13 February 2012

o for orange


There was a time in my life when I was obsessed with orange, I would call the colour that had me swooning a blend of rustic orange and terracotta. I would also call it the colour of Italy, Italy as I remember it. Have you been there? I think no one travels to Italy without the longing to return one day. The country is so rich in history and culture, and walking the streets of Rome, Florence or Venice marks one's heart. At least it marked mine.

For this orange post of mine Caitlin of Roost, a beautiful food blog, was so kind to allow me to use her collage. It's from her 'Ode to Italy' post, which simply makes my heart happy. If you have been to Italy you'll be taken straight back and if you haven't been there then what are you waiting for?

I kindly borrowed the bag photo from Nam of Streetfsn, a fabulous fashion blog that, as the name indicates, covers street style. In August last year there was this post on men's bags only which I loved and I couldn't get that particular photo out of my head. It reminded me of Italy. Maybe it was taken there, I don't know. 

The frost has left Antwerp so I couldn't be happier. I hope you're having a good start of the week!

photo credit:
top: Nam of Streetfsn
bottom: Caitlin of Roost


23 comments:

  1. I like orange, lovely, earthy and energetic color. :-)

    Oh - and I don´t think you´re to blame regarding my cat´s stocmach problems. This time..! :-D

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  2. lovely pics. and thanks for the blog introduction. looks very promising.

    happy monday!!

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  3. Oh yes, Italy... Florence, Milan, Verona, Lake Maggiore... I'd love to go back one day soon. You're right, its the terracotta everywhere in courtyards, on windowsills, in accessories - very much like the colour in Italy.
    Have a great day.
    Helenx

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  4. Sammála með appelsínugula litinn. Neðri myndin er sérstaklega flott. Langar í svona bíl :) Ég þyrfti eiginlega að fá tips varðandi Ítalíu. Ég fór til Garda einu sinni og varð fyrir svo miklum vonbrigðum með alla gömlu, þýsku túristana að ég hef ekki farið aftur.. Jú reyndar Rómar og Pompeii sem var reyndar æðislegt. Gleymdi því í smá stund..

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  5. The orange and stone look very warming, I can understand a obsession for this color at times. I've only seen Rome which I loved but was a teenager so didn't suck up all the cultural prettiness very well;) I definitely want to see more of Italy. I might have said it before but France has always won over Italy so far when choosing. But I can't make a good judgement so I HAVE to go to Italy haha.

    Loved your cathedral shots. Have a great new week Lisa!

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  6. I know what you mean by obsessed with a color, I am a purple addicted person for ages now...aaa, at least 5 years and can not escape :))) I planned a trip to Venice last summer, but because of the new house investment, we had to waive! So, next is Spain and next Italy! Lovely orange images, I very much like those Italian little cars (even though I have seen a green one, splendid, in London last year!) Happy Monday for you as the frost left, but here we are deep in the snow and more will come! :*

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  7. Oh yes, these shades are definitely reminiscent of the beautiful streets of Italy - so very lovely. I do love that incredibly chic bag too! I hope you had a wonderful start to the week Lisa xx

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  8. Scott Schuman spotted an orange street style trend during this NYFW. Not that I put too much thought into trends, but I'm just saying. :)
    This is a beautiful collage, and yes, that photo with a bag looks like it was taken somewhere in Italy. I was in Italy in 2007, Rome, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, and ever since I've been longing to go back. I hope I will soon.
    Wishing you a wonderful week, Lisa! xo

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  9. Gorgeous photos! I love a pop of orange. It's such a mood booster!

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  10. I lvoe orange as well, Lisa. It is such a rich color. Especially love leather burnt orange. It definitely reminds me of Italy. I've been many times but not for a few years now. It definitely gets under your skin though. I long to go back soon :)

    xoxo

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  11. Oh and I forgot to say I love the new look! xoxo

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  12. Terracotta colors = Italy!

    The FIAT looks so pretty!

    ♥ Franka

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  13. Hef komið til Ítalíu, hmmm ca 10 ár síðan.
    Verð að fara aftur.

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  14. I like orange cause it has an earthy and vibrant feel to it at the same time. I was just trying to plan a vacation for this year over the weekend and was looking at different tours through Italy. It would be hard to narrow it down cause theres's so much to see there. Happy Monday! I'm liking the blog refresh ;)

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  15. That orange tote is DIVINE! I love it, Lisa! Have a fab week. x

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  16. Uppáhalds liturinn minn! Búin að pinna þessa yndislega fallegu tösku.

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  17. Love the warm Terracatta color and the bag is gorgeous ;)

    leslie

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  18. I like orange because it has an earthy and vibrant feel to it at the same time. It definitely gets under your skin though.

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  19. O yes! Always been a big fan of orange. Always will be :)

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  20. Hi,

    you have a wonderful blog with beautiful pictures!!!!!!!!

    many lovely greetings

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  21. I was in Rome was and just as you said these pictures bring sback the memories. I so want to go back! Such a beautiful city

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  22. I have been to Italy and hopefully will go back soon ;)

    have you been there?

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  23. @colorsdiary: yes I've been there twice and I cannot wait to return one day! I'm hoping to squeeze in a few days in Italy if we travel to Corsica next year.

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