happy friday

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover
— M. Twain
Image via  here. 

Image via here. 

happy friday

Yesterday I had dinner with two lovely ladies who dream of going to Paris. It inevtibably has me dreaming of the city of lights today. And thus, a few lovely images to start the weekend.

xx Pris

Photographs by Alasdair McLellan, of Edie Campbell.   Image via the beautiful  Dustjacket Attic.

Photographs by Alasdair McLellan, of Edie Campbell. Image via the beautiful Dustjacket Attic.

A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life
— Thomas Jefferson
Hotel Henriette in Paris. Image via  here.

Hotel Henriette in Paris. Image via here.

Hotel Henriette resides on the Left Bank — a quiet cobblestone street on the quaintly-named rue des Gobelins
— We Heart
The Dani's  Rose Boutique  at Hotel Costes. Image via  here.

The Dani's Rose Boutique at Hotel Costes. Image via here.

I have never considered Roses Costes as an ordinary boutique. I prefer to define it as a treasure chest, a box where dreams can be touched and chosen.
— Danièle Graule

happy friday

Have a wonderful weekend. May it be filled with great adventure and many laughs. xx Pris

The Temple of Artemis . Photo from my own collection.

The Temple of Artemis. Photo from my own collection.

Flowers at Ephesus. (repost from  here ). Photo from my own collection.

Flowers at Ephesus. (repost from here). Photo from my own collection.

The Library at Ephesus. Photo from my own collection.

The Library at Ephesus. Photo from my own collection.

Gorgeous Ephesus. Photo from my own collection.

Gorgeous Ephesus. Photo from my own collection.

happy friday

Back on the island and ready to get started again - work, blog and cook. The trip was absolutely incredible. We discovered cities, both modern and ancient, we explored ruins and boutiques and we traveled on mules, scooters, trains, golf carts and gondolas. Though we would have loved to stay in Venice just a couple of weeks longer (one can dream), we are also happy to be back in our home.

Have a great weekend. xx Pris

Photo taken at Ephesus near Kusadasi in Turkey. Once an impressive Roman city. Now a splendid place to visit. Photo taken with my iPhone5, edited with the Camera+ app. Check out  Eef Ouwehand's  website for more tips on taking pictures with your smartphone while on vacation.

Photo taken at Ephesus near Kusadasi in Turkey. Once an impressive Roman city. Now a splendid place to visit. Photo taken with my iPhone5, edited with the Camera+ app. Check out Eef Ouwehand's website for more tips on taking pictures with your smartphone while on vacation.