A new toy to play with.
It's a tiny pocket handkerchief of a camera from the '60s.
* kiwi speak
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
A few weeks ago we spent the weekend in the Luberon as I had a magazine article to take pictures for. One day we lunched in this superbly old school restaurant in Bonnieux. It was one of the best restuarant meals I've had for ages; especially as for research & photographic purposes, we had to sample some of the apéritifs de Provence.
It was the RinQuinQuin that totally had me. It rolls off the tongue like a cross between a Moulin Rouge show girl and a Noël Coward play. There's usually à la pêche added to the name but I prefer to call it simply le RinQuinQuin.
Hôtel Restaurant Panoramique César
Place de la Liberté,
Monday, 26 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
It's thanks to Marion that I saw this superb exhibition on Tuesday and what a brilliant excuse to take the train to Marseille for the day. I wandered around Le Panier, had lunch at la Caravelle & then saw the exhibiton with Marion later on in the afternoon.
It was brilliant to meet her finally. She's a great gal; as I knew she would be. Funny and sweet and of course très chic!
If you haven't found her exquisite blog yet, then I suggest you do so tout de suite!
Thank you for all your comments on my Japanese posts. Bear with me, as I 've got a few more up my sleeve yet.
Monday, 5 July 2010
Being in Japan, Nakamura Toukiti is a green tea ice-cream parlour at Kyoto's train station. My parfait was made up of green tea jelly & ice-cream, red bean paste, rice bubbles, cream and a few things i couldn't recognise. It took my taste buds a little while to get used to the toned down sweetness but in the end, as with most things in Japan, i was won over by it's sheer gorgeousness.
Friday, 2 July 2010
Not so long ago, I'm ashamed to admit, I hadn't heard of the word tatami.
But after a night sleeping on tatami mats in Japan, I was completely sold on the concept. In fact i really, really like the whole concept of tatami mats. I like the fact that each region in Japan has particluar sized tatami and the way traditionally a room was built according to a specific number of tatami mats.
I especailly like how each morning you neatly fold up your bedding and store it in a cupboard, to be brought out again in the evening. Voila, you have an instant living room; a rearranged space, tidy and serene.
I've always liked the idea of using the same space in different ways and also changing room layouts. As a child I used to be constantly rearranging my bedroom furniture. In fact I also really quite like the feeling of being in a new apartment before all the boxes have been unpacked and all the living spaces have been defined. I'm not so keen on change in general but I do quite like room changes.