An ethernal inspiration. Her Royal Highness the late Queen Marie of Romania

regina maria

Hello dear readers,

Today marks a historic day for every one of us, but especially for Romanians.

On 29 october 1875, our late HRH Queen Maria of Romania was born in Eastwell, England, as the niece of the late HRH Queen Victoria of Great Britain and HRH Emperor Alexander II of Russia, and today we are honoring her memory.

She was the absolute best you could ask in an inspiring young princess, a visionary queen in charge, a war hero, a genius diplomat, a generous and able patron of arts, an incredibly gifted prose writer and painter, a great philanthropist, but above all she cared and protected us, day and night with the love of a mother…

75 years since her loss, she is still missed, still adored, still cherished, still an eternal source of inspiration for our present and future both in our private and professional lives.

There’s a lot more to say about this icon and loved lider of the early 20th century, but as the emphasis of this post is on inspiration we leave you to discover her journal, “The story of my life” in which you will find all the strength and comfort to pass your worst and a perfect role model to look up to. The link to the book is at the end of this post.

To your satisfaction we hope, we found a video made as an audio book of Queen Marie’s journal, together with inspiring beautiful pictures of the Queen and her beloved country, Romania.

Also … we were wondering … do you have a favorite Royal Head of state from past or present ?

Please use the blog’s comment feature or email us at nmerrynote@gmail.com with your answer to our question, speak your mind about everything Coffeebooksong Studios does, order custom artwork, post cards, gift cards, etc or propose a collaboration on a project what will affect positive change.

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The link to buy Queen Marie’s incredible journal can be found here
http://www.amazon.com/Story-Life-Marie-Queen-Roumania/dp/B000OKI91S

Until next time,

We are sending you a lotta love from,

Coffeebooksong Studios

Disclaimer: The video on this post is property of Youtube user LauraCristina21.

2 1 ’13

Happy New Year to all our dear readers!

New Year’s post was a very difficult one.

As we lacked inspiration for text, we wanted to have our own picture again, and since the music we planed to rise your spirits more than ever was going to be produced on the 1st of January at mid day, we took our time until now.

After two days of hard work we came up with this New Year card, which we are thrilled to offer you :

new year card

As it was inspired by our great King Michael I of Romania, we would like to explain the elements that decorate this card.

The faded red curtain is decorated with our King’s seal, where M and the little I stands for Michael I, the faded blue curtain the upper right corner is decorated with the seal of our worthy Queen Anne of Romania, two A’s taking almost the form of a cross, and the faded yellow curtain in the middle is decorated with a crown, not the Romanian one, to suggest that the seals on the left and right are royal ones.

A bit lower on the right hand side is the simplified form of the Grand Cross of the Victorian Order, which our King posses since 1937, Knight grade, making him one of the sixty people ever to receive such a distinction starting from 1896.
Of course we couldn’t be more proud of him and grateful for his impeccable service of country for seventy-two years in a row.

The small balls on the left and right are Christian ropes. They are a constant reminder to us that we must respect the teachings of God, and pray more often, so willing for you to do the same, we included them in our design.

In black, blue and gold is a cordon that holds the Romanian Royal Family’s motto, “Nihil side Deo”, Latin for “Nothing without God”, and since it’s also ours, we had to decorate the last part of the card with it, as a conclusion.

The text and our first released banner is enclosed in the shape of a cross, and it represents a simplified version of our coat of arms, where the top half is wishing to inspire you, and bottom half, our name.
All of this inspired by the fact that King Michael I coat of arms will be forever displayed inside the Royal Chapel of the Savoy in London starting from November 2012, making him the first non-British monarch to receive so much respect for his lifetime work.

While the card is for our dear readers, today’s music is dedicated to King Michael I of Romania for being an everyday inspiration and example of, above all, leadership(through kindness) and strong spirit.

Leaving you to admire the best videos of the year, get more inspired than ever, and fill your hearts with great happiness and peace, we are signing off until next week.

With the deepest respect and sympathy,
The artists of Coffeebooksong Studios

Disclaimer : Video material property of ORF.

New Year’s Concert 2013 – Part 1

New Year’s Concert 2013 – Part 2

A time to give back like no other

The Coffeebooksong artists are taking a deep bow before our great king, King Michael I of Romania and our great queen, Queen Anne of Romania, and another deep bow before the entire Romanian Royal Family and wish them “Merry Christmas! and may you be healthy, peaceful and joyful all the days of your life. Thank you so much for your implacable service of the country, yet another year, and most of all for showing how much you love us through every single one of your public actions.”

To all our dear readers we express thoughts of good health, luck and great happiness coupled with a stronger desire to make the world a better place and give back to other people less fortunate starting with your local community.
Last but not least we hope you had the most wonderful Christmas ever and realizing that giving is so much rewarding than receiving, you gave love, patience, understanding, time, help, meaningful and beautiful your-hand-made gifts then ever before to your family and others in need of them.

Our gift to our inspiring King Michael I and royal family, beloved readers, family and friends is what else, great music.

This concert has one song that is part of our bucket list philosophy, and the rest of them are the only ones that lately are getting us through tough times in our personal lives.

We couldn’t deliver a more personal and inspiring gift, with lots of love from your,

Coffeebooksong artists

Disclaimer : Picture property of tarafagarasului.eu, song and video material property of Mark Knopfler