Rome is the one of the most romantic cities I`ve ever been to! It`s beautiful with an amazing church or some historical surprise at every turn, amazing food, the sun shines all the time, there is a nun or priest everywhere you look!, but my favourite thing about Rome is it`s vibrancy! Everyone seems to be in the moment enjoying life!
Rome will always be a special place to me……
I`ve always loved the Royal Exchange, I went on a tour around it years ago, which made me love it more! They make and design all their costumes in house, all the sound effects AND they have a lovely shop.
I`m so happy my new Ile de Re Collection is now being stocked there….you can find my new Holly Hock necklace there amongst others.
Holly Hock is made from laser cut walnut painted peach, pale pink with guinea foul feathers layered over the walnut in the centre. Easy to wear with a long gold chain, natural cord strap and gold clasp.
I think we`d missed the sunshine by a day, so when we arrived in Loch Lomond the weather was rainy and grey! The Loch still managed to look beautiful though….
One of my favourite things about Scotland is the lovely quaint villages…these houses in Luss were so cute..
Glasgow has the most beautiful Cathadral…
I love Charles Rennie Mackintosh, so when we decided to go for a weekend in Glasgow it was the architecture I was most looking forward to seeing. I`d been told Glasgow School of Art was worth a visit and it really was! Still used as an Art School it was so inspiring…with examples of Mackintosh furniture and a Mackintosh library that`s only open to the students on Wednesday with close supervision!
I popped into my new Glasgow stockist; The shop of interest, who now stock my new Ille de Re collection.
The corridors know as the hen run!……the male and female students would have been separated and this was the corridor the female students used to use.
A detail from the Mackintosh Library…
I had a lovely inspiring weekend in London..with a long list of stately homes I wanted to go to… we ended up going to one of the ones I was most excited about; Leighton House near Holland Park- the colours in the house were so beautiful…
The walls were covered with green silk….
We were near the V & A, so popped in for some more inspiration. I spent most of my time in the iron work section!