Friday, February 26, 2010


Today I am doing a happy dance that it's Friday! So to end the week I thought I would share a few of the images I have scanned for my files from the latest Vogue Living Magazine. This rates as one of my favourite editions of Vogue for sometime because there are just so many beautiful homes featured in it including the renovation of this Sydney Mission-style apartment.....Ax

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Moroccan Inspiration

One of the things I love the most about travel is the inspiration I get from my surroundings and the emotions it evokes. The details in architecture and design of the buildings in many of the places I have visited are always inspiring; the shapes, patterns, textures and colours. Although I have never been to Morocco, it is on my list of places I would like to experience someday soon!

A Ryad in Marrakech with its large scale rooms and patio's....

Beautiful textiles and colours....

wonderful detail of the hand made tiles....

{Images via lark-about}

Friday, February 12, 2010


I am slowly coming back to reality after my trip, although reading Vicki's fabulous posts this week about Paris has not helped cure my bad case of wanderlust! Part of my recent trip was spent three wonderful days in London where I stayed at a little hotel, The Cranley in Kensington. So as requested here are some more images from my trip!

The first day I had in London there was heavy rain which did not stop all day! Returning to the hotel wet and cold (my umbrella provided little protection, but that didn't stop me!), it was lovely to be welcomed by the beautiful fire. The hotel serves tea and scones each afternoon so I spent the next hour sitting in the hotel lounge warming up enjoying afternoon tea in 'my' quintessentially English surroundings.

I took this picture the following morning from my hotel room where the day was completely opposite to the previous one; a rare sunny English winter day! I adore all the terrace homes in the streets surrounding the hotel.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend....Ax

Monday, February 8, 2010

Paris shopping...

Like any girl who visits Paris, a day or two shopping is essential and I always include a visit to the French children's boutique Bonpoint in St Germain to buy something for my daughter. Even if you do not have a little person to buy for this store is worth visiting at least once just for the building and styling alone! Just like everything in Paris, it is so gorgeous...

...I love the floor!
{Photos by Oliveaux}

Friday, February 5, 2010

Back home & still thinking of Paris!

I have been at home for a few days now recovering from my wonderful trip and slowly getting back into the routine of the different time zone! I ended my trip in Paris where I spent time at Maison Objet and then was able to have a few days enjoying Paris....although I have visited Paris many times before, her beauty and magic never disappoints! Like all francophiles out there, I am already dreaming of my next trip!

I thought I would leave you with some of the pictures I took of my trip for the weekend...I love the architecture and gardens of the 'Petit Trianon' at Versailles. One is easily captivated by the decadent world of Marie Antoinette she made in this home a gift to her from her husband, King Louis XVI. This is the place where she danced, gambled, dabbled in horticulture and bought two pairs of shoes a week!

....the grand entrance

....the music room

....beautiful details

...the bedroom

....the kitchen

...front courtyard

...beautiful winter garden

Have a wonderful weekend....Ax