Ok, so I know I am a long way from Paris but I am in France – the land of ridiculously stylish people! As far as my own personal style goes, even though I think I dress relatively well, I seldom manage to pull off a Parisian chic style. The whole “I just threw this on but look fabulous” effortless style sadly doesn’t come naturally to me. But I’m working on it (does this defeat the whole purpose of effortless?) and here’s my inspiration….
Thursday, 23 May 2013
We all know how important an appealing shop front can be in attracting business but I think it’s equally important to ensure that your store is just as inviting and welcoming inside. All too often I find myself planning my shopping trips in order to spend as little time in certain shops as possible. My supermarket is uncomfortably cold, my favourite clothing store blares music so loud it makes me dizzy and my go-to shoe store has lighting so unflattering, I have to avert my eyes from any reflective surface. I doubt I would feel any of these things the new flagship Aigle store, located [unsurprisingly] in Paris. Trust the Parisians to create a store that I want to live in.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
You have heard me complain about the lack space in our tiny London house once or a million times (I’m sorely tempted to take a picture just to show you what I am working with) and I am always trying to magic up more space. At the moment I am lusting after an entry, just a little somewhere to take your coat off and deposit your pocket paraphernalia. I’m thinking that a divider might work in the interim. In a perfect world, I’d love to have one of these industrial beauties (in reality, I think I might be stuck with a screen from Ikea).
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
I’m not big on the flashy tourist attractions in London. They are generally overcrowded, overrated and overpriced. Until recently, I considered the London Eye to be just that, but an opportunity to experience a private pod for free [filled with champagne] presented itself and well, mama didn’t raise no fool. The weather turned out to be typically British, howling wind coupled with horizontal rain so that there was never any question that we were overlooking London. I travelled lightly (i.e. sans camera) so all we have are a few crappy phone pictures but they honestly don’t do the view any justice. Would I pay the £20 to experience it again? Probably not but I am so glad that I got to see it… for free!
Obligatory couple shot.
Monday, 20 May 2013
I came across this one lonesome picture of a house in Constantia, South Africa and it was love at first sight. For the life of me, I can’t seem to find the rest of it though and it’s keeping me awake at night. I need to know what the kitchen looks like! Has anyone seen the rest of it?
Friday, 17 May 2013
I’m heading off again for another adventure, this time to the Dordogne region of France. Think lots of French countryside, wine, cheese and hopefully some sunshine. I somehow managed to perform a miracle and get my crap together to post next week so please stop by and say hello. I am going to be mean and mention this before I go but years of toil and worry finally came to fruition yesterday and we finally got the good news that we have been waiting for. I’ve been a little reluctant to share too much on my blog as I didn’t want to jinx it (some of you already know) but it’s official so I’ll be posting about it when I return. I hope you can bear with me in the meantime, because I am going to be a bit of a little frazzled over the coming months…
Thursday, 16 May 2013
If having a favourite fabric makes me a sad-o, then call me the biggest sad-o that ever lived. Linen is IT for me. I have never, ever been able to resist the look or the feel of it. It’s just too bad that it’s always a little bit out of my price range. With summer supposedly around the corner, it’s popping up everywhere and I for one, couldn’t be happier.