Today was one of these perfect summery days. Nursing a cup of perfectly brewed coffee on the beach with the sand between my toes. Listening to my favourite tunes in the car with the windows down. Spending hours on a rooftop terrace and having friends over to share some cold drinks. So happy that summer is just about to start…
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Love these DIY woven lamps created by bookhue. Very much tempted to give this a try. If you feel the same, you can find the instructions here.
Currently very much tempted to book a direct flight to Venice. Maybe it has something to do with Peony Lim’s post Arriving to Venice. Maybe? Definitely!
Images: (1) Peony Lim (2) unknown
It has been quite a while since I talked about a series or a movie on this blog. Such a pity though since there is so much to talk about, right? The plots, the actors, the styling, the interiors…there are many, many things worth mentioning. Think The Talented Mr Ripley, Brideshead Revisited, The Godfather or Atonement. Today I would like to start sharing some of my favourites and I really hope that you are going to enjoy this new section on Definitely Golden.
Our starting point: House of Cards. Netflix did a smart move and released all 13 episodes of the political drama at once. This fact alone caused quite a stir and yet, it was not the only one. David Fincher who is known for movies such as Fight Club and The Social Network produced the pilot and with that, ventured the first time into television territory. The same goes for Kevin Spacey. He and Robin Wright are bringing Francis and Claire Underwood to life, the central couple of the series. Their all-consuming jobs (he is a congressman, she is a charity runner) define their relationship in a troubling way. It would be probably exaggerated to say that House of Cards painted the first truthful picture of a couple. But, there is surely a lot more depth and truth in their behaviour and feelings than what we are normally used to see.
So yes, the acting alone is brilliant and reason enough to give this series a go. And yet, there is more. The interiors, from the utterly perfect apartment to the most shabby one. The wardrobe of the characters, from the well cut suits to the beautifully tailored dresses. Everything has been chosen with a lot of care and attention to detail and leads to a special atmosphere which brushes slightly the dark and at the same time touches at the most luxurious.
Needless to say that I’m awaiting the next season with bated breath.
Images: House of Cards
Finally, my friends. Spring is here and it seems as though for good. I think I should excuse myself in advance if all the next posts are going to be very much spring related. I’m sorry! Just in case.
The days are getting longer. The temperatures are rising. This can only mean two things: a final goodbye to the winter coat and hello to a lot of get-togethers with friends on the balcony. With that in mind three things wandered into the basket during a little shopping stint:
(1) Whiskey: The Glenrothes (2) Chocolate: Original beans (3) Vinegar: à l’olivier
(3) Fruity vinegar. Because it makes the salad oh-so-good, you almost forget about the rest of the food on the table. (1) Single Malt Whiskey. Something to savour in good company. (2) Dark chocolate. Just in case someone asks for dessert.
Images: (1) and (2) Jakob Nylund, (3) composition created by Definitely Golden
Saturday means a lot of time out and about, visiting old places and discovering new ones. To be honest: it also meant a little bit of shopping, nothing fashion related though this time. More on it tomorrow…
Hope you have all a fabulous weekend!
Although this bedroom is not especially big, it looks all the more cozy. Love how the bed is positioned in front of a window, the all-white look and well, basically all the pieces of decoration (the lamps! the shelves!). Patric Öhlund has created a truly wonderful home and if you want to see more, head over here.
Images: Lovely Life
Last Friday I walked into a new coffee shop on a whim before heading for work. After taking a look at the beautiful interior and taking a sip of the delicious flat white (typical IG shot included), I was sold.
“I just tried to liken a ruffle to Kafka. I’m going to sleep.”
The Man Repeller in a recent tweet.
Image: Style by Kling
I may or may not have bought flowers in abundance today. Which is more than fine since I had an excellent excuse, an Easter gathering with friends. Not that I would need any, but it makes the splurge even more justifiable, right?
Images: (1) A merry Mishap (2) unknown