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Monday, August 15, 2011

Simply divine, don't you think? There's nothing like a dreamy arrangement of peonies and hydrangeas to kick off the week!

I'll admit, this weekend didn't exactly get off on the right foot–I lost my wallet, which certainly made the end of the work week feel just as hectic as the beginning. John made sure the blow was cushioned with plenty of wonderful meals: tacos at Mexico au Parc for lunch on Friday followed by an Indian feast, a late and very long Persian lunch and plenty of bubbles on Saturday, and a much needed brunch on Sunday morning.

And it wasn't all stress eating-this is my birthday week! John has gifts for me sprinkled around the house-you wouldn't blame me if I took a peek (or two), would you?

Tell me, what were you up to this weekend?

Arrangement by Hana Floral Design, Photo by Charlotte Jenks Lewis.

44 comments:

  1. Oh, Lena! I am so aorry, I hope you didn´t lose any important documents. So happy you had good food to make you feel a bit better.
    Love

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  2. Happy Birthday for this week, Lena! Hey, the week can only get better from here :-) A virtual bunch of pretty peonies to you!!

    ~ Clare x

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  3. I'm sorry to hear you lost your wallet! It's the worst to lose something so important. I'd be freaking out right now!

    But yay for your birthday week! Are you going to be doing anything special?

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  4. happy birthday lena : ) hope you had a very good weekend and hope this week is amazing too!

    life spelled jen

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  5. Sorry to hear about your wallet but it's your birthday week, dolly! Happy birthday!

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  6. Oh man what a bummer! Your weekend of yummie food sounds wonderfully awesome though!
    This weekend was spent trying to wake myself up long enough to go out and be social...and going back home for more sleep.

    Birthday weekend!YAY!

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  7. Happy birthday!! Sorry about your wallet but the food sounds so good! I love the photo of the flowers, beautiful :)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  8. Sorry about your wallet dear :( Sounds like a wonderfully ethnic weekend though - delish!
    Happy Birthday week!

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  9. I'm jealous of your tasty weekend! I was fasting for 3 days. :\ Did you ever find your wallet? That can be such a mess! But on the bright side.. there's always peonies! :]

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  10. sorry to hear about your wallet :(

    but hello, gorgeous lush bouquet.

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  11. Had dinner with good friends from Italy on Saturday night and yesterday, just lazed around! The best! :)

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  12. oh so lovely! so sorry you lost your wallet! that's the worst..you never know, maybe an honest abe will return it. i got my iphone back this weekend after leaving it on the train!

    xo

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  13. That is so cute that he has gifts for you throughout the whole week. So sweet!

    I am so sorry about your wallet. Oh man, that stresses me out just thinking about it.

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! that is a lovely bouquet. :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Lena from Germany! I'm sorry to hear you lost your wallet, but i hope for you this week will be amazing!
    Your flowers are so wunderful - i love this pictures!
    Many greetings from Lilli's Vintageworld

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  16. hihi, I didn't even think about that but you might be right ;)

    and this image is stunning, peonies are just about the prettiest flower ther is :)

    hugs and a happy new week to you!
    Signe

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous bouquet!!

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  18. Happy B-day my dearest!!!!!
    Ps:it looks like my wedding bouquet!! It was a little more withe-"cipria" in the tones..but lush is the perfect word,Lena!
    Hugs,with love!
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  19. Oh no, Lena, that sucks! Here's hoping your bday week goes much more smoothly :-)

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  20. hydrangeas are some of my favourite flowers (: oh, that's horrible news about your wallet! i hope you didn't lose too much

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  21. Yuck to losing your wallet--I've been there, and it can definitely be terrifying and stressful. I'm glad you ate away your worries with plenty of good food and drink; my kind of lady ;-)

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  22. Not your wallet! That's the worst! You have a wonderful man, presents throughout the house? tacos and indian food? Seriously, he is awesome. And happy birthday week!

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  23. bummer about your wallet. Thats a stressful situation but at least your sweetie is making things easier.

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  24. sorry about your wallet. I hate when I lose stuff. PS. Happy Birthday Week. No peeking!!

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  25. Happy birthday week beautiful friend. You are such a gift to us all...so glad to know you. I'm sorry about the wallet but the universe knew what it was doing when it sent you John...what better person to soften the blows for you. Happy born day babe!
    :-) xo

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  26. Not as bad a losing your wallet, but I tried to run errands last week with-out mine..."oh, oops. I'll come back, I promise!" The food sounds so good! xoxo

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  27. Oh and one more thing...love the bouquet...gorgeous!

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  28. I just love those peonies and hydrangeas! I wish I could go back and have those at my wedding!

    Happy Birthday Week! My birthday was yesterday...so I was camping and surfing all weekend to celebrate! I hope all your celebrations, surprises and delicious food help the wallet situation!

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  29. I came on this too late! The weekend is already over.. rah now I miss it already.

    Happy birthday week! How lovely to have an entire week of birthdaying. I need to start doing the same!

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  30. Happy Birthday week! It sounds like some wonderful eating and celebrating to be had!

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  31. Happy Birthday week! A Saturday filled with bubbles is my idea of the perfect day! {A}

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  33. Happy Birthday week!! I hope your birthday week kicks last weekend in the butt! :) Our Sunday was quite perfect, we went to see The Help followed by a late lunch/early dinner! Great way to top off the weekend!

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  34. once i lost my wallet in russian hill in the pouring rain (guess it fell out of my raincoat) and the person mailed my license back to me but none of the other cards or my LV wallet....nice. Hope you had a happy birthday regardless - I love Sunday brunch! And I ALWAYS sneak a peek at my presents lol mostly because I hate surprises!

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  35. Oh Lena, so sorry to hear about the wallet loss. That is the absolute worst! Glad to hear there were great meals had to bring joy to the weekend, and hope you have a glorious birthday week, my dear!! xo

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  36. If I told you how many times I've lost my wallet before, I guarantee you would feel a lot better :)

    A Persian lunch? Do tell about it!

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  37. Aw, so sorry to hear you lost your wallet...I've lost mine before and it's so stressful and nerve wracking! Glad you have lots of ways to relax and unwind during your birthday week...you deserve it! :)
    Lisa xoxo

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  38. Happy Birthday week my dear. I hope you find that wallet--I had the weekend from hell. My birthday's in less than 2 weeks and something's telling me it's not gonna be a pleasant one.

    Send reinforcements.

    I love these gifts sprinkled about!

    xo,
    C

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  39. as you said, this is purely divine! peony is my fav flower and such a romantic bouquet with these colors is a dream!!!! And I see you posted the right shoes, too:-)))

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  40. What a perfect combination of colors, textures and scents!! What I'd give to have those sitting on my desk!! :)

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  41. Wow, what a sweet man you have! Happy birthday to you!

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  42. Could I LIVE in that arrangement? How lush and romantic. Love.

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  43. So absolutely gorgeous! And happy birthday week to you! I hope the wallet loss over the weekend means your week will be stress-free!

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  44. Nothing like gorgeous flowers to brighten any day!

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