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Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | Summer Reading List

I am happy to share a couple of books on my summer reading list.  I’m drawn to these titles as each one promises lush prose, rich descriptive sensory details, vivid storytelling and strong characters. 

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs penned by Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times.  Sciolino shares her favorite charming Parisian neighborhood filled with lively and vivacious residents.

In The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos by Dominic Smith,  a rare Dutch painting links three lives spanning three centuries through Amsterdam, New York City and Sydney.  

An art history student agrees to forge a rare Dutch painting for a questionable art dealer and the consequences of that decision will haunt her, as she finds herself entangled in deceit and redemption.

In The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea, journalist Tom Blass journeys across The North Sea in search of wild true stories that are captivating and compelling while exploring the wild and rugged history of the sea as told by colorful local coast dwellers in obscure communities.

I’m incredibly excited for summer’s arrival.  How about you?  What’s on your reading list?  Please share, as I would love to hear.

Have the loveliest of weekends!  Enjoy and take care.

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | Instagram_May 2016

The young May moon is beaming, love…When the drowsy world is dreaming, love!

Quote:  Thomas Moore, The Young May Moon

Good Morning Friends!  Thought I’d share a few highlights from my Instagram account.  Farewell darling month of May!

Wishing you a fabulous and joyous week ahead!

source: All images © Ty Keennon Photography

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

This is one of my favorite fashion editorials of the year!  Simon Upton beautifully captured the ever glamorous Nicole Warne and  Guerrino Santulliana for the new Dolce & Gabbana Fragrance, Dolce Rosa Excelsa

I find it undeniably striking, that Warne both modeled and served as Art/Creative Director for Sei La Mia Rosa, which means, you are my rose.  Inspiration for this romantic photo shoot was spurred by Warne’s very first date with her fiancé Luke…as you may have guessed, they went skydiving.  

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

Splendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and GabbanaSplendid Blog | Simon Upton photographed Nicole Warne for Dolce and Gabbana

source:  Gary Pepper