Monday, May 7, 2012

Fresh Start

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Good morning, loves! And welcome to a brand new week.

I needed a little freshness to get me going this morning and what is more fresh than aqua, right? Also, I've had it on my mind quite a bit since visions of the beach house have been prancing around my head. It's only 5 days away now so the countdown has officially begun!

Had a nice and relaxing weekend. Looking back on what I had planned, I managed to get the mani/pedi, lots of sleep and flowers in. Didn't quite get around to the bath part but I did squeeze in some more fun.

Saturday we had a relaxing day and later that night our friend, who I might add, is a student at The French Culinary Institute!!!, prepared a to die for meal for us.  Four courses and it was unbelievably delicious. Yeah, I'm pretty spoiled, it's true :) 

Then Sunday we celebrated Seis de Mayo {never got around to celebrating Cinco on Saturday...} with a Mexican brunch.  Delicious.  I basically ate my way through the weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every minute.

All in all a great weekend and I have a wonderful weekend ahead to look forward to. What did you all do this weekend?

Have a wonderful day, sweets!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited The Alternative Wife

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44 comments:

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Wow! sounds like the perfect weekend. A good weekend, usually means an even better week ;-)
Have a lovely week Sweets, and continue the "good-living" xx

Fashion art and other fancies said...

A relaxing weekend is always good;-)

*Glam Chameleon* said...

True, nothing more refreshing than aqua tones! I'm so glad to hear u enjoyed your weekend!!! And I would be even more glad if you come to visit your family in Greece! Like that I would be able to meet u!:) Happy Monday darling!!!! kisses
Jelena

classiq said...

After such a wonderful weekend I think your high spirits will last all week long. :)
Ada

O said...

Happy Monday! your weekend was very relaxing and fun, how great is it to have someone cook for you?! xoxo

Laura said...

Wow! Beach house only 5 days away? French food? Can you ask for anything more?!

ECLECchic said...

Oh, sweet, such a fabulous weekend! Mine was relaxing in Como lake. I love to go to Como for some purchases.
XXXxx

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Ah Dawn, your Monday morning posts are always so inspirational and this one is no exception--aqua is my favorite color at the moment! Your four course meal sounds heavenly--always nice to have a chef for a friend!

xo Mary Jo

Lindsey @ be pretty said...

I'm counting down for you, doll! :) How exciting... and the aqua in this post is leaving me in major crave mood! ;) I loved following your pics this weekend... the meal on Saturday night looked AMAZING! I thought you were dining out - the presentation was gorgeous! What's more fun then eating {and *drinking} your way through the weekend!!?? ;) Happy Monday, suga! xo

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Ah I bet that meal was incredible! Very happy for you that the beach house is coming up soon- so relaxing!

design traveller said...

Oh so subtle today :)

With love... said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
Have a beautiful week.

Alexa said...

That French meal sounds amazing Dawn. And you're right, aqua is so refreshing! :)

livesimplybyannie said...

Ah! My absolute favorite color! You made me smile so when I scrolled down and that giant flower greeted me. Happy Monday Dawn!

Tanvi said...

Such lovely shots!!!

Happy Monday! :)

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amy b.s. said...

glad to hear you had such a great weekend!

Dancing Branflake said...

Such a fun weekend! Friend chefs are always the best.

B. in the Know said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I enjoyed a three day weekend and having a day of pampering on Friday so then on Saturday I was set to paint all day. Sunday was more relaxed, which was great!
Much love,
B

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Have fun on your trip! I'm needing a little vacation of my own....

Amy

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

Mine was definitely not filled with the fabulousness that yours was! And to top it all off, you're heading to the beach this weekend?!? I just have one request...TAKE ME! (c: Love the aqua this morning...

Katie said...

A relaxing weekend sounds great! I need a weekend to recover from the past week :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Dawn, sounds like a lovely weekend indeed. I had a fab weekend, too, more relaxing than I usually have with time to read and spend time in the sun ... what a treat! I end up working so many weekends but I'm trying to change my schedule a bit so that doesn't happen as often! We close on our new house on Friday if all goes as planned (but we're not moving in till mid-June) so I want to be free next weekend to begin the yard work at the new place and figure out the first of many paint colors inside, etc! Happy week, love!

Sandy M ~ Ooh La Frou Frou
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

the meal by your friends sounds like the best plan ever!! have e great week Dawn!!

Leslie said...

What a yummy weekend you had Dawn and that 4 course meal must have been heavenly. I think many of us carried the Cinco De Mayo celebration on to the next day ;) I've had my fill of margaritas, chips and salsa ~ so good!

I like the aqua! It's so fresh and don't you love that cover the model is wearing in your first image!!??

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

"I basically ate my way through the weekend" ... this, my friend, is the quote of the week! Love it ;-)

I was just catching up on all your beautiful posts, which is so much more fun than unpacking. Why don't these boxes just unpack themselves?!!

Melissa Blake said...

Happy Monday -- I needed a little pick-me-up, so this is perfect! xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

A Mexican brunch sounds delicious... we had a bank holiday today - yahaayy :)

xoxo

Elle Sees said...

Just wonderful, and I enjoyed your pics! You always say the sweetst things about mine.

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

It sounds like you may love food almost as much as I do! ;) My mouth is watering over the thought of an exquisite 4-course meal... and Mexican food is always good! Sounds like the perfect weekend to me :) Love these images too!

x
Rachel

Julie Khuu said...

Like a dream! Loving how minty fresh this Monday looks...that bedroom is divine! I'd move right in!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Dip-tea said...

That sounds like the most relaxing weekend. The last couple of weekends were quite busy for us, so we decided to stay in, have great wine, watch movies, sleep in till late and browse for pretty things.
Aqua is the most eye pleasing color ever. I am currently obsessing over everything green. As a matter of fact I splurged on a beautiful pair of green earrings recently.

I always look forward to reading your posts. Okay. Looking at them more, because your posts have the prettiest colors. Can't wait for your next post!

Love,
Dip-tea

Glam Fashionista said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. Aqua is a relaxing color. I always like your Monday posts. Have a great week.

Oh to be a Muse said...

Sounds like you had great food over the weekend. I'm counting down the days until I'm on a boat.

What kind of flowers are those? They look awesome.

pretty pink tulips said...

I love your life!!! Always so fun.

I was at a Derby party (hat and all) on Saturday...but in the city last Friday. So, I guess that was Cuatro de Mayo. Had the best meal at La Esquina off Kenmare! Can not wait to go back. Have you been there?

xoxo Elizabeth

Debby Steele said...

I need to make friends with some culinary students STAT!! xoxo

Lonely Wife Project said...

Is it bad that I celebrated cuatro, cinco and seis de mayo?!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend and isn't it great to have some culinary delights.
I love aqua, such a pretty colour.
Hope that you have a fabulous week

Hugs
Carolyn

dmagazine.me said...

Glad you had a lovely seis de Mayo! We had a great quatro de Mayo here, or as Bono would say "catorce de Mayo". And who argues with Bono? *smiles*

Have a great week!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Love these images!

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Ohhh chef friend, I need one of those!! Going to culinary school is on my bucket list, would love to make those fancy little dishes. Happy week my dear!

Anna said...

Sounds like a pretty fantastic weekend to me and YAY only 5 more sleeps to your beach house escape :)

Anna xo

http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

design elements said...

your posts are simply inspirat caional. whan I say more

big hugs to you, Dawn

fashionsensitive said...

My weekend was incredible, Dawn, as my two best friends that are living 500 km away from Bucharest, visited me. You were really spoiled this weekend, I need a cook, please, too, as I am a big gourmand! Enjoy the week :*

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

AMAZING:)post as always.
I love turqouise right now and I will soon have a post to celebrate that colour:)
have a great week

LOVE M