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It’s a beautifully windy Saturday morning—warm golden sunshine against a bright blue sky.  I’ll be leaving shortly for a Pilates stretch class, then it’s off to O’Melveny Park ( part of the Santa Susana mountain range) for a tranquil 4 mile hike.  During my last visit to the park, a family of deer scampered before me.  

Plans for this weekend include: reading The Kitchen Diaries, a romantic candle lit dinner in Malibu, and a Wallander marathon.  I’ve fallen  hard for the British-produced film adaptations of  Henning Mankell’s Swedish crime drama novels.  Filmed on location in Sweden, the crimes are grisly…eww!  However, the cinematography and camera work are stunning.

A few links that caught my eye this week…

Chic Glamorous & Slendid Blog_Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

Malcolm Carfrae’s Hampton Cottage is the epitome of chic!  The 1800 square foot Shingle style home was built in the 1930’s and is bathed in natural light flooding through the windows.  Photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor.

Photo by Craig McDean for T Magazine

I enjoyed reading T Magazine’s fashionable travel editorial on Iceland. Photographed by Craig McDean.

Chic Glamorous & Splendid Blog | Photo by Gabriel Boone for Not without Salt Blog

A lovely family gathering featuring beautiful table settings and a recipe for Tuscan Melon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette and Crispy Prosciutto.  Photography by Gabriel Boone for Not Without Salt.

Life Beautiful Magazine | Photo by Tobin Bennett

The Fall 2013 issue of Life: Beautiful Magazine features a splendid Flower editorial titled Blooms of Beauty, photographed by Tobin Bennett.


Naomi Campbell is the cover story for  The EDIT October 3, 2013.  Photographed by Nico, via Citizens of Fashion and Net-a-Porter.

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