Richard and I are borderline obsessing about building our Raumati house at the moment.
I guess because we are stuck in a smallish two bedroom rented flat and everything in us wants to get stuck into a renovation or building project!
We are pretty much done on the design and planning stage and have our sketches and drawings ready to be sent to our NZ draughtsman, so exciting!
It was really difficult to pin down a design direction as we love so many different styles.
But when we saw this house on the Trade Me property website we were sold!
Of course our interior style is a little different to this, but I love the bare bones of this house. The windows, the proportions and the fact that from the outside the house doesn't look too imposing. Oh, and the marble! I loooove the marble!
As a slight change to the regular programme I decided to check out a different farmers market this weekend. As I needed to visit the stunning ribbon shop VV Rouleaux, which is located just off Sloane Square, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to visit The Kings Road Market located in the Duke of York Square.
First impressions were good. It appeared to be a larger and better presented market than my fav Barnes market. But style does not equal substance in this case. It is a great market for international specialty foods. Having the usual suspects: bowls of olives, fresh pasta, cheeses etc. We tried a few items from the Rainforest Food stall, their ginger juice is unreal. But, there was a lack of simple fruit & veg, which is actually what I go to the market to buy. So, I came away pretty much empty handed. (Apart from my ribbon purchase, £30 later ouch!)
Rounded off the day with a divine latte from The Pantry in Old York Rd. Best Coffee all week!
Last week my lovely friends Danielle, Vic and I headed to Kensington Park to have a posh breakfast at L'Orangerie.
On the way there we windowed shopped in High St. Ken and feed the swans at the lake.
It was a misty day and the park felt moody & Autumnal......
There was a fab installation of archways around the park, I couldn't find anything to say who the artist was but they looked quite Rob Ryanish to me.....
Some of the goodies on offer at L'Orangerie, does it truly say £5.10 for a meringue?!
Gorgeous girls, Vic & Dan, with their gorgeous girls, India & Evie.....
Heading home we decided to grab a cab. We saw one pulling over just outside Waterstones and ran to jump in it, almost bowling over Nigella Lawson as she was getting out! She was having a book signing at Waterstones. Hooray for celeb spotting! A great morning had by all.