Sunday, April 19, 2020

Spring postcard

I  hope this finds you well and safe, and with a positive spirit despite the new reality we are all facing.

I am thankful to be living in the countryside, and being allowed to leave the house for an hour each day to exercise. The dogs look forward to it as much as I do, and it is a wonderful respite to immerse oneself in a nature bursting with young green leaves and fresh grass, buds, blossoms, and birdsong. I hope the images captured along the way bring you as much joy and hope as they brought me, as well as inspiration for a time when we'll be able to enjoy spring and summer the way we did before.

Stay healthy and well.

Index Palmarum in a Bib knot and with a Hermes Clic H bracelet in marron glacé. 

Spring pastels

Au Coeur de la Vie 90 mousseline, also in a Bib knot. Hermes Picotin 18 in Bleu Sapphire and Elephant printed enamel bracelet.

Belles du Mexique 90 mousseline in the basic bias fold

Aux Pays des Epices 90 scarf in a basic bias fold. Hermes Picotin 22 in Etoupe and Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.

Ceintures et Liens CSGM and a Clic H bracelet in marron glacé.


  1. Dearest Tai,

    What an uplifting, joyful post! You look like Ms. Spring herself, so radiant and full of life. It is exactly what I needed to remind myself that there is beauty and elegance despite these challenging times.
    Love the necklaces, and no matter that I already have a few, I could not resist the new additions. I am diving into my jewelry and scarves now that I work from home and can play with my outfits more freely.
    Also, an unexpected joy of wearing perfume daily - something I would not do in the office environment.
    Hope all is well with all the Swans and sharing a virtual hug with All.

    Special thanks to MaiTai, for generosity and beauty bring joy and make thoughts lighter and more positive!

    Lastly, I just made a leek an onion quiche! it was delicious and our kitchen smells heavenly still.

    Best wishes,


    1. Dearest Aneta, - so happy you like the post and the new necklaces and hope you are already enjoy wearing yours! Spring has been a surreal experience this year. If it wasn't for the daily walk with the dogs, I think it would have gone entirely past me. Your comment reminded me to make a quiche. The smell and taste is so comforting and there is nothing better than pulling a hot dish out of the oven. Be well and safe. xxx


  3. Dear MaiTai,
    it is exactly, as Aneta wrote: you look like Ms. Spring herself! It is so calming, to see you in best condition!
    Your post is so incredibly heart-warming! The pictures radiate a wonderful power. Exactly, what we all need in these days!
    I would like to share the virtual hug that Aneta proposes.
    Please, dear swans, let's all stay healthy, so that one day we can raise our glasses to these surreal times...
    Best wishes Claudia

    1. Dear Claudia, - your comment says it so well...surreal times that make us appreciate beautiful things and nature even more. Virtual hugs to you and Aneta and let's raise our glasses right now with a toast to our friendships by the safe and virtual swan lake. Ganz liebe Grüsse

  4. Dear MaiTai,

    My spirits were lifted after viewing your posts and the comments. I've been taking pictures of nature myself. In particular my knockout rose bush. I love how you have built your inspiration from nature all the color infused but soo very simple. I just love it and I'm happier now for seeing it! Thank you for sharing your creativity it stirs mine up.

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment and welcome to my blog! Roses are nature's supermodels and your pictures must be beautiful. So happy you like my approach to color and hope you have fun being creative with it!

  5. Love your scarf collection and styling. Would you recommend a plisse Hermes scarf of a silk twill of the Tourbillon design?