Friday, 1 November 2019

BULY 1803










To kickstart the weekend,
I wanted to share glimpses of
 or Buly 1803 for short –
a French beauty dispensary
that's simply breathtaking.












My Paris visit wasn't exactly
a shopping spree,
but I was set on choosing something special from Buly
to unpackage once our bathroom renovation 
would be complete.
This is by no means a paid promotion,
just pure love
for a heritage cherished to this day,
the most visually pleasing
shop imaginable
& super friendly staff,
who were happy for me to take some pics :) 
I mean,
those cabinets
with their rows of mysterious concoctions! 
Those Buly-crested floors! 











































The visit  was complete
with Buly's very own calligrapher
scripting my name on 
my chosen purchase
(their Antique Damask Rose Body Oil,
which is still stashed in a box somewhere 
in the house,
while renovations are going on.
I'll dig it out when it's time
to show some bathroom pics...) 













x










Monday, 14 October 2019

SIGHTS OF LOIRE VALLEY














glimpse of the château and door love in Saumur




thought I'd load a whole bunch of photos
from around the Loire Valley area
shot in the summer,
so with no further ado,
here goes –















antique shop rummage in Chartre


































 a day out in Tours.




















the beautiful château & incredible gardens of Villandry









evening glow in Amboise






Galerie David in Angers



thanks for hopping on the ride
– next stop Paris!











x








Saturday, 7 September 2019

GATEKEEPERS

















it's sure been a while, 
but here comes a megapost
to make up for lack of life over here. 











welcome to our hideaway from this summer
in the Loire Valley.
a former gatekeeper's cottage
on the edge of the grounds
tucked between two tiny villages,
enclosed by fields,
at the end of a tree-lined alley.






























the mornings would begin with a cup of coffee
on the front steps
saying hi to the cows opposite
& end under a starry sky
that seemed to arch
right above one's head.


you get the gist,
so enough with the talking
& on the with the pictures.





















































































x
















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