A Peace Treaty | June 26, 2012

Such gorgeous scarves in the Spring/Summer collection from A Peace Treaty.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Fashion

Travelgrams | June 20, 2012

Psst... I'm documenting our travels through Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, as frequently as I can, on Instagram if you want to take a peek...

Our first stop was Portland. We were only there for a few days but, I have to say, I've become a huge fan of Portland and all its quirks. I love the generally relaxed, laid-back feel, the rustic dining, the insanely polite drivers, the ice-cream, the donuts, the food carts... I even don't mind waiting in the long queues that constantly stream out of 'hip' destinations (while surrounding establishments remain mysteriously empty).  Oh, and I LOVE how there are so many dog-friendly hotels. Although, seeing so many dogs makes me miss my Sukie even more!

So now we're currently in Seattle... and still getting a feel for the place.

I'll be back soon with more trip related updates that will include some of my favourite cafes, shops and restaurants that we've visited along the way...

Toodles!

XO
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posted under: Travel, storytelling

Travel Chic | June 14, 2012

Mark and I are jetting off to the U.S. tomorrow! We're going to be visiting Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. We'll then be heading up to Canada to visit Vancouver, BC.

Flying is really not my favourite thing in the world, but accessoring for the journey can make things a little more bearable! The following are some items that I either a) bought for the journey or b) fantasised about getting for the journey. The majority of which, unfortunately, fall into the latter category.

Safari collection { suitcases } from Globe-trotter.

Pastel Geo { scarf } from Topshop. (Is it just me or are planes always freezing! I'll definitely be bringing a warm scarf for the journey)

Organic pomegranate { lip balm } from Figs and Rouge. (A possible remedy for all that awful, dry cabin air.)

How cute is this { laptop case } from Ted Baker?

The comfiest sequined { bed socks } from Peter Alexander. (I actually splurged on a pair of these for the trip. I believe a 14 hour flight is solid justification.)

Cute pink polka dot { cosmetic bag } from Gorman. (Gorman really needs to stop tempting me with all their pretty goodies.)

So, just so you know, although I'm away over the next couple of weeks I will still be updating Eat Drink Chic whenever I can!

XO
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posted under: Travel, Gift Ideas, storytelling

Carven Summer 2012 | June 12, 2012

Ahhh, the prettiness that is the Carven Summer 2012 collection... Love the yummy patterns.

XO
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posted under: Fashion

Ted Baker Shorts | June 08, 2012

I'm in love with all things Ted Baker at the moment. These gorgeous 'Gleeso' shorts are no exception.

I'm really loving the way they're used in the ensemble shown above from Fashion Gone Rogue. Wardrobe styling is by Alvin Stillwell. Photography is by Kathryn Hancock. Hair and makeup is by Megumi Wakabayashi and the beautiful model depicted here is is Savannah DiMarco. You can see the whole series of images here.

XO
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posted under: Fashion

Calourette | June 07, 2012

You may think you can eat this jewellery.... but don't.

From Calourette.

XO
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posted under: Jewellery, Food, Fashion

Juliette Hogan Winter 2012 | June 06, 2012

Loving these elegant, neutral creations from the latest collection of Juliette Hogan

XO
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posted under: Fashion

Hooked on Instagram | June 01, 2012

I must confess, I've never been a huge fan of all this Instagram madness. I think the spurt of blurry and grainy snaps laden with gloomy toned filters initially put me off....but now, I gotta admit, I'm a little hooked! You can see my instagrams here.

I'm still in the process of decorating our house and it's ever-evolving. I am pretty happy with our little window nook where I occasionally cosy up on the button-tufted armchair with a cup of tea and some magazines. So far, our place definitely evokes an overwhelming rustic vibe, but in the future I intend to inject some different styles into the mix- perhaps some contemporary brights, a bit of glam, and a touch of mid-century. Oh, and I definitely need more fairy lights.

What are some of your favourite decorating styles?

(You can download the patterned tape strips, used in the above image, from Pugly Pixel.)

XO
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posted under: Photography, Interiors, Home Décor, storytelling