologies about the quality, it’s done with my iPhone… I simply want to share this moment with you… Right here, right now.


Photo source: personal

Just before we see the bride…


Early Friday morning. Dog’s been taken care of, the kettle is on and a bunch of pretty cupcakes is waiting to be served. The day has come. I am excited to see the bride, the dress and of course, witness history in the making…

Prince has found his princess and they are getting married – it always reminds me of a movie… The Prince and Me. Only this time everything is very much real.

I am going to leave you with my favourite of them all photos of the couple by Mario Testino, a pretty Royal Wedding map created by Laura Hooper and a link to the official programme, and then turn on TV – I don’t want to miss a thing…

Kate&Will London STD


8:15 – 9:45 - The vast majority of the 1,900 guests will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey ahead of the 11am service.

9:50 - Governors-general and prime ministers of realm countries, the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.

10:10 – Prince William and his best man Prince Harry leave Clarence House in a Bentley for Westminster Abbey, arriving five minutes later. The route between Buckingham Palace and the Abbey goes by The Mall, Horse Guards Road, Horse Guards Parade, through Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Square (the south side) and Broad Sanctuary.

10:20 - Members of foreign royal families arrive at the Abbey from Buckingham Palace.

10:20 – Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Middleton and brother James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for the Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 1027.

10:25 - Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for the Abbey, arriving at 1030.

10:35 - The following members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for the Abbey, arriving at 1040: The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.

10:38 - The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House, arriving at the Abbey at 1042.

10:40 - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace, arriving at the Abbey at 1045

10:45 - The bridesmaids and pages leave the Goring Hotel, arriving at the Abbey at 1055.

10:51 - The bride and her father Michael Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey in a Rolls Royce.

11:00 - The marriage service begins and is relayed by speakers along the route. There will also be big screens in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.

12:15 - The carriage procession of the bride and groom with a Captain's Escort of the Household Cavalry, followed by the Queen's procession with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, leaves the Abbey for Buckingham Palace. The bride and groom will be in the 1902 State Landau, or the Glass Coach if it is raining.

12:30 - The bride's carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

12:40 - Members of the Royal Family and members of foreign royal families arrive at Buckingham Palace.

12:40 - Other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace

13:25 - The Queen and the bride and groom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.

13:30 - Fly-past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

For more details, links and photos click here.

Photo source: Telegraph

Beautiful botanicals



You know why I love florals so much? Because it feels like wrapping yourself in delicate petals and flowers, especially when the clothes are made of silk, for an extra touch of luxury and incredible cooling sensation so much needed in summer heat.


Photo sources: Harper’s Bazaar Feb 2007, Alexander McQueen, Maurizio Pecoraro, Dazed & Confused March 2011, Julien Macdonald, Vanessa Bruno, Vogue Spain May 2011, Matthew Williamson, 1A Classe Alviero Martini, Numero 122 2011, A Detacher, Aigner, Elle UK Feb 2011, Alberta Ferretti, Basso & Brooke, Marie Claire France 2011, Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana, Glamour Spain 2011, D&G, Akris, Vogue Italia 2009, Nanette Lepore, Carlos Miele, Vogue Turkey May 2011, Nicole Farhi, Monique Lhuillier, Marie Claire UK May 2011, Etro, Laura Biagiotti, Marie Claire Italy March 2011, Oscar de la Renta, Louisa Beccaria, Elle US 2006, Tracy Reese, Rochas, Vogue US May 2011, Moschino Cheap&Chic, Stella McCartney, Harper’s Bazaar US May 2011