Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Buon Compleanno a Mi


Even though I have a painting deadline
I have to say I am guilty of daydreaming a little more than I should ...
))) maybe because today is my birthday ? (((

I'm thinking what a dream to spend a sun soaked day somewhere
along the Amalfi coast.
Waking up late to the sound of the ocean
and the smell of expresso swirling in the sea breeze.
Grab some freshly baked, sun ripened and perfectly aged whatevers
from the open market
and bike down to the ocean ?
( while were at it, hearing a "ciao bella" or two along the way ? )

Wont you join me on this special day ?

I have never been there, but in my mind I truly am.
God, why did you give me such a vivid imagination !?

But then I wake up from this dream and realize that I am
painting and designing for a living.
That in and of itself is a dream come true from many past birthdays
This morning, I was awakened to the sweet aroma of my daughter baking me
sugar cookies at 5 am !
Amalfi coast expresso has nothing on that !

Once again gratitude reels me back in to reality

back to that deadline ( think I'll do something in aquas & blues now )

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"Bella y la Bestia" Vogue Italia

It makes me wonder ...
What will my birthday wish be as I'm pedaling along the Italian coastline ?

I'll have to wait and see !

To all of you reading this, thank you from the bottom of my honey filled heart for
your presence, you were ( and still are ) fulfilling a beautiful dream.

xoxo

Sweeter and Wiser,

Lisa

13 comments:

BonjourRomance said...

WIshing you a Happy Birthday Lisa! You're right nothing beats the smell of cookies in the oven that your daughter is baking for you!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Lisa and may your dreams be filled with the Amalfi Coast and the smell of fresh baked cookies! Both are wonderful. Fabulous....another Aquarius!

La Dolfina said...

I wish you a very Happy Birthday Lisa! I hope you had a wonderful day eating delicious sugar cookies :)
~xo

Melanie's Randomness said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you enjoy the day!!

FatScribe said...

beautiful birthday wishes! warm cookies for breakfast?! awesome start to a great day. ciao bella!

Cashon&Co said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday!! mmm sugar cookies....it's cold outside and those sound wonderful right about now!

Anthony said...

Aaack! Why am I ALWAYS late to the party?! It never fails...

Well, I truly hope that you had a wonderful birthday filled with lots of love, sparkling sugar cookies, and magical moments!!

(((((HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LISA!)))))

La Dolfina said...

Lisa,
What a great story about the Tuaca bottle! Our paths were so close that I'm sure we must have passed by each other several times on Sunday! I'm always amazed at who I see and who I miss at The Pointe! Anyway I have a feeling that we are meant to meet, and soon!!! If you are coming to the East Bay anytime soon, please email me so we can get together... otherwise I'll see you next month!
~xo always

DolceDreams said...

Happy happy birthday to you!!! How very special to have your daughter baking for you...I have spent time on the Amalfi coast, as fabulous as it is, it doesn't hold a candle to your daughter's gift!
Enjoy....
Love your new look!
Nathalie
p.s. loved your dirty furious fuschia comment! So true....

Cashon&Co said...

wow. this photo! that painting as well as that room reminds me of something out of Twin Peaks. kinda creepy but intruiging at the same time.
Happy Bday

Couture Carrie said...

Happy Birthday, darling!

xoxox,
CC

mimi charmante said...

How on earth did I miss your birthday? I do hope you had a simply divine day and were spoiled adequately...If anyone deserves a birthday on the coast, blue skies, white sand, and blue-green sea, it would be you, miss lovely~
bisous

Cashon&Co said...

Lisa,
read my post from yesterday, sunshine girl! hint :)