pretty things to see, feel, eat

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Something outside to feed the soul, something inside to make you smile

Pretty discovery of fresh air art in France this summer - for example in Rouen, art is in-situ and autumn colours come early to the trees with this Japanese artist's outdor installation

and also with lighting over this bridge, creating a gorgeous end-of-summer ambience for one of the many many many public hols our francophone cousins have (jealous, moi?)... although it also does look a bit like the bridge is on fire (the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire, we don't need no water let the...ok, ok, I really must grow up, but couldn't resist!)

On another note, these - were I able to afford them! - would be perfect to make me smile anytime I start getting the early-evening winter blues.  Christian Louboutin's tahiti flower high heels are pure summer frou frou.  I think if I had them, I would have to wear them even just to do the dishes now and then!

And lastly, just because we've just come back from Brittany hols, I would have been utterly overdressed digging for mussels on the beach in this D&G sequin dress, but love the cute sailor stripes anyway!

Friday, 13 August 2010

The simplest pretty things

Sometimes the things that make my day are the simplest pretty things.

The lid of the new limited edition of Marc Jacobs' Lola perfume - called the Velvet Edition, the lid looks like fabric folded up to look like a flower, and while the original is in plasticised rubber, the limited edition has a luxurious velvety feel.  Can't fail but make me smile when I open the makeup cupboard in the morning.

My favourite sandals from Zadig & Voltaire plus pretty painted toes in Nails Inc Jermyn Street nail polish means its still summer, and I can still wear my gorgeous gold beauties and not get chilly tootsies!

And it may be corny, but nothing like the simple things to make you smile - a rainbow after a summer shower....