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Margarita Kareva from the Russian city of Ekaterinburg is a wedding photographer making magical photos of women. [Margarita] is all grown up, but fairytales still inspire her everyday job as a fantasy photographer...”

A photographer whose other work is well worth exploring, found on the beautiful and interesting pages of Ladygray.



Thanks to my friend Ceara for this beauty from Rob Hefferan


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A beautiful romantic jazz number from the Mexican singer-songwriter and actress Ximena Sariñana.

Another wonderful share from Gatorindo (David) - if you click the image you will be taken to his own post, where you can read more information and play the video.




The wonderful Licia Maglietta as Rosalba

Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips) is one of those movies that makes you think: "This is how life should be". It is basically an Italian variant on Shirley Valentine, where Rosalba, an under-appreciated housewife, gets left behind at a motorway rest-stop (for a reason that will make you wince in sympathy) by the rest of her family who don't even notice that she isn't on the bus.

Rosalba starts hitch-hiking, deciding on the way to take a detour via Venice and live a little for herself. Without much money, she finds lodging with Fernando Girasole, a kind but gloomy (even suicidal) Icelander who runs a not-too-great restaurant, and whose Italian is peppered with archaic literary expressions (conveyed nicely via subtitles). In the same building she befriends Grazia, a "holistic beautician and masseuse", and in the city she eventually finds work in a florist's shop, run by a crusty old man with the general charm of a Basil Fawlty, whom she gradually wins over, entertaining him in the absence of customers with an accordion lent to her by Fernando.

(About that accordion... Fernando got it in payment for a gambling debt. Rosalba's grandfather taught her to play one when she was 12, shortly before he died cycling over a bridge which he believed, erroneously, to have been completed...)

Meanwhile, Rosalba's cheapskate husband, finding himself deserted by his chief cook, maid and bottle-washer, hires Constantino, a bumbling, over-weight plumber, as a private detective to locate his wife, whom he knows is somewhere in Venice. Constantino isn't as lucky as Rosalba in finding accommodation in that super-expensive city, ending up in a seedy converted barge on a canal. In his search he encounters and falls in love with Grazia, the masseuse. Fernando, discovering who Constantino really is, confronts him with an ancient rifle while he is with Grazia, in a scene made hilarious by Fernando's style of speech.

The movie delivers everything that a romantic comedy should, but with a delightful, quirky Italian flavour that makes it unique. It took me a long time to track down a Region 2 copy of the DVD (exasperatingly, Region 1 was readily available), but you can get hold of it at the moment (I see that Amazon UK currently has 3 copies). If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it...



Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, starring Marion Cotillard and Owen Wilson, is a simply delightful movie. It's a feather-light time-travel romantic comedy (with many clever touches), but there is real craft in creating one as enjoyable as this, and this is one of the best. Don't miss it!

Click the picture for a good review.

[More of my favourite movies...]



"Juliette (Romantic Guitar)", a very nice track written and performed by Chris Spheeris
(The original video, from which the screen-shot comes, has been removed - I have found another)


The man himself (click for bio)






If you ever had a special time dancing to this one, then I'm sure you will always remember it.

Thanks again, bluesemotion!




The romantic piano of John Sokoloff, with images to match - thanks, bluesemotion!


Very nice romantic photography by Petrova Julia.N - one of many beautiful things to be found on the pages of NotAlone (Danie)


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[A beauty seated at a piano, by Rob Heffernan]


A beautiful untitled pastel by Vicente Romero - one of many beautiful things to be found on sezlez369 (Les)'s fine pages



"Romance d'automne" by Evgenia Karica (elle-cannelle)

(and a poem with that title here)


Found on the always-beautiful pages of my friend chaotiqual.




Two delights in one here: a beautiful song by Enya, "China Roses", and an equally beautiful video to go with it by the Spanish environmental and peace activist angelsolcito (a lady well worth visiting)


Thanks to Pasatter for this one (I found it on her StumbleUpon pages, but she has now moved to Tumblr where she is Irish Fantasy).



"Love Train #3"


"Love Train #2"


"Anna"

Some very nice fashion photography by Kenvin Pinardy - thanks to Chaotiqual for leading me to him!



"Preguntas Hermosas" by Superfad, who writes:

"Preguntas Hermosas" is a story about a time that was shared between two people, told through a combination of "Poema X" by Pablo Neruda and "Under the Harvest Moon" by Carl Sandburg. It unfolds in three parts; a fond remembrance, loss, and then finally acceptance.




"Winter wish" by InertiaK

Yet another item gratefully snaffled from the beautiful pages of my friend chaotiqual



"Queen for a Day" by the Estonian artist Kadri Umbleja

Gratefully swiped from the lovely pages of chaotiqual


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["Elixir" by Melanie Delon]
["Healing" by Hyung Jun Kim]




A very imaginative and beautiful CGI work (with great music) by Bruce Branit - click either picture to play

"This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City."

You find out what this video is about only at the end... I won't spoil it for you.

Thanks so much to green-eyedlady (Kadi) (no forwarding address at present) for sending me this one.