My Valentine

“The most beautiful sound in the world to me is not forest birdsong or babbling brooks or even the ringing of church bells.  It’s hearing you whisper ‘I love you’, over and over again.”

I Love You ~ Michael Faudet

These images are from a photo shoot I styled at the end of last summer featuring an original 1970s wedding dress, set in a romantic picnic environment – perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The dress, picnic hamper and vintage suitcases were supplied by Diana Saxby of Grace the Day, leading independent civil celebrant.  Picnic styling, handmade fabric bouquet, bride’s hair and bride and groom styling all carried out by myself.

Wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day x

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Sunday Love

Hello and welcome to today’s Sunday Love.  1.  Mimosas! Such a delicious cocktail which is made mixing one part champagne (or sparkling wine) and one part chilled fruit juice and garnished with fresh fruit. A Mimosa bar is a lovely addition to an event where guests can choose and mix their own drinks.
2.  Sugar Beach, St Lucia. How lovely would it be to holiday in your own secluded villa and basque in the glorious sunshine of the Carribean Islands? This gorgeous resort is part of the Viceroy Luxury collection and more information and images can be found here.
3.  Gazing at beautiful things acts on my soul ~ Michelangelo.
4. I love everything about Chanel’s Spring/Summer haute couture fashion show. The theme of the show was a fairy-tale conservatory which started off grey until it blossomed into life.  The male model gardeners ‘watered’ the plants and they mechanically blossomed to life.  You can see the gardeners at work here, followed by the rest of the show.  The detail that goes into the clothes is amazing and I would love the chance to visit Chanel for the day and watch them creating absolute magic. This film gives you a glimpse into the work that goes into their clothing.  I find it mesmerising.

I didn’t quite manage 5 this week, but I hope you enjoyed the ones I found.

Have a lovely day.

Andrea x

(all images from Pinterest and websites)


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Sunday Love

It’s Sunday  which means it’s time for some love.

These are the things that have particularly caught my eye this week.

  1. Lee Wolfe‘s beautiful pottery.  This image shows her pretty poppy design flower bowls.  Lee makes heirloom quality ceramic art which is original and functional and her work includes stoneware pottery dinnerware, serving accessories, and home decor pieces.
  2. Cirque du Soleil’s film Worlds Away.  This film is amazing and filled with spectacular acrobatic sequences that almost defy all logic.  The story of the film is that the girl is looking for the boy she sees at the beginning.  When they finally meet at the end, they put on an absolutely magical aerial sequence that I adore.  You can watch the full dance here.
  3. Broad bean crostini.  I absolutely LOVE broad beans.  Crushed broad beans served with parmesan cheese on crostini is delicious.
  4. Throw kindness around like confetti.  One can never be too kind!
  5. Crochet playgrounds.  Japanese artist, Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam, is considered one of Japan’s leading fiber artists, using knitting and crochet as the foundation for much of her work. She specialises in creating large, interactive textile environments that function both as imaginative and vibrant explorations of color and form, at the same time as providing thrilling play environments.

Have a lovely day.

Andrea x

(all images from Pinterest)

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Sunday Love

Welcome to today’s Sunday Love which has a lovely pink coloured theme.

I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn

1.  The Moth Princess by Christian Schloe.  I really like Christian Schloe’s surrealist digital art.  I find it very creative and love the colour palette he uses.  You can find more of Christian Schloe’s work on these websites – Society 6, Redbubble and Artflakes.

2.  Audrey Hepburn.

3.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of Chanel design and this camelia inspired watch is simply gorgeous.  The watch is made of 18k white gold with cultured pearls, mother of pearl and diamonds.  A real collector’s piece.

4.  How about travelling to Venice on the Orient Express?  I know I would love to!  This train is legendary and to be able to travel in such style and luxury would be an absolute treat.

“A work of art in itself and a true Art Deco icon, the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train offers one of the most celebrated and romantic journeys in the world.  Adventure and style are all intimately bound in journeys that crisscross Europe, rolling through sublime scenery to some of the continent’s most alluring cities.  Delightful vintage cabins, gastronomic cuisine and lively onboard entertainment make a journey on this luxury train one of the world’s finest travel experiences.”

 It sounds fabulous.
5.  The Cotton Candy Cocktail.  This drink is so simple to make.  Pop some candy floss into a martini glass and poor over lemonade or champage – delicious!!
Have a lovely day.
Andrea x
(All images from Pinterest)
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The Blue Whale

This is the first piece I have made for my soft sculpture collection ‘under the sea’.  This blue whale measures 40 cm long and he’s made of fabric with a soft stuffing and painted with watercolour paint.  He’s currently sitting on display in my lounge and looks very much at home.  He would certainly add a touch of character to any interior decorating scheme x

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