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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Amsterdam – Part I

Amsterdam – Part I

It has always been a dream to travel to Amsterdam in the spring. Infact, it’s been a dream to visit Amsterdam full stop.

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Me and my lil monkey rubbing noses in a quiet courtyard in Amsterdam

Hubs and I decided that rather than exchange Christmas presents, let’s invest in new memories. We booked a trip to look forward to and keep us going through January and February. By the time March was here, we were ready for a break.

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Little Lex smelling the flowers outside our apartment in De Pijp

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My Top Ten French Restaurants in the Capital #2

My Top Ten French Restaurants in the Capital #2

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Top Ten French Restaurants in London
While Paris has our heart, London est la vie, 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 husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our Top 10.
So here’s the second instalment, much overdue if you ask me! My next best French restaurant is in SW4. Our first home was a flat in Clapham, a part of London with a vibrant social scene, full of restaurants, bars, and dare I say it nightclubs (if you can call Infernos a night club?!).

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The woman behind The French Bedroom Company

The woman behind The French Bedroom Company

“Sometimes a mixture of bonkers and inspired can have fun results!” Ten years on Georgia Metcalfe, the founder of The French Bedroom Company, talks us through her humble beginnings.

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Georgia Metcalfe, the ambitious and talented founder of The French Bedroom Company. Photo: The French Bedroom Company

“We started with 3 beds, 4 chandeliers and a handful of rugs and bed linen. Systems were basic, stock was low but ideas were flowing and hearts were aflutter. When the phone rang for the first time and we had our first sale we did a little jig!”

This was back in 2006, when Georgia set up The French Bedroom Company as an interiors guru, with a background in interior design and styling. Since then, the business has grown and grown, and now employs over 10 people.

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French Bedroom Company Collaboration

French Bedroom Company Collaboration

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I am super excited because this weekend my collaboration with the French Bedroom Company goes live.

My affair with the French Bedroom Company started when I spotted their Versailles Luxury Upholstered Bed on Pinterest, I knew I had to have it…one day.

That day came as soon as our offer was accepted on our house, which was bigger, with plenty of character, to hold this beauty of a bed.

Since then, I’ve been an avid follower of these guys on Instagram and have watched them win awards and accolades, for their incredible work.

It’s no surprise then, when they asked me to collaborate with them, that I jumped at the chance.

I was asked to write an article, be interviewed, style two items from the French Bedroom Company in my home, and create three images for an Instagram weekend takeover. Hell yeah! 

I knew straight away I wanted my article to be an interview with the founder, Georgia Metcalfe. Snap!

She, like me, has a huge passion for interiors and all things French. Having set up such a successful company with a young family is a huge inspiration to us all, so I couldn’t wait to tap into her life and see how she did it.

I’m only posting one image in this blog, and saving all the juicy content for FBC. So hop over to their blog and their Instagram account now. Don’t miss it!

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**For this collaboration I was given £100 voucher to spend at The French Bedroom Company on products to be styled in my home**

My Top 10 French Restaurants in the Capital #1

My Top 10 French Restaurants in the Capital #1

From the wife of a Parisian – My Top 10 French Restaurants in the Capital 

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Top 10 French Restaurants in London – La Poule Au Pot Photo: LondonTown

While Paris has our heart, London est la vie, 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 husband’s choosing, and I thought I’d make a series of our Top 10. 

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