Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Yes please...the Art of Acceptance

Recently I sent a card to my friend Lizzie to invite her for tea & cake as I haven't seen her for a while, today I received a lovely acceptance card from her in the post which made me ponder on the Art of Acceptance. It's so nice to receive things through the post, particularly if they involve making plans. Sometimes an e mail or a text just won't cut it & a carrier pigeon is going a little too far. In honour of the art of acceptance I have searched a few little beauties on Etsy to share with you...

Admittedly this last one is a wedding invite (with RSVP) but I couldn't resist it's rock & roll style.
And to finish, a lovely one from the Great British Folksy too 
All invites featured are from Folksy or Etsy

Monday, 25 July 2011

today my favourite word is...

adjective /ˈ(h)wimzikəl/ 
  1. Playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing and amusing way
    • - a whimsical sense of humor
  2. Acting or behaving in a capricious manner
    • - the whimsical arbitrariness of autocracy
what's not to love about whimsical?

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Breakfast in...

Bed? Spittalfields? New York?
Insert cafe or destination of choice here....

Today's post is a celebration of the humble banana as a breakfasting companion.
Upon waking a little jaded after an evening of overindulgence I am currently breakfasting in bed on my favourite hangover cure of Greek yogurt, banana, blueberries, honey & granola. Mmmmm.

Yesterday I frequented one of my favourite cafe's for a toasted banana and cinnamon sandwich which is so simple and scrummy. 

Next Saturday I shall be breakfasting in Spittalfields with my friend Sarah, probably singing my new favourite song 'Breakfast in Spittalfields' by Juan Zelada. Not guaranteeing that a banana breakfast will be on the cards then but I wouldn't be at all surprised seen as the lovely crepe affaire does a great banana pancake (another banana brekkie fave)

Whilst singing the banana sarnie's praises I googled some other suggestions for accompaniments to spread on your toast alongside sliced banana....looks like honey, peanut butter or cashew butter are also worth a try, I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Let's play

Today I have been inspired by hanging out with my 2 year old friend Esme (and her Mum) at the park.
Check out these playful little things I have found on Folksy & Etsy...just for fun.  

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

which way now?

Today I wish I was discovering a new city....
Just been out and about on my bike on a mini exploration of where I live & it reminded me of wandering around Toronto & NYC last summer with my mate Lizzie.
Wish I was doing it alll over again.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Neon, Neon

Oh my. I've been seeking an amazing neon light to adorn my white walls for years. Altough yet to find the perfect one these beauties from Rockett St George come pretty damn close, a little too pricey for my lighting requirements right now but definately on the 'to covet' list of interior style. I want. Lots. 

Sunday, 10 July 2011

What a Smoothie....

Sun is shining....go make a smoothie. Now.
Here's how:
Chuck a load of fruit (Banana is my fave, but this one has 1/2 a banana and a handfull of summer berries in which is also tasty), some greek yoghurt, ice cream and milk in a blender. Whizz. Pour over ice. Drink. mmmmmmmm

Thursday, 7 July 2011

i heart...

24 hours ago I was in love with London, summer in the city, chilled chai latte creme's & unexpected celeb spotting. This evening I am loving my sofa, a cuppa & a hearty slice of flapjack. What about you?... 

Monday, 4 July 2011

Inspired by Spirals

Brilliant things to do with books spotted recently at De Montfot University Degree Show. Inspired 

Friday, 1 July 2011

Top hat!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. 
~Billy Connolly

And I wouldn't trust any woman who wouldn't want to adorn her head with this stunning millinery creation. If only I could get my hands on it promptly, the lady who made it tells you how to make your own on her website but I don't fancy my chances of whipping it up before tonight's party. If you have a go please post!