I absolutely love these crystal light bulbs by Lee Broom. The combination of industrial influences and the delicate hand-blown crystal is very clever and the end result is oh so cool. Broom has collaborated with experts at Cumbria Crystal, the sole remaining producer of handmade English full lead crystal in the UK. I’ll have three please! x
Monthly Archives: June 2012
When I walk through the doors of Les Trois Garcons I feel like I’m being transported to a beautiful era just like in the movie Midnight in Paris. Behind the unassuming facade of a converted East End pub, is a decadent fantasy world that will stir the childlike curiosity in you. Picture high ceilings with large crystal chandeliers, taxidermied animals in costume jewellery, dark wood panelling with olive velvet green drapes and an eclectic mix of vintage ornaments and art. The interior is unconventionally beautiful and if you’re into interiors it will take your breath away. The modern french cuisine is good but the incredible surroundings are definitely a pleasant distraction.
They have also opened a lifestyle boutique called Maison Trois Garcons in Shoreditch London, which I visited last week. It’s just near the restaurant and their bar, Loungelover. The shop contains a mixture of antique, vintage and contemporary pieces sourced from England, France and Sweden. Maison Trois Garcons also provides a search-and-find and interior design service. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me but I managed to find some images via Heart Home magazine.
Happy Friday hope you have a fun-filled weekend xxx
It’s something every girl dreams of doing some day. The idea of getting married, and having the wedding of your dreams holds such huge romantic appeal. It’s a day you hope will be cherished forever. It’s the celebration of two people in love on a journey, and one that you’ll share with all the special people in your life. But with the romanticism comes a big dose of pressure. Expectations can be all-consuming, and with the explosion of wedding blogs and magazines you don’t have to look hard to see fairy tale weddings taking place left, right and centre! You crave that picture perfect wedding and will stop at nothing to achieve it. Easier said than done of course; with your brain teaming with ideas and preconceptions about how you want your big day to unfold, at first it can be pretty daunting! The first hurdle is choosing your theme, and from this everything should flow.
I love the glamour and elegance of the 1920s so I used this as a starting point for the overall look and feel of our wedding. I wanted our wedding to be modern with touches of vintage. My hubby to be was adamant that he didn’t want it to be shabby chic or garden party vintage. So we agreed that our overall style would be reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour with a modern twist. Having a theme really helped channel my ideas when thinking about my dress, decorations and entertainment for the wedding.
English garden tea party
Bohemian beach wedding
Circus themed wedding
Chic barn wedding
Happy planning xx