Friday, 30 January 2009

Home sick

I love this photo from The Selby... made me think of my my girls, Mab and Fanny.

Funny that the owner of these two mischief makers is also called Fanny!

Thursday, 29 January 2009


I am working in Davos this week, and here is the view from my window...

The snow is so beautiful. Hopefully I'll get some free time to have a walk in the sunshine tomorrow and take some photos.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Happy Chinese New Year

To welcome the arrival of the Year of the Ox, Year 4706 in the Chinese calendar, P and I had lunch at Cha Cha Moon in Soho yesterday...

Szechuan wonton, spring rolls, choi sum in oyster sauce, curry prawn lao main, jujian udon. Delicious. Absolutely.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Friday, 23 January 2009

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Standard Lamp

I'd really like a standard readling lamp for our living room, hoping that it would make me feel like reading of an evening, rather than (not really) watching TV...

One of these would do nicely.

Bestlite BL3 Floor Lamp

Julian Chichister Flip Lamp

Alex Monroe Mushroom Ring

One of my Christmas presents from P is this very cute mushroom ring by Alex Monroe, which is a perfect match for my love of toadstools...

And, many a compliment I have received while wearing it!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

"le vestiaire de jeanne"

Since finding "le vestiaire de jeanne" over at emma's design blog I have been day dreaming about learning to become a fine seamstress so that I can make fantasic creations like this to wear myself...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful stuff!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Orla Kiely for Target

I'm speachless...

And gutted that we don't have Target in the UK!! Available in store from 1 February apparently.

Friday, 9 January 2009


To celebrate our first year of marriage, we gave each this gorgeous George Nelson Night Clock.

We also received this box of gifts from friends, Makiko and Miho, when we met them for a wonderful traditional Japanese meal in Tokyo at Shun... a box containing four gifts, Japanese tea, chopstick rests, a mini frame purse and sweets, each wrapped in cute Japanese cloths.

Honeymoon... Japan #2

As well as all the amazing things to see, there are so many delicious places for eats and drinks...

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Honeymoon... Japan #1

After our stay in Hong Kong we travelled to Japan. We were there for two weeks and had an absolutely fantastic time. There is so much about Japan which appeals to me and so many things to remember, my head is still in a spin!

This was our second visit, and we chose to stay in the same hotels as when we were there in 2005, Villa Fontaine in Shiodome and the Westin Miyako in Kyoto.

This time we also spent one night at a Ryokan in Gora, Hakone. The Tokinoyu Setsugekka ryokan is also an Onsen and each room has it's own private balcony bath.

During our visit, there were some amazing things to see...

More to follow...