Mmmmmm…. lavender. I remember one year I visited the Aliikula Lavender Farm in Maui, Hawaii and the intoxicating fragrance welcomed me at the car park, before I got even close to the compound. I spent the whole day at the farm and didn’t want to leave! The smell of lavender brings me to spa-land instantly as the seeds and flowers are used extensively in aromatheraphy, because of its relaxation-inducing properties. In my kitchen pantry there is a pack of pure lavender flowerheads which I brew in hot water and drink from time to time for a good night’s sleep. Lavender is also the name of a color described as a pale purple, somewhat silver or grey-ish with blue undertones. It’s a beautiful color, easy on the eyes. Lavender (as in the plant and color) appeals to several senses at once – sight, smell and taste. Ahhhhhhh~ how soothing.
Here’s a style roundup based on the flower and the color.
1. Secret Charm Refreshing Body Mist, 2. Organic Shower Gel, 3. Cedar and Lavender Spray, 4. Bronnley Lavender Soap, 5. Marchesa Spring/Summer 2011, 6. Silverstone Roses, 7. TKEES Sandale Lavender Lust, 8. Zen Tradition Lavender Jasmine Candle, 9. Lavender Rose Pillow
1. Dove and Lilac Swarovski Crystal Earrings, 2. Lavender Organic Dark Chocolate Artisan Bar, 3. Lavender Seashells, 4. Designers Guild Oriental Garden Wallpaper in Tokyo Dahlia, 5. Lavender Chiffon Flower on Cream Silk Dupioni Wedding Ring Pillow, 6. Lavender and Vanilla Bean French Macarons
1. Lavender and Linen Table Number, 2. Handmade Sweet Lolita Macaron Cookie Ring, 3. Ruffled Rosey Fantasy Dress in Lavender, 4. Lavender Merino/Silk/Cashmere Yarn, 5. Antique Silver Lavender Flower Ring, 6. Guerlain Insolence Eau Glacée High-voltage violet, iris and a melody of fruit notes fragrance
1. Givenchy Couture, 2. Lavender-colored Hair *RAD!!!!* :)
Looking at all these lavender images has a stress-relieving quality for me. Don’t know about you but I’m eager to try out some of the wonderful recipes above – biscotti, cocktail, lemonade, cupcake…. yumminess!!!
Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone. :) Peace out.