Saturday, 31 March 2012

Vintage Tea Party DIY Garland & Langham Hotel High Tea London

 Tea Party Fun!

Antique China purchased at Auction

To complete the theme I created a Garland over head using beading, lanterns and heart shaped doilies

Langham Hotel 

High Tea, Palm Court London 2010

When looking for a traditional Afternoon or High Tea experience look no further than the Langham Hotel, London - said to be the birthplace of afternoon tea 140 years ago, this elegant establishment is the way to finish a days shopping!.

This is the signature Queen of Hearts Royal Doulton China used at the Langham... 

We had held our 2006 Wedding Reception at Melbourne's Langham Hotel so visiting the Langham in London for afternoon tea was a must... the teas, food and service were second to none!. 

The scones were a very different texture to the large fluffy clouds served in Australia which was interesting. 

Bijoux Afternoon Tea 
Sweet Treats

Palm Court Langham Hotel, London

The Langham Hotel London was the first purpose built luxury hotel in Europe, opened in 1865. 

Palm Court Entrance

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Deborah Halpern Landscape Painting

I adore this Deborah Halpern landscape painting. It's one of those go-to items in my home that makes me feel happy every time I look at it.... This is a great example of how art can light up a dull corner.

The cushion is screen printed in Melbourne by make me iconic and the Barcelona chair is sadly a reproduction but I love it just the same!.

Skipping Girl Cushion - Make Me Iconic

Friday, 16 March 2012

Puppy Love...The Animal craze hits home!

Boutique in Marais, Paris

Footpath near the Arc de Triomphe

Taken on Portobello road ... gorgeous tapestry cushion covers

My lovely husband is allergic to all things pet related, we also live in a small space so our options are very limited. 

Thankfully for us, animal motifs are everywhere at the moment. I'm yet to find the perfect faux animal trophy and I didn't want to cart one home from Paris as seen above. 

I hope to be the proud owner of the ibride table below at some stage.... this shot was taken in a friends apartment on Boulevard Sebastopol Paris.

Monday, 12 March 2012

The Iconic Cafe Angelina, Paris, France

Cafe Angelina established in 1903 
226 Rue de Rivoli, Paris

Sugared Lilacs!

African Hot Chocolate, Mont Blanc and Raspberry Macaron 

It's no secret, Paris is, well, amazing.... On a trip in December 2010 I stopped in at Cafe Angelina, once frequented by Coco Chanel, located on Rue De Rivoli opposite the Tuileries Garden.

Their signature Hot Chocolate is simply delicious, more like silky Chocolate syrup or sauce, this rich and decadent drink is different to any hot chocolate I've experienced. Their equally famous Mont Blanc (as seen above) was enjoyable and the raspberry macron was, without doubt, the first time I'd ever REALLY eaten a Macron, a true Macron, everything else has just been a coloured almond meal biscuit!. 

We also visited Laduree in Madeline, a Flea Market (Marche aux Puces) just off Rue de Temple, Marais and the stylish apartment of an Actor and Writer couple near Notre Dame. Will post this and other Paris adventures soon. Paris is a vintage shoppers paradise!.