Category Archives: Beauty

Sighhh Day Friday!  Richard Armitage’s 2020 portrait seductive gaze close up is purrrfection!  July 31, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1313)

  The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 2020 portrait seductive gaze close up is purrrfection!  Sighhh!    Thanks to RABrazil and TeresaA for sharing!   And, with a slight brightening and color tones edit by me (below), Richard Armitage’s blue eyes … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy!  Richard Armitage Smoulders Sexily in his new 2020 BW Portrait, February 01, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1280)

  Many handsome portraits of the talented British actor Richard Armitage—well, most of them, actually—tend to set me to oohing and ahhing, right before sighing and thudding. The man knows how to work those bedroom eyes of his and reach … Continue reading

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New 2019 Something About Love blog header, January 06, 2019 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1202)

Dear Friends, As you can see, I created and uploaded a new Something About Love blog header for 2019 (see below).  Its bookend images are of  the brilliant British actor Richard Armitage in characters as: Claude Becker (?) via JulieK … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage warming up a rainy Sexy SatuRdAy with his iconically searing gaze, September 08, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1181)

It’s chilly and rainy in my area.  And the talented British actor Richard Armitage‘s iconically searing gaze—below, during a Fall 2016 Berlin Station promo–really warms me up!  *fans self* Sighhh! Thanks to DurinLass for the RA pix  above, tweeted on … Continue reading

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February 28, 2018 is Rare Disease Day, Guest Post by Kitty about Icthyosis, February 28, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1148)

(reprinted with permission from Kitty’s February 28, 2015 post on Facebook) The best treatments for any rare disease / disorder are acceptance, friendship, education, love, and respect. For some, their rare disease is visible.  For others, theirs [illness] goes unnoticed. … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday!  A snowy Richard Armitage selfie to chase away the slushy snow blahs, February 18, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1145)

My hubby and my Saturday routines have evolved into more separate morning chores (me paying bills, etc. and he working at his overtime job), then us going out together for errands/shopping and then lunch out in the afternoons.  Thrills a … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday—Richard Armitage’s Valentine’s Day Selfie is soooo Dreamy,  February 15, 2018  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1144)

Richard Armitage’s Valentine’s Day Selfie is soooo Dreamy!   Happy Valentines Day ❤️. This floor is sorting out my back. pic.twitter.com/JWS1AkHBtv — Richard Armitage (@RCArmitage) February 14, 2018   Oh My! My/Grati’s comment to him: So sorry to hear about … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday:  The Search for the purrrfect shoe, be it for my Hubby or Richard Armitage,  January 21, 2018 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1136)

Have you ever been doing something in “real” life and your mind instantly goes to a Richard Armitage moment or image? Well in shoe shopping for my hubby for two hours on SatuRdAy, this playful Richard image stuck in my … Continue reading

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“Funny Sunday”—And God Created Richard Armitage wallpaper shared by Sueli,  October 08, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1104)

  “Funny Sunday” as shared by Sueli (Thanks!): Oh my!  So very good, indeed!  I’m thighhhing!  *wink*  Hope everyone has a great day!  Hugs!   P.S.  And the talented British actor Richard Armitage really does know how to kiss!  Thanks to KatieC … Continue reading

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THUD Thursday:  Richard Armitage Style,  July 13, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1076)

I am a woman of a certain age and of certain sensibilities—of the Jane Austen variety.  I like my male romantic leads in stories that I read—and that I write—to be: effortlessly handsome yet not narcissistic about his appearance; as … Continue reading

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THTHT—Richard Armitage Sizzles as the Grill Man Dad in “Brain on Fire”, June 06, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1066)

First off, my hubby has been bugging me for us to get a new gas grill.  Our old one conked out at the end of last Summer—and developed a wasp’s nest through disuse.  So out it went to the curb.  … Continue reading

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“Hidden Figures–Don’t be delicate. Be vast and brilliant.”  April 22, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post#1058)

Last weekend when Liesbeth Lap shared this Shinedown music lyric quote and a beautiful dancing lady illustration (see below) on Twitter, the image and quote moved me. On one level, I like the sentiment about women being strong and independent.  We … Continue reading

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“Flower Gifts for You, Easter 2017″, a video compilation by Grati,  April 16, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1056)

I adore flowers and Leo Delibes’ “Flower Duet” song from the opera “Lakme”, “first performed in Paris in 1883”. And the artist Susan John exquisitely performed the “Flower Duet” song on her 2010 album “Chanson Boheme” (right). So, I put … Continue reading

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Guy + Porter: The Mind & Heart of a Warrior wallpaper by Grati, March 24, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1050)

It’s Guy/Spy Day Friday!  And though John Porter in Strike Back (2010) wasn’t a “spy” per se–he was a field agent. Ha!–he definitely had some shoulders. And all through RH3, I lamented the lack of Sir Guy of Gisborne revealing … Continue reading

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AdmiRAtion Saturday:  Richard Armitage’s Hands, February 25, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1047)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage has many qualities to admire.  But today, I am focusing upon his hands. Richard looks so fierce as Thorin Oakenshield wielding a sword (below: gorgeous edit by RAFrance, Thanks!)—his hand is out of … Continue reading

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Too Hottt 2 Handle Tuesday!  Richard Armitage Smoulders in “Winter Magic” Wallpaper by Ann Boudreau, February 07, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1039)

Fangurling about the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is such fun!  He is kind hearted, gorgeous, and talented!  His storytelling as an actor and as a narrator immerses you in the story and its characters.  And there is a … Continue reading

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“Celebrate the Armitage”, Images from Terri!,  January 31, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1036)

Thanks to Terri over on twitter, who has been sharing lots of Richard Armitage and his character images as a way to boost everyone’s “spirits”—with peaceful, joyous, and beautiful images.   In her tweet at bottom, she shares images of … Continue reading

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Thigh Day, Friday the 13th—Richard Armitage Style, January 13, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1029)

Everyone has their good days and their bad days.  But today, Friday the 13th is shrouded (pun intended) in mystery and superstition.  Today, you don’t want to have a black cat cross your path, walk under a ladder, break a … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama says Farewell video,January 08, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1027)

Michelle Obama, poised, graceful, intelligent, compassionate, civic minded, a role model, dignified, and the First Lady of our nation, says farewell as her husband prepares to step down as President. We will miss her greatly!   I had seen this … Continue reading

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New Year, New Something About Love Blog Header, January 03, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1025)

When the new year rolls around each January, I like to change my blog header.  And this year is no different.  I’m just surprised that I managed to get the new header up in the first week of the new … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage THUD Thursday–Holidays Style!, December 08, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1012)

This turtle neck sweater and jacket on the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (below, via Isabelle, Thanks!) at the 2016 Jane Hotel in NYC photoshoot (photographed by Emilio Madrid-Kuser) really does it for me. And the muted and balanced … Continue reading

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“Forgiveness and Intention” are themes of Richard Armitage’s heartfelt message for Stop Cyberbullying Day, June 18, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #925)

The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s (left)  in his June 17, 2016 Stop Cyberbullying Day 2016  message for his CyberSmile Foundation blog post, seemed to me to be distilled down to his essay’s final thoughts: “Never underestimate your words. Use them … Continue reading

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WCW–An edgy choppy haired Richard Armitage selfie cheers me, June 15, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #924)

I have been in an Erebor Mountain sized agony of back and hip pain for several days with no relief in sight–from two falls at home I had the past four months that have steadily become more painful–the doctors did tests … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy! Richard Armitage Crinkles!  May 28, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #916)

I love Richard Armitage’s crinkles in this extreme closeup at the BOFA premiere (right, courtesy of RA24x7, thanks!)!  And he has seemed to have his crinkles from his earlies days as a mid-thirties Sir Guy from 10 years ago. And … Continue reading

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Fictional Friday:  New Berlin Station images evoke something unbidden, April 08, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #897)

I’m always searching for the right images with which to illustrate my stories.  But sometimes, an image begets a story all on its own.  I find the latter to be the case with the two recently shared production stills from … Continue reading

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