Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm back.......kinda sorta :)

Hellllllllllooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! *group hugs* How is everyone?! I have missed you all so much!

I took a little more time off my blog than I had originally planned but I guess I needed to. It's been a really hot summer and the kids and I have been keeping ourselves quite entertained. Back and forth to the lake house, family reunions, visiting old friends, catching up on all the latest movies and basically enjoying the non routine way of life the summer break brings.

So I gotta know, who has read the Twilight series?! I got completely sucked into this magical world of vampires and warewolves the past couple of weeks and even enjoyed the movie. This saga has been HUGE down under to say the least and I must say it was quite an enjoyable and easy read. The last book was a little "out there" though lol.

Thumbing through the january issue of Instyle magazine I came across a photoshoot with the cast of Twilight and as goodlooking as the cast is I couldn't help but swoon over the sets! The location and props were stunning. They reminded me of that eclectic restaurant set up at the recent food and wine festival I attended last november.

I LOVE the shabby chesterfield, the birdcage, the aubusson pillow, the empire chairs? and the zebra rug - Genius!

Also in the magazine was a 5 page spread on my new favourite hair salon - Brad Ngata in Pailings Lane.

Mr Ngata recently hosted a high tea in his salon and I LOVED the images. Wish I'd been invited! pffft ;)

Look at those Louis chairs?! They almost left me breathless! I MUST have some chairs just like them!
Oh my looooord I have ALOT to catch up on! I hope you are all well!
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Country French Antiques said...

Welcome back Anna and Happy New Year!
I read the 1st Twilight book, have #2 on the table, just haven't had the time yet. I'm a sucker for any kind of love story!
Glad your enjoying the summer, although we do miss your posts.
Have a wonderful day!

Miss Kris said...

A BIG Hello Anna!

I am so glad you are enjoying your summer, everyone needs some time to regroup and relax with the best part of our lives, family and friends! But really glad your back kinda, sorta!:) Love your post!!!
I gave my mom the twilight series for Christmas and she is on the third book, loves them! I am hooked on a series about Vampires on cable, although off the air now can't wait for next season, next fall here in the states.

Enjoy all your wonderful weather!
(today's high is around 15degrees burr...)

~Miss Kris~

K.Imaginelli said...

Bonjour, Anna! Welcome back!

I read the first Twilight book and saw the movie. I think I much prefer the movie to the books~~from what I read about the 4th book, it sounds like it's really, really out there.

But as long as Rob Pattison is in the movies, I'll keep going back to the theater to the sequels.

Paris Atelier said...

Anna! So glad you are back & even more glad you have been having so much fun (and relaxation) with the family :) I haven't read the Twilight series but it is huge here as well, you have me intrigued...

I am now in love with that salon, I wasn't invited to the tea party either, he must have lost our addresses, because, as you may already know...we ARE the party :)

Great post!

Cote de Texas said...

Finally!!! glad you are back - it's so weird you are so hot - we are FREEZING in the states!!! Its' so weird to think that it's summer there. glad you had fun, now get to work!

Villa Anna said...

Thanks guys!!! I knew I wouldn't be alone with Twilight love. It is weird to think you guys are sitting in front of open fires while I'm sticking my head in the freezer to try at keep cool lol. Last week the temperature reached 106 fahrenheit!!! yuck!

LOL K. Mr Pattinson is all kinds of fine. Good choice for Edward.

LMAO Joni! You crack me up woman!!

Catherine said...

Welcome back after your lovely break Anna! Missed your posts!

lily-g said...

welcome back we have missed you!

AnnaVallance said...

Welcome back. Yes, I read the Twilight sreies and saw the movie and was drawn into it despite my aversion to anything vampish. I'm not sure if that is a word.

Millie said...

Hello Queen Anna - great to have you back! Love the pics of Brad's High Tea - how very civilized. But he should have had you there, everyone would have much more fun.
Millie ^_^

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Anna - i have been missing you and your blog, i am flat lining a bit with my own blog but sure to buck up once school goes back (can u hear the peace?). I am finished the 2nd book in the Twilight series and trying to get going on the 3rd! Amazing how fast you can read such thick books heh? Take care "talk soon" Mel xxx

Julie said...

I am out visiting new blogs today and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed yours!

Willow Decor: said...

Welcome Back!! Okay, no fair, we are freezing here - too much snow in Boston! I read all the Twilight books - got so sucked in -Easy reading and great fun. Looking forward to having you back!

AnastasiaC said...

Hi Anna
its back to school for the kids so hope to see more of your posts - we've missed you!!!
a blogging break is sometimes needed!

gina said...

I love the twilight series read all 4 books in about 9 days. I couldn't help myself and I have seen the movie twice. I can't wait til Nov. for next movie. love your blog. I hope you can stop by mine. Welcome Back!

hazel said...

Love Love Love the Twilight books! I read them all in a few days! My husband got kinda jealous!
Rob Pattinson... OMG!