Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happy weekend!

Happy weekend friends! I'm in countdown mode for my trip now, its only 6 weeks to go! I picked up my passport this week, plus I'm picking up my camera on the weekend, which means I can start to experiment before I go on my course in 2 weeks time. 
I'm also trying to find an apartment in Paris, so if you know any good sites to look at please let me know!

Do you have any exciting plans?

Here are this weeks' lovely picks....

Sophie made the loveliest video of her ultimate day out in London - I will be following these great suggestions when I'm there!

+ The new Cire Trudon store London looks incredible + is my idea of heaven; I can't wait to visit. 

+ I loved this simple DIY for making pretty teacup candles.

+ This recipe for homemade chocolate Oreo ice cream looks decadent + delicious!

{Weekend reading}
+ Rue

+ In case you missed it...

+ I guest posted over at A Diary of Lovely sharing my dream holiday destination.

+ Modern Day Style series: the elegant + chic Jackie O.

Have a lovely weekend!

Rachel xo

Image credits: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4


  1. Love those floral pants and I am off to read Lonny also......The countdown to your trip is on.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. I loved the tutorial for the teacup candles as well!! Have a wonderful weekend dear!

  3. I am counting the days till my trip to Rome, but first I have some studying to do (I have to resit two exams). Anyhow, I love those pictures and I whish you a very happy weekend as well ;)

  4. Yay for new camera and photography classes, I think we're picking up a camera at the airport, will have to experiment in NZ!
    Thanks for the reminder on the mags, haven't read Rue and Lonny yet ;)

  5. Hi Rachel,
    try hip Paris Blog ( for apartments. I love Paris, it is my favourite city!

    1. Hi Sarah, thank you so much for these tips, these are brilliant! xx

  6. Hi Rachel! Unfortunately I don't have any tips for flat renting in Paris, but I can ask a good friend of mine...Thanks for these links, you always select the best & most beautiful things around! Hope you are enjoying a great w-e!

  7. Hope you have an amazing weekend! :)

  8. ahhh you've got an amazing weekend in store! hope your countdown to paris is quick! have fun!

    p.s. i'm now following you on pinterest!

  9. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!! Discovered your blog a few days ago and it is just fabulous!! Weren't this weeks digital mags the best yet...I could read them over and over again!

    Dominique @

    1. Hi Dominique! Thank you so much for stopping by! The online mags seem to get better and better each month, don't they? Lonny was a real stand out for me! xx

  10. I hope you had a wonderful weekend Rachel! How fabulous to have such a fabulous trip to look forward to! Loving all those florals :)

    Abbey x

  11. Loved that teacup candle tutorial. She always amazes me. Congrats on the new camera! I took a class when I got mine and it helped tremendously! Thanks so much for including my link!! xo

  12. As a Londoner, I think Sophie’s choices were spot on! I also really loved the teacup candle tutorial! Thanks for the lovely links!

  13. Hi. This is my first visit to your site via a link from Pinterest. I may be able to help with the Paris apartment if you're still looking. We recently stayed in this little apartment ( for two months. It was very cute and only a couple of blocks from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées. There are also plenty of other choices on the Parisian Home website and they were very easy to deal with. Have a great trip. Melinda