Sunday, 27 March 2016

Golden Brown, Texture Like Sun


Bonjour !

Happy Easter to all those celebrating today!

It's raining here, so quite honestly I just feel like staying under the covers and lounging around at home all day.  But, I promised myself that I would go for a run or a very long power walk at the least. 
I will do, later. I'm know.

Getting fit again, spending as much time as I can outdoors, is one of my priorities now. I crave nature, open spaces and the exquisite opportunity to spend sometime alone. I'm sure you all appreciate how vital a bit of "Me" time can be...

I am also longing for Summer, to feel that strong Mediterranean sun on my skin, slowly toasting me golden brown - I'm a Leo girl through and through. We turned the clocks back last night and all I can think about is enjoying a very early morning swim in the pool, listening to my kids playing out late in the garden with the swallows.

Bientôt - soon - j'ai terriblement envie ...

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Bonne journée !

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tout Doux

Bonsoir !
Un grand besoin de douceur aujourd'hui.

It's unusually cold here and I've spent much of today battling through the wind and rain with a flimsy, now broken, umberella.
No surprise then that this week's moodboard is inspired by soft pastels, seascapes and pretty wild flowers.

C'mon on Spring, get your act together. We're waiting!!!

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Monday, 14 March 2016

Shop The Look #4


Hello there!
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.
Ours was an enjoyable mix of sport, spring sunshine and shopping.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you'll know we love flea markets, brocantes and secondhand shops like Emmaus. We always find something to wear, decorate with or even furnish our shabbychic home (almost bought a cement shower tray for our new bathroom this time!) whenever we go there, and I find it far more entertaining and creative than normal, 'offtheshelf' buying.

Anyway, I'm feeling happy and relaxed, ready to come back online a bit more. I have several ideas for new features, and indeed, a new blog / venture (more about that later), but for now, let's kick off the week with a new Shop The Look post:

Inspired by fresh, white interiors and a neutral natural palette combining linen, cotton, cement, stone and string - I love the finished feel.

1) I feel in love with Angelica Eichler's Desert Decor fashion portfolio last week.

2) Talking of love... I don't think there's one single item at The New Craftsmen that I wouldn't want in my home. Akiko Hirai and Claire Norcross' Buoy Light is simply beautiful.
3) I visit etsy daily and really enjoy curating my collection of finds. This katagami stencil popped up in my feed the other day and I love the graphic shibori star pattern. Check out Kyoto Kimono for more.

4) Coveting Ambatalia linen dish covers is new for me, but I've had my eye on them for a long time now, along with everything else in Quitokeeto, another favourite online shop of mine. 

5) Rareweaves - raw textiles and objects to die for! 

6) Bristol-based HunterGatherer (follow them here too) have put together a very unusual collection of vintage items, and I am sure these French Calvados bottles would look stunning in my kitchen! Be quick, there are only a few left I believe.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Moodboard: I'm a Flower Girl

I'm a flower girl,
busy at home and outside.

I apologise for my absence, 
the longest in 7 years, I believe.

I've been pottering, doing,
watching my garden grow.

Resting my mind, my eyes from life online.

ça fait du bien de temps en temps !

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