shoulda put a ring on it...


Only slightly obsessed with this Cartier Panthere ring as featured on Haute Couturista Street Style. Price available upon request according to Cartier's website so I'm not even going to begin to think about what it might set back a mere mortal. Strangely considering I have an entire custom drawer in my wardrobe dedicated to housing my jewellery collection, I've not really been much in the mood for baubles recently. But I do like the the look of accessorising a minimal outfit with one show stopping piece and this kitteh ticks all of my boxes.

deco lust


Hows about a little bit of interior d├ęcor porn to start off the new year?

Love the light, the floors, the monochromatic scheme and quirky features in these rooms although I'm slightly woeful about the fact that I barely scratched the surface of the endless list of jobs I have to improve my own little abode over the holidays. Never mind, I'll just pretend this is my flat instead.

Images B&B Italia via Marcus Design

beautiful plumes


I'm on a bit of an enforced shopping diet at the moment so not really paying too much attention to what's in the sales other than some household stuff which desperately need replacing (discovered a spring  poking out of a mattress the other day :-/).  

But, but, look how pretty these plates from Anthropoligie are. Usually I prefer unfussy, plain white china when it comes to a dinner service, but  I have a collection of pretty mismatched small side plates used for snacks, cake and things. I'm a bit smitten with the handsome bird on the smaller side plate (right hand picture) and  sorely tempted to pick up a couple to add to my mismatched collection - they are on sale after all...

Eating London: an xmas ritual at bob bob ricard


I have a little Christmas tradition with one of my best friends. Instead of trading gifts each year we set aside a day to spend together hanging out, eating, drinking, window shopping (OK maybe a bit of actual shopping too) and generally gadding about being a bit silly. Life has been busy and stressful for both of us recently and we haven't been able to see much of each other at all, so it was extremely restorative to spend a decent amount of time together recently. Emails and phone conversations just aren't the same as some proper face time with your best mate right?

Of course adding tea, cakes and cocktails to the equation always help things along nicely too. If you live in London or are planning to visit I'd recommend stopping by Bob Bob Ricard if only for a drink to marvel at it's rather fabulous 30s inspired interior. You can't help but feel glamorous tucked into one of the dining room booths, trying hard to stop yourself from repeatedly jabbing at the button labelled 'press for champagne' (We failed - it was fun). It is a bit spendy, but in my opinion worth the odd visit as a treat. As well as the aforementioned bubbles on demand they serve delicious apple Martinis which taste like spiced apple pie and are divine.

words + birds


Loving this print from oddly named illustrator Lunchbreath on etsy. In fact I love a lot what's in his (I think its a he?!) shop.

Think I may need to work on widening my vocabulary as I've just started playing the Scrabble game Words with Friends on my iPhone and sadly I think my brain has started to atrophy as I'm terrible at it. Impatiently using the first word that comes to mind rather than considered, tactical play leads to regular beatings I'm afraid.

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