It’s My Darling’s Birthday

 

 

 Francesco Copyright Carla Coulson

It’s my darlings birthday today so we are dancing with joy in Paris.

Most photographers have a gorgeous gal as their muse but I have the fortune to have a gorgeous guy as mine.  No matter where we go I am always snapping him!

I met Francesco almost 10 years ago now and I love him for all these reasons:

1. He has never changed from the day I met him.

2. He is kind to me, my friends, strangers, children and animals.

3. He is the sweetest man I have ever met and affectionate to boot.

4. When he speaks english I could tape it and sell it, it sounds so adorable.

5. He is gorgeous!!

6. He is intelligent and has a thirst for learning.

7. He loves Mediterranean culture with a passion and lives and breathes history.

8. He is patient and rarely loses his temper.

9. Sometimes when we are home alone, he takes me in his  arms and we waltz in our crazy apartment.

10. My chemicals like his chemicals!

Tanti Auguri amore mio, TI AMO

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This is Belgium
9 years ago

sweet-issimo !
auguri a his gorgeousness
anni

Prudence @ Flotsam Friends

What a beautiful post Carla. I don’t mean to sound pathetic but he’s so gorgeous. I’d love to photograph him too. I hope you two are enjoying a special night. It’s the shortest day here in Sydney so we’re now working towards more light! Bring it on. Prux

Prudence @ Flotsam Friends

P.S. I particularly love photo # 3

garishma
garishma
9 years ago

Love the last point. 😉

Meaghan
9 years ago

You’re one very lucky lady Carla. My darling and I are still searching for each other. They’re beautiful photos and that’s certainly an impressive list. x

Felicity
9 years ago

Absolutely precious! Enjoy a wonderful celebration together!!! xo

nadine
9 years ago

Such a sweet post this is..x

Chrissa Brown
9 years ago

Oh wow, how lovely, Carla! Thanks for sharing part of your life with us. I hope you have had a wonderful time celebrating your darling’s birthday 🙂

Lisa
Lisa
9 years ago

You both have such kind eyes; his reflect in your photos. And, that, is a beautiful thing. Sweet post. Enjoy your world ~

Zazie from Paris
9 years ago

Super lovely post, Carla!
And Tanti Auguri to your gorgeous and adorable husband!!!!!!!

Natasha
9 years ago

Happy, happy birthday to your gorgeous Francesco! Love your list of why you love him, love #9 in particular – so very sweet and romantic.

Heather in Arles
9 years ago

With all due respect Carla–he really, really is gorgeous! 😉

And what a lovely post through and through–so happy that you two found each other. Those are some mighty fine reasons you listed.

Hope you are dancing in the streets today to celebrate!!!

Joyeux Anniversaire Francesco!

Jane
9 years ago

Gorgeous! Your relationship, him, you…congrats to you both!

anne carol
anne carol
9 years ago

ooooohhh, c’est très Beau,
l’Amour!
<3

very nice of you to share, Carla!
I hope you both have a wonderful day,
and Cheers to Francesco!

joyeux anniversaire!
anne carol

dustjacket
9 years ago

Oh happy birthday dear Carla…wow, what a guy!
xoxo

dustjacket
9 years ago

ps I mean happy birthday to Francesco 🙂

Greet Lefèvre
9 years ago

Carla,
What a wonderful tribute to your guy!! Beautiful pictures and a very good looking Francesco!!
Happy Birthday wishes to Francesco!!
xx
Greet

A Gift Wrapped Life
9 years ago

He even looks good in a skirt! Gotta love a guy who can do that. Happy Birthday Francesco! Have the most wonderful celebration. Much love XOXO
Gorgeous photos Carla.

Virginia
9 years ago

Go ahead, make my day!!! Hubba hubba is all I can say. I’ll be saving this post !
xx
V

parisbreakfast
9 years ago

5. He is gorgeous!!

!!!!!

2.He is kind to me, my friends, strangers, children and animals.

Tanti Aguri Francesco!!!

Shell Sherree
9 years ago

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Francesco, Carla! That’s some list… mix all those attributes together with yours and no wonder your chemicals are rather fond of each other. 😉 {I wonder if it’s like the chicken and the egg thing…} Makes my heart glad.

Jan Dieckhaus
9 years ago

You are a lucky woman Carla,I too have a darling like this and would not change him for the world.how many women can say that these days.i hope your darling has a wonderful birthday,and many many more.

Robyn Favelle
Robyn Favelle
9 years ago

Gorgeous photos, gorgeous man, gorgeous words…..thanks for sharing Carla…my husband sounds a lot like your man….sweet as and so much fun….we are very lucky women!!!!

Peggy Braswell
9 years ago

Happy birthday to gorgeous Francesco! + adore that list. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Natalie
9 years ago

Happy Birthday to a handsome and generous muse Francesco! Love the #2 image with a sun sparkle.

Paris Rendez-vous
9 years ago

Carla…gorgeous post..and I can see why he’s a keeper….DIVINE!!

rosanna
9 years ago

Buon compleanno Francesco e 100 di questi giorni! Rosanna

Nathalie
9 years ago

Carla,
What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the man you love!What a stunning couple the two of you make…I hope you dance through the streets in celebration today, Happy Birthday!
Nathalie
He’s a gemini? My husband is one too, never a dull moment!

Georgianna
9 years ago

Yes, completely gorgeous, even in a skirt! So glad you found each other – how romantic and inspiring! Happy Dancing and Birthday, Francesco!

Cynthia Whitney-Ward
9 years ago

Lovely …. Lovely…Lovely…,May this happy day day rain flowers…

Vicki moore
Vicki moore
9 years ago

Hi Carla,

And imagine if you’d never left Australia! It was true fate that you both met. The photo of Francisco sitting at the Greek church….they don’t get any better than that! It’s timeless. And of all those qualities it’s his kindness that stands him out. Happiness to you both for the rest of your lives dear Carla.

Uta
Uta
9 years ago

Happy Birthday, Francesco. Carla – I love your list and wish that there were many more darlings just like him! I wish you a love-filled life always!

jeanette
jeanette
9 years ago

Happy birthday Francesco, Hec, myself and Carla’s family love you too. You made her “come alive” Many years ahead of happiness to you both . I was lucky enough 52 years ago to marry my dream and I would not swap Hec for anyone he is my best friend,lover and soul mate Jeanette

sarah
9 years ago

Such a sweet post!
Just wanted to say I loved Italian Joy I wrote a post on my blog the other day!
http://www.splendourandrouge.com/blog/book-inspiration-carla-coulson-italian-joy/

Francesca Muir
9 years ago

Happy Birthday to the sweet man who makes you so happy – for this transcends into your magical work. Happy days together and may you always find time to waltz through life. A gorgeous blog. F x

Denise
Denise
9 years ago

I loved your Italian Joy book and then when the Paris book came out, I first thought that you and Francesco had parted. How relieved I was when I found out you had moved to Paris together. Phew! I have watched with interest your relationship blossoming. Oh and by the way, buon compleanno Francesco(albeit a little belated). Denise

Jessica Flett
9 years ago

This is so lovely. He is a lucky man. I hope he had a wonderful day.

Josephine
9 years ago

Happy celebration to both of you! I love a good love story 🙂

Anya Adores
9 years ago

Good people come together – so wonderful to be with someone that make you feel like this. Happy birthday to your lovely man.
Axx

Janelle McCulloch
9 years ago

These are beautiful images Carla! Just beautiful. They really capture the grace, wit, humour, love and joy of this lovely man.
The last one – of the dancing – made me smile.
It’s funny – we’re always trying to take perfect photos of our friends and family, when the impromptu ones are just as wonderful!
Janelle McCulloch

Trudy Florence
9 years ago

Happy Birthday to the boy! He is just gorgeous and you can see what a lovely man he is through your photos. Gotta love a man who can make you laugh! That second last photo is just amazing.

geisslein
9 years ago

such a cute and heart-touching post!
greetings from germany, geisslein

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 years ago

I just bought ‘Italian Joy’ and what a beautiful book full of life, love and colour. You are an inspiration to me Carla to live life with an open heart. Happy Birthday to your husband and many more. You both deserve one another. Life is grand…thankyou.

Clare
9 years ago

Oh, happy (extremely belated) birthday to your darling!! What a wonderful muse he makes! Your story together is oh so romantic.

~ Clare x