Sunday, March 14, 2010

Indulge

Spring makes me want to take up new hobbies.

It makes me want to rent out a little garden plot and develop my green thumb (don't be jealous, Hiraldo).
It makes me want to ride a shiny bike in pretty pastels through the city.
It makes me want to open up a little cafe that has permanent picnic blankets set up all over a lovely lawn.

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Spring always leads me to explore new places. One of my favorite new discoveries is a darling homeware store here in Houston called Indulge. They have lovely plates and linens and glasses, and all sorts of goodies from French markets. I LOVE it! They even have a dog, a two birds, and a little rabbit that live there. SUCH a darling store.

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Has the lovely weather (for those of you that have it already) lead you to any new discoveries?

(PS. The winner of the Nesting Emily giveaway is The Neo Traditionalist. Congrats!)

26 comments:

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

I can't believe I won---I never win anything! So exciting! Will email you my contact info... XOXO Katie

Kaye Prince said...

It's rained for four straight days here, but I will say that I've very much enjoyed wearing my new Hunter rainboots!

Little Miss Tiara said...

I love that bike you draw! Haha, I always adore you for drawing such details, always. because that's one thing I can never do, really. tsk.

and by the way, new discoveries? I found new place to eat! They serve all mushroom made food. Everything was made of mushroom! isn't that adorable? Haha, and I love their mint tea... now I feel like going there again... hmm...

oh, and the desert! The best part! I forgot the name, it was apple pie with strawberries on top of it and vanilla ice cream with cookies beside it, and complimented with choco... well... that's just purrrfect!

Meghan said...

The lovely weather has led me to re-discover my love for opening all of the doors and windows! Maybe not a new place, but certainly a new feeling!

molly YEH! said...

that picnic cafe idea is the best idea i've ever heard ever. wowowowowow. you should patent that shit.

spring makes me want to learn french.

Maki said...

What gorgeous photos Dionne!! I am also excited about welcoming spring this year since we've had such horrible chilly spell in FL (lasted over two months)!!!

xoxox

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

What a sweet little boutique! The weather was so gorgeous here in Seattle, but now the rains have come back. I love to explore the city on a bike :) xo

Amie McCracken said...

When Spring visited a few weeks ago we discovered the open space behind our apartment. But then the snow came back and I haven't been able to go walking yet. Grrr. I love snow, but not when it leaves and comes back.

Vanessa said...

I've always wanted to rent a garden plot! But I think I like the idea better than the reality. Somehow I just know it would look a mess... No green thumb here.

LBB said...

Cute bike! And that shop looks delightful! Your pictures are always so postcard-pretty! The lovely weather is only just starting to arrive here...but soon!

Punctuation Mark said...

lovely images!!! can't wait for spring to get here!

Sarah Mina said...

great find, Dionne! I will definitely have to check this place out!

Sarah Esther said...

I love your illustration today. I'm going to try and find some old cycles today to create something like it. I hope your weekend was great!

Savvy Gal said...

I will get on my bike more often and start a small veggie garden this spring too. : )

Gaia said...

I'd love to have a garden to plant al my flowers and to invite fiends for lunch!
I'd love to ride a bike everyday
i'd love to open a seasonal store with a cafe!
I'd love to live near the beach all my life!

Have a great week!

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

i am still waiting for lovely weather.. I will let you know when it leads me to new discoveries!
;)

Tender Branson said...

Your cafe with blankets set up on the lawn is such a brilliant idea. I wonder if it has been done before? If not, you better patent that or something.

Barbara said...

I love stores like that. And there used to be a few around here. They have gone out of business...it happens so much to boutique stores. Small business has it tough right now. Hope yours does enough business!
Your bicycle built for two is so sweet. You are so talented!

Jessica said...

Sounds like such a lovely shop! I love the bird ... :-)

Dandelion and Grey said...

Indulge looks DARLING! I love the sweet orange trees! What a great list of beautiful things! xo

AMKreations said...

I'm definitely ready for a bike ride!

the Lost Earring said...

Spring is the best and I love that 2-seater bike! First I need to tackle the regular bike I got last year ha :)

olive juice photography said...

OMG how cute is this store! i want to go in! wow.. i am going to have a look at their website! this fantastic weather sent me to the beach to work on my vitamin d intake! :)

Pamela said...

what a lovely store!!

K. Davis said...

send some of that gorgeous weather over here!! I want to discover some new places!

Bri said...

That looks like an amazing place. Next time I'm in Houston I'll have to go there. My experience with Texas is that they've got TONS of cute stores like this! Why no such things in Denver?!