A night at the Hotel Thérèse

What better way to celebrate Matt's 33rd birthday than a fine hotel dining experience followed by a stay in a perfectly situated and cozy hotel here in central Paris. Which is exactly what I planned for the special occasion. So after our delicious...

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Daviot Church

My Scotland

It was about time I talked about my love for Scotland here on the blog. So I was happy when Jewellery of Scotland contacted me with a few questions about my relationship with Scotland, my favourite place, Scottish creators I love and more, for their latest installment in their My Scotland series.

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Flowers in Monet's Garden, Giverny

Tranquility within Monet’s garden

There has been this incredible excitement and positive energy brewing inside of me in the last few weeks since the season started to shift from those dark Winter days into the bright fresh light of Spring.  With that comes the...

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Hotel Exquis
Style, Travel

Exquisite & delicious

Just last week Natalie and I spent a night at Hotel Exquis, a unique hotel located near Bastille in the 11th arrondissement. Its uniqueness is that the rooms have been decorated to each be individual, and the public spaces within the hotel echoed...

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De Bijenkorf Magician
Style, Travel, Video

The De Bijenkorf Magician

If you happen to be in Amsterdam (Rotterdam or The Hague) over the holidays then you still have time to see a project Riachi Studio was recently commissioned to work on for the De Bijenkorf department store Christmas windows. Why...

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Shoes, Street Style, Travel


Let me introduce you to Chantalle's Birk’n’socks combo. Our conversation first started when I saw the newly retired lady hanging up her washing in the adjacent garden in her pink jersey pencil skirt, think black and white woollen striped socks...

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