Monday, May 23, 2011

ornamental sunshine

Don't you just love finding a new place to explore?  On Saturday I was on my way to Ottawa's annual Tulip Festival when I stumbled across a beautiful oasis called the Ornamental Gardens.  The flowers were in bloom and a sense of tranquility washed over me as I strolled through the gardens.  Only a hop, skip and a jump away from my condo, the Ornamental Gardens will be a great place to spend sunny summer afternoons with a picnic lunch, an interesting book and good friends.








Dress- Zara (worn here and here) ; Wedges- Steve Madden; Purse, Sunglasses & Bracelet- Aldo; Belt- Thrifted

20 comments:

  1. love ur lil photoshoot - i LOVE new places to explore!!!!

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  2. Wow! These are Beautiful pictures! I am Really LOVING that dress!

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  3. It looks so pretty there - and I love what you wore, that dress with the gold accessories is lovely.

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  4. Oh you look so pretty and what a great place you've discovered.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  5. Your outfit is great and those flowers are the perfect scenery! However I didn't know you live in Ottawa... I guess we can only be friends until hockey season starts again. :-)

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  6. Those pink trees are so lovely this time of year in Ottawa :)

    K.

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  7. Everything looks beautiful and I love your dress! That would definitely be a great place to relax!

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  8. Holy crap, you look amazing in that dress. I love it! And the setting is so gorgeous with all of those flowers. These are great photos!

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  9. This place is just lovely! I'm going to have to keep it in mind if I make it to Ottawa this summer. You look gorgeous too!

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  10. So lovely. Great details to your bracelet and dress. What great weather you guys, too.

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  11. What pretty pictures! Nature is lovely. And you look adorable. :)

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  12. your dress is too pretty! And i totally recognize where you are! it's absolutely beautiful there! perfect for wedding photos and the like!

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  13. that dress is wonderful! I love the texture to it, not only from the accordion pleats but also the print! and you accessorized it perfectly :) and those tress, holy crap they're pretty!

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  14. What a beautiful place!!! It's amazing! And the dress is pretty cool too!! Dresses rule! :)

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  15. that place does look amazing. It is so beautiful.

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  16. why does Canada have such cool gardens?
    went to several last year while visiting Vancover and Victoria
    i am loving your dress, that neckline is so flattereing on you
    brett

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  17. love love LOVE that dress! so beautiful!

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  18. That is such a pretty spot! I was in a wedding a couple of years ago and we had the photos done there.

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  19. emily these photos are beautiful! your dress reminds me of roberto cavalli, meaning i so want one. :)

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily