26 Nov 2014
And So It Begins…. The Holidays

And So It Begins…. The Holidays

This fabulous interior, another photograph from Departure Lounge, might not have much to do with the holidays and the forthcoming sales, but where better to lounge around.

Where better to let the imagination run wild? I could easily cosy up on that fauteuil, feeling luxurious in cashmere or silk, with a great book and a glass of something delicious. Wouldn’t that be heaven?

Parisian interiors such as this; I don’t believe that there are any others that resonate more deeply with me.

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Pretty Party Shoes



J.Crew is running into the holidays with a 30% discount online on pretty much everything.

I dont know about you but I always feel festive if I am wearing heels... especially a pretty pair of new ones.

Dont forget to enter the code HOLIDAY at checkout.

25 Nov 2014
Wrap Up In Cashmere

Wrap Up In Cashmere

Wrap up in cashmere? Yes please.

As the temperatures drop I find myself thinking “cashmere”.

Cashmere sweaters are part of my winter uniform. I like to think that I might become more creative with my dressing each morning but I always end up in the same place.

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24 Nov 2014
Departure Lounge

Departure Lounge

I have always wanted to hang a wall of travel photographs.

From the cornice to the skirtings, a visual extravaganza that reminds me of where I have been and the destinations that are on my wish list.

A prompt to remember the wonders of the world and a reminder to make those dreams happen.

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22 Nov 2014
The London List #Beauty

The London List #Beauty

London as a city gets better and better, for so many reasons.

Samuel Johnson got it right, ” when a man is tired of London he is tired of life.”
I believe him, I am sure it is true. The more I discover, the less I know and the more curious I am becoming.

One of the many wonderful ways to pass the time in London, after the galeries, the historical sites, the museums and hopefully a royal “spot” is to explore the specialist boutiques that are opening up all over town.

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19 Nov 2014
The Art Of Focus

The Art Of Focus

The art of focus.

How do we stay focused, how do we find focus?

How much focus do we need to achieve our dreams? Even the everyday requires a solid focus.

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18 Nov 2014
A Brand New Site, A Whole New Vicki Archer

A Brand New Site, A Whole New Vicki Archer

Can you believe it? I am 6 in blogging years and I don’t even feel all grown up yet.

Life has changed beyond recognition since we moved countries and I put pen to paper in My French Life.

One moment in time can definitely alter a life in ways that can never be forseen.

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16 Nov 2014
Provencal Split Personality

Provencal Split Personality

I had a revelation as I waited in the local bank in Saint Rémy de Provence. Banking, a task that would normally have my impatience cranked up to the highest level. I have developed “Provencal split personality”. What is Provencal split personality? And yes, I made this term up. 

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13 Nov 2014
The Beauty Box

The Beauty Box

Beauty is something we women think about often. I do anyway. It’s not a question of vanity, it’s about pleasure. Beauty is a ritual for me.

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6 Nov 2014
Showpieces… Burberry

Showpieces… Burberry

Is there anything more British than Burberry? Show me some double breasting, fine tailoring and a patch of plaid and nothing speaks “Old Blighty” more.

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4 Nov 2014
Parisian Women And 5 Simple Beauty Rules

Parisian Women And 5 Simple Beauty Rules

Simple beauty rules seem to me to be what Parisian women follow. I know that I admire the way many Parisian women look and dress. Most of all I admire their natural appearance, their ability to look beautifully groomed but never overdone.

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