be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. (updated)

11 Sep

“earth laughs in flowers”, ralph waldo emerson said.

and it is true, i think. i grew up with them in my grandparents tremendously huge garden (of course, it looked much huger to me because i was so little. but it was big anyways)

my grandma loved flowers and she taught me all the names. i think, i could say “dahlia” before i said “mama”. well, that’s a slight exaggeration, i guess. but that’s what it feels like. it feels like flowers have always been there. that my path through life has been lined by flowers ever since grandma took me on her wrinkly dry hand and showed me her garden.

so now i am sitting here. i’m 33. i became an actress. but i always wanted to grow and sell flowers.

who knows…. maybe i’ll get back to that one day.

this post is dedicated to them flowers and their beauty and perfection.

which is your favourite flowers, peeps? ❤



the great thing about blogging is that you can update posts. my dear riccci has asked me to show a photo of me when i was little and here we go. that was the summer before i started to go to school in spain where my aunt lives. between a beautiful bougainvillea. a plant that will always resemble summer on the canary  islands to me ❤



23 Responses to “be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. (updated)”

  1. Heather in Arles 2013/09/12 at 8:44 am #

    This is so beautiful in so many ways but the photo of you looking out from behind the lilacs is insane…I never realized how much you resemble the French actress (and icon) Romy Schneider before…

    • julia 2013/09/12 at 1:23 pm #

      wow!!!! thank you for this amazing compliment. i’m very flattered.
      bisous xxx

  2. Riccci 2013/09/12 at 9:13 am #

    I am so in love with Calla Lily (Zantedeschia) especially the black and white one. And I would love to see a picture off the little jules 🙂

    • julia 2013/09/12 at 1:28 pm #

      only for you, riccci, i added a photo of mini jules for you.
      love and kisses (and believe it or not… i’ve never seen a black calla, have to look for it)

  3. Mag 2013/09/12 at 8:05 pm #

    I love Calla Lily too. And also the black (it’s not really black, but a really dark purple) and white ones. 😉
    And I love magnolia, hortensia, irises and bougainvillea. And a lot more…

    The picture of little Jules is too cute!

    • julia 2013/09/13 at 7:13 am #

      thank you.

      i see, we are all flower lovers. i think, carnations are very underestimated, too-

  4. teamgloria 2013/09/13 at 1:48 am #

    ein wenig Version von You!

    we adore roses. as you know. creamy white vastly scented roses. sometimes palest pink ones too. or the ones that are the lilac blush shade. but mostly creamy white.

    how about when we’re in our later years we open a flower shop?

    wouldn’t that be delicious!

    wir denken, so

    • julia 2013/09/13 at 7:13 am #

      ja, das ist eine wunderbare idee!!!
      i am all in.
      where would that shop be? (making plans already)

      • teamgloria 2013/09/22 at 5:31 am #

        there would be several “pop up shops” depending on season and whomever we had each decided to be in Love with – or a place to be in Love in – and which friends we wanted to have come and work in the shop and live upstairs while they write their novel/paint their masterpiece/have the last trimester of pregnancy with twins.

        so – blackheath (london – a big victorian house with a shop on the corner in a little VW van that is open at the back), Berlin (naturally), St Petersburg (for June), Hong Kong in rainy april and we just sell orchids.


        your suggestions now….

      • julia 2013/09/23 at 9:02 pm #

        i want to do this!! WANT!!

        LOVE the idea of people living upstairs.
        and also, we should have a café integrated in the shop. with excellent coffee, tea and chai latte.
        oh, and french toast!

        there’s three places i have never been but could clearly see the shop there too (why? i don’t know):
        – salt spring island
        – san diego
        – capri (maybe because of the talented mr ripley…)

        what do you think?

      • teamgloria 2013/09/23 at 11:13 pm #


        c a p r i.

        yes please.

    • julia 2013/09/24 at 7:18 am #

      although i feel in love with silverlake too…
      oh, dear… so many places. so little time ❤

  5. beautycalyptique 2013/09/13 at 10:49 am #

    OMG those are beeeeeyooooooteeeeeful!

    I love dahlias (childhood memories of autumns near moscow);
    lily of the valley (happens to be my birth month’s flower – may);
    lilies of any kind, tiger lillies… – those heavy-headed, big beauties that remind me of an elder aunt: their lingering, sweet, breathtaking perfume causies headaches, and you can trace them by the tracks of powder 😀
    I also love peonies and roses that look like peonies!

    also: I have learned to choose visely, locally, organically – for non-toxic AND for the most fabulous scent! ❤
    I prefer living flowers to cut flowers BTW 🙂

    LOVE to have you back! 😉

  6. beautycalyptique 2013/09/13 at 11:01 am #

    OMG the childhood picture only JUST loaded. cuuuuuuuuuuute! and strikng a pose like a pro 🙂

    • teamgloria 2013/09/22 at 5:32 am #

      Es ist lustig, dass Sie hier zu kommentieren in Englisch, wenn Sie sprechen beide Deutsch!

      • beautycalyptique 2013/09/23 at 7:49 pm #

        so that other guests don’t need Google translate of course 😉

      • julia 2013/09/23 at 7:51 pm #

        oder vielleicht möchte miss teamgloria durch uns ja ein bisschen deutsch lernen? xx

      • beautycalyptique 2013/09/28 at 7:40 pm #

        ja, das ist es bestimmt!

      • teamgloria 2013/09/23 at 11:13 pm #


        we do our best 😉

        only did 1 year of German at school.

        Latin was the order of the day *ironiclooktocamera*

      • beautycalyptique 2013/09/28 at 7:39 pm #

        ah, I did 1 year of Spanish at school 🙂

      • julia 2013/09/24 at 7:19 am #

        i got rid off latin as soon as i could. it made me dull and sad. and i didn’t see the point….

      • teamgloria 2013/09/25 at 5:25 pm #

        it became interesting at the age of 17 when one got to translate the dirty bits in Juvenal that the 1960s Penguin Translators blushed at doing 😉

      • julia 2013/09/25 at 9:55 pm #

        got the point 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: