" Well Sarah this post is for you! It is so true that the small medieval towns of this region are very reminiscent of the fictional town where Vianne arrives, bringing the culinary magic and joy of chocolate with her to share with its initially suspicious residents. And here there is also...

Alet Les Bains started life as the seat of a Benedictine Abbey in 813 and has a source of natural spring water. Nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees next to the River Aude, this tiny village of five hundred or so inhabitants was once a highly influential town in the history of the Catholic...

So impromptu in fact, that all we managed to rustle up for our non-existent picnic hamper was two bananas, a bottle of mineral water and two Magnum ice cream bars. Ah the simple joys of being...lazy and disorganised. Mr V. did however, gallantly produce a picnic blanket from his backpack to...

Here you can find herbs like rosemary, thyme and wild garlic as well as my favourite aromatic shrub, french lavender, all growing wild. There were lots of flowers bursting into bloom this time and we came across a meadow filled with these wonderful pink blossomed shrubs which the bees...

I remember spotting V in the dour engineering department because she stood out a mile in brightly colourful knitted dress against the sea of jeans and tracksuit hoodies favoured by the other students. "Now this girl" I thought to myself as I checked out her outfit, "I just gotta meet". And...

It is not what I would say is very "fashionable" hair, with perhaps the exception being this season apparently. That Topshop Boutique Spring Summer show last Fashion Week? The one where all the models came down the runway with triangular shaped, candy floss manes, like seventies disco divas...

Lo and behold, a Friend Friday post subject was calling my nom de plume so loudly that I had to spare a moment to do a quick post, complete with some nerdy shoe statistics collated by a shoe obsessive about her own collection! Given that this Friend Friday is about shoes it would be rude of...

In fact there seems to be curious fondness amongst the French for this flag - opening up a local furniture catalogue and there was an entire furniture range dedicated to London chic with the Union Jack plastered over everything from chests of drawers to rugs. I have been visiting the...

Well you would, wouldn't you? And I'm totally convinced that to get his style inspiration for Sparrow's persona and wardrobe Johnny Depp studied another of my style icons, Adam Ant. Nothing like a bit of tongue and cheek pirate chic after a week of sharp suits, savvy? And on that note, this...

Anyone else recently rediscovered a gem lurking in their wardrobe? 1930's embroidered bolero jacket: Vintage to Vogue; Belt: Vintage; Pendant: Wallis; Earrings: Warehouse; lace insert camisole: Mango; Draped cowl neck top: Tokito; Black flared jeans: JBrand for Topshop; Chiffon tie platform...

 

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