Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

A Contintental Christmas

In my opinion, Europe is one of the most magical places to spend the winter. I’ll be spending Christmas in London for the first time in a few years this year, and am so thrilled! I decided to take a look around and see what other cities and towns in Europe are up to over […] Read more…

Notes from… Iceland

The most amazing and interesting geography imaginable – tick Icy wind that chills you straight to the bone – tick Natural phenomena – tick Iceland is amazing. Hands down incredible. Beautiful, mysterious, interesting; everything you want from an adventure. Well, that’s if you don’t mind the bone chilling cold or putting up with 24 hours […] Read more…

Notes from…Transylvania

Gorgeous mountain views – tick The most hysterical tourist tat in the world – tick Warm, fresh cows milk  – tick Surrounded by the Carpathian mountains, the Transylvanian countryside is stunning. Far from the vampire-esque dark and broody film and literature connotations, there are lush green mountains, flowers, horse and carts and streams running through […] Read more…

Notes from… Zurich

An abundance of quaint historical buildings that make you feel as though you’re one of the Von Trapps – tick Exquisite Patisseries and cafes you just have to test out – tick Home of the ultimate bratwurst – tick Zurich is the financial centre of Switzerland, and although one of the most expensive cities in […] Read more…

Mieke Willems

From a blue shop in Belgium, Mieke Willems is run by Veronik Willems and Meike Verbijlen who: – like to wear braids in their hair – own a blue shop – veronik likes drawing and cutting papers – mieke collects all the nice things in the world – veroniks feet are always frozen – mieke […] Read more…

Notes From…Stockholm

A beautifully replicated 17th century ship (note, this is not usually a pre-requisite for my holidays) – tick Lovely, mouth-watering cakes – big tick Water and lots of it – tick Stockholm is green, clean and surrounded by water. To be precise, the city is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. Coming […] Read more…

Tombees du Camion

I stumbled onto the website of Tombees du Camion today purely by accident, and when I did I was elated, astounded, mesmerized and confused all at once! Mainly because I don’t speak French, couldn’t understand what was going on and what the website sold (not to it’s detriment however – I found all the mechanical […] Read more…

Notes from…Cinque Terre

I’m handing over to the witty and worldy Vanessa Morrish now, for our very first contributor post! We are so lucky to have Vanessa on board as she’s traveled to an amazing 109 cities and 28 countries in her short life so far, and has agreed to recount her past and future experiences and tips […] Read more…

Beau Travail…

Ohhh if you’re in Paris this week or over the weekend check out Beau Travail’s extended exhibition [till Saturday] featuring the most unusual works of French artists and designers. I am loving the mushroom cushions! Find the store at 67 rue de la mare, Paris 20°, Métro Pyrénées ou Jourdain (Line 11). Read more…

A Storybook House

Wow. Clingstone is a faded and shingled 103-year-old mansion set on a rock in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. In it lives Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect who bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961 for $3,600. It had been empty for two decades and had been built by a distant cousin of […] Read more…

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