peonies, vespas, and castles … o my gracious

“my mother didn’t spoil with gifts
  but with the good things in life: great dinners, friends.  
and after school she’d let me go through her wardrobe.”  – Vanessa Bruno
via the gentlewoman, a gift from Cami
if you can manage it, get your hands on this magazine.  
interviews with women who don’t try to be anyone but themselves.
inspiring images.
i wish more magazines were like this one.
I spent today at JB’s game 
and then wandered the streets listening to Adele on my way home.
and now i am packing for Scotland tomorrow!
I hope your Sunday was lovely!!  

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  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    Once again amazing photos. Love, love the peonies!!

    May 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Such beautiful pictures to brighten my rainy Sunday! And what a precious quote, too. Thanks for sharing friend (:

    May 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply ashley nicole catherine

    gorgeous! just LOVE this flower!


    May 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    ok, stop. now i really need to know! is JB still playing? This is Austin's second year playing minor league. it is such a huge challenege, you must be so happy to be there with him πŸ™‚

    May 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i want to eat those flowers.

    May 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply bailey

    Omg if that Vespa photo ends up in your etsy shop – I'm the first one buying it!

    May 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Anna Walker

    Peonies are perfect and lovely and pink and great for spring!
    The vespa is awesome! The color and the 'Ciao'

    May 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    Those flowers are so lovely!

    May 15, 2011 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply SavedthruLove

    oh how lovely! Scotland should be amazing!! I would rather go to Ireland if I had a choice though. Not that anyone asked or anything. THANKS for the update!


    May 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Whitney

    i love peonies. gorgeous.

    May 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • Reply Sundresses and Smiles

    We currently have pink peonies in our kitchen–gorgeous!!

    May 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Ruby And Siel

    Wonderful flowers πŸ™‚
    And amazing pictures (over whole your blog!)

    May 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Claire Kiefer

    More travel adventures, my goodness! I'm impressed and envious. πŸ™‚ And I can't stop listening to Adele, either. More soul in her voice than I can even think about.

    May 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]

    ahh! my roomate is scottish and returning home sunday. i want to visit him this summer so badly! i can't wait to read/see about your trip!

    May 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Erin Marie

    Peonies have always been a big favorite of mine. Mark my words, I WILL make it to Switzerland one day. It's been a dream of mine forever and ever. The pictures you've posted are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing all of your adventures! Thank you thank you.

    May 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    Those peonies are just gorgeous!

    May 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    1. I love V. Bruno
    2. I love peonies
    3. I love your photos
    4. and I love you (creepy? I hope not…)

    May 15, 2011 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    ahhh gorgeous photos!!!! <3 Glad you had a wonderful weekend!!!! =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

    May 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I'm jealous of your travels. Gorgeous photos!

    May 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Beautiful peonies! Hope you had a wonderful Sunday:)

    May 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm
  • Reply Rorie

    I looveee peonies, I want them in my bouquet but sadly they are not in season in april!

    May 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    peonies are my favorite. i can't wait for them to bloom in our yard πŸ™‚ lovely photos sarah!

    May 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm
  • Reply natasha {schue love}

    Gorgeous photos of the peonies! They're my favorite! xo

    May 15, 2011 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Louise

    Wow, so good to see familiar places {that hotel} shot by such a great photographer. Makes me kinda want to live in Switzerland. xx

    May 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply Anide

    LOVE! Just love!

    β™₯ β™₯

    May 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Megan

    wait..youre going to scotland??? where?? and for how long?? maybe i need to bribe a friend to drive me there for the weekend…yes?

    May 16, 2011 at 12:52 am
  • Reply leigh

    Those peonies are absolutely gorgeous.
    They're my favorite, by far.
    <3 leigh

    May 16, 2011 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Victoria

    That magazine sounds so perfect and your peonies even more!!! PS. Congrats on graduating, what joy!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 3:24 am
  • Reply Jamie Walker

    How pretty!!! Oh summer can't get here fast enough!

    May 16, 2011 at 3:32 am
  • Reply Diana Smith

    Those flowers are amazing!! I am excited about the weather changing so I can see more colors of those!!

    May 16, 2011 at 3:57 am
  • Reply katie carlin

    beautiful flowers. peonies are my favorites!! xx Katie

    May 16, 2011 at 4:26 am
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    Gorgeous photos!! I will definitely try to pick up that magazine while in the UK. Also, wanted to let you know I just returned from Amsterdam…wasn't sure if we were going to visit but then I read your blog post about how great it was and had to check it out. SO GLAD we did!! Thanks for all the great information and CONGRATULATIONS on graduating!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 9:27 am
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    welcome home! have a blast in scotland. if you need any help/whatever- email me! i don't know much, but i can tell you what i do! xo

    May 16, 2011 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Taylor

    take pictures from scotland, i'd love to see! πŸ™‚

    May 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    oh my gosh. so glad you're back!!!

    May 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm
  • Reply Maggy

    finding that magazine STAT.

    May 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply Sydney

    Sarah! I just love your photos so much! I used three of them (is that ok?) on my blog and cited you, but I just wanted to make sure you're okay with that! Please let me know if you would rather I not and I will remove them pronto! Good to have you back πŸ™‚

    May 16, 2011 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply flat faced cat

    I'm glad like the Mag! You will be in there one day πŸ˜‰ Have so much fun in Scotland! Safe travels!

    May 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Colleen

    Oh how cute! Peonies are seriously my favorite. I also nominated you for the stylish blogger award today, make sure to hop over and check it out!

    May 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Alisha

    Beautiful pictures, hon! And I love that teal colored vespa πŸ™‚

    Have fun in Scotland!!


    May 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Perpetual Blind Date

    Those peonies are beautiful! I've just stumbled across your blog and I love it! – Alyssa

    May 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply Dallas Shaw

    that bright orange flower is perfect. just pinned the "ciao" photo too.

    May 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Brandi @ Home Team Dreams

    I love peonies! Such a beautiful flower! Gorgeous photos as always Sarah πŸ™‚

    May 16, 2011 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    tucksssssssssss your the best! i definitely want to get my hands on that magazine now!
    I CANT BELIEVE YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO CLOSE TO ME! can you please just come to england!!!!!!!pleaseeeee xxx

    May 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    GORGEOUS pictures!!! Did you take them?!

    May 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply The Little Flapper

    I love peonies, so romantic and girly!

    May 17, 2011 at 2:50 am
  • Reply Something Old, Something New

    Love peonies! Gorgeous pictures!

    May 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply July

    These flowers are just amazing πŸ™‚ I am so jealous all you spending so much time in Europe!!!

    May 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Petite Voyageur

    oh adele <3 and nooo way do I put YOU to shame, you are, like, my favorite travel blogger ever. by the way, how is the weather in switzerland lately? i'm going to be there next week…xx Sienna

    May 18, 2011 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Monica

    So I came across your blog today and just wanted to say you have the most gorgeous pictures ever! Love your blog too!!

    May 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    haha… i read the title as 'ponies" and was a bit confused looking through the post.. πŸ™‚ peonies, got it. now i'm on the same page.

    so pretty!

    May 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Love Lillian

    great pictures. i'm sure you have mentioned it somewhere but what kind of camera do you use? you have a great eye for beautiful things. keep the pictures coming πŸ™‚

    May 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm
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