Monday, 4 August 2014

Holiday Time!

Now that it's august, and holidays are official
we are heading north to the sunshine
and
making time to relax and indulge and do some {figurative} swinging from the chandeliers!




I'm not planning on spending much time here but
think I might use the month to immerse myself in instagram.
So if you have the time and the inclination . . .
follow me HERE

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
X

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

a {bed}Room of ones own

Looking at the images I have kept on file as bedroom inspiration
this natural tones collage came to mind.
It seems to be the palette I am favouring at the moment


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I love the idea of not having to get out of bed to enjoy the view


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As much as I like the natural tones I am never able to discard colour.
I think these cushions are perfect to break the tasteful monotony
of a toned down palette.


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I've always wanted a four-poster bed - this one looks perfect,especially as we have a few trees that need chopping down!


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Another four-poster
&
another toned down palette,
 but this time a bit warmer with more pattern and textural detail.


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I really like the layout of the bedroom below with the bath behind the bed.


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Sometimes it is the smallest decorative detail that makes the difference,
like this posy vase attached to the wall.


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And of course no bedroom is complete without a place to put your book alongside the bed.




“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. ” ― Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own



for credits and these images (and a whole lot more)
have a look at our Pinterest page.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

tea in . . . Arenas del Rey

A brief ferry trip across the straits takes you from the Port of Tanger to the shore of Spain,
and just a little further inland,
towards the Siera Nevada,
is this pretty house in the Andalusian village of Arenas del Rey.


It can be found on a quiet street
just across the way from the bakery - so not far to go for a morning treat with your coffee!

And not far from magnificent scenery like this


Take a peek through a window 


into one of the three bedrooms.


Touches from the owners travels add to the ambiance.



And the double volume living area creates a sense of space.







Step out from the kitchen into the privacy of an outdoor living area.


Some Moroccan  blues are a perfect addition to this Spanish holiday home.







Finally candlelight and shadows at the end of the day.


If you like what you see have a look HERE because its FOR SALE.




Tuesday, 22 July 2014

In Morocco with Billabong


I very rarely simply re-post images or posts, and do try to generate my own content, or at the very least put it into my own context - but these images via WolfCub Chronicles by photographer and stylist Brydie Mack   are lovely and, I thought, worth sharing.
They were taken while on a shoot for Billabong, and she has captured 
 the tones and textures beautifully.

If you enjoy gazing at these images, have a look HERE for more.




 












Beautiful don't you think . . .
Which is your favourite ?
I love the one of the sandals on the worn tiles.




Monday, 21 July 2014

dar-souk {a house market}

I have just added a new page to this blog
dar-souk {a house market}



I think that explains it pretty well
and
I hope it is a project that will grow with time.
You can click across to it HERE
to see how it is progressing so far.





Friday, 11 July 2014

Dar Bibine

Some tea-in-tunisia for the weekend - with a healthy dose of turquoise to herald in the sunshine!
I've kept this on file for some time now - so many features and details I love in this guest house {Dar Bibine} in the medina of Erriadh. 






















images via Cote du Sud and on Pinterest




Friday, 27 June 2014

coffee break

Things have been quite busy in my neck of the woods, so I thought it might be time for a coffee break.


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I am pretty flexible about a lot of things - but a non-negotiable in my morning schedule (well, schedule may be a bit ambitious for my day) is coffee!
I am not naturally a morning person, but the promising aroma emanating from the moka pot on the stove will get me up - that quiet time in the morning with our coffee . . .


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Yes - I have been known to pack my very own moka pot when  moving into uncharted coffee territory.   and no - instant coffee is not really coffee! 


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As much as I love coffee, I don't really do breakfast,
so a biscotti to nibble on with my coffee is perfection
(I never dip!)


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This recipe is via Urvashi at The Botanical Baker - click HERE for details


I love this Moka print by Luzelle of Mengsel



She prints it on cotton dish cloth as well- I think I might treat my kitchen!



I've recently stumbled across some lovely vintage images here on pinterest - more moka love.



I prefer to drink my coffee out of a teacup kind of size - never a mug! These ones from the online site Superbalist are rather nice don't you think?



And finally - while you are enjoying your coffee you might want to listen to some Coffee Pot Blues by Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three 



I hope you have a lovely weekend & are able to take time to smell the coffee!
x