Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Spring is here!

We are celebrating Spring in both stores,  come share it with us! 
The faint smell of lavender fields...the best time to be inspired!
People fixing their vintage homes on the weekends...Spring makes you feel like re-decorating!

Allons-y!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Savon! This soap vendor and many others surprised me with their originality. You have to smile and pinch yourself. The vendors calling out in French reminds you constantly that you are in France. 

Magical...

The Cours Saleya, flowermarket is loads of fun, there you find antiques, art, books and the little shops around it fascinated me. You could easily get lost in a maze of little streets but even that is fun!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

And then the beach...Promenade des Anglais

How I love that all the umbrellas are blue and white, so crisp and fresh. It is the heart of Nice and the place to be.
Oh these little streets...I found a few treasures here.

Vieille Ville - Old Town

I am fascinated with the older side of Nice...I'm sure you are not surprised. We climbed so many steps to get to this view. So worth it!

Nice...while we are waiting for our photos to be sorted, let's travel!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Voila!

White linen looks crisp and classical. We have received simply gorgeous napkins and runners. Add some candle collars to your selection and you have created your own glamorous table setting!
Are you busy renovating your favourite old cupboard? Add some glamour to it with these knobs, we have them in different sizes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A little Bling goes a long way....

Cannes being the place of Glitz and Glam...

Cannes, how we loved this glamourous place, so much that I can not remove myself from the Glitz, even in our decor...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sooooooooooo romantic!
Our beaches in South Africa is covered in white sea sand, so I was surprised to see little pebbles on the French beaches everywhere.

Cannes here we come!


What a Fabulous feeling, on the way to Cannes! Driving on the other side of the road, seeing the most picturesque beaches and smelling the fresh sea air.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spring is two weeks away!!!

We are launching our ' Petite Moi ' range early September, for our little Francophiles.  In the mean time you can join our our bored husbands bench...

Monday, August 9, 2010

" à bientôt. "

Merci...

 Merci, is written just below her belly. She is one of my most favourite memories of this special, famous little town. 

Did you discover the St Tropez that I discovered?

What fascinated me most was that it was a lot more humble and quaint than what I expected. We didn't go in peek season so we didn't see any celebrities. We did see a lot of people and I realized this: You don't know how important these people are or who they are, but neither do they, so for the stay at Mas de Castello, we felt like billionaires for a brief second in time. How did you experience St Tropez?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

So romantic and adorable!
St Tropez being much smaller than what I imagined, surprised me around every little corner.
Love the sight of crispy fresh linen and in this little street!!!

Lov,lov,lov St Tropez...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our Formal French Table Setting

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Informal French Table Setting

Women@Work- for the fun of it! at Duncan Yard.

Our Interior designer Quintin did a lot of research on French Etiquette and table settings, so interesting that in future we will have to devote a full page on only that!

Monday, August 2, 2010

J’adoreeee! Fabulous, French, Finesse!

Markets - flower markets, food markets, antique markets
Grey blue shutters, always wonder what lies beyond...
Window boxes filled with dainty flowers, they cheer me up
Lavender – fields of Lavender, freshly picked Lavender...
Chateaux
Decor – no matter what style you love, the French add pizzazz to it
Over the top Chandeliers and Mirrors
French linen
Linen mist
The French language – no matter what they say!
How the French speak English – wish I had their accent
Edith Piaf and Françoise Hardy
La mode Française – so Chic!
Perfume
Baguettes – crispy!
Croissants
Ladurée Macaroon
Cheese – so many to choose from...
Wine
Champagne
Cezanne
The way that French ladies call their husbands their lovers...
Carousels – they always make me smile
My French Friends
Paris

Pardon, Have I forgotten something?
" Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." Mae West
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