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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Daisies & My Dream Dress

Beret~Vintage/ Dress~Mod Dolly

Hey loves and Happy Thursday,

England has been immersed in trickling sunshine this week, as those rays have been hitting the streets like golden ribbons. Everything is in bloom and it's that perfect time in May between Spring and Summer, when everything is colourful and everything is truly alive. Hence why this month will always have the warmest of places in my heart.

Earlier this week I was gifted with the most beautiful of dresses from one of my favourite brands, Mod Dolly. As you know anything floral I am bound to adore and this delightful dress is no exception. The sleeves are ever so whimsical and great for spinning around near a bush in, one of my many favourite past times. I took these pictures whilst in an allotment, I was trying to find some herbs to put on some roast potatoes and saw this marvelous yellow blossom. So after filling my pockets with rosemary and thyme, queue some Simon and Garfunkel... we took some snaps in front of it. I also lay in a bunch of daisies, because they match the dress and hey ho, I am a sucker for blending. I also managed to take some of those home too, to press and dry. The never ending appreciation for flowers eh?

Wishing you all a wonderful upcoming weekend, after all the horribleness that happened earlier this week- I hope everyone is well and let's enjoy the sunshine and look after one another.

Lots of love always

Monday, 22 May 2017

Desert Dance

Hello Loves and a big warm welcome to a new week ahead...and a very sunny one at that.

Ever since I was a child I have been very interested in desert nomads, I watched a film about a year ago titled Latcho Drom, which quite literally changed my life. My parents had been banging on about it for a good few years, but it wasn't until I sat down to watch it, that I realised what all the fuss was about. To put it in a few words is very hard to do, but it is first and foremost a French documentary on gypsies from around the world. From India, Turkey, Spain and Slovakia etc, it shows the colourful and beautiful ways in which they live. From about five seconds in I was hooked and it has made my love to travel grow fonder and larger, not to mention the way it has evolved the way I dress. Now all I want to do is build a treehouse, make tea on a fire and live in an embroidered dress for the rest of my days. Oh, and maybe go back to playing the flute again.

This Afghan dress I'm wearing is a vintage piece I managed to get hold of on Ebay. The weight of it is immense, with all of the beading and sheer work that has gone into creating this, dare I say it, piece of art. I remember seeing dresses like this in National Geographic magazines and now that I have one of my own, I feel very privileged to wear it. Also spinning in this dress is an absolute dream and I am pretty sure you could fit a family of hobbits in those vast sleeves.

As I am writing this now, I am watching a lovely sunset, filled with crimson melting into the horizon. Thinking about the next time I can wear my dress and just how much I need to save up for a vintage wagon. Maybe Mondays aren't so bad after all.

Lots of love always

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Turning 26~ Belated Edition

Gypsy Top~ Vintage / Dress used as skirt~Beyond Retro

Hello there and Happy Sunday,

It seems all of my posts are a bit belated recently, maybe it is the fact that I have now reached my late twenties- perhaps my mind is going and I am getting increasingly more slow haha. Well at least I hope not.

 Anyway, on the 11th of May I turned 26, an age I never really thought about in terms of how I would see myself by then or how I pictured my situation in general would be. The previous year when I turned 25 I felt that was a large milestone and the whole year was magical for me. I managed to travel to a fair few countries, get a new job, move to Devon and find some new kindred spirits. So as long as this coming year of age is anything in comparison to how the last twelve months have been, then I will be one happy young/old lady.

These flower filled pictures were taken in the most picturesque village of Lustleigh,a few weeks back. It's one of those little quiet places, hidden away, but somehow always manages to win awards for 'Best Town' etc. It really is like a fairy land and I used to spend hours playing by the stream when I was a child.
We went there the day after they had celebrated their May day and every year they cover a large rock and throne with wild and garden flowers and crown a May Queen. We were so thrilled to see that the little chair was still there smothered in petals and I practically leaped up there to sit inside the colourful blossoms.

We also meandered through the old apple orchard and I refused to wear shoes the entire afternoon. It was a very special day to commemorate turning another year older, so let's see what the future will bring for this 26 year old.

Lots of Love always

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Marrakech Part One: Jardin Majorelle

Hey loves,
I thought I would do my trip to Marrakech in a few parts, because there are so many pictures you would be scrolling through for days. I managed to narrow it down to my favourite places and favourite snippets, so let's get going.

Before we had even booked our trip and we were still browsing and deciding which destination to choose, the Majorelle gardens popped up as one of the best places to go in Morocco and as soon as we saw the vibrant blue and yellow colours, we were sold.

The gardens were created by Yves Saint Laurent and are situated a little out of the main parts of the bustling city. We did originally try to walk there but we ended up getting very, very lost and hailed a taxi to save us from the heat and our swollen sandle feet.
As we arrived it was as if we'd been transported to a completely different universe, one of tranquility colour and millions of plants and birds. It was literally like going to heaven. We walked around the gardens several times, took a million snaps and videos. Posed infront of cacti and watched turtles swimming amongst the lilypads on the pond.

This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip and although the gardens are relatively small, they are so jam packed with things to see, that you get dizzy in awe of all of the delights.

We got ice-cream, a very popular thing to do in the city and sat on the curb in the sun as we braced ourselves to go back to reality. We took a deep breath and walked back to the Medina, ready for the next part of our adventure.

Part Two coming soon....

Lots of love always