Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Samantha Jones in Nina Ricci, by Gianni Penati, Vogue 1968

It's been one of those drizzly, damp weekends here in the Pyrenees, after a hectic couple of weeks, its very welcome, been extremely lazy, all cozied up, with plenty of red wine and nibbles at hand, messing about on the computer, reading and watching films. As I type this MG is busy in the kitchen, preparing his legendary roast chicken and roast potatoes. I spotted the above picture on my internet wanderings and almost had to reach for the smelling salts, I love it, this tunic is beautifully simple, classic, timeless and elegant.  I am sorely tempted to send an e mail to my BF, who at this moment is somewhere in the garment district of Hong Kong, 'Ivory silk, please and you know my measurements'! I think it would look sublime teamed with black, silk, wide legged palazzo pants.

What else, more of the same really with chocolates, ready for tonight, when I will be firmly rooted to the sofa, watching the first hour and a half special of the much awaited, second series of the phenomenon known as....

Hope your all having a wonderful Sunday


  1. Dash, my friend, you have your priorities right. If it was not 6:30am on a very rainy Sunday morning here in Seattle, i would probably snuggle on the couch with a glass of wine and watch "Downton Abbey" too. The show has not made it to the US or at least I have not heard about it. I did recognize Maggie Smith. Who else is in the cast? Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  2. Enjoy! Here in the netherlands we only have seen series 1. I envy you.

  3. Hello Tish
    You are having the perfect day - I love how you take advantage of inclement weather and make the most of it.
    I do not watch TV but will rent Downton Abby - part 1 this week. Thanks for reminding me
    Enjoy your decicious Sunday dinner - it is a beautiful Autumn day in Toronto and we are taking our dog for a long walk in the park and then alfresco lunch in our favourite restaurant - Doria's.
    Helen xx

  4. Sounds like you are having a perfect day even with the poor weather, sometimes it's just the excuse we need. Here in Wales we had rain all morning but now the sun is shining. I can't wait to settle down to Downton Abbey too x

  5. It's been pretty awful here what with torrential downpours and a constant grey sky. Red wine, nibbles and quality flims sound perfect although it's Spooks I'm anxiously awaiting tonight.
    That tunic is absolutely beautiful. You really should get BF to get one made up.
    Thanks for your support & kind words, much appreciated. x

  6. I love Samantha Jones's hair. Why can't I get my hair to look like that?

    Also, I love that MG is busy in kitchen with a roast chicken and potatos. You are indeed a lucky woman!

  7. Imagine my delight when Downtown Abbey ( first season) started here in Buenos Aires !
    besitos, C

  8. Oh sounds perfect to me...we will have to wait ages no doubt for the second series of the wonderful Downton.

  9. Hello, I've just started following your blog and very much enjoy it. I am wondering what the painting is that is used in your profile? I love it!

  10. There is nothing nicer than than a lazy sunday and even better when roast chicken is cooked for you !!!! haha
    Wasn't the first episode of the new series of Downton Abbey wonderful ? I love it.
    ....and, thank you so much for your lovely comment yesterday. It means a lot.
    Have a lovely week. XXXX


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