Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blooming Lovely

At the back of our new garden resides an ugly duckling, a haggard and hacked at tree. Today our tree turned out in full bloom and the duckling turned into a swan. I am the first to admit I was thinking of pulling it out. What a big mistake that would have been. James and I grabbed our basket of suppliers and filled the house with these delicate Camilla flowers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Get on Your Bike

Santa arrived at my place a little late this year. Yesterday I finally got my long awaited Christmas present. Ever since I spent my festive break, riding around Rottness Island I have been longing for a vintage bike. This pretty is now in my possession and I made the most of it today. I rode to my village grocer and picked up a few supplies for the week.

Friday, March 18, 2011

John & Ginger

Part of the fun of moving to a new area is discovering exquisite new stores. This one is bound to become a favourite. John & Ginger in freshwater is a delightfully styled space. It has an air of the Caribbean with a twist of African style mixed in for good measure. I love to see stores where the owner has a real pride for the goods they sell and this is no exception. Purchases are beautifully wrapped, receipts are popped into red Chinese money parcels (a quirky touch that made me smile). Retailers take note, in order to beat the deluge of online shopping you need to turn your shopfronts into a destination. Many lessons could be learnt from John & Ginger.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Petal at a Time

I decided it was time to hone my floral arranging skills. Here are the results of a morning spent playing around. I love the anticipation of going to the flower markets, you never know what you will end up with.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Something Somers

I thought it was time I shared this little gem with you. A beautiful blog dedicated to the photography of my very talented sister in law. These are just a few of my favourite images check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tiny Treat

A small cottage can have just as much street appeal as it's million dollar neighbors right? I smiled when I saw this teeny tiny one bedroom Paddington abode. I just love the way the owners dressed it up, so cute!