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Thursday
Jun172010

the perfect day ~ divas & dreams eDition



It’s that time again.... my friends... another ’perfect day’ guest.
I’m so excited to introduce my friend Christina Grieve.  
i'm sure many of you totally love and admire her already. 
i'm just so thrilled she could pop over and share. 

Her lovely blog divas and dreams is really so inspiring.
Her photography is mind-blowing amazing.

Christina is from Denmark.  isn't that just so fabulous!?!  :)
She shares really awesome photography tips, and so much more on her blog...
you just have to pop over.... seriously GOOD stuff.
she also has an awesome flickr stream.  that's how we 'found' each other.  :)


you are going to LOVE Christina’s 'perfect day'
she's an amazing dreamer..... 
So I will stop here and turn it over to the sweet and lovely Christina...

.....


My Perfect Day

I wake up early in the morning feeling rested and peaceful. Through the window I see the overwhelming blue sky and the dreamy pink sunlight, there are no curtains in my bedroom, cause I wanna wake up with the sunrise. I look at the love of my life, lying next to me. He sleeps with a smile on his face and I know why...I kiss him on his forehead before I get up. Everyone in the house is sleeping, this is my quiet time.

After a glass of fresh pressed juice, made of lime, apple, ginger and mynthe, I go outside into the garden, I have a special place for yoga right next to the pool. I stand still for a moment breathing in deeply, feeling the fresh mediterian breeze touching my skin, and I take in the smell of the sea. Our house is located in Spain, in the mountains, overlooking the ocean. Everytime I stand here looking at this view I feel blessed deep in my heart. I do about an hour of silent yoga and meditation, feeling totally in balance with my body and soul.

My kids are up now and already playing in the pool. I am getting ready to go to Barcelona for a photoshoot with Spanish Vouge. They just hired me to take portraits of Penelope Cruze. The shooting location is a beautiful art nouveau style penthouse. I take off wearing flip flops, big dark sunglasses and a hip, but casual dress. After a little bit of driving in my Mini Cooper convertible I reach the city and meet with the crew.


The shoot is fun and we laugh a lot, every one are very friendly and helpful. My creativity rushes through my veins and I feel high and happy. I work completly in flow. After the session I meet with a dear friend for sushi and champagne. We sit in a hip cafe overlooking the Barcelona skyline. We both agree that life is amazing and we talk ideas and share inspiration.


I hug my friend goodbye and walk to a gallery near by, wich is hosting my artwork. The owner tells me, that they just sold 4 of my art pieces to a company in the New York. For a moment I`m thinking about how my life has turned out.... how everything has fallen into place...and in that moment I´m happy that I did dare to follow my dreams and goals in life. I knew already as a little girl that I was an artist, but it took me 35 years to live by that gut feeling and belive in the possibilities for succes.




I drive back to my place and walk down to our local beach to meet my kids and hubby. We kiss and hug, we swim, play, read and laugh. For hours we just enjoy each others company - no time table to follow - no work - just being in the moment with love.

Back in the house I shower and my personal physiotherapist comes by and gives me half an hour of massage. Afterwood my teen girls and I have fun playing loud music and dressing up. We have the same taste in clothes and share most of our outfits. I go out wearing a stylish Ralph Lauren dress, big earrings and stilettos.



The kids, my hubby and I meet up with friends and their kids in a nearby Lounge and Chillout resturant. The table get´s loaded with georgeus spanish tapas dishes of all kinds. We drink Mojitos and Red wine while enjoying the music and our friends. As we sit there the sun goes down... for a moment I get quiet...stunned by this amazing life of mine.... suddenly but carfully, my husband takes my hand and I look into his eyes... in that moment nothing really matters but the love we feel for each other and our kids....everything is perfect... all is well...


I love my life and may my perfect day never end....

Christina Greve

......

pretty amazing ... i love how christina knows how to dream big.
i'm pretty sure we will be seeing christina in vogue, very soon.

and christina i've been wanting a mini cooper FOREVER. 
thank you so much for sharing....

happiest thursday friends....

xxo,



Reader Comments (15)

Oh gosh Kim....Thank you so much for the invite!!! I must say it has been a great exercise to write about my dream day... a little scary too..lol.. It took me some time to really go for it...but I felt so happy while writing it :-)

Now I am ready for to future to come...and if I ever get a shoot for Vouge I will personally buy you a Mini Cooper...lol..

Hugs and kisses

Christina

Oh, yes, sigh...what a lovely perfect day you dreamed up Christina! Your photography is truly amazing, each one like its own perfect little dream.
Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly@thebluemuse

Hi, Kim & Christina! What gorgeous photos and what a perfect day, indeed! I'm especially on board for that massage, as my back is killing me today!!!

Thank you, dearest Kim, for this wonderful series. This is my first time seeing Christina's work, and I love being introduced to new creative and gifted women!

Here's hoping you both have a day that, if not perfect, is as beautiful as can be.

xoxo Gigi

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGigi

Kim, Christina post like this makes my day perfect! You are both amazing photographers!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPysiula

oh Kim, thanks for sharing Christinas story.

Christina..........what a wonderful day and life you have! you wrote it so beautifully and I was so captivated..your photos are always so beautiful!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Spectacular Photos! Wow. Just WOW!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Lee Bradley

Spectacular Photos! Wow. Just WOW!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Lee Bradley

i love the way you dream and even more the way you craft your photographs. gorgeous in every way!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdbalyoz

This is absolutely magical. A dream-like perfect day!!!

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

that is a beautiful beautiful dream - hope it comes true! :)

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChar

Enjoyed Christina's perfect day. I was transported with her. I have a friend who just returned from Barcelona and LOVED every minute of it! Now, it's on my list as well:)

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterestallment

even if a few parts come true it shall be stunning...love the images and feel of the day

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterELK

wow ...
i was like totally transformed reading this, christina ...you are remarkable!!
your photography is stunning ... beyond ...
i truly felt like i somehow just lived your perfect day through your words and images ...
just perfect.
thank you!
mmmm ... and thanks once again, dear kim for taking us 'away' with this extraordinary idea of yours ... l o v e .
xoxo
prairiegirl

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrairie Girl Studio

wow what an inspiring post! Beautiful work and beautiful dream day. Never heard of Christina but WOW..now I shall go visit her blog. Thank you for sharing this Kim ♥

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIVYALLOVER
It is always areal delight connecting to quality content.
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