Monday, September 20, 2010

Fresh Start


Welcome to the start of a brand new week, lovelies! Hope you all had the most amazing weekend. I had a blissful weekend filled with no obligations. Just got to do whatever my heart desired and it was wonderful.

Saturday I caught a movie, Easy A, which I really enjoyed. Reminded me of Mean Girls and Saved put together which is a good thing in my book. And then Sunday was brunch, mani/pedi & a massage, a little shopping and lots of catching up on blog reading. I couldn't have asked for anything else.

This week is going to be a little unusual in my household. J is going away on Wednesday to Atlanta for a business trip and I'll be alone for two nights which I'm really not looking forward to. I have things to occupy myself with, going to try to get some more Fall shopping in and a trip on down to Topshop is definitely in order, and then there's a possible hockey game on Thursday but I know I'll find myself lonely. Then I fly down to Atlanta on Friday night to spend the weekend. Two nights alone is enough for me :)

Well I guess it's time for me to head on out and start the week off right. Coffee & croissants are calling my name.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! xoxo

Images: 1,3, 5 - Nicole Bentley, 2 & 4 - Little Brown Pen

53 comments:

SabinePsynopsis said...

Cafe 'Le Refuge' - that's where I'd like to be now! My J just came back yesterday night :-)
Enjoy your days on your own, Dawn! xoxo

Kristin said...

Sounded like a great weekend! Mine went too fast so I'm so looking forward to the next one. But first...I need a fresh start to this week. Have a beautiful day! btw...I like your blog so much so it has become one of my favourite blogs:) :)

Hugs, Kristin

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I'm all for a fresh start this week! It sounds like you had a perfect weekend and that this coming weekend will be fun too!

Debby said...

Sounds like you had the perfect weekend! That movie got great reviews, I want to see it! Sounds like in your case absence will make the heart grow fonder! Have fun visiting Atlanta! xo

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh your weekend sounds lovely! Love the photo's, very chic.

I hope you don't get too lonely sweetie...but you have the weekend to look forward too.
xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

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Hope you will have an amazing Monday and I am off to grab a cup of coffee as well:) Love those images:)

Hugs and kisses,darling

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Combo of "Mean Girls" and "Saved"? That definitely sounds good!

Glad you'll be spending the weekend down South with j! Don't worry the week will pass quickly!

CHANTELLE said...

stunning photos! i do love that last shot :) i'm so craving croissants now ♥ have a lovely weekend! :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh I know! I dont like being alone either...
Have a great one though, it's only 2 days and then you are off to Atlanta! :) xoxo

Penney3000 said...

Have a good day also. It will be ok. Georgia is always on my mind :-).

style'n said...

oh you always have great weekends and this one sounds like it was no different! I have my coffee in hand right now but if you could bring over a croissant I would love that! Funny, I have to go to Atlanta in Nov for work and I have not been in so long. Maybe you could scout out the cute boutiques there :)
naina

Tanvi said...

Oh! There is the place in Atlanta Highlands "something" which had the cutest stores I remember from my trip! May be I will find it out for you :) Happy Monday, Dawn!

Cara said...

mmmmm coffee and croissants!

Gina said...

your weekend sounds like my dream,
brunch, mani pedi AND a massage? heaven.
I love day's like that but i don't get to enjoy them as much as i'd like.

My boyfriend travels alot for work as well. he just left for florida yesterday morning only to return on wednesday and set right out again on friday morning :(. believe me, i know how you feel.

it doess sound like you've found some pretty fantastic ways to occupy your time though ;)

The Refined Savage said...

LOVE the shoulders on the jacket!!
Free time is such a luxury, isn't it?

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i love heading over to TopShop - only problem is my bank account doesn't love it and my boyfriend doesn't like having to hold all my bags (well i lied, he doesn't mind, i got a good guy *teehee* )

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

I love these photos! I want to see Easy A...when I saw the commercial it reminded me of an updated Can't Buy Me Love kind of movie.

Ashley Hasty said...

Those croissants have my mouth watering- yum!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I hear you! My husband is about to leave on a two-week business trip. Yikes! To occupy myself I might invite a few friends over and organize a girls night in with tapas, drinks and games... if I can get my **** together ;-)

But his trip also means that next month me and the girls are going to join him in London... Topshop, Accessorize, Selfriges, Tate Modern, here I come!

Café Bellini said...

I'm so jealous, your weekend sounds perfect! I am so looking forward to when I can have a cup of tea and croissants in the morning without having people come at 8am to install lights or shower doors or whatnot... ugh. Am so tired. I need a massage!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

MMM sounds amazing :) You have such a knack for making things sound so fabulous; I love that about you!! xo

LifestyleBohemia said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Lovely images to get me motivated on a Monday morning!
xx

Marie-Ève said...

Sounds like a great plan! Have fun!

Jude said...

Your weekend sounds just perfect! I hope the rest of week goes well too - I also have 2 nights alone when the sig. other travels for work, so I hear ya!

Stacey said...

Coffee and croissants sound delish! Lovely images and the two nights will fly by very quickly!:-) xx

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

That jacket is stunning especially the shoulders. Hope you have a fun filled two days.
Congrats on winning the Express-O giveaway.

Happy Monday.

Tucker said...

what a perfect weekend! you sound like me - i can't stand nights away. maybe a new book will help? enjoy topshop! i'm going to london in a few weeks and can't wait to check it out.

Giovanna said...

i haven't had breakfast yet, and coffee and croissants sound sooo good right now. i missed you! just catching up on your blog. i think we're on the same page, since i posted about paris too. :)

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honey my heart said...

your weekend sounds fun :) i'm excited for this week since it feels like a new beginning (school starts again for ucsb). hope yours goes along nicely.

Annie said...

Happy Monday! Love the hair in these pics...
Hope the time away goes quick for you!

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coolkids said...

I envy your weekend! With kids...I don't get weekend like that anymore. I would love 2 nights to be "lonely" lol.

Cat said...

I really want to see that movie too! Good luck keeping your lonely nights filled with activities...I am sure the weekend will be here before you know it (and you have a bit of a trip to look forward too...that always makes time go a bit faster!) xo Cat

Miranda said...

Lovely photos, ahhh fall is the best!
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Kristin said...

I don't blame you. I hate it when the hubs is out of town too!

Valerie said...

I'm the same way about not liking it when Gabe's out of town (or when I'm out of town without him). I miss him! But a trip to Topshop would definitely lift my spirits. :) Hope you're having a good Monday!

xo
Valerie

Mosaicista said...

Time flies, time is luxury so enjoy all the activities and fun that you can !!..

this free bird said...

Make sure to report back with your Topshop findings...including if you find anyone along the way who can make my hair look like that of the woman in these pictures!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Punctuation Mark said...

i want to go and see that movie but instead went to see the town and it was amazing... time for oneself is usually good... don't underestimate it... have fun shopping!!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I hate when I have to sleep apart from Mr. Deer, I never sleep well! But guess what? I will be in Atlanta this weekend! I am going to Emory Homecoming with my best friend and then we are going to see Pavement Sunday night. So, wow! I will message you my number, just in case there might be a second to grab a quick coffee! XX!

MarchMusings said...

Looking forward to seeing Easy A as I like Emma Stone. She's so fiesty!

S and O said...

Your kidding me right??
You got to do everything you wanted to??
That must've been one fun weekend :D
Xoxo
Sarah

Jess said...

Don't you hate it when the boy is out of town?? My hubby's going out of town soon too :( But shopping is a great idea to keep our minds off of it!

xo

tenlinespica said...

omg. Brunch. Man/pedi. Massage. Shopping. Throw in a cleaning lady doing her thing while I'm gone and it is my absolute perfect day. Not that it ever happens, lol.

BigAppleNosh said...

I'm always listless when my other half is away. Hope you have a great week otherwise, though!

Indie.Tea said...

I really like the actress, Emma Stone. I think she's 'going places' so to speak.
Have a lovely week!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

i'm all for fresh starts too!

Romany said...

My weekend was pretty boring, to be honest. But I'm very much looking forward to this week - I'm planning a little shopping trip of my own, to spend some of my hard earned cash, finally!
Hope you have a great week! :)
Romany
xx

Rachel said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I really want to see Easy A too - it looks fun! Hope you make the most of your time alone and indulge in lots of girly stuff xx

Jammer said...

Ok, it's official I need to see Easy A! Btw - I loveee that girl's look in the first pic!

Jen said...

I love the models' waivy hair!! How in the world do you get that look tho? Do you know?

Oh, and good luck on the giveaway you just entered. My fingers are crossed for you too!!

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, I've been wanting to see that movie!!!