bits and pieces of Elephantine

Rachel, from Elephantine, is one blogger that I’m particularly partial to. Her posts are always eloquently written, and absolutely stunning to gawk at. Her photography skills are unparalleled by many, and her Fiction Friday series has  quickly become a favourite of mine. Not only has she created what I would consider a miniature online sanctuary, but she also runs the sweetest kitchen shop and posts the most delicious recipes (many of which I have made in abundance myself). I feel confident when I say that you’ll adore her as much as I do. Without further ado, here are some bits & pieces of Rachel…

::A random fact::
 I use to take ballet lessons when I was little, and I secretly want to enroll again.

::Your go-to recipe::
Baked Mac and Cheese. It’s classic comfort food, but I like to mix in a little broccoli for a healthier version.

::You can’t live without::
My camera! I get such pleasure out of capturing the world around me.

::Currently coveting::
I’d love to own this sugar + cream set from Pigeon Toe. (No. 1)

::Your daily reads::
A few of my current favorite blogs are Eat Drink Chic, Curious Casa, Pretty Light, and La Buena Vida.

::On your playlist::
I listen to a lot of The Beatles, Girl Talk, and Rufus Wainwright.

::Your favourite quote::
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” – A. A. Milne

::On your night stand::
Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, and Hotel Honolulu by Paul Theroux. (No. 2)

::Your favourite designer::
Phillip Lim. I would love to have a closet full of his clothes. (No. 3)

::In your wishing well::
To write & publish a novel or collection of short stories. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was really young. My Fiction Friday blog posts are an effort to get a little closer to this goal. (No. 4)

::Your dream home::
A bright, open kitchen and a yard with a small vegetable garden. I love modern homes that also manage to feel cozy. (No. 5)

::Your happy place::
Cuddling on the couch with my husband and German Shepherd.

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    February 29, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Oh my goodness. Now she’s just down right awesome. I feel inspired to build my photography skills now.

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    February 29, 2012 at 8:47 am

    This is great! Thanks so much for sharing, both of you!

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    HRCK the Herald
    February 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Such a good A.A. Milne quote.

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    February 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

    What a great feature. I’ve wanted to be a writer since forever too. One day I swear I will publish that novel I’m always talking about. ;)

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      March 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      You totally should! I would gladly read it

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    Victoria I Haute
    February 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I’m excited to check out Rachel’s Fiction Friday posts!! Sounds intriguing!

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      March 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      She’s an incredible writter!

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    Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    February 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Oh my goodness, love that quote! I have been a longtime follower of Rachel’s as well, so loved reading this!

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    February 29, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I’m such a big fan of Elephantine! Loved learning a little more about the lovely lady behind it all

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    February 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    She’s one of my favorite people in the world! So glad to see her featured on here!

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    Miss Bibliophile
    February 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I love Rachel’s blog, so it was nice to learn a little more about her here!

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    kayla @ exquisite banana
    March 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    A favorite for sure. I adore Rachel and her many, many gifts to the creative world!

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    Becca {extra}ordinary wonders
    March 10, 2012 at 10:05 am

    What a great post! I’m a big fan of Rachel’s blog as well and love learning a little more about her!

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    April 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    What a lovely post. Coming here from Rachel’s blog and glad to have found you!

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