Weekend Musings :: Lovely Links and Recent News Articles, 26 Jul 15

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L O V E L Y  L I N K S  ::

* Little Black Dresses:  one, two & three.
* Summer accessories: one, two, three & four.
* Shoe Love: one, two, three, four & five.
* Summer Fragrances: one, two, three, four, five & six.
* Pretty Nails: one, two, three, four, five, six & seven.

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R E C E N T  N E W S  A R T I C L E S ::

* Pan-American Games:  closing ceremony and a recap
* Television:  I am Cait premium review. 
* USA Election:  Trump Towers
* Celebrity News:   Sadly, Bobbi Kristina Dies.
* Fashion Business News:  $7800 Fakes Spur LVMH and Kering to Fight Online Fraudsters.

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W E E K E N D  M U S I N G S ::
 It has been such a lovely summer so far.  With hazy summer weekend days spent taking strolls in the downtown Ottawa core, shopping and lattés in coffee shops, each day ending with wonderful dinners at home prepared by my gorgeous husband.  This weekend included a visit at the National Gallery of Canada to view the Chagall exhibition, which features 42  lithographic illustrations prepared for the limited-edition 1961 books of Daphnis & Chloé, in which the artist illustrates the pastoral idylls of the goatherd Daphnis and the shepherdess Chloé on the island of Lesbos, as recounted in a second-century Greek tale.  I cannot describe how beautiful the colours were.  If you are reading this post and happen to be in the Ottawa area, the exhibition runs until September 13, 2015 and I would highly recommend visiting it. For each of the 42 illustrations, Chagall used up to 25 colours — each requiring separate printing, and many created with much trial and error (over a four year period) — as he sought to achieve just the right hue.  These prints, along with many others, were a generous donation to the National Gallery by Félix Quinet in 1986. Quinet had inherited a collection of Chagall’s prints from his stepfather, Joseph Liverant, who had been an acquaintance of Chagall’s and collector of his work.  Can you imagine inheriting those works! We are very fortunate to have them as part of the the National Gallery’s permanent collection.
On another note have been meaning to describe my weekday evenings, which luckily in the summer are not as hectic as the rest of the year, but time is precious, as usual.  My husband and I come home from work and the first thing we do is prepare for either a combination walk/run (preparing for a 5K run), or exercise at home.  I have been alternating between a cardio/weights/abdominal/squats exercise routine and yoga, then we have a lovely dinner and finally relax for the evening which will explain why this past week (as we also squeezed in errands and a visit to my parents after our dinners), as to why I haven’t had a chance to focus on updating the blog, but I promise to do so this week. Hope you are enjoying your summer as well, xoxo.  On that note, am closing with a few images of Chagall’s illustrations.

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Images:  No. 1 // No. 2 // No. 3

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