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


Rose Uniacke's House

Very rarely I like the way a whole house is designed and decorated but this one is an exception so that's why I decided to share it with you instead of just picking one or two pictures to add to Pinterest.

Rose Uniacke's house in London has got everything I like, from highly decorated plasterwork to some modern touches and period furniture. But what I like the most is that nothing is over-the-top or feels pretentious despite the original grand features of the house.
The walls and ceilings have been left in different stone colours (adding to the monastic feel) but bright tones have been introduced with soft furnishings and the use of gold and marble. Personally I would have added a more colourful rug in the bedroom and painted the ceiling in a slightly darker colour than the wall to bring it down and make the room feel cosier.
I think the rest is absolutely fantastic and she has achieved a very relaxed feel in her house despite being located in the busy city that is London.

The beautiful photographs were taken by Henry Bourne.



Latest buy!

 Last Saturday I got these lovely earrings from the Anthropologie sale (that never ends, they just keep adding new items every month). I had seen these before but didn't want to pay the full price (28 pounds) so I was so happy when I say they were half price!! The are not really my style but oh they are so so pretty and look so expensive when put on! :) 
I'm thinking about wearing them with just a cashmere sweater or a plain t-shirt once the weather warms up!
One drawback was that for that price they are not silver so I had to swop the hooks with some silver ones I had at home, otherwise they give me allergy...

I'm looking forward to this weekend starting from tonight - I'm going to The Photographer's Gallery for a talk and tomorrow to a breakfast preview of the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate Modern followed by brunch and an afternoon spent down in Kent! How exciting, normally I don't have such interesting weekends!