Lately, I've been thinking about the blogs. There is so much out there to see, but you don't have to leave your house to do it. I've always been conflicted about this. Shouldn't I be outside, away from the screen, exploring the landscape around me on foot? The answer, of course, is yes - but it's not the only way to find inspiration these days.
I have my favorite blogs, but I suddenly yearn for more. I decided it was time to open my heart to the aesthetic offerings around the web. We need balance, sure, which is why I don't need to spend all day, every day attached to the computer. However, a little time spent, here and there, isn't going to hurt anybody. In fact, this openness should open a new window for me, and I love the thought of that.
My first stop was a place I visit quite often. In fact, I would call myself a "regular." I clicked over to Joslyn's gorgeous blog, Simple Lovely. Joslyn has an eye for the beautiful, always drawn to perfect visual moments. Her blog is the perfect balance between naturally curated, honestly chic and intimately simple. I've never met Joslyn in the "real world" but through her blog I feel like I know her. With her soulfulness, she writes the most thoughtful musings on life, sharing thoughts that I've often felt myself but have struggled putting into words.
She also has a weekly feature called, "Loving..." which features images from around the web that speak to her. I adore this post because it's like flipping through my favorite magazine, cooking dinner with a friend while drinking wine, browsing through boutiques, going for a long walk and reading a beautiful line of poetry - all at the same time.
In my new-found quest for web inspiration I went straight to Joslyn's blog and returned to these "Loving..." posts. I discovered so many wonderful new blogs and was reminded of some of my favorites. With my favorite candle lit and wrapped in a cozy throw, I got lost in a web of beauty and inspiration last night. Here's what I've been "Loving..." from all the places I 'went' (thanks to that one first click on Simple Lovely):
Wearing patterns and killer heels from Wit & Delight
Style meets coffee meets nails meets I-wonder-what-she's-writing from Kinfolk
Joyful breakfast from one of Nicole's "Wordless Wednesday" posts on her blog Cucina Nicolina.
Also from Nicole's blog, one of her delicious "Sunday Dinner" posts.
Marin Hopper's "Malibu Memories" from Bazaar
Something else for the senses: a kitchen vignette from At Home At Home.
Inspired to inspire is how I feel right now! I'd love to know, dear readers, some of your favorite blogs, particularly those, like Joslyn's, that connect you to beauty and inspire you to find it.