Entries in marilyn monroe (8)


une citation 

"There will always be glamourous women who declare that they do nothing special to maintain their trim,
attractive bodies; a zest for living is what keeps you young, they proclaim. I do not envy them;
I just don't believe a word they say."

-Luciana Avedon


bon anniversaire!

It’s officially been two years since I began my blog! I can’t believe it – where has the time gone?! From interviews with a few of my idols to introducing me to lifelong friends, A Lovely Being has allowed for some pretty awesome experiences. Most importantly, it’s you readers that make it all worth it. Your unwavering support is mind-blowing :) Wishing you all the happiest of new years! xoxoxo


une citation

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile,
I am just a girl who wishes for the world.” 

-Marilyn Monroe 


happy thanksgiving!

Good morning! I just wanted to pop by to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. I've been terribly neglecting the blog as of late, but never fear-- I have some fantastic posts for you lined up in my queue :) In the meantime, isn't this photo of Ms. Marilyn Monroe adorable? It's from Matchbook Magazine's new tumblr! We'll be updating our little blog, which we fondly call "Strikes our Fancy," on a daily basis throughout the holiday season. Do stop by and say hello! À demain, darlings.

(photo courtesy of Strikes our Fancy)

thanksgiving dinner... help! 

Well, it looks like I’ll be cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year. I am scared out of my mind! I mean, I’m a decent cook, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself “good” (I’ve had my fair share of mistakes and small fires...). With Thanksgiving only ten days away, I need to start planning this meal. Would any of you be kind enough to share some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes with me? I was thinking about making Marilyn Monroe’s stuffing recipe as published by the New York Times last week, but I might need to find something simpler to make (believe it or not, she was a rather knowledgeable chef!). Any advice that you could spare would be greatly appreciated :) 

(recipe courtesy of Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters)