To all you vampires, werewolves, zombies and witches out there: Happy Halloween!Picture: Harri Asikainen
A little surprise was waiting for me when I got home.
“The bird of paradise alights only in the hand that does not grasp.” – John Berry
I’ve passed this Johnnie cupcakes stand a hundred times and I’ve always had the willpower to keep calm and carry on walking. But today the cupcakes won and after a long choosing process I walked away with a toffee&vanilla cupcake. Sadly, I didn’t get far until the next temptation hit and soon we found ourselves sitting at Starbucks with huge cups of Caramel Macchiatos in front of us. I really need to get back to work, these public holidays will be the end of me!
I’ve noticed that many of my favourite things at the moment are blue. Cashmere has definitely been my favourite material this autumn. I can almost say that I take off my Tiffany&Co glasses only when I sleep. Blueberries are an important part of my morning porridge ritual and I won’t go to bed without a few drops of the Kiehl’s Midnight recovery concentrate. Thierry Mugler’s Angel has been my perfume for a good ten years now and I wouldn’t change it for the world. M&S Calming infusion tea is perfect for those evenings when you can sit down and read Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull. My Make-up travels safe in the lovely Schneiders felt pouch. And of course, in a few days I’ll go and see Skyfall.
Every sweet tooth’s dream.
The celebrations are over, a wonderful autumn wedding behind us and everyone came home with beautiful memories and a full belly. And in the end I got my hair done and the disastrous headpiece worked out OK too.
Rain or Shine, let’s have a good one
I’ve let this whole skull trend pass me by and watched from the sidelines as these shapes and patterns have moved from teenagers’ T-shirts to hipsters’ accessories and finally made their way into the textiles worn by middle aged career women. And I had no particular interest to take part in any of that, not until I set my eyes on Janice Louise Byrne’s silver jewellery at Project 51. The ring on display was too big for me, but the friendly staff at Project 51 organized to order a smaller one in for me. And in just two working days I had a brand new ring on my finger, made to measure. Since JLB Jewellery, Dublin based Goldsmith & Jewellery Designer, is the designer of the month at Project 51, there are special offers and discounts available at the moment. The designer offers a wide range of exclusive handmade jewellery inspired by natural shapes as well as unique engagement and wedding rings. And if you still don’t find what you’re looking for, why not design …