Monday, January 30, 2012

Microgreens Goodness

In just seven days we've cultivated our very own microgreens (rocket and watercress) on our windowsill. Teeny tiny trees packed full of yummy goodness!  I can't wait to sprinkle these on my salad.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Let's hear it for the boys...

As I trawl through all the amazing Tumblr blogs there are in the world, particularly vintage and style blogs - I've started looking a little closer at men's fashion. I picked up a fabulous book by Simon Werle entitled Fashionisto A Century of Style Icons at the library which features some of my favourite boys including Steve McQueen, James Dean, Freddie Mercury, Bowie...  all very fashionable lads.  Let's hear it for the boys....

Sunday, June 26, 2011

David Downton Illustration

Today I discovered the fashion illustrator David Downton and his portfolio of portraits (from life) of some of the world’s most beautiful women, including Erin O’Connor, Paloma Picasso, Catherine Deneuve, Linda Evangelista, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Iman and Dita Von Teese.  View them here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

ZARA Street Style

Sourced from Zara


Interiors interiors

Although we're housesitting at the moment and will be doing so for a wee while yet, living out of suitcase - footloose and fancy free, I still find myself musing over the perfect bedroom, one that oozes comfort, fresh air and calm... I still find myself musing over the perfect way to store my record collection.... and kitchens adorned with Catherine Holm enamelware.... and bathrooms with strategically placed Savon soap, and ways to store my collection of ceramics, teapcups and turquoise.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


In my search for a book cover for a craft project I'm starting this week, I found this collection of Lolita covers.

What is Lolita about?

Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first written in English and published in 1955 in Paris and 1958 in New York, and later translated by the author into Russian. The book is internationally famous for its innovative style and infamous for its controversial subject: the protagonist and unreliable narrator, middle-aged Humbert Humbert, who becomes obsessed and sexually involved with a 12-year-old girl named Dolores Haze.

After its publication, Nabokov's Lolita attained a classic status, becoming one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature. The name "Lolita" has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious girl. The novel was adapted to film by Stanley Kubrick in 1962, and again in 1997 by Adrian Lyne.  Lolita is included on Time's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It is fourth on the Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

And god created woman...

I watched this Brigitte Bardot film last week and was surprised at how racy it was! And God Created Woman is Bardot's first film, directed by her then husband Roger Vadim. Bardot plays the central character, and to quote the trailer she is 'a curvaceous nymphet with a voracious sexual appetite'. In fact, it isn't what Bardot does in bed but what she might do that drives the three principal male characters into an erotic frenzy. The trailer is priceless and what a woman Bardot is - so much hair!

Watch the original 1956 trailer ....

Monday, May 16, 2011

This one is a goodie!

Don't like spinach?  I encourage you to try this recipe - you might just change your tune!  Don't take too long in wilting the spinach - less than a minute will do! Find the recipe here at 101cookbooks. We had it with moroccan lamb and some israeli couscous - delish!

Friday, April 29, 2011

The time has come...

... to enjoy the hearty goodness of risotto, and I highly recommend this gorgeous recipe from the fabulous Heidi Swanson of 101Cookbooks.