Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Inspiration: Slow Down Now

Allez !
Slow down,
Take a nap,
Take the time,
To enjoy the simple things in life.
 It's too hot for anything else...

My very slow mood of the day


from my tumblr 

and at mine

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Monday, 29 June 2015

La vie en rose, ou presque

Bonjour !

Walking round our village late last evening I realised that I hadn't had time to blog for what seems like ages. 

We've just started Miles' last week before the long Summer holidays and there's been so much going on with end-of-school-year activities, shows and parties that my mind and energy have been elsewhere.

Life is good right now. I love this time of year. I'm a Leo, I like my sunshine and thrive on all this Mediterranean heat.

We had an almost perfect weekend which included a pool PJ party with tents in the garden and a lot of hot but happy kids. We're doing the same next Saturday with an even bigger group, so if it happens to be quiet on here for a few days, I'm busy making super special memories with my children.

Bonne semaine !

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Just Three #4 - Du Gris

Et oui !

Despite the sunshine
I'm into grey today.

We've started painting all our shutters and railings black and slate at home, so I'm feeling dark, earthy and creative. This house is going to be wonderful when it's finished!

I really love these three links, so I hope you'll enjoy browsing the shops' websites, blogs and tumblrs.
Inspiring, stuff, you'll see.

Allez - 1, 2, 3 - Partez !

Cogu's instagram feed is everything I love.
Atelier-chrono is a Japanese gallery-hair salon-lifestyle shop. 
Follow them daily on instagram.

Three is a magic number!

Bonne journée !

Monday, 22 June 2015

Inspiration - Coffee with Cream


Well, the heat is on!

 It's hot, the cicada are a-whirring and our garden is looking parched!

I'm busy at home getting everything ready for Savannah and Miles' summer birthday parties this weekend and next, and all I can say is, Merci, Merci ! thank goodness we have a pool! I'm not complaining though, I promise, I love living here at this time of year.

It's been a while since I posted anything kid-related so as my focus is very much on my own children right now, I'm going to kick off this new week with some simple handmade treasures. I hope you find them inspiring and will take the time to browse these talented makers' sites.

Have a great week!

Elise Cameron-Smith's The Pirate & The Matador workshop/exhibition at Society Inc looked stunning! Check out Elise's beautiful shop and blog here.
For CRAFT on etsy have heaps of simple plywood designs for kids' rooms and more
Japanese estore ECRU sell some super leather headpieces and accessories for little ones
I just can't get enough of Pinch Toys' products - pretty perfect if you ask me!
Tepees makes me smile - I love this big one from House In Habit
Snow White by Milimbo would add a nice graphic touch to any room

à bientôt !


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Just Three #5

Because I was so thankful for the slight breeze walking round our beautiful 

And three will always be my magic number!

Images from my tumblr

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Bonne journée !

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

High Five #90 - Etsy Faves

Because a list of 19th Century composers is quite simply chic,

because linen touches make a holiday home,

because Marina's art always makes me look twice,

because water on a wall is a treat for the senses,

I'm pleased to share this week's five faves from etsy.

Bonne journée !

Monday, 15 June 2015

Monday Moodboard: Home Sweet Home

Bonjour !

Monday is a great day for making some important decisions!

I woke up this morning and decided it was high time we finished renovating our house, 
so that's what I'm going to do.
Wherever I look there are things to be painted, sanded, fixed, refreshed ... 
and I can't stand living like this anymore. 

In a couple of weeks all three of my children will have broken up for the very long summer holidays. I can't wait. 

I'm in a 'doing' mood, and we're going to work a bit and play a lot in the garden, at the beach and in the UK! Enfin !

What are your plans for the Summer?

Are you going anywhere nice, or have you decided to stay at

Home Sweet Home?

Images from my tumblr
(from top left to bottom right)

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