Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Girl's World

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My bedroom. Flowers. Chocolates. Candles. Fine bone china. Feminine literature. Classical music playing on the radio. Pearls. And my new nude lace dress... It's a girl's world.

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Blue Inc nude lace dress ~ Vivienne Westwood Orb pearl necklace ~ Chanel nail enamel in Miami Peach ~ MAC lipstick in Crosswires

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Musical Carousel

My third and final post on my vintage musical carousel, posted before here and here. A short film seemed the only way for you to see it's full glory.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Tea at Loula's

Be prepared for an incredibly picture heavy post. Last sunday I was invited to the new home of my good friend Louise (or Loula as I like to name her) in return for the Afternoon Tea I recently held for her.

As well as delicious sandwiches, cakes and my favourite Rose Tea, I was also allowed to wander around her flat taking photographs and to be able to post them here no less. I love nothing more than visiting somewhere new and seeing with fresh eyes, taking in all of the little details.

She, like I, adores trawling flea-markets and charity shops searching for treasures that someone else has already tired of. They are always the best finds that make the home more unique I think.

So while there are no photographs of us on this occasion, I respect the fact that while I have chosen to plaster my image across the world wide web, she has not. I do hope that you will still enjoy a browse around Loula's abode....


Let us take a walk up to the top of the stairs, where we are welcomed by a beautiful blue trinket box and jewelled cushion

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Into the kitchen for the food preparation and a glass of Buck's Fizz

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The food was served informally in the living room...

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... despite there being a very lovely dining room

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The best room in the house is always a girl's boudoir

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Finally, we wander back down the stairs and admire the Geisha print

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And the adorable hall table complete with Visitors Book and a candy dish, a little treat for the journey home.

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Swelle Boutique

A few weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to meet up with fellow NE England based blogger Denise of The Swelle Life. My first blogger meet-up, it was great to be able to talk about each other's history, starting our blogs and running them. As my blog world is mostly not an area of my life that I share with family and friends, it was interesting to be able to discuss blogging with another real-life person.

As well as talking blogs, we also discussed Denise's new venture, The Swelle Boutique. Not only does Denise write as Features Editor for Dream Sequins and Contributor at Models and Moguls but setting up this online boutique seems like a very natural progression for her.

The shop has items chosen for their individuality and uniqueness, many being designed exclusively for the boutique. I chose some of my favourite pieces and have appeared as Guest Curator on the site. Click on the links to see for yourself...

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Monday, 21 June 2010

Lemon Cupcake

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I was invited by Dotti to her virtual coffee party and today all of the guests, with their fabulous outfits and amazing cake recipes were unveiled - see the full post here.

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Vintage romper (with navy buttons added by me) ~ Accessorize navy tassel belt ~ Tabio 110 dernier navy tights ~ Chanel lipstick in Velvet and nail enamel in Lotus Rouge