3 Dec 2013
“Come Quickly I am Tasting The Stars”… Dom Perignon

“Come Quickly I am Tasting The Stars”… Dom Perignon

  If there is one universal cocktail or drink that spells Christmas for me… it must be Champagne… or sparkling wine… depending on the provenance… I have always associated Christmas with champagne… it’s like the turkey with the stuffing or the plum pudding and the brandy… One can’t live without the other… they go hand

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1 Oct 2013
Fashion… Hit and Miss

Fashion… Hit and Miss

This month’s collaboration is about the catwalk hits and misses of the season… To be precise… something I love and something I don’t. What’s not to love about this fashion for oversized coats… elegant, flattering and cosy to wrap up in… especially this delicious blush pink from Céline… I mighty style it differently… no offence Phoebe

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24 Sep 2013
Fashion… Can We Wear What Our Daughters Wear?

Fashion… Can We Wear What Our Daughters Wear?

We have discussed this idea before… and I think we all agree that we can wear similar fashion items to our daughters… as long as we tweak them along the way… work them to suit ourselves. When I saw this image… it was another of those moments when I thought… ‘great look for a casual

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8 Jul 2013
Thoughts of Lavender

Thoughts of Lavender

I didn’t think I could take another photograph of lavender… I thought lavender and I had danced our last dance, said our fond farewells. I have spent many years admiring lavender, crushing the tiny flowers in my palms in order to inhale her sweet smell… I have cut bouquets, arranged them and dried them. I

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5 May 2013
London Calling

London Calling

We moved… We made it… It’s our London home away from home… The paintings aren’t hung… but there are books about… Flowers in the vase… and scented candles burning… Many boxes remain unpacked… Shoes are on the floor… vintage hats are on the desk… (thank you lovely, Jeanne) The clocks aren’t ticking… the mirrors are standing

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2 May 2013
La Fete Du Muguet

La Fete Du Muguet

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month… In France we would not be ‘pinching’ and ‘punching’ today but wishing each other much happiness and presenting our friends and families with bouquets of lily of the valley… A little Françoise Hardy to wish you all the happiest Fête du Muguet… xv

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11 Apr 2013
So Dior

So Dior

“Deep in the heart slumbers a dream and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess.” Wise words from Christian Dior…   If you happen to be in London this week don’t miss the So Dior exhibition on the fourth floor at Harrods… So Dior is totally wonderful… Informative, jaw dropping and every fashionista’s

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21 Feb 2013
When A Chandelier Is All You Need

When A Chandelier Is All You Need

Less is sometime more… at least when the less is totally and overwhelmingly fabulous. This room in Venice, photographed by Michael Eastman, is evidence of that. The proportions, the ornate ceiling, the panelling and the chandelier do it all… Yesterday I mentioned that I found a chandelier for Le Petit Bijou that is probably out

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10 Jan 2013
Provence… Finding Beauty

Provence… Finding Beauty

There is something about Provence that I can’t quite understand. It has a way of enveloping you, of transporting you from the everyday and it makes you feel as if you are living life in slow motion. The rest of the world disappears when I am in Provence… not an intentional decision, but one that

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3 Dec 2012
Sense and Sentiment

Sense and Sentiment

As Christmas approaches I say to myself… There is no need to fuss… take it easy… The children are all grown up… The decorating can step back a notch… Enjoy the festivities, live in the moment and relish the Christmas spirit… and cut down on the work… there is no need to go overboard… Wise…

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15 Nov 2012
Rose Coloured Glasses… And A Table To Match…

Rose Coloured Glasses… And A Table To Match…

Do you ever see a photograph that inspires you to create your own scene? I was browsing Pinterest yesterday… what a fun place to play… and I saw an image of a table-setting that I loved… That was all I needed… I created a new board, les tables… and I started planning my own table…

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7 Nov 2012
The First Tuesday of The Month

The First Tuesday of The Month

The first Tuesday of ever month is the day that a group of women from all over the world write about a set topic… How that subject is interpreted is up to the individual… and that is the part that interests me… reading what others think, learning their takes on a common theme. We view

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2 Oct 2012
October in Provence… And A Vintage ‘Chemise’ For You…

October in Provence… And A Vintage ‘Chemise’ For You…

When asked my thoughts for October my mind immediately turns to Provence and my daily life there… October is generally a kind of in-between month… a real reminder that summer is over and winter is approaching… A point on the calendar where we start thinking of the holidays, of Christmas… the month when we accept

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3 Jun 2012
The Best of the British

The Best of the British

Did you know that The Queen has never owned a passport… HM issues them, not carries one 12 Prime Ministers have served under her The Queen was four years of age when she was given her first Shetland pony, called Peggy The Royals were on Twitter in 2009 and Facebook 2010… Must remember to follow

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