31 August 2011

South of France - Nice and St Tropez

Some photos from my recent trip to the South of France. 
These were taken in Nice and Saint Tropez. 

29 August 2011

Elderflower cucpakes

These are a yummy treat for the bank holiday weekend. Elderflower cupcakes are so yummy with raspberries or blackberries on the top. The sponge is elderflower flavour and the frosting is mascarpone and elderflower.  I based these loosely on a recipe from Waitrose. 
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend eating too much with family and friends!

25 August 2011

Hydrangea Cake

This was my birthday cake this year.  It was based on a recipe from I am Baker.
It was so pretty and the cake was flavoured with Pandan which is my absolute favourite cake flavour.
So I had a very happy birthday!

22 August 2011

Love Dress

Photos by Pete Navey

Dress Love (gifted), Blue Lace Slip Agent Provocateur, Blue Belt vintage (was my Mother's), and Shoes Christian Louboutin. 

A lazy summers day in Cornwall. There have been far too few glorious weather days this year, I am crossing my fingers for an indian summer for September (fashion month), I would rather not have to pack winter clothes for NYC and Paris! My suitcase will be full and I will only have coats in it.  However this little Love wrap dress is perfect when the weather is good.  I love the colours with the extra blue in the slip and belt to make the pattern pop, and a mix of floral and animal prints always cheers me up.

19 August 2011

Bacon and Cheddar Muffins

These Bacon and Cheddar Muffins are great for breakfast or with soup and salad.  The texture of the muffin is really light and crumbly just like a sweet breakfast muffin. I think it is fun to make them into mini-loaves like this, although you can of course just make the regular shaped ones. 
These are a version of a recipe from FoodGawker - a great compilation recipe site that sources from 1000s of blogs - from the blog Shop.Cook.Make.  
Try them this weekend they are super easy to make!

17 August 2011

Vintage Jade

Photos by Pete Navey

icon, Dress Vintage, and Basket from the Market in Saint Tropez.

I was recently in the South of France staying near Saint Tropez, and being a shopoholic I couldn't resist a visit to the mid-week market there. There was a wonderful array of vintage bags, panama hats and yummy food. This was the outfit I wore to the market that day.  
The dress was a birthday present from my mother, and it literally fits like a glove, which is fabulous! I never normally wear green because my skin tone tends to look bad in it, but this dress has a beautiful mix of jade and blue, which I am mad about! I think the print is very Erdem.

15 August 2011

Summer Straw

Photos by Pete Navey

Shoes by Joseph Azagury, Skirt Vintage, Top Vintage (previously my Mother's), Belt TK Maxx, and Hat Helene Berman.

I was in Cornwall again recently and the weather was amazing! Cornwall in good weather is the best place in the world. I ate and swam and hung out with the native animals. I thought the crochet was very in tune with the warm weather.  So here was an early evening outfit. 
Sorry for the delay in my posts of late, I have been away a lot recently.