One of my recent favourite hobbies is to re-arrange the items on the shelves (I'm sure I'm not the only one?!). My boyfriend finds this very funny but I do enjoy it! I like putting different shapes and sizes together and creating a mix-matched group of stuff. I also like giving some use to mere decorative objects like the little vase you can see on the second pitcure, it's a good place to leave my necklace.
In one of the pictures below you can see the "A" I got from work. They were changing the sign outside the showroom and I decided to keep the letter "A" as it is my initial :) I painted it in a pretty tangerine colour using a sample pot in Charlotte's Locks.
My next project is to paint the mirror we have in Brinjal. I got the paint yesterday and now I can't wait to start sanding! Hopefully this will uplift the mirror and make it look prettier...


Embracing Summer

Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Uniqlo
Loafers: Russell&Bromley
Belt: from my childhood, almost vintage now!
Necklace: Anthropologie
Watch: Casio
Bag: vintage (my mum's)

Summer has arrived and I can't complain anymore! Well, about the rain yes, but nevermind, one cannot have everything in life!
Today I managed to store away the winter coats and make some space in my tiny shared wardrobe - success! I have hanged a newly bought Barbour (in the sales, of course) although still has got the tag, just in case I regret spending money on something I don't "need" but rather "want". Still, it was half price and the only one left on the rack so I think it was meant to be. The excuse that never fails :)

Excuse the crappy pictures of this post...

Have a good weekend!x


Spanish Journal - April and May

This time we went back to Getxo (Las Arenas, where I grew up) twice within four weeks cause my sister was flying over from NY. It had been almost two years since we last saw each other so it was lovely to be able to spend some time with her :)
Not going back until Christmas now so here are some pictures.

 I have always dreamt of living in this house by the sea

Enjoying absolute bargains from Liberty's and TKMax under the sun

Had some drinks with friends at that pub you see on the left and enjoyed the views

 Last view of the basque coast from the airplane

Back in England! Hello endless fields!


Renovated Spanish barn

Isn't it gorgeous? Very well converted into a house without losing many of the features that make it unique but at the same time making it practical and luminous. I'm loving all the lush vegetation, stone walls and floors and wooden beams. I also like the fact that the colour palette goes beyond white and earthy colours (seen too many times) to introduce a bit of lilac and red.

For more pictures go here.


I don't seem to be able to stop wearing winter clothes! How about you? Are you wearing flip flops or being sensible (I swear I've seen people wearing flip flops in 12ºC)? I have refused to wear this coat anymore until at least October (I was gonna say November but then I realized I was being too possitive)! Will summer ever arrive? I am forgetting how it feels not to be cold...
Btw, I am planning to paint that boring mirror frame in the deep burgundy Brinjal from Farrow & Ball-just saying so you still believe in my skills as a designer :P 
I will let you know how it turns out! ha, it could be very messy...

scarf and bag- stolen from my mum (with her permission, of course)
coat - L.K.Bennett
jumper - Uniqlo
jeans - Guess
trainers - Converse


Wedding Day

These are photographs I took at a friends' wedding day near Reading. James and I had a lovely time and the wedding was beautiful, but it was a bit chilly! This was back in April so the weather wasn't really spring-like yet (this winter didn't seem to end...).
The wedding theme was tea (and tea pots and tea cups were to be found everywhere) - we even got to play mixing different tea leaves to create our bespoke tea bag!
I was wearing a dress from Anthropologie and ballet flats from Pretty Ballerinas - a bit of a shame that I don't have a picture of the full outfit as it was too cold outside to take my coat off and I forgot to take one while inside the barn!


New photo album

I got this lovely album from James' mum who was finding no use for it. I think it's probably one of the prettiest ones I have seen and it's perfect to fit the photographs I took of the English countryside and Paris with my Olympus Trip 35.
She was also very sweet and got me those two little cacti! They are likely to be the only plants I won't kill (I am terribly bad at taking care of indoor plants)!




 I find drawing is the best thing I can do whenever I'm feeling a bit down, lost in my thoughts or stressed. It calms me down and makes my mind focus on something else, in the lines, details, light and shadows of the image I'm replicating. It releases all the negative thoughts, for me it's a way of experiencing freedom.

Hope you had a lovely Easter, mine felt like mini-holidays! :)



Hanging up!

Six months after moving into this flat the first picture is up! Ha, laziness...and the fact that we didn't have the right tools. James was meant to borrow them from work so we could hang some frames and the mirror up (it has been against the wall since we first bought it two years ago!!). It only took him several months to do so but the wait is almost over (we just need a few more hooks!).
The flat is transformed - amazing how much hanging some things up can change the feel of a room. Now it seems bigger :)


Latest purchase * Pretty Ballerinas flats

This are the last shoes I buy in a while, I promise to myself! But I have got an excuse, three weddings this year! And for that I need a pair of comfy shoes to spend the whole day in (I'm not the type of girl who doesn't mind suffering to look pretty, I DO mind).
And because Inès de la Fressange said: Some people think that shoes are ladders. No man is going to say, ‘I would love you so much more if you were 10cm taller.’ Women are suffering, you know. Elegance is about feeling nice, how can you feel nice when you have shoes that are like a prosthesis”. 
It makes me feel better :)
Although I do envy those women who walk in high heels like if they were slippers! I wish I could do that!

Anyway, I find these flats an essential addition to my wardrobe, perfect with jeans or a dress, and with just enough glitter to be wedding/evening appropriate. The only downside was the price (a bit overpriced although they are made in Spain) and the fact that the soles aren't leather. But again, these delicate shoes are not intended for everyday use.

Hope you are having a good weekend! London is still freezing! x