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…is to give presents!
Here’s the first present I gave this year. A little illustration for a very dear friend.
He really liked it, which is all that matters to me.
♥ And speaking of gifts…
My print shop is up and running and taking orders. If you’re looking for something sweet and original for Christmas, this could be a good idea.
All illustrations were carefully selected and originally produced with a lot of love. The prints are limited edition so if you find something you like, let me know. Check them out here.
Jeanmaire was a close friend of the designer. They collaborated together a few times and she modeled for him.
I haven’t seen the documentary yet, but I can’t wait to watch it.
Yves Saint-Laurent fascinates me. He had a terribly hard life and died of a very tragic illness, but he was also an inspiring character and one of the most important designers in the world. He created the first tuxedo for women, he created the first ready-to-wear line and he was the first designer ever to use ethnic models on runway shows. This was a man who was born in the thirties, by the way, completely ahead of his time.
Read the full review in Amelia’s Magazine.
♥ Yesterday was Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Parade. Source: Pinterest.
Even though Europe does not celebrate Thanksgiving, this makes me happy for two reasons:
1) It reminds me to be thankful for everything I have and for everything I have achieved.
My life is going through some major changes at the moment, and even though some of them are difficult, I am thankful for them. Change is always for the better, right?
2) Thanksgiving also reminds me that in exactly ONE MONTH it will be Christmas. Yay!
I love Christmas. It’s by far my favorite time of the year. This year it will be slightly different from the usual: I am going to Brazil. After almost 20 years away, I am going to spend my first Christmas and New Years over there. I don’t know what to expect but I’m very excited and looking forward to it. Though I’m sure I’ll miss the cold weather and the European feel of Christmas: it’s cozy and pretty special. But like I said: “change is always for the better”, so bring it on!
Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.
Lots of love from Lisbon.
…but let’s have some mulled wine, shall we? :)
I’ve recently received the great news that my Christmas Mulled Wine recipe was one of the illustrations selected to feature in a review about They Draw and Cook.
The article was written by Len Kendall and published in Brain Pickings which is one of my favorite blogs! Kendall says “Even for those of us who aren’t interested in doing much cooking ourselves, the site is an absolute treat of unique hand-drawn visual art.” – Needless to say, I was over the moon! I know I keep saying this, but I’ll say it again: They Draw and Cook rocks!
Check out the feature here.