Thursday, 17 April 2014

{quotable thursdays}

S P R I N G! 
the birds are chirping, the sun is shining and Easter is this weekend!
{spring time!}
 Indeed, it is a time to plan projects, dream up summer vacations, and feel happy with the world. This past weekend my cousin came over for roast beef & yorkshire pudding and I decided to dress up the flat with some spring decorations--first cut flowers of the season from the garden!

{Simla loves the blossoms too!}

{this little silver plated vase I bought at the marché aux puces in Paris the other weekend}

{hot mustard, a must for roast beef!}

On Easter Sunday I'm hosting a little egg hunt here so stay tuned for pics....

Thursday, 10 April 2014

{quotable thursdays/madhatter hen}

This past weekend, we all went mad. Well, we had a Madhatter Tea Hen Party, celebrating a friend's soon-to-be married status! It was in Filey, a little town on the Yorkshire coast. simply fun. simply mad!
 It was a really great idea for a hen party...tea pots were filled with cocktails, and it gave us the excuse to just go mad & let loose!
All 7 of us stayed in this gorgeous house: 
{went for a lovely walk in Scarborough}
{ice cream by the sea shore}

{table all ready with Mad hatter props}
{pin the bow tie on the Madhatter game..and Alice bunting}

{we're all a little bit mad}

Go out & enjoy your mad side;)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


hello blog readers!
Finally getting caught up! It's been a busy few weeks with work and social engagements. two weekends ago I went to Paris with my good friend, Melissa. We spent most of the time just wandering, shopping & eating! The pics say it all!

Amazing first lunch at Le Barav, an excellent little wine bar on rue de la corderie in the Marais: 

{lovely shops in the Marais}

{everywhere you look in Paris there's just gorgeous details, even if it's just a menu, or a door knocker!}

{les archives, Hotel de Soubise}

{an amazing pop up carpet shop in a cloister!}

A highlight this trip was the Marché aux Puces...absolutely fantastic! It's very overwhelming though! the flea market is essentially numerous markets in one. For a good guide (you need one as it goes on for miles so we decided which markets we wanted to go to first) consult the website which lists them all. Get off at the metro Garibaldi.

{note the LV luggage}

more parisien sights...

We treated ourselves to the lovely Angelina, where Coco Chanel herself used to frequent--the best place in Paris to get a hot chocolate (& anything sweet really!):

{a pot of pure hot chocolate accompanied by little 'pot de chantilly'}

{liquid chocolate!}

We stayed at the Hotel Bradford, a fantastic 4* near the Champs Elysées. We got a very good deal on the room which included a fantastic breakfast (normally 18 Euros):

{fantastic cage lift}

{gorgeous breakfast room!}

We also enjoyed some really fun girly times, and also managed to see a good friend of mine who was also visiting Paris at the same time: 

{ P A R I S }
à bientôt!