Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sweetness and Light

A warm still life for a cold day — we're in the middle of a snow storm here.

(photo by david prince)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Island of Capri Home Tour
Escape from the chilly early winter weather with a tour of a lovely villa in Capri with stunning views of the sea.

Joy From the World
Lovely photo essay in the New York Times featuring the diverse holiday feasts of five New York families.

The Best Beauty Looks
If you're looking for holiday party inspiration — or a fresh start for 2015 — have a browse through this lovely round up of beauty looks over at W magazine.

20 Free Things to Do in Paris
Check out Lonely Planet's list of free things to do in the City of Light, from a visit to Cath├ędrale Notre Dame de Paris to food markets and flea markets, art galleries, city parks and more.

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014
We always give books for Christmas in my family, so seeing what the NYT 100 notable books picks are each year is always a must for me — I always find the perfect read for someone on my list.

The Top 10 Neo-Victorian Novels
While we're on the topic of books for the holidays, here's a wonderful list compiled by Charles Palliser of novels by modern authors set in the Victorian era — perfect for settling down with after all the festivities, mug of tea and plate of cookies at your side.

Retro Photos From the Golden Age of Air Travel
The food! The leg room! The well dressed passengers! Relive a time when air travel was exciting, modern and glamorous.

Pear Kuchen
A traditional German cake, this variation of kuchen features pears and cardomom for a fresh take on a classic. Bonus — you can bake this ahead of time and freeze it for later. Perfect for Christmas morning breakfast.

(photo by jeroen van der spek for vt wonen. via sfgirlbybay)

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In the National Arts Centre lobby before seeing The Nutcracker ballet. A young dancer demonstrates some basic steps to a star struck little girl. So sweet.

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