hello monday

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Have a beautiful, delicate, serene and happy week. 
Today I'd like to share one of my favourite poems/speeches with you. 
One by the amazing Maya Angelou. 

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A Brave and Startling Truth

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet
Traveling through casual space
Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns
To a destination where all signs tell us
It is possible and imperative that we learn
A brave and startling truth

And when we come to it
To the day of peacemaking
When we release our fingers
From fists of hostility
And allow the pure air to cool our palms

When we come to it
When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate
And faces sooted with scorn are scrubbed clean
When battlefields and coliseum
No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters
Up with the bruised and bloody grass
To lie in identical plots in foreign soil

When the rapacious storming of the churches
The screaming racket in the temples have ceased
When the pennants are waving gaily
When the banners of the world tremble
Stoutly in the good, clean breeze

When we come to it
When we let the rifles fall from our shoulders
And children dress their dolls in flags of truce
When land mines of death have been removed
And the aged can walk into evenings of peace
When religious ritual is not perfumed
By the incense of burning flesh
And childhood dreams are not kicked awake
By nightmares of abuse

When we come to it
Then we will confess that not the Pyramids
With their stones set in mysterious perfection
Nor the Gardens of Babylon
Hanging as eternal beauty
In our collective memory
Not the Grand Canyon
Kindled into delicious color
By Western sunsets

Nor the Danube, flowing its blue soul into Europe
Not the sacred peak of Mount Fuji
Stretching to the Rising Sun
Neither Father Amazon nor Mother Mississippi who, without favor,
Nurture all creatures in the depths and on the shores
These are not the only wonders of the world

When we come to it
We, this people, on this minuscule and kithless globe
Who reach daily for the bomb, the blade and the dagger
Yet who petition in the dark for tokens of peace
We, this people on this mote of matter
In whose mouths abide cankerous words
Which challenge our very existence
Yet out of those same mouths
Come songs of such exquisite sweetness
That the heart falters in its labor
And the body is quieted into awe

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet
Whose hands can strike with such abandon
That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living
Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness
That the haughty neck is happy to bow
And the proud back is glad to bend
Out of such chaos, of such contradiction
We learn that we are neither devils nor divines

When we come to it
We, this people, on this wayward, floating body
Created on this earth, of this earth
Have the power to fashion for this earth
A climate where every man and every woman
Can live freely without sanctimonious piety
Without crippling fear

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it. 

interior inspiration


Both images via the exquisite Casa Tres Chic

White, with a touch of colour. I love it. 
Especially the green chairs and the red table - a bit of antique amidst the modern.

Hope you are having a wonderful day. 
We are having quite some family over - always fun, with loads of kids running around, small family reunions and amazing food. Tomorrow we're having a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party for a little princesses.

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Hello Monday
It is another bright sunny day on this paradise island.
We had a great weekend with the Curacao International Film Festival of Rotterdam and had the chance to see some great films.
Next month we'll be flying to Europe and I am already anticipating the cooler weather and all the lovely accessories that come with that (and all the flower stalls we will walk passed).
I hope you have a beautiful week.
Filled with smiles.

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First and third image from Tory Burch 
A beautiful collection. 
Image two, a beautiful set of peonies. 

Yesterday instead of going on the boat we did quite a few things around the house. 
Including some gardening. So wonderful to be out with the plants and the cool breeze. 
Woke up in a mood of whites and pink. 
Hope you had a beautiful weekend as well. 
Enjoy the week. 
Smile loasds. 

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better,too. 
-Paulo Coelho- 

happy friday

Images via Dustjacket Attic and Pinterest

Usually I am a very girly girl. I love the tiny details of the Laduree boxes, blush coloured heels, flowers and Dyptique candles, beautiful perfume and the luxury of a long bubble baths. But tonight (and last weekend) I will be at the Drag-races with Mr. D. I am slowly but surely learning how to (productively) be part of the racing team....which includes working on the engine....which means grease and oil....everywhere. I am learning though...(and the baby wipes are near me......no matter how much the guys laugh at it). It is fun though, and I am happy to part of it. 
So before all that coolness of motorsports, I will leave you with some exquisite images of Tiffany's, peonies and Paris. 

Have a splendid weekend. 

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Beautiful Hermes watch, love the sight of peonies in the morning
and the ever so important morning espresso. 

"Overload them with kindness" 

Have a beautiful week. 
May it be filled with smiles, laughter and kindess. 
This week I am (re)focusing on some pilates, walks after work and healthy eating. 
Looking for the balance. 


hello monday

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It's warm here, but I love the above image with the scarf and back. 
Makes me think of Autumn

Good morning and welcome to a beautiful Monday morning. 
The wind has left the island for a few days, making for an almost mirror-like calm ocean, and warm cloudy days. And it comes with a sense of calmth and wonder. 

Have an exquisite week. 
Make it count. 
Smile loads.