August 23, 2012

Autumn Wish list

autumn wish list

So I went for a looksies around town today and found that the autumn style is going to be q
quite lovely this year. Here are some of the things I hope to see enter my closet in the next few months, if my wallet allows it of course. I really want a black wooly sweater for those windy days, I feel that would be a useful buy. Well to be fair, I think all my buys are useful, which is definitely not a good thing! 

Hugs all around,

autumn wish list by lisaparup featuring a leather skirt

August 22, 2012

Individual of Interest

Jemima Kirke. A unique woman that you don't see much of these days especially on television. She is a member of the GIRLS cast. And if you have not seen it, watch it. It is an absolutely incredibly show that will have you hooked. But for my individual of interest I chose Jemima because of her style, her beauty and her quirky essence. So here are some snazzy snaps! And may I just add that she pulls off bold lipsticks wonderfully well.

Hugs all around!

August 21, 2012

Paris? Mais Oui!

Oh Paris. My dream home. My dream, period. I've grown up thinking Paris is a place that could only be found in fairytales and it is actually true. I've been to Paris more times than I can count and every time, it always ceases to amaze me. I am in love with this city. It is breathtakingly beautiful, the architecture, the history, the food and lets not forget the people. I'm hoping to make this my home in the next month or so, if all goes according to plan and I do hope that it lives up to my grand expectations. I am certain it will. These illustrations (most adorable illustrations my eyes have ever seen perhaps) are from a perfect, handy little book called My Little Paris by a group of wonderful quirky individuals. There is also a site, which I spend most of my free time on, that give the best tips on what one can do in Paris. When and well if I move there, My Little Paris will be my personal Bible. And honestly, I cannot wait to step outside, open the book and see what adventure I may set out on in the beautiful capital of France.

If you have ever had the faintest interest in Paris, check out the website as soon as humanly possible. It gives you tips on fashion, beauty, culture, food, you name it and they've got a suggestions for it. And the great thing about the entire concept of My Little Paris is that it allows you to see Paris through a non-tourist perspective. Meaning you'll get the real Paris experience. The site is My Little Paris and don't worry, it translates into English as well. Hopefully this post succeeded in making you as excited/addicted to Paris as I've always been. 


Berries for Supper

Today I was asked join to pick some raspberries. Seeing as this would be the last chance of doing this before autumn, I jumped at the chance. There is a wonderful place outside of town where you pay a certain amount to pick a carton of raspberries. The raspberries are in a massive greenhouse and it seems to go on forever. The only downside to the picking is that since they are so deliciously yummy, its hard to keep myself from tasting one or two. or even three. This summer I have been lucky enough to go both blueberry and raspberry picking, it is a perfect day activity and I definitely suggest it. Especially if the sun is shining. Plus all the hard work pays off when your kitchen is fully stocked with flavorful berries. 

August 20, 2012

Lovely Likes

Here are my lovely likes of the week. The first is a laptop case, which is absolute perfection. Need I mention the irony with having a typewriter on a case that is meant to hold a laptop. But I love it, its got a handle and its from wonderful Mod-cloth. The second is an iPhone case by flapper doodle - check the website out, if I had the money I'd buy every single doodle in every form it comes in.  Mod-cloth is also responsible for the pin up lip balms that come in a set. Flavors include, Peppermint Rosemary, Grapefruit Orange, Lavender Chamomile, and Nutmeg Orange.  Pin up style is something I am crazy for so no surprise when it became a lovely like

Then there is the cat kettle and mugs set truly melts my heart, and I am desperately stopping myself from buying it. Although it is perfectly perfect. The kettle comes from none other than the lovely Mod-ClothThe fifth, a turquoise ring with gold birds by unexpected expectancy is something my suitor put a bid on, on a Swedish version of Ebay. The silver earrings that mesmerize me, are from ever so lovely, their stuff is well ever so lovely. All in all, I believe these  six things definitely deserve to go on my lovely likes of the week. Ahh sigh, the desire for them all is unbearable. 



When I spotted this picture, I automatically fell in love with the color, burgundy. And on top of that, its suede. So for this autumn I've decided that I'm going to seek and find a pair of burgundy suede shoes to spruce up the closet a bit. The perfect thin about the color as well is that it matches with quite a lot of other colors, such as brown, beige and of course black. If you feel you've found an autumn color that you are in dire need of in your closet this autumn, I definitely know how you feel. 


I've become really in the mood for autumn. Autumn means change in weather, style and even food. That's why I've decided to dedicate this post to the lovely ideas that have popped up on my screen regarding Autumn refreshments.

1. The Hot Chocolate. An all time favorite and a definite classic. The instructions are (courtesy of dessert heaven): 1 cup milk. 2 spoons nutella. Saucepan. Heat medium. Blend. Whisk frothy. Add marshmallows. And you've got yourself a pretty delicious beverage. 

2. The Autumn Sangria. We all know of the classic sangria which is normally sipped in Summer. Well I stumbled across a new sangria which would still be sure to quench our thirst. Ingredients & directions found here. I love the idea of mixing sugar and cinnamon together and applying it to the rim of the glass. It definitely adds flavor and looks lovely!

3. The Autumn Spiced Coffee. This is something I don't only do during Autumn, it is a simple and delicious idea to make your coffee a pinch more flavorful. All that needs to be done, is to simply add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger in the filter of your coffee brewer along with your preferred coffee flavor. It will have the house and coffee smelling wonderful.