Five Things You Rarely Find In A French Home

Five Things You Rarely Find In A French Home

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Dreamy Balconies in Paris – credit Design Collector

Last week Fe’s family came to stay with us for a few days, to spend some quality time with Fe and Lex.

It’s funny because they always comment on how my interior style is so British, but really it’s quite the opposite. All my friends and family know that my style is hugely French inspired, with shutter blinds, ceiling chandeliers and pastel/grey hues throughout.

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Croatia Part II – 10 Steps to A Stress-free Family Holiday

Croatia Part II – 10 Steps to A Stress-free Family Holiday

 

Travelling with toddlers...they find every little nook and cranny
Travelling with toddlers…they find every little nook and cranny. Walking the City Wall in Old Town Dubrovnik.
While I was writing my post up on Croatia last week (go check it out!), I realised that we fell into a little routine really quickly while we were there, and it seemed to really work for us.

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My Top 10 Restaurants in the Capital #3

My Top 10 Restaurants in the Capital #3

Clos Maggiore
This is the beautiful interior and draping ceiling of Clos Maggiore Credit: Telegraph

I’m back with my third instalment on my fave restaurants in London. I’m sorry I’ve fallen off the bandwagon since my last post in May. I’m crap I have no excuses other than I’ve been flying solo a week on and week off since then, then we had a family holiday (blog coming soon!), Little Lex’s birthday and now I’m back with you. Eek!
 

So as I’ve harped on before, Paris has our heart but London is our life. It’s where we met, had our first date, bought our first home, and more. In the past 8 years we’ve been to a fair amount of French restaurants, all of my Parisian husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our top 10.
 

Introducing Number Three….Clos Maggiore.

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“A House With No Fireplace Is A House With No Heart” – Gladys Taber

“A House With No Fireplace Is A House With No Heart” – Gladys Taber

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Woodburning Stove Dreams

Scrolling through Instagram recently I came across two posts featuring beautiful fireplaces. What struck me was how different they are and how fireplaces are actually really versatile features in the home.

Some people have a surround, some don’t. Some people have brick, some marble. Some people like the feature and some people block it in (god forbid!).

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Amsterdam – Part II

Amsterdam – Part II

This is the second instalment on our fabulous Spring break to Amsterdam. We fell in love with Amsterdam the moment the tram took us through the streets to our park side apartment in Pijp.

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The horses welcomed us in Dam Square

Before arriving, we booked a 360 City Tour (link below), to show us the highlights of Amsterdam in two hours, and give us bearings on the city.

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Typical tulips on with a cyclist passing a bridge in the Dam

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