Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Full Moon ~ Full Life

This New Year's Eve marks a very special evening.  It is a full moon as well as a full lunar eclipse.  A powerful night with an opportunity to reflect, reveal and find your true spirit.

Taking the time on this night to contemplate the storms that we've encountered throughout the past year, the challenges we've faced and the moments that have tested our limits.
 Embracing the solitude, hardships and difficulties with an open heart creates transformation.  And knowing that the wonderful moments are so much sweeter when we journey through the highs & lows.

And once the storm settles...

The strength unearths itself from deep within.  The realization that you can do anything.

The moon is always full.  When it reveals itself we see it as whole but it is always there!  That is the same of our human spirit ~ it may take some moments of fragility, imperfection and hardships to see our full spirit but it is always there.

Peeling back the layers, breathing new breath and releasing everything into the wind.  Allow the lessons that have been learned to be just that ~ lessons.

And then, like a blank canvas we start anew.  Awoken.  Fresh.  A quest to live this life fully ~ to be alive in this world! 

Shed all the layers.  Set yourself free and open yourself up to the light!  Happy New Year!
 xoxo love,

{All photos by Paolo Roversi}

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowy Moments

The splendour of fresh snow, the stillness after a snowfall and all of the moments found in between.  Here's to enjoying the stillness!

xoxo  love,

{photo sources:  dreamtraveler, wojtekfrompoland via photobucket, LIFE, Stephan Wideman}

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Magic of the Holidays

"Love makes bitter things sweet.

Love turns copper to gold."


As the final nights before Christmas pass by and the flurries of sparkling snow swirl through the sky ~

the holiday magic is in full swing!  Wishing you all a beautiful holiday season! xoxo

{Photo sources:  Beauty Comma, Anthropologie, New York ~ wallpaperstock.net, 100 Layer Cake, Come With Me, last two ~ Anthropologie}  

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Embracing the Winter Wonderland

Spending evenings with great company and enjoying every opportunity to indulge in the glitz and glam of the season.  Silk ribbons and gold jewelery, royal velvet, soft cashmere and perfume.

And when the morning comes... staying in bed all afternoon soaking in the sunlight with mimosas and delicious pastries.

 {phtoto sources: Anthropologie}

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Warm Winter Nights + Window Shopping

Finding a quiet evening during the holidays to grab a hot tea and stroll through the city streets is always an annual tradition.  People watching and window shopping make for an absolutely perfect evening.  Bringing the nostalgia to you ... Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Ave in NY always creates the most magical windows.  Enjoy! xoxo
love, jolie

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Peace, Peace, Peace

"Eat for peace, breathe for peace and dance for peace." ~ John Lennon

~ A lovely tribute to the truthful spirit, John Lennon, over at Gala ~

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ashes and Snow

Although the exhibition began many years ago, I had to share these phenomenal photos from the show Snow and Ashes.  These incredible moments are captured by Gregory Colbert, a Toronto born artist, who has combined film, writings and photography to tell the story of animals co-existing in harmony.

The most amazing part is that none of the photos are superimposed or digitally collaged.  It is a mixed-media experience and everything the audience sees is what the artist himself saw through the lens.  The website alone is an adventure through the wild!

How magical is this photo?!  Dancing through the ocean with a whale!  It evokes such power and freedom.  Gregory is quoted as saying that "When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.”

The title of the exhibit comes from a beautifully bound book that is a component of the show.  It comprises of fictional letters written from a man to a woman about his journey through the wild.  365 letters to be exact and in the 365th letter the source of the title "Ashes and Snow" is revealed.

Who holds the wisdom in this photo?

To add to the experience Colbert created the Nomadic Museum to travel the globe and house this exhibit.  It evolves as it travels and is a collaboration with innovative architects who specialize in sustainable structures.   This temporary museum will continue to change as the exhibit grows and travels the world indefinitely.  To date it is the most attended exhibit by a living artist in history.

Gregory at work.
Visit Ashes and Snow for a taste of the journey. {All photos from Ashes and Snow}
xoxo love,
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