and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of it’s scent
nor the daisy of its simple charm.
if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose,
spring would lose its loveliness.
(therese of lisieux)
i hope you’re having a stylish week filled with sunshine. in case we haven’t met, please check out my most recent musings on all things green, lucky and irish. this week’s topic is sparkle into spring—thoughts on embracing april showers & may flowers with style.
on a personal note, monday was my birthday and i’m delighted to say it was a fabulous celebration. the highlight of my big day was receiving a hand-made gift certificate from my mister for tranquil space’s ebb & flow package + a 1:1 mentoring session with miss kimberly wilson herself. i can’t wait to schedule a trip up to dc soon!
sparkle from head to toe
put a spring in your step and a song in your heart with darling lime green rain boots on your feet and angus & julia stone’s new album on your ipod. don’t let cloudy skies bring you down, enjoy spring showers with a colorful umbrella and lavender nail polish to match.
pair a watercolor garden cardigan with khaki shorts for a chic, yet sophisticated, look. adorn yourself with a necklace inspired by paris in the springtime and soften dry skin with philosophy’s field of flowers body lotion.
savor spring’s simple pleasures
enjoy sipping a cheerful mug of raspberry white tea. connect with an old friend by sending a beautiful card in the mail and surprise her with flower confetti in the envelope. host a signature soiree and celebrate the season with sparkletini raspberry bubbly in hand-painted lavender champagne flutes.
as mother nature opens her buds, open yourself to new adventures. go for a bike ride. rent a foreign film. rediscover a forgotten hobby. take up a new pastime. use the change in seasons as a way to motivate change from within.