Luzern Reception

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Last Saturday, my favorite lady and her husband threw a wedding reception for their family here - and since I have this shiny new camera I was supposed to take a lot of pictures!

The reception took place on an old steam boat docked in Luzern on the day of the Luzerner Fest - which meant it was ca-razy in Luzern but we could watch it all from comfortable distance of the boat =)  We started off with an apero on the top of the ship then moved downstairs for an amazing multiple course meal followed by a front row view of the Luzerner Fests fireworks. Later at night we moved to the rooftop of a bar for some dancing but my picture taking didn't extend past a certain number of glasses of wine =) (sorry Jen!)
The night was romantic, magical, warm, breezy - the food was delicious and our glasses were never empty (no, really)...But most of all my beautiful lady and her handsome husband were marvelous looking and spending time with them was the best part of all =)

I have love for this room.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's not often that a room makes me blog about it - but this one is perfection. Can you imagine falling asleep to rain on those windows?!
{via Gallery of Inspiration}

{P.S. Thanks to one of my faves, C'est La Vie, for recently bestowing the Versatile Blogger Award on me. Thanks for thinking of me!!}

Day 20...The End!

:: Photo Challenge ::
Day 20 - Any picture that you want!

 For some reason, this is one of my favorite pictures I've taken!

And that's the end of my Photo Challenge - it's been fun..but 20 days, whoa. I'm ready to be back to my random posts =) Thanks for all of your fun compliments/comments on all of my pictures - you made it a gazillion times more fun for me =)

Check out everyone's street...
Day 3 - A Picture of Your Street

Photo Challenge, day 17, 18, 19

Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm not behind 2 whole days, I have no clue what you're talking about!

:: Photo Challenge ::

Day 17 - A picture of what you wore today (Saturday)
to a dinner reception: Charlotte Russe dress, black cardigan, etc

Day 18 - A picture of you and a best friend (Sunday)
 She's my person! (From 2009)

Day 19 - A favorite picture of yours (today!)
My dog when he was 3 months old =)


Friday, June 25, 2010

Tonight I will be donning my most comfortable jeans and grabbing my granny cardigan for the first BBQ of the year at the lake!
What are you up to?

Day 16 + Day 2 Roundup

Photo Challenge
Day 16 - A picture of you more than 10 years ago

 It is too funny to see yourself as a child!
Who knew then what this girls life held in store for her =)
P.S. I just realized my head looks HUGE! ha! I swear I've grown in to it!

And look at all your fellow bloggers beaches!!

Day 15 + A Roundup of Everyone's Day 1 Photos

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 15 - A picture that you edited
5 more days!

A couple of days ago the airspace above my flat was insanely busy. There is a small runway a few miles from us that is used by a few different companies here. There were all kinds of planes - including these bi-wing planes with real people strapped on the top of them!! Now, I hate planes but riding on top of one of those planes is now on my to do list!! Anyway, this is a picture of the jets who were doing all kinds of very cool formations - Every time I would hear them I would run out there to try out my 55-200mm lens =)
There are a few more on the photo blog

Also...I wanted to officially do a round up of everyone's Day 1 photos from the photo challenge I've been doing (A Picture of Yourself). All of these pictures are so awesome and I love the variety - I love that they are each so very different - from candid to artistic to pics of when they were little to silly - I've so been loving "meeting" and learning more about everyone who has been doing this challenge!

1. ...Love, Indigo  2. the lighthouse keeper  3. A Foreign Land 
4. Swiss Twist  5. The Cow Jumped Over the Moon  6. Mankind's Fascination with Self Expression
7.  A Moment Before It's Gone  8.  My Neighbor's Grass  9. She's Come Undone

Day 14 - A picture taken with your cell phone

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Old Town, Luzern
Sorry for the dose of winter in our otherwise sunny mindsets =)
This was taken with my iPhone - and edited a bit to bring out the snow flakes!


I am continually in awe at all of the amazing Giveaways that are featured on some of my favorite blogs!
It's so fun to be part of a community that has such great style - I am overwhelmed with all of the gorgeous girls I follow - and keep finding more! They all  have such great tastes, pretty hearts and stellar generosity. Here are some giveaways that I've come across that you might be interested in:

Krysten, at After 'I Do', is featuring a Giveaway of this decoration by Barn Owl Primitives
You can enter :: here ::


 Elaine, at clothed much, is offering your choice of swimwear from Lime Ricki
You can enter :: here ::


Erika, at Cafe Fashionista, is in the middle of 2 giveaways! This bag from Ella Fly and these earrings from Frankie's on the Park
Enter for the bag :: here ::
and for the earrings :: here ::


I've totally pimped this out before, but I received my Ghost Fish print in the mail and I couldn't love it more!
Rhianne, at For the Easily Distracted, is giving away a 5x7 print of your choice from Studio M.M.E
Enter :: here ::

Bon Bon Rose Girls is giving away this adorable cocktail ring from F21
Enter :: here ::


I Love is giving away this tote that she made herself! Talent much?
Enter :: here ::


Sarah Jane, at Walking Around, is doing a giveaway for the guys!!
Enter :: here ::


Ok friends, I could go on and on but better stop now.
Good luck!

Day 11 - Post one of the oldest pictures you have in your Picture folders

Sunday, June 20, 2010

This was tough because I wasn't sure if I was posting the oldest picture from a camera that I have or oldest picture year? I scanned this awhile ago at some point. I adore this picture - it's my grandma and grandpa in Germany with my mom in 1964. Him and his dad (my great grandpa) were my #1 hero's growing up - and my grandpa was like a father to me and my grandma is gorgeous and I talk to her multiple times throughout the week. It's sad living so far away from them! I could go on and on!

Tank Tops

Friday, June 18, 2010

So in love with these prints/shirts

Day 09 - A Picture that Showcases Motion

My train =)
I love taking pictures of trains. This was from my iPhone - sometimes my iPhone camera surprises me, sometimes I have to really fix the pictures. I like this one as is =)
Here is another from the iPhone - that is a good picture if only to illustrate movement =) Can't think of what else I'd do with it!

Day 08 - Post a picture from your commute

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Well, since I'm not working yet here in Switzerland, I don't really have a commute...but I did take this while I was riding my bike home from the grocery store today (from my iphone). Someday I will have a commute - (a long one to find an English speaking company to work for) =)
P.S. I can't tell you how happy I am that blogger has an 'undo' button - I can't count how many times I accidentally delete entire posts!

I hope you're not getting tired of this series yet...only 11 more days! Yay! Yay? Right?

What's Your Style In One Picture Challenge

I found out from one of my faves, Lilac and Grey, about this how 'From the Right Bank' was having this 'What's Your Style In One Picture Challenge' (mouthful, right) and so here's mine!
When it comes to decorating I often can't choose whether I like a neutral soft feel or a lived in, colorful homey feel - I think this kitchen is a perfect example of how I would cross the two styles that I love. I love the hardwood floors and the white detailing - and most of all I love the art, the rug, the flowers, the plants - those are all perfect things that I would use as accents. I love this!
{Image via Little Green Notebook}

Whistle Drape Front Spot Dress - Asos

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

So perfect.
I'd also like her pretty hair!
Ok I'm going to stop with the dresses for awhile =)

Day 07 - Post a Picture from a Recent Vacation

At Kleine Sheidigg looking at the Eiger Mountain in the Bernese Oberland (Switzerland)
Wow, this was the toughest day yet to decide which pic, but this picture appeals to me today!
(Taken on a 3 day trip in southern Switzerland with good friends who came to visit)

:: Other photo challengers ::

...Love, Indigo
the lighthouse keeper
Swiss Twist

Day 06 - A picture that inspires you

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

This picture is breathtaking.
I think it even speaks for itself...
but I hope to capture an incredible moment like this in my own picture taking someday.

 I was also excited to share it because this lovely couple is amongst our newest friends in Switzerland - She's quickly become one of my best friends and we have so much in common. I love this girl...I'm so lucky to have met her, she's made living here that much better!

P.S. Have you ever seen swimming pigs? Her last blog post of their honeymoon has a picture of them and it's the funniest thing I've ever seen - they swam right up to their boat!

Post Secret

Monday, June 14, 2010

Do you read Post Secret?
This post card was sent in by an illegal immigrant and posted to his website...and then...
Within 24 hours, nearly 20,000 (and more now!) people had signed up for a Facebook group titled “please don’t jump,” which was later linked beneath the secret on the Post Secret blog, linking in thousands of supportive comments. On the group’s page, sympathetic users posted comments ranging from simply “I want you here” to “If I knew when you’d be at the bridge, I’d drive all the way from Ohio to meet you there, and hold you until you changed your mind.”

This gave me goosebumps and it made me happy to know that somewhere someone started that group for this person.

Day 05 - A picture from your morning

My morning coffee =)
Have you ever tried quitting coffee?
I haven't even's just too good, although I have thought about it!

:: Previous Challenge Days ::

P.S. I'm very excited about tomorrow's picture!
P.S.S Others who are doing the challenge
...Love, Indigo

the lighthouse keeper

Day 04 - A picture of where you went today

Sunday, June 13, 2010

So earlier I was all, "Mark, we need to go somewhere so I can take a cool picture! For my blog! So they think I have a life!"
But then we didn't (so far) this is my home address =)
Did you know that all the shops (besides the ones at the train stations) are closed in Switzerland on Sundays? It's supposed to be a family day so everyone spends it outside. But...I'm not sure what they do on rainy Sundays like today. So I slept in, read, convinced M to do power yoga with me, studied German, and now I'm fighting off a rainy Sunday afternoon nap.
I hope you all had marvelous weekends!
:: Previous Challenge Days ::

Day 03 - A picture of your street

Saturday, June 12, 2010

This picture isn't too exciting but it's a glimpse in to where I live! My building is the orangish one at the end. I love the little "Kinder Spielen" sign, it's so cute =) (That tall mountain in the background is Mt. Pilatus)

:: Previous Challenge Days ::

Check out a couple other of ladies who are doing it also!
...Love, Indigo
the lighthouse keeper
(swiss twist, where ya at!?)

Oasis Bag

I was reading this post at Gypsie*Diaries and have fallen head over heels with this Oasis bag. It's like we are long lost friends. It's summer perfection. It's it's....not in my possession which is sad. I need to look in to this..

Day 02 - A beach picture that you have taken

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cabo San Lucas
February 2009
I love the weird feel of this!

And Speaking of beaches, does anyone else have the summer buzz? I sure do - all I want to do is be out in the sun with friends, etc! Fortunately I got some awesome bathing suits last summer so my budget doesn't have to take the bathing suit hit this year (what is the deal with bathing suit prices?) but it doesn't stop me from looking at all of them. Here's some of my favorites!
{Asos, ModCloth, VS}

I love the gold color - of course I could only wear it after I had a tan =)

I'm also still in love the beach cover-ups that I posted here.

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