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by caroline duke on Monday, August 17, 2009
i've been bad about posting, so i thought i'd feed you a little pretty to get you by.
via grain edit. (would love to get my hands on one of these.)
ed note: i feel awful for completely screwing up and not crediting the proper person. i am not sure what ryan boudinot does, but i am sure he is equally talented. to recap: amazing illustration by pietari posti. thanks to may for (knowingly or unknowingly, i am not sure) bringing this to my attention.
by caroline duke on Sunday, August 16, 2009
Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.
i'd love to own this one. funny and pretty. i love.
p.s. this one kills me. i was a purple shirt. i looked offal. killing. me.
thanks to a wondrous night and morning of storms, it has yet to break 80 degrees here. that makes fall seem a little more within my reach. and i'd love to rock these looks this fall. i think it's all the plaid, but it reminds me so much of what i wore in junior high.
by caroline duke on Thursday, August 06, 2009
lexie of little boat (cute blog, cute girl!).
judging by allll the entries, you'd think i was giving away christian lacroix. thanks to all of you for being magnificent readers and friends. i feel lucky.
lexie, if you'll just send your details my way, i'll drop your box in the mail. it's small stuffs, but i hope you enjoy.
somewhere amidst the beautiful chairs i saw in paris, i decided that is what is in order: chairs. i can't afford the beautiful things i see in dwr, but i can make a point to pick up a chair here and there. but since i'm fresh out of money, maybe this t-shirt is the place to start.
via design crushing.
i think i've found my next must-have style. i love the long wispies in the front.
after being surrounded by beautifully chic people in europe, i'm dead set on a few things: 1) i must lose weight. my sweet boyfriend has been very nice about the whole thing but i'm just growing disgusted with myself. and, carrying an extra 50 pounds around sure didn't help my sore feet from walking all over the place. this is a big source of sadness in my life, and i'd very much like to do away with it. please bear with me if i mention it/whine about it/complain about working out/etc. here and there. and i'd love to hear any tips you might have.
if you haven't already, please try your hand at the europe in a box giveaway. it's nothing fancy... just a few small things from here and there.
by caroline duke on Monday, August 03, 2009
to make up for my bad blogging this week, let's do a little giveaway. i'll pick up a few small things here and there while on my trip, and then i'll draw a lucky lady's name. let's make the deadline to enter aug. 3. just leave a comment with e-mail. bonne chance!
spread the word!
by caroline duke on Saturday, July 25, 2009
well, i am not doing the blogging i had hoped to do thanks to $25/a day (!!!) internet at the hotel. so, here's where i spend a great deal of my time netting it up. a sweet tourist haven. i think i've had a drink of some sort at every cafe in the square.
oh! and last night was independence day for belgium, so i had fireworks all over again.
well, i just wanted to drop a quick bonjour and show off my lovely photo.
hope everyone is doing well! perhaps i'll do a little blogging over breakfast tomorrow.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, July 22, 2009