Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Favorites from Matchbook Magazine, Butiksofie, AFAR and More!

Good morning! It's September, can you believe it? Literally overnight my deck went from being covered in crepe myrtle blossoms to yellow and brown leaves. 

Image taken by me.

 My farmers market and grocery store have pumpkins, squash and cinnamon brooms and last night I watched my very first Christmas cooking show. Wow I feel as if things are moving at warp speed. 

Image me

Image taken by me

As is the case every week I find many things to share, some you may already know of and some hopefully are new to you. I really enjoy learning about new books, places, etc so if you have something to share let me know. 

Afar Magazine Image Source

It is no surprise that I LOVE magazines, and I was excited to discover a new one(new to me) while sitting at my dentist appointment this week( when I actually showed up on the right day). The magazine is a travel magazine called AFAR, do you know it? The photos are beautiful and the writing superb.

Image from Matchbook Magazine

Although I prefer paper magazines I do have a few online favorites and Matchbook Magazine is one of them. This week the September issue came out and like all that have come before it is another that I wish would finally make it to a hard copy. 

Image from Butiksofie

This was my lucky week for discovering new blogs, I found The Adventures of Elizabeth,  Bettes Blues and this one called, Butiksofie. Each of these blogs is a feast for the eyes, the photography is beautiful as are their stories. 

Image taken by me at Luxembourg Gardens Paris

Travel lovers you will enjoy, For the Love of Wanderlust and The Butterfly Diary.

Image from Serious Eats

Fellow candy lovers will like 21 Things Every Gummy Bear Lover Should Know

A funny but true bit of advice from Catlin Moran for your daughters that my sister sent to me. 

And last but not least, Hilden& Diaz fascinating arts who turned a chandelier into a forest in your room! Click HERE to see this interesting piece of art. 

What are your plans for the weekend? A little relaxing or something more entertaining? Whatever you find yourself doing I hope that you have a fabulous weekend! 


  1. hi! i just ordered a subscription to AFAR! thank you for the recommendation! I, too LOVE magazines.. looking forward to this one!

  2. Hi Elizabeth, Love your images. I am seeing fall everywhere. Last night I went to a Fall Fashion Show; great looks!

    I have an event on Sunday, Lunch at Andres' today, and in the meantime catch up reading, Matchbook etc.

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  3. I know exactly what you mean about time rushing by - it was almost dark here tonight at just gone 8 pm - the summer went too fast. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog. Love your 'Luxembuorg Gardens' picture. I like photography too.

  4. What beautiful images, love the dog with the pumpkin.....PRICELESS! I love, love this time of year but I have to agree it feels as if it is just flying by already. I think the older we get time seems to move much faster!


  5. OK I MUST read about the gummy bears because that is a serious weakness of mine and Swedish fish:) And not just any, has to be Haribo!!!

    Wishing you a fabulous fall weekend, the weather here could not be any more beautiful.

  6. Excellent links, Elizabeth...I am on my way to check out the ones I am not familiar with...I love Afar and Matchbook!

    I just finished a great book...The Art Forger...I started it yesterday! Nothing like a vacation with nothing to do but read on the beach!!

    Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  7. Loving the links! Still very depressed about how quickly the summer went by... Have a lovely weekend! X

  8. Excellent blog today, Elizabeth. I love the one with the dog. And that sculpture from Paris is very impressive!

  9. Fantastic finds Elizabeth. Love the Hilden & Diaz chandelier, what a fantasy piece, the shadows are something else aren't they. I am off to have another look at all your discoveries. Have a wonderful weekend. X


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