This past Sunday was spent in Laval visiting with Darling Boyfriend’s grandmother. I think one of the reasons I enjoy going to visit with her is because it reminds me so much of visiting with my own grandmother before she passed away. Just like my own grandmother, Darling Boyfriend’s grandmother is an amazing cook with a serious green thumb. I have so many vivid memories of my grandmother planting in her garden and cooking up a storm in her kitchen, all the while perfectly styled. A meal at her home was always an affair, with a carefully planned menu and a gorgeously presented table. I was required to always try a bite of everything before I had the chance to pretend not to like something and thanks to her I became a pretty adventurous eater. The necklace that I am wearing in these pictures belonged to her. She picked it up in Italy while traveling through Europe and is meant to ward off evil.

Dress: Tart

Necklace: Vintage

Ring: Vintage

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Bracelets: Saks, H&M, Forever 21

  1. Ette

    July 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Oh my god!!!


    Laval is my hometown 🙂 so pretty

    so much love again

    ♥, Ette

  2. Lo

    July 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Love the Picture of you sitting by the garden! So carefree!

  3. Carly

    July 10, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Great this maxi on you…AND love all the vintage jewelry..amazing that you have pieces that were your grandmothers..the sentiment is so special and its an added bonus that its an awesome necklace:)

  4. StyleOnTheCouch

    July 12, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    You look very happy and relaxed in these photos. I love any clothes or jewellery with a story, like the necklace here. Sadly I have no grandparents alive now, but I have things like this which remind me of them, and that’s nice.

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