Monday, March 28, 2011

Perk Up!

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Happy Monday, lovelies! Welcome to a brand new week. Hope you all enjoyed the weekend. My was wonderful, filled with lots of relaxing, some family time and meal planning for the week ahead. I started on this healthy living kick last week and so far I'm loving the results. Only thing is I've been tired so I haven't been able to kick my daily dose of caffeine habit. I start every single morning with a coffee and I don't see myself giving it up anytime soon. Oh well, a little caffeine is good for you, isn't it? :)

Hope your week gets off to a great start!

Images: 1, 2, 3 edited by The Alternative Wife, 4, 5, 6
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62 comments:

B. in the Know said...

Hope you have a great start to your week! Thankfully, I still get to be a bum for two more days before I head back to the office. Oh how I wish every week could be like this - I like work three days off four days...it just works better with my schedule and all the fun things I want to do! Oh in the perfect world...
Much love,
B

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I think the healthy living adjustment may take a while sometimes! I'm proud of you and totally with you!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Ann said...

I certainly love my coffee...
Nice images there ♥

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Coffee is totally necessary in the mornings, no question about it! Hope you have a great week!

Styles 'n Cream said...

I cannot give up my beloved my cup of coffee too. Even if I do a cleanse or a juice fast I still drink coffee, my only guilty pleasure.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I also have coffee but only on weekdays, so strange! Glad you had a nice weekend Dawn! so excited for the magazine feature! Well done!!

ps: love all these rings! xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ha ha a little caffeine pays the Deer's bills! Love you, and LOVED the NY mag shoot, amazing! I wanted to print it out and frame it, too sweet! XX!

TK said...

I really would love to sit at that table by the window and sip my morning coffee...I just know I would be inspired to get on with my writing!!! TK xx

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Sounds like such a lovely weekend Dawn! I couldn't live without coffee either; I think a couple of cups a day will do no harm, at least that's what I tell myself! xo

Cara said...

I am sitting here typing as I hear the coffee pot brewing behind me...can't wait!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

No Model Lady said...

Oh my heavens, I really need a good caramel macchiato now!

modniza said...

beautiful photos!have a nice week!xoxo

Debby said...

1-2 cups is supposed to be good for you, Dawn. I can't function w/out it... my one and only vice! I need to get on a healthy meal plan... a lot of procrastinating going on in my head! Hope your week is off to a great start! xo

Collette Osuna said...

Happy Sunday hunnie....(for me)
I have caffeine too, not a ton....but enough to get me going:0

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things that sparkle said...

I wish I could be motivated to eat healthy! Gorgeous images as always

ryan said...

I'm with you! We are starting a health kick as of today, and the caffeine is going to have to work around it because I can't give that up. Happy Monday!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Wow, what an incredibly lovely & glamorous post! Coffee with beautiful accessories and lovely furniture...really is there anything more pretty?? Sounds like a great weekend you had, I too rested a lot and definitely a lot of coffee intake here as well! ;)

xoxo
Rachel

very married said...

not sure I could ever give up the caffeine habit either... congrats on the healthy kick though!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Gorgeous rings and bangle. Great Fendi bag, too!

pretty pink tulips said...

Good morning! I ate my way through my vacation, so I, too, am trying to embrace the heatlhy living thing today. I write this, while sippiing my morning coffee. That's something I can't quite let go of yet either!!!
xoxo

Dancing Branflake said...

What a lovely weekend! I don't drink coffee but I get my maximum caffeine fix from chocolate. So much more satisfying for me!

Annie said...

Happy Monday Dawn!! These pics definitely make me want an espresso, but I'm feeling good sticking with tea lately. Do you like black tea? You could replace your coffee with black tea and then green tea after that.. it's hard, but if you like tea then I think you could definitely do it! :)

Tanvi said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! you always make my Monday beautiful Dawn! :)

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classiq said...

I had given up coffee sometime ago, but not anymore: it's a pleasure I allow myself every day (other than that I have a healthy way of living for many many years, as I don't believe in diets, but in healthy eating. Hope you're off to a great new week, Dawn! Ada

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I love the subtle green in this post and I'm with you, need 2 coffees to get going each day...everything in moderation right...wine, chocolate, coffee etc.;)

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Oh goodness, I saw these photos without having my tea yet. It reminded me how much I need a cup.

Diana said...

Def could use a cup of coffee today and I also want to start exercise and eating better. I was doing good with walking and biking but now the cold weather isnt going away and I miss my bike! Hope you have a great day.

BigAppleNosh said...

Happy Monday, darling!

Julip Made said...

A little caffeine is an absolute necessity and I am pretty sure what makes the world/ blog world go round! This also reminds me I need to stop by Trader Joes and restock my chocolate covered espresso beans.
Happy Monday!

honey my heart said...

i can't wait until my afternoon dose of caffeine ;) happy monday!

coolkids said...

have a great week! I can't give up my coffee either!

Amanda said...

Love the emerald colors...and the eye make~up in the first one, yummy!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

YES, Dawn, they DO say that a little coffee IS good for you ... helps guard against things like Type II diabetes and bad stuff ... so we have the PERFECT excuse to NEVER give it up! I've actually tried in the past ... not because I thought it was bad for me, but because I love it with cream and sugar and thought of the extra calories ... but it never lasted long!!! I'm a coffee lover for life, I think! Happy Monday! xoxo

L said...

fabulous photos, as always.
Happy Monday (and healthy eating) to you too!

Meritxell said...

well I think I'm one of this persons that I don't like cafe. I can't drink any.
Good monday swetty.

kisses,
Meritxell
http://stoneoflight.blogspot.com/

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Mmmm...I can almost smell the espresso! Given the subject of this post, that first photo of Olivia was a perfect choice. Happy Monday!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i've kinda been on a healthy living kick too. just want to eat more protein and less carbs and try not to eat after a certain time each day. and of course, getting more active--which is tough to do when i'm staring at blogs all day, lol.

and man, i really don't want to like Olivia P. but she is stunning in that photo.

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Happy Monday to you hottie! :) Please explain this healthy kick...? Results? OMGOSH explain! Much luv sweetie!

Martina said...

Love these elegant pix - so ladylike and pretty! On saturday i bought an old book about the methods of healer Edgar Cayce. He says, a bit of coffee - like a cup in the morning - is actually good for you. The only thing - you're supposed to drink it without milk or crream - hmmmm. Have a lovely start to your week!

Katie said...

Ive been eating healthier the past week but CANNOT give up the caffeine! Not gonna happen!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

What a perfect post for a cloudy Monday morning! I need a little pick me up to get all of this post-party clean up! But I don't drink coffee . . . Mr. Pibb does it for me! xo Samantha

Krystal said...

I weirdly recently kicked my coffee habit after like...20 years of drinking it almost every day. It feels really weird! I have it maybe twice a week now...I think one day I just got sick of using so much sugar ( I put a lot in it.)

Krystal said...

(p.s. seriously...my grandparents gave it to me when iw as little haha)

nikki said...

I love these pics Dawn. Makes me want to go sit in a coffee shop all day!

xx
Nikki

M.Weston said...

Très belles photos, j'adore le sac à main rouge CHANEL (ahh le luxe français n'a pas d'égal dans le monde ;)

M.WESTON
http://the-book-mode.blogspot.com

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

CUTEness. If only my morning coffee routine was so glamourous...

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

My caffine addiction comes in the form of my daily Dr.Pepper...not nearly as sophisticated as coffee (c; And that little red chanel number in the last photo is so beautiful, it actually makes me wish I drank coffee...but only if that little piece of heaven got to sit next to me! (c:

MissNeira said...

Mmm now I just want some coffee!!!


xoxo Miss Neira

featherfactor said...

Beautiful images to start off the week - Olivia looks great.

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Jess said...

I just recently started drinking half and half coffee to cut back on my caffeine. Surprisingly I can barely tell the difference! So it's been a successful change. Good luck!!

Xoxo

Kavery said...

I start my day with a humungous cup fo Earl Grey tea and hope I don't have to give it up anytime soon.

Beth - In My World... said...

I love my flavored coffee (no sugar, little cream.) These photos are so luxurious I can almost smell the java! Yum!

Jessie said...

I dont like coffee.. love the smell hate the taste... but I love Cola, so pepsi or coke is a must for me!

XX
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Orange Paisley said...

Hello. I just found your blog tonight and decided I want to follow it. Your life sounds quite different from mine. I live in Wyoming, which seems a long way from Manhattan! I love my life but also find I enjoy a peek of life elsewhere.

Cherisse @ [Framing Spaces] said...

Your photos makes me feel beautiful and it added splashes of happiness to my mood when I read your blogs.

I love coffees! I do the same thing too. Coffee is a must! Hope you had a great day!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Giving up caffeine is hard! I know those who try get terrible withdrawal headaches which are no fun at all!
I hope you have a wonderful week! XO

Karena said...

Oh Dawn I could not do withought my coffe,,,,before anything in the AM!

I have a Giveaway from The Zhush you will love!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

LatteLisa said...

thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I check out yours regularly and love the feminine touch.

By the way, I'm a big supporter of caffeine ;-)

Big Hug Studio said...

Those are really nice images. They remind me of the month I spent in the South of France studying, (I mean sitting in countless cafes drinking yet another cafe au lait)...it was so relaxing...

I don't remember anyone being stressed out while I was there...

Seeing these pics makes me wish I was in Europe all over again.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh we have to keep some of the good things right! Love the pictures, Olivia is so fab and thank you so much for the link :)
xxx

María said...

Glad to hear about your wonderful weekend. i do not take caffee beacause stresses me so much. This post is so warm and elegant. thank you!

Aron said...

I would love to be there!
Though I think we have to wait for that type of travel until after our baby is born. :)

Aron
www.babymine.net