Thursday, September 30, 2010

10 small pleasures I love {+lovely bloggers}

{I love long soaks in a bath - wouldn't mind this one}
Wonderful Stacey at Design Addict Mom and lovely Amber Blue Bird passed along the Happy award - Amber also passed along the Substance award. Thank you so much!
I've mentioned Stacey here before - I can't seem to get enough of her delightful posts (but it's a healthy obsession, heheh) and addictively-jaw-dropping images. Amber Blue Bird not only has the sweetest sense of style, but her awesome musings just make me smile :)
I'm to reveal 10 things I love, which I did recently, so I'll reveal 10 simple pleasures I love...because it's the small things, isn't it? :)

#1. Sipping Earl Grey tea (or a cappucino or hot cocoa:))

#2. Sushi

{Mastroianni in Fellini's 8-1/2, 1963}
#3. Hearing Italian, especially if Marcello Mastroianni is speaking

{Franz Schubert as a youth}
#4. Playing Schubert and Chopin on the stereo or piano

#5. That first sip of beverage when you're thirsty

#6. A package in the mail

{Latest magical sightings: Hawaii and Guildford, UK}
#7. Shooting stars

#8. Swimming at night (mentioned previously, bears repeating:))

#9. Singing at the top of my lungs in a car with girlfriends {Recently, we did so to this song (click here if music won't play)}

{A wonderful Alicia Keys ode to NY}

{Cape Town, South Africa}
#10. Watching waves - the best things in life are free!

I'm to pass each of these to 10 people, but many of you have these awards! I'll try to avoid the blogging police and give the award only if you don't have it (to my knowledge;)).

{Although you may not have time or inclination to make lists or pass on awards, I just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed your blog!}

Substance award to:
Stacey @ Design Addict Mom
Signe @ SignePling
Melissa @ Oh, My Darling
Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi
Melissa @ So About What I Said
Tiffany @ Dancing Branflake
Jessica @ The Beat My Heart Skips
MarchMusings @ Style Nuggets
Jeanette @ Everton Terrace
Krysten @ After I Do

Happy award to:
Rowena @ Rubber Slippers in Italy
Kat @ Our Adventures in Japan
Ren @ Lady of the Arts
Lisa @ White Cotton Tee
Justine @ Justine Gordon
Rosie @ Rosie's World
Ashley @ browneyes.42
Annie @ All Natural Annie
Bombay Beauty @ bbNY
Nicole @ Scraps of Color

Thanks again Stacey @ Design Addict Mom and Amber Blue Bird!

(Images via Arzhine, Rsms, bluewaikiki, E-Film Blog, free-scores, Pedro Moura Pinheiro, Evie Marie, Science Facts, Bali Villa, Moneywise and neilalderney123. Joan and Justine, thanks for #9 :)).


Rowena... said...

Sono contenta che il mio blog ti fa sorridere! But...I gotta add that you reminded me of another Marcello that I know of when I read your list. He's a high fashion photog from Rome, and he's hilarious! *giggle giggle*

Signe said...

Aaaw, thank you so much!
So nice that you thought of me :)

K and S said...

Thank you very much for thinking of me Jude :)

Take care.

shopgirl said...

Oh, I love this list!

The bathtub is divine! I want! I want!


Mrs. Sutton said...

I LOVE hearing these answers - it's so insightful! Wish I could be in that bath tub at the top too (obviously not at the same time ha ha!)- it looks divine - so tranquil! x

justine said...

what a fantastic list, love all the photographs and thank you for the award, I've never had one before so I am very flattered!

Nicole said...

Congrats on the TWO blog awards!!! You totally deserve it! I love reading your blog everyday!!

Also, thanks so much for passing on an award to me! You're so sweeet!!!

Bombay Beauty said...

hey jude! you are too kind... will follow up with my next (or next after next!) post... great list. Mastroianni does it for me too! His voice is so mellifluous but also somehow languid and restrained... And Schubert... wish I could play him, but on the stereo (or live) what an wonderfully delicate and expressive thing. xo bb

Dancing Branflake said...

First off, congrats on your awards! That's some awesome stuff going on here! And secondly, thank you for passing it to me!!! I love that I am among my favorite bloggers. It's really the best compliment in blog land. And Schubert- he was such a hottie!

Isabel said...

congrats on the award :)

Annie said...

Awww thank you so, so much for the award! I'm honored :) And congrats on your award! That looks like the best bath imaginable and I love your list. Thank you again!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awards! And to everyone else! What a great list - a lot of those things I enjoy, too!

Stacey said...

I thought that i had posted already(like after 2 in the morning). Was i dreaming? I even wrote some Italian for you. xx

My Owl Barn said...

I love your list! I am with you on packages in mail and cappuccino :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Mazel tov in your TWO awards Jude!
And thank you so much that you included me in your list of blogs that you enjoy! I really appreciate it and especially coming from such a great blogger like yourself- I was trying to remember when we started commenting regularly or how we found eachother but regardless I count you as a special blog friend and always am excited to read your new posts!
It was lovely learning some of your simple pleasures- Cape Town is on of my all time favorite places on earth and I certainly agree that the best things in life are free!
Thanks Jude!

vinda sonata said...

congratulations for the award winners.
anyway, this post is really interesting, jude. most of them are my favorites as well:

sipping earl grey, sushi, swimming at night, and watching waves are my favorite activities as well :)
and of course the first sip of drink when i'm thirsty. nothing beats that!

thanks for sharing!!

lisa said...

What a kind and thoughtful gesture Jude.
Thank you so much.
Love #9. It absolutely bubbles over with happiness, and the Alicia Keys song? One of my all time favorites!!

wishful nals said...

oh my heavens... that bathtub!

Jude said...

You guys are so sweet and hahaha, thank you for the Italian!

@Rowena, I watched that hysterical clip - oh. my. gawd!
@Stacey, oh no! I've had so much trouble with Blogger lately - would've *loved* seeing your Italian :)

kirstyb said...

love the first pic x

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

You are too sweet, thanks lady!

Stacey said...

Well, no shame here-i've been stalking you from day one! I guess my post disappeared-who knows? It was too early to be up anyway. I said, "sono molto felice per il premio e mi piacciono tutte le immagini(i am very happy for the award and i like all the pics) Grazie ancora!(Thanks again)" XX

TOPCOAT said...

Wowwwww, that bathtub in the location that it's in looks like heaven, xx

Anonymous said...

Where do I get a tub like that? It's amazing!!

Indie.Tea said...

Congrats on the awards. And I really liked all ten of your simple pleasures.

Cat said...

Love that tub...though it does remind me of bathing in a giant creme brulee cup?!?!? Is that strange? xo Cat

Fabíola Beltrão said...

amazing pics as always


Rosie said...

Such a wonderful list, Jude! I love this post! And thanks so much for the award - it's my first! I'm flattered and feel honoured! :-)


Congrats on the well deserved awards, sweetie! Love your list :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

Great list! You are awesome but then you knew that already :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Congrats on your awards--very well deserved! Thanks so much for passing one on!! xo

MarchMusings said...

I loved reading your answers. I love watching waves too-so mesmerising! And thanks for the award-really sweet of you.

Mary R said...

Dear Jude,
We love all the same things- although I can't play the piano. I love hearing Italian spoken, but I especially love English spoken with an Italian accent (male or female).

Swimming at night is really great too!

Anonymous said...

congrats on the two awards. anyway, i read your list of 10 and i cannot help but agree that i enjoy doing most of them as well :)

right now, the pic of the glass of lemon water looks especially tempting because im very thirsty! lol.

Brandi said...

It's not even 6am and yet I'm craving sushi suddenly (I love it too). Years ago I was up in New Hampshire, on an island, and I sat there one night and watched so many shooting stars -- they're amazing. I also fully concur with the love of singing loudly in the car with girlfriends. Great post and congrats on all the wonderful awards!

Jess said...

Thank you so much! I love getting blog awards! Will do a post myself later on in the week :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Loving your list!! And thanks so very much for the award, I appreciate your kindness!

bicocacolors said...

I really liked all ten of your simple pleasures, too!
Thank you jude,

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