Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding sealed with a kiss... Double Happiness for the William and Kate!

Photo by Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Congratulations to the happy couple!  Admittedly, I woke up at 3:15 in the morning just to watch.  I am so happy I did. I toggled through the BBC, TLC, ABC, NBC and of course CNN.

HRH Kate was a poised stunner.  A modern Grace Kelly.  HRH William, the dashing gentleman his mother Lady Di would be so very proud of.  I loved the 'Double Happiness, Double Kiss.'  It appeared as though he said prior to the gesture "so shall we do it?".  I just love that.  These two lovelies are truly in love.  Only thing topping that off, was the car right with everyday balloons, as though they are just another couple - just married. 

My hats off and may they be forever blessed.  I'm banking there will be the a 'heir' in the oven by years end.

I am officially starting the baby bump watch... right now!  Who else is in?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Will and Kate...

Photograph by Mario Testino

Simply put, my hats off to both of you and I wish you all the best life has to offer!    Isn't love grand!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


India, is one of those truly magical places that holds a special place in my heart, though I haven't been lucky enough to travel there yet.  I only 'think' I know what India is about.  I am increasingly captivated by its beauty, architecture, food, textiles  and of course its people.  The Taj Mahal is truly one of the worlds greatest wonders.

Food from the country, certainly has left me satiated many, many times over.  I am a curry devotee.  The crave the scent of curry leaves, Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower) with tumeric, cumin and coriander are a staple at my dinner table, as is glossy 'Butter Chicken' a tomatoey rich sauce infused with ghee.  Paratha becomes the vessel that gets it all to my lips, all followed with a delicious moan full of delight.   Or my second favorite, 'Chicken Korma', with its garlicy ginger paste, saffron, coconut and garam masala and chile  powders.  are you hungry yet?

Many years ago, I purchased my first sari for a friends wedding.  Some years later another.  Besides being so comfortable, I notice I stand taller when wearing them.  I cannot help feeling like Indian royalty, with its fine silk and spun silver threads.  OF course, I also put on as many bracelets as will fit on my arms.   I recently learned a Mendhi trick, that the key to keeping it longer if hovering your hands over cloves roasting in a skillet.  Have to try that next time.

Another funny thing about me is... I love Bollywood movies! I adore the dancing and cannot remain still during the elaborate dance moves.  They are just too much fun!I definitely would love to dance, in a place like this one...

These images and this article are from a travel magazine whose cover was ripped off.  I will however seek more information on this piece and credit it.  I know it's from this year.  So please keep posted.  I would love for you to read it for yourself!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Rain, rain is falling down... falling down all over me...

Anyone who has stumbled upon my blog knows what a photography fan I am.  Well mother nature has been preparing for some awfully amazing May flowers in these parts.  It has been raining quite a bit.  Instead of 'showering' misery on its presence, I sought to find beauty in it.

What follows are several photos I took of the beautiful raindrops at varying speeds.  Looks like I need new raincoat, as there surely more to come!

Photography by Joy Moyler for Hautezone