Saturday, 31 October 2009


Friday, 30 October 2009


Mid-way along the King's Highway, we stopped for tea at what felt like the top of the world. The bedouin men were very kind, and made us black tea, with spices collected in the area added to the pot. They also gave me some to take home.
The King's Highway is itself pretty fascinating: it was first mentioned in the Bible, as the route along which Moses led his disciples to southern Jordan. There are many ancient archaeological sites along the way. We stopped at Mount Nebo, Madaba, Kerak, and Petra. The grand canyon you see in the pictures above is called Wadi Mujib and is absolutely mind-blowing. It's impossible to describe the scale of it - I heard myself saying "wow" a thousand times but couldn't stop myself!



Leon Bakst for the Ballet Russes
(via themoment)


Thakoon, Spring 2010

Thursday, 29 October 2009


Brancusi in his studio
(via google)


Extreme colour - hydrangeas at the Liberty florist


Hussein Chalayan, Spring 2010.
(via stylerookie)


Beautiful minimalism, with a twist.
This is one of my favourite stores in London: COS
Everything is well made, in good quality fabrics, and it's not expensive.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


We drove in on a 4-wheel drive, toured around for a while (saw ancient rock carvings, and the place where Lawrence of Arabia used to camp), and then after sun-set we were dropped off at a bedouin campsite for the night. The local bedouin man who looked after us (just the three of us, and our very kind host, who didn't speak a word of English!) made us a delicious meal, and in the morning I woke up to the peace and extraordinary quietness of the desert, and a spicy cup of bedouin tea. A pretty special and memorable birthday.

وادي رم

Earlier this year, I took my first trip to the Middle East, on a holiday to Jordan for 10 days with my parents. I've been posting photos from time to time, which you can see if you click on the Travel tag. We started in Amman, and travelled south via the Dead Sea, along the King's Highway to Petra, and then further south to Aqaba via the desert at Wadi Rum. These photos are some taken there the night before my birthday (a significant one!). The landscape was truly spectacular. The sand was soft, changing colour with the fading light in the evening.


Steal this idea
(livingetc via bedlamofbeefy)


(Lyrics by the Smiths)
(via chez-sucre-chez)

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Jardin des Plantes

Store Displays

Top: Liberty
Bottom: Harvey Nichols


(images via herfamedgoodlooks)

Monday, 26 October 2009

Soho Breakfast Club

Good place for breakfast: Soho Breakfast Club, on D'Arblay street (just off Berwick Street)

Bill Henson

Another of my favourite photographers: Bill Henson.
(images via roslynoxley9)

London Eye - Friday Night

Friday, 23 October 2009

Easy Chic

(via vogue)


Had an Amelie moment in Paris.

Street Scenes

Outside Amman, Jordan

Thursday, 22 October 2009


This is a different view of London, from my friends' old place at Battersea Reach - in the afternoon looking east, and in the evening looking west up the river.


Jean Shrimpton, by Richard Avedon (1965)
(via christies)

Sweet Things

The most heavenly macaroons! The flavours are quite surprising; bite into a raspberry one and what you actually get is a subtle and delicate mix of rosewater, raspberry and lycee. Delicious.

Everyone always talks about Laduree, but equally stunning is this place: Pierre Herme. There was a queue around the block at the Saint Germain store, but the colourful little delights were worth the wait.