Friday, 10 July 2015

summer holiday . . .

it would be great if you followed me on instagram to see what I see en-route!


happy holidays

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Airbnb in Assilah

If you are anything like me, you are still flicking around the internet planning your summer holiday.
 A tad last minute possibly but never too late!
And if Airbnb is your thing - there are still deals to be done, certainly if you are in search of some sunshine in  Assilah.

A friend of mine often stays in this perfect medina bolthole - I love visiting her when she is there because it is so quiet and peaceful - a wonderful respite to the clamour of the krakia down my end of the medina!        Just take a left just a little further on . . .

Although small (it's perfect for 2) there is a wonderful sense of uncluttered light and space.

A burst of colour is the perfect backdrop for the plants on the little patio leading off the bedroom.

Most of the furnishings and decor are from the medina - so haven't had far to go and feel right at home!

The temptation to over decorate in morocco is huge - I think this calm and uncluttered interior is why I find this house so restful and love visiting.

Make yourself a cup of coffee in the kitchen then step up onto the terrace to gaze over the medina.

have a look here for more information

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Friday, 5 June 2015

a holiday home in tunisia

calm, understated, organic . . .
all qualities that drew me to these images of this lovely holiday home in Tunisia.
I think I could spend a lot of time here, plus on a more selfish note, there are also a lot of ideas
and inspirations that I want to keep on file for myself - one day!
 I felt these pictures had a weekend kind of feel - the kind of thing you want to peruse with a morning coffee,
not too taxing!

Happy Weekend
images by via Cote Maison

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Monday, 25 May 2015

the great outdoors

It is most definitely summertime in our corner of the world,
and the living is feeling a little easier and a lot brighter!

The sunshine has driven us out of the house and onto the terrace
and has also prompted me into getting inspired about outdoor spaces.
I love taking a little of the inside outdoors in warmer weather - a carpet, a lamp, some cushions. . .

pinned by  Outside

I would love to venture into the medina to do a little personal shopping on your behalf, so if there is anything you need to complete your venture into the great outdoors just let me know!
images and credits via

kelim cushion #k013

Thursday, 7 May 2015

My Etsy Finds

I have recently moved into the world of ETSY as

 A few items have already found their way out of the medina to new homes,
while I, in the meantime, have been seeing what other creative people out there are putting in their Etsy shops and am living vicariously through my "favourite" list as I decide which item to succumb to.

Here are a few of the items I have added to my Etsy Wish List  
 It seems I've inadvertantly favoured the blues!

Barring the unexpected my day starts off with a fresh pot of coffee - I love the simplicity of this print


Another simple shape and beautiful colouring in this bowl by


 This handpainted linen cushion is perfect for day dreaming - and made by a fellow South African who has the lovely shop toucheefeellee

 A little bit of blue beadwork can never go amiss - from TheSeaLovers

And finally this inky sea blue map from iPrintPoster.
Just to remind yourself its a big old world out there.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

A little colour inspiration

Olive groves and Orange blossoms . . .
I have always had a bit of a thing for green and orange - olive green and burnt orange to be precise, and I still cannot believe I left behind swathes of moss green and vintage orange velvet curtains in the farmhouse we lived in in Wales when we packed up and left for Asian shores several years ago . . . but there was a limit to what could be packed!
More recently I have found myself harking back to this colour combination here on Pinterest,
so I thought I would share these images in a post, and win you over to the greens and tangerines, the olives and the umbers.

love it
I'm off now for a stroll around the medina to see what else I can find in shades of olive and orange.

all images and credits here

Friday, 10 April 2015

time to make a move?

Are you starting to think about summer holidays yet . . . ?
What about buying a home instead of renting one this summer.
 I have a few on my page Dar Souk that might tempt you!
How about this one just up the road from me

a great lifestle property and a running business venture all in one
asking price : EUR 280 000 (approx $297 000 or £202 000)

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contact me directly at for more information