The always delightful Clara who runs Via Marugtta 51 named The Pictorial as a ‘Stylish Blogger’ and bestowed upon us this totally fun Stylish Blogger Award.
Now there are rules to this thing, of which I am only too happy to comply, particularly the first which is to link up to the blog that gave us the award.That of course is Clara and consider this a stern order to VISIT VIA MARGUTTA 51. NOW.
The second is to list 7 facts about yourself. This I am more reluctant to follow through on, but shall:
1.) I paint. Not particularly well, but I paint nonetheless. My grandmother is a gifted portrait artist and some of my earliest memories are of her teaching me technique on quiet weekends at her house. I had dreams of being as good as she is, but as it happens, I just… paint.
2.) I speak French. C’est-à-dire, je parle francais. J’ai appris le francais il y a quatre ans, et je suis un francophile absolument. Mon jour idéal est ecouter des chansons d’Edith Piaf avec une bouteille de vin est un plat du fromage. 😉
3.) I live in LA but my heart is back in England. My old flat was off the High Road in Chiswick, West London, on the floor above an Italian restaurant called That’s Amore. Whenever I’d locked myself out of my flat (which happened often) they’d let me sit, have a glass of wine and watch them make Margaretta pizzas. (Wonder if they’re still in business…)
4.) I’m a hypocritical vegetarian: I don’t eat meat but I own leather boots.
5.) I hate popcorn.
6.) I’m a proud 80s Child and my first crush was on Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran at the ripe age of 5. God… that eyeliner.
7.) I correct grammar for a living. I know that sounds frightfully boring, but it’s for a film magazine which is kinda fab. However, I would much rather chuck it all in to work under the table somewhere France.
And, finally, naming 7 Stylish Bloggers upon whom merit the title. That’s just plain cruel. Most everyone I know merits the title! (Least of all me!) But the rules mandate seven, so here goes nothin…
Angela’s The Hollywood Revue
Riikka’s Harlean’s Heyday
Brandie at True Classics
Kate Gabrielle’s scathingly brilliant Scathingly Brilliant
The elegant Viv and Larry
The Lady Eve Sidwich
the lovely Paris Atelier
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Ooh, thank you for the award, lovely! Nice to see my friend Kendra from Viv and Larry awarded as well. 🙂
Thanks for the nice words, Carley 🙂 Uhm, cool you speak French, I just took some courses, but I love it. I like your ideal day, French style 🙂
About your job correcting grammar…you shouldn’t visit my site, because my English is so poor that you can die 🙂 But I’d like to work correcting Spanish grammar.
Can you upload a picture of your paintings?
Carley…Thanks for the honor…& great to learn many fascinating things about you, m’dear…this is my second stylish blogger honor this week (!)…so…here’s the URL for my original reaction, most of it still applies:
& thanks again, Carley!
Hi! Wow, I wasn’t expecting this as I’m a really new reader here, but thanks so much! 🙂
Thank you, Carley, for thinking of us! You’re awesome!