Thursday, September 30, 2010


Spring is slowly arriving in our garden, our lovely old magnolia tree has lovely pink blooms but where are the leaves?

Hellebores, daffodils and blue bells are the only other spring flowers on show.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ralph's new pad

The latest edition of Elle decor reveals Ralph and Ricky Lauren's new sleek Manhattan apartment. Always stylish and classic this apartment is quite a contrast to their latest collections which have the faded elegance of an old English manor home. The bathroom is my favourite with mirrors and windows used to great effect.
See the full article at Elle decor.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eternally classic

I will never tire of classic fashion or interiors.

or navy and white.
It's great to see a return to the classics.

images by Habitually chic and Ralph Lauren

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Favourite

Massimo Dutti is my new favourite store. It has been said " it is the European answer to Ralph Lauren". Owned by Inditex, one of the world's largest fashion distributors, who also owns Zara . I first discovered this store in Milan and on a recent trip rediscovered it in Kuala Lumpur. They stock classic European fashion with a preppy touch. The stores are beautifully merchandised and combine clever colour combinations with the latest trend being plaid blazers with leather elbow patches. Lilac is teamed with browns and camels effortlessly in a way only Europeans can do. If Zara is coming to Australia I hope Massimo Dutti will soon follow.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A beautiful space in Phuket....

Infinity pool, washing into the Andaman sea. A great place to relax and switch off from reality.
The spa, where you are treated by the experts. Thai massage and detox treatments are their specialty. They serve you freshly brewed ginger tea and fresh fruit to recover after your treatments while you recline on a padded sun lounge overlooking the ocean.