{heather waraksa}

A few pictures of Heather Warksa’s work. Adore the picture of this couple at the Harvard Club. {Wedding pictures and books?! My hear goes da-dum-da-dum…} Waraksa’s work on this vintage wedding, you must see. She’s got a knack for capturing a couple’s style. And, the picture of the moon stole my heart, because I’m a sucker for moonlit romps in the ocean…

{just like a star}

corinne bailey rae
corinne bailey rae

Corrinne Bailey Rae is one of my favorite musicians. She’s perfection on stage. Captivating, pure, and feminine, I can listen and watch her for hours. Surprisingly, I’d only watched two of her videos until last week. I was left utterly awestruck by the video for Just Like a Star. Production designer, Tom Gander, hung over 2,000 silver origami cranes were hung from the ceiling in this incredible video. You can watch the video here.

{bookworm heaven}

I’m looking for your favorite local bookshops. I’d like to begin compiling a list. I especially love rare book sellers. I have nothing against big bookstores like b&n, as they do serve their purpose. However, there is nothing like a bookshop that is based on the personality and eccentricities of its owner. It’s a lifestyle, beyond a passion, for these bookshop owners and clerks. It reminds me of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Sometimes, you walk into a bookstore and find three books you didn’t know you wanted.

Please list your favorite shops, no matter where in the world they are located, in the comments.
source unknown {hints welcome!}

{bits of beauty turns one}

It’s my blogiversary!

{Bits of Beauty} began one year ago on this day. I didn’t set out to change my life through blogging, but it certainly happened. All I can say is that I’m thankful to have such wonderful readers and a great community of bloggers to support me and inspire me.

Thanks so much!

And of course, what would a celebration be without balloons?! Yipeeeee!!!!!

photos: ellen von unwerth, unknown, heather cate, dior, weheartit