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Monday Lovely Monday: The Bit on the Side // Eat Play Love

Monday Lovely Monday: The Bit on the Side // Eat Play Love

Well, lovelies – ‘Welcome to Monday and time for something a little different’.  One of the things that I love about this blog is getting to write about weddings.  However, there are some things that I love – that no matter how I try to spin it or flip it… just can’t be in the land Beyond Beyond.

So, these poor little children either end up in the giant visual playpen and pretty binge-fest that is Pinterest, or are booked marked in folders that are rarely visited in my browser.

So in lieu of True Dat – I wanted to introduce you to my gorgeous little bit on the side, my creativity mistress; ( since Beyond Beyond is ichiban and the wifey) – please meet my side blog project Eat Play Love

Last year, I had a guest post on Rosie Parsons’ lush little corner of cyberspace.  I loved doing something that allowed me to write something one in the first person, and two just off the topic of weddings completely – as blogger cannot live by confetti alone.

It’s just a little rabbit hole of things I like that is more curated and more thoughtful than my Pinterest  – but completely off wedding topic, just a place for finds, art, music and happy making stuff that doesn’t have a voice here – but it works there.

Also, as a super music lover/obsessive – it gives me a chance to curate off topic mix tapes and share music I love that once again don’t necessarily work in the format of the rebooted mixtape love series. This week’s completely off topic mixtape is posted here today – and I will be posting a link to my new girl in the Monday Lovely Monday post going forward.

There is very little on there at the moment – and I went backwards and forwards about whether it was going to be my private hangout or an ‘out there project’.  But, whoomph lovers – there it is – enjoy.

Everybody needs a little escape pod –  this is mine 🙂

To follow Eat Play Love join Tumblr – don’t forget Beyond Beyond is also available on Tumblr too. 

Monday Lovely Monday

Monday Lovely Monday

Welcome to Monday lovers, I have but one hero this morning it is the sun…

Forget having a love affair or admiration of the achievements of others, anything that can transform the mood of a nation is absolutely praiseworthy in my books.  So, let me continue with this unabashed admiration in the form of song…

Take it away Roy Ayers!!!!


Now, onto the rest of it… the things that I love this week are:

Awesome engagement… could this be the best ever???

Wedding Uggs, I’m going to be the subversive soul who likes the idea of slumming it up the aisle; as opposed to having screaming corns and cursing bunions.  So, yeah, it may make me sartorially challenged – but I think I could make it work!

Beards – an entire book about beards! Yayness

It’s all Peachy Keen! via OMG I’m Getting Married

Just love the bones of this gorgeous wedding via Southbound Bride

Monday Lovely Monday

Monday Lovely Monday

February 27, 2012  |  Found and beautiful, Inspiration, Off Topic  |  1 Comment

Hello Lovers and Lovelies *pinches some bottoms, kisses some cheeks* welcome to Monday, you might have noticed like Engine, Engine number 9 the website came off  the proverbial tracks this weekend.  It is being a rather naughty thing – we went to the garden of England, and it decided to go and frolic in the sunshine.  It  is back now!  Praise the lord (and the tech guys – we loves em!).  so, it means that we are back to Monday.

This weeks hero Marie Colvin, might seem like an odd one to have on a wedding blog – but you’ve got to salute the amazing bravery of someone who is willing to go to the heart of conflicts – and lay down their life, for the sake of being able to give voice to the voiceless.

So this weeks follow goes to Amnesty International  I appreciate the fact that I have the freedom to express myself, and live in the exact way that I want – and it is a right that sadly not everyone has – so go to the website and may it inspire you to donate.

And in slightly lighter news our link love five for the week is:

Taking couples shoots to another level – Switcheroo

A bit of Gatsby Trendspotting (we know it is gonna be all over wedding world this year like Maple Syrup on pancakes)

Chris and Kayla: a Socal Love

Notebooks from Julie Kostreva

Lehua and David

Monday Lovely Monday

Monday Lovely Monday

February 20, 2012  |  Blog Love, Inspiration, Off Topic, Our Friends  |  3 Comments

Well happy Monday, we are kind of digging the fact that the mornings are lighter, and the sky is a wicked shade of blue at the moment.  Yes, in the wee hours you do get that cartoon-esque nasal icicle drip because it is still rather cold.  But London town is looking mighty fine and knowing that we are transitioning into the spring is a nice feeling, and we are also rather excited about Pancake Day *licks lips LL Cool J style – although why is he always licking his lips we should have a telephon for Ladies Love Cool James and get him some Vaseline*.  Since it is technically a fried Yorkshire pudding we are going to have to experiment with Pancakes and some gravy; don’t get disgusted you know that you wanna try it too.

So, time to kick of the week’s shenanigans this week’s follow is the lovely Yolande De Vries, lovely photographer and a good all around homosapien.  You might also remember that we had a little competition running for a shoot with the lovely Yolande… and the lucky son of a gun is!

Halcyon Smith

Massive congratulations lovely, we can’t wait to see the results of your shoot!

We know that we are very late coming to the superbowl and Grammy party but this week’s heroes are Adele (nothing quite puts Karl Lagerfeld in his place like winning 6 Grammies)

And M.I.A as rude gesticulating and doing bad things with your fingers is always one for the win!

And the fab five for the week is:

An Adorable Foodie Chicago Wedding on 100 Layer Cake

Sweet Inspiration from Katja Grauman via 79 Ideas

Paper porn *drool* via Blink Blink

DIY Confetti Tablecloth via Oh Happy Day

London Fashion Week 2012 *we are getting our daily fashion fix from Vogue*

Oh and ‘cos we are nice like that have some Adele to accompany you morning skiving (we all know that your on the clock dear hearts, but we won’t tell *wink*