Step through the airy villa doors into dreamy Provence, the land of purple fields, grenache grapes and the Mistral wind – and the perfect escape for a long weekend away from busy London… Iv’e wanted to see Provence for as long as I can remember, so when I found myself with a few extra days

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Field Mouse Art

I have been working on a little artistic side project this year. I came up with the concept of the little field mouse who loves flowers last winter. Originally, the idea was to create a character for a children’s story, but gradually I discovered I was more interested in depicting singular adventures of the little

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Every October, I fall in love with Fall all over again. The rich colours and copper hues, the crisp morning air coupled with cool evenings,  and a  hot toffee apple cider to warm up after a stroll through the leaves.  This bursting bouquet is inspired by all of those things. The amaryllis in white and red

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As soon as I can get my hands on a bunch of chinese lantern plants, I know that Fall has arrived! The delicacy of their puffed petals combined with the showy vibrance of their pumpkin-orange always makes me happy! I often just stick a bunch in a vase to dry, but this week I decided to

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I recently spent a beautiful long weekend amongst the ancient vines of Bordeaux, and in particular, the Margaux and St. Emilion regions.  In Bordeaux, the wine making industry dates back to Roman times. The tourism industry; however, has only started booming in recent years. As our chipper guide, Josie, pointed out, competition with the tourism

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We Met in the Park Bouquet, orange roses, pink peonies, fuchsia peonies

Summer is in full swing, and peonies are popping-up like  silky fireworks in a shower of pinky petals! Aahh! This  bouquet is a sunny trio of soft pink and fuchsia peonies with  blushed orange roses! To make this bouquet: 10 pink-blushed orange roses 5 Pale pink Peonies 5 Fuchsia peonies Pink is the common factor

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I have always dreamed of walking through one of Europe’s bluebell-carpeted woodlands. Today, only 40 minutes from central London, I finally did! Bluebell woods occur in ancient beech forests throughout Great Britain and Europe, and actually indicate a forest’s age. Generally, these swaths of bluebells occur naturally in woodland 400 years or older! I couldn’t help but imagine ancient

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