Happy Holidays

Monday, December 24, 2012

(postcards by Rifle Paper Co.) 

May you and your family cherish the wonderful memories, of love, care and hope. May you live life in joy and peace.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


December lights

Friday, December 21, 2012

(pictures by IKEA)

There's nothing prettier than a house lit up by Christmas lights, is there?

Love and warmth, 

Misty Mountains Pt.3

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Misty Mountains by Howard Shore, Richard Armitage & The Dwarf Cast on Grooveshark
 (pictures taken in the French Alps)
Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and caverns old,
We must away, ere break of day,
To seek our pale enchanted gold.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells,
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gleaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught,
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.

On silver necklaces they strung
The flowering stars, on crowns they hung
The dragon-fire, on twisted wire
They meshed the light of moon and sun.

Far over the Misty Mountains cold,
To dungeons deep and caverns old,
We must away, ere break of day,
To claim our long-forgotten gold.

- J.R.R Tolkien

This beautiful song has been stuck in my head ever since I saw The Hobbit last week…
Now, I’m dreaming of Misty Mountains again. 


Misty Mountains Pt.2

Thursday, December 13, 2012

 painted my nails for the occasion

On Wednesday, I finally saw ‘The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey’ in theater.
Let me tell you, it was everything I had hoped for (and more!).

My biggest concern was the fact that they choose to make a trilogy out of the book. ‘The Hobbit’ is not a very large book but there are a lot of characters. I found that the movie perfectly introduced every single one of them.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo was the absolute star of this movie. His interpretation was spot on. Peter Jackson could not have found a more perfect actor for the role of the home-loving hobbit.
It was also pleasant to see some ‘old friends’ from the Lord of the Rings movies like Elijah Wood as Frodo and of course Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey.
Bilbo’s companions, the dwarves, were charming and very funny at times which made this movie very enjoyable.

As a Tolkien fan, I was very happy to see a bit more of the backstories that were told in other Middle Earth books written by Tolkien. 

One of my favorite parts of the movie was the music. Howard Shore has a true gift of beautifully orchestrate a certain mood, feeling or place in a single piece of music. 

The New Zealand’s landscapes were stunning and breathtaking. The scene with the eagles is truly magnificent. 

The special effects were sharp and not overdone.
Sadly, I can’t tell you more about the HFR 48fps 3D because my theater had a technical problem (I’m still mad at you Kinepolis) so I had to see it in regular 3D.
I’m still curious about the high frame rate so I’m already planning a second viewing! 

If you liked the book (and the world of the Lord of the Rings) you will absolutely love ‘The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey’.
It breaks my heart t
hat it will be another year before the next chapter.


Misty Mountains Pt.1

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Prologue: One Ring To Rule Them All by Howard Shore on Grooveshark

It’s no mystery that ‘the Hobbit’ is one of my all time favorite books. 

This book will take you on a journey in a mysterious world with the most unlikely characters (A Hobbit? What is a Hobbit?).
Tolkien’s enchanting words make it impossible to put the book down. All you want to do is leave everything behind and join Bilbo and his companions on their quest.

J.R.R. Tolkien was not only a respected writer but he also liked to draw the maps (and sometimes even the covers) of his books himself.
He used a lot of rich and bold colors which represents his child-like naievete and to indicate the certain mood of his imaginary places. 

The Hobbit’s cover painting promises a perilous voyage in a very strange world.


Christmas gift ideas

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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1.Benzy land cushion (IKEA) // 2.First aid kit (Best Made Co.) // 3.Mackinaw Wool lap robe (Filson) // 4.Cabin incense burner (terrain) // 5.Canella & Quailbrush wreath (terrain) // 6.Orimlig candle (IKEA)
Untitled 1.Winter tea collection (David's Tea) // 2. Mugtail cup Fox (David's Tea) // 3.Knife (Opinel) // 4.Waterproof waxed canvas lunchbag (Kaufmann Mercantile) // 5.Chemex coffeemaker (Kaufmann Mercantile) // 6.Float trip coffee (Mollyjogger) // 7.Whole Larder Love cookbook (amazon)
Untitled 1.Diana F camera (Hudson's Bay Company) // 2.St Andrews watch (Daniel Wellington) // 3.Watercolor notebook (Moleskine) // 4. Babel album (Mumford&Sons) // 5.Camera bag - cooler (Poler Stuff)
Untitled 1.Fair Isle socks (River Island) // 2.Wicked good slippers (L.L. Bean) // 3.very cranberry nail polish (Essie) // 4.Edie bag Norwegian gold (Roots) // 5.wrist worms (Sandra Juto) // 6.adult onesie (Drake General Store) // 7.trail crew soap - Cascade Glacier (Juniper Ridge)




Monday, December 3, 2012

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