Marriage Referendum

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It was the yes heard around the world. I could not be happier or more excited for this equality vote and all it means for so many of our friends now and in the future.  DSC_0177
Image by sweet Nathalie for BASH magazine.  She also posted some incredible photos from the Yes Equality weekend here on her blog if you'd like to see.  What a joyous day!

Zara Hedderman + The Denim Pinafore

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In a time where we all have a craving for new yet forever have that guilty conscience about buying more stuff, I am always taking a mental check from ladies who seem to just have those staple pieces down. Re-invent. Transform. Make work.  Call it a capsule wardrobe or a minimalist style- I am crushing on some ladies in Dublin right now who can do just that.  This little lady is one of them.  
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The denim pinafore, three different ways and each so uniquely Zara.  Every now and then, I get a whim to create new - I am so glad that it involved this sugarplum today.

These two

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

And a little postcard from Greystones.

The Meadows

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Not too far from Gwyn's place was the Chorlton Eees, a nature reserve area in Manchester.  Large, quiet and deceptively easy to get lost in despite straight walking paths.    DSC_0189
I get overly contemplative in places like this, very similar to places by the sea.  Natural I suppose when surrounded by something that has so long endured the process of time.
This  post  came to mind whilst there  ''It's hard to write about something when you're right in the middle of it. It's not a story yet, and you have no idea what the ending is going to look like.'' DSC_0184
Funny how life provides voices that reflect your own when you need it most.  Encouragement, understanding, pitfalls, troughs, the ebb and flow of it - it's a process that frustrates and yet, is so innately necessary to grow.

Or so I keep telling myself ;)

What better place to be reminded of the result of endurance than outdoors? It's a good place to start dear friends.

A spring bash

Thursday, May 14, 2015

DSC_0123 A throwback Thursday to this shoot for BASH magazine with Jette.  My current desktop is filled with images that never quite make it on to this blog but this bright pop of colour caught my eye again.DSC_0116
And just like that- dining al fresco is looking and sounding super tempting again.  Bring out the sun again, I say!  This grey is just no fun.

Inside an Airbnb in Chorlton

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Some images from Chorlton in a home owned by Gwyn, an artist/painter/illustrator.  Where hallways and rooms become canvases for installations and light and airy somehow have a restorative feeling when you stay there.  Slept early, woke early, was peacefully productive and basically wished I could have spent many more days there.  (Gwyn tells me this happens a lot with visitors)

A short stay that has me already wanting to go back.  Smitten!
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Link to her abode here.

Rain spattered florals

Monday, May 11, 2015

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A Quiet Capture

Sunday, May 10, 2015

To this lady: my sister-in-law who somehow maintains that precarious balance of sweet but firm, generous but not frivolous and whose love for her family and friends is just plain noteworthy.

(Happy Mother's day!)

Colour in the Stables

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Some visual inspiration from yesterday's Kolkata experience at the Fumbally stables.

Growing up in a South Indian household, a very conservative one at that, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn Bharata Natyam (a classical indian dance) for nearly 9 years under Sudha Chandra Sekhar  (Sudha auntie to us) and her beautiful daughter, Anjali.  Their whole family embody dance, spirit and artistry in a form that I  struggle to find words to describe.  It is ethereal in its truest sense.

Looking through these images this morning and I am reminded of two things: 1) adavus-the all to familiar singing of thath thai tham syllables and 2) a translated line from a small documentary in the true slums of Mumbai:

''I may not have a penny to my name, but this life here is so full of colour.''  

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