Sunday, 6 May 2012

vogue, soap + artichokes


Some of you already know of my love for Sundays and today was the first one in our new home. I thought it best to leave the unpacking of boxes for another day and make the most of it. I enjoyed reading the latest issue of Vogue Paris, which focuses on films this month, as the Cannes Film Festival is just around the corner.

The section that appeals the most to me are interviews - and gorgeous b/w photography - with some amazing women in the industry: Charlotte Rampling, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bérénice Bejo, Emmanuelle Seigner and more. If only my French were a little better! Well, I certainly am in the right country to fix that.

I also enjoyed smelling my new French soap with lavender and shea butter. I entered a shop yesterday and found myself in French soap heaven! I plan to return.

Today I also had a productive day in my new kitchen. I viewed many artichoke recipes and decided to make oven braised artichokes with garlic and fresh thyme, which I found on the Gourmande in the Kitchen blog. Our taste buds certainly did not complain. We had an early dinner and I made one of my favourite side dishes, baked potatoes with fresh thyme and rosemary. I promise to post it on kitchen & aroma soon.

Did you enjoy a good Sunday?

photo credit:
LatteLisa

14 comments:

  1. oh, I have to remember to check out your artichoke recipe. sounds great. you'll post about these, too, won't you??

    sounds like you had a lovely Sunday. I am having my last working weekend - for a long time I hope... so it actually feels rather good :)

    enjoy the rest of your Sunday xxx

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  2. Inspiring pics!!!

    ♥ Franka

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  3. Beautiful photos! I love lavender soap, it smells so good :)

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  4. This sunday was pretty hectic as it is the end of a very long and tiring school semester, I will be waiting for that artichoke recipe, they are so intimidating to me, but I have wanted to try them fresh forever! Congrats on the new house!

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  5. Good, I was looking for a new potato recipe, so bring it on. :) Can't wait for the Cannes Film Festival. Films and glamour by the seaside. What can beat that? :)

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  6. Mmm! Your recipes sound delicious. Artichokes are in season now and I've been buying them every week. I like the way you prioritized some quiet time rather than diving in to the boxes in order to enjoy your Sunday.

    leslie

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  7. These artichokes - yum!! Now I am hungry!!

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  8. Lavender and shea butter soap sounds like it would smell divine!

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  9. I'm so glad that you were able to have your kind of Sunday! I think it was a wise decisions to leave the boxes for another day. I bet you needed the break and feel more revived today. :)

    Good luck getting everything done! xoxo

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  10. Your receipes sound so delicious Lisa! One of my favourite side dishes is also baked potato + rosemary, so I'm intriguied to see your receipe for this. Have fun enjoying your new home + country + good luck with you unpacking! xx

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  11. oh what a lovely post to read! we could learn from your lovely, productive attitude of not unpacking boxes! your sunday way to celebrate your new home sounds perfect! i'm sure your whole family appreciates it!!!

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  12. Artichoke is something that I want to cook, but I did not find the perfect recipe, Lisa! I'm happy you are at your new home, it is so nice to begin something else, I love beginnings! Happy Tuesday, dear!

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  13. That artichoke recipe sounds divine! Can't wait to see it on k&a.

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  14. Those artichokes look delicious! Sunday feels like years ago already right now - but I am very much looking forward to the upcoming one :)

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