04 May 2007

doe-eyed audrey


"I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it."
- Audrey Hepburn

note: thanks to blushing apples, i've been enlightened! today is miss audrey's birthday!! how lovely, her birthday has landed on an Audrey Friday. what a classy lady to participate in the celebration. she was born may 4, 1929, a day that changed us all for the better, if not simply the meaning of the words little, black & dress. i love audrey because of her simple yet stunning style, her feminine grace, perfect poise, and glowing confidence. why do you love the luminous audrey? {ali, what a special thing to share a birthday with the one, the only. i couldn't think of anyone more worthy my dear!!}


and a very happy birthday to miss ali. the girl who opened my eyes to the beautiful thing called blogging. she has talent dripping like diamonds. this girl is one hip child who brings sunshine into every room and spreads it into all the nooks & crannies. i love everything about her. she is warm and kind and has a style all her own. she is the most fun to talk to because she is genuine. (her wedding garden party was one of the most fun nights ever. magical glittery lights strung across the dance floor, sea green sweets layered in large glass jars for the scooping, a flower in the hair.. she is a girl who pays attention to detail, which gets me right at the heart.) her words are a wonder. they can bring you to tears, even if the subject is a silly beloved tv show, the OC. ali, you light up our lives. {for those of you who haven't had the pleasure.. i think this photo exudes the essence.}

you remind me of a charm on a bracelet, dangling alongside your darling & dainty sisters: petite, free spirited, sparkling & a classic treasure.


7 comments:

ali said...

Oh Marta, I am not worthy.

Your words make me feel so good and happy on my birthday. Thank you, thank you. I'm beaming. (Should I admit that?)

xo.

jamieanne said...

Miss Marta, you are a dear friend indeed. Priceless. This tribute to little Ali is simply stunning.

Oh yea, and I lalalalove Audrey so so so much. But I bet you already knew that since I named my dog after hers. Some say borderline obsession, I say flattery!

xxoo.

love.boxes said...

Happy Birthday Ali! Love Audrey friday. :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous ode to Ali!

blushing apples said...

NOTE: Today is Audrey Hepburn's Birthday!!!!
Audrey Hepburn was born May 4, 1929

ali said...

I've read that before, and each time I think, "I need to remember that. That is a great person to share a birthday with." But, alas, I then forget.

But it's no wonder, she and I look so much alike. :)

Thanks for the reminder and for everything. You are a cherished friend.

Marty: said...

What I like about Audrey is that she seems unaware of her beauty.

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