Thursday, July 28, 2011

hi, bye and thank you

I feel a little bit under the weather, it must be also the climate as we have sun, rain and temperature changes all the time.
Thank you for all your lovely comments these last days, i appreciate it very much.
Hope to be back soon.
luv Chantal

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ana Spiro´s new online concept store launch tomorrow

Over at Will from bright bazaar I saw that Ana Spiro´s online store launches tomorrow, 
yay excitement as until now it was only possible to drool over her lovely images (as me not living in the lovely aussie land), and from tomorrow it´s possible to own your own piece of Ana Spiro.
They do ship international, but only small items.

images by bright bazaar

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

new blog discovery

Every week a new blog catches my eye, well new is the wrong word here as these bloggers were blogging way before my time, but to me they are new, and I am like a child with a cookie jar.
For me new is luxe and lillies, I have been admiring the posts and pictures, very yummy.

all images from luxe and lillies

Back home

Sorry for not posting these days, hope you had a great weekend!
My beau boyfriend took me on a trip and we spend friday till monday out.
Monday was a national holiday here in Spain, at least that what I thought it was until I received some phone calls from customers from the south of Spain, who were working.
To give you an idea how lazy my weekend was, here is a pic I took with my Iphone.
We stayed in one of Spain many Paradores. Paradores are mostly castles and other historic buildings
that they turned into hotels and to have a lovely stay and enjoy their ancient history.
Have a look on their Parador website. Think about visiting at least one whenever you are going to visit Spain.
During our trips visiting nearby villages we can across many pilgrims who were walking the Camino de Santiago.
It was a great weekend with good food and a lot of sun bathing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Arty Party

It´s great to create your own collection of art and pictures on your wall, and all of them having one thing in commen:  you like them.
I have been buying and collecting, little by little, some works from artists, illustrators and photographers, that I got to know by blogging.

I´ll share a few of my favorite finds:
Limited edition of Aaibaar' ('Cuddly')
Edition of 20 (only 8 left)

Print size 40 x 30 cm (image size 35 x 26 cm)
Printed on Fine Art Hahnmuhle paper (320 gms)
Signed and shipped as a special care item

email Masha Osipova:

The Flamingo print from Eastwitching

The I love NY more than ever print via M.A. Belle blog

Praia Piquinia picture via

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

my favorite Etsy picks today

Sometimes I can´t help myself, falling in love with the vintage items from the sellers over at Etsy.
Here is what I picked out for you:
This faux bamboo night stand with ring pulls. The same seller also offers the elephant as a vase.

These pretty and original vintage vogue prints, so you can make a collection of them
to hang them either in your closet or boudoir.

This vintage crane bird ice bucket with gold detailing is very Lonny Magazine.
This is a vintage lucite ice bucket/chest, not cheap but such a great eye catcher on your bar cart for sure.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Winner of the O´verlays giveaway is:

The winner of the O´verlays 50$ giveaway is:

Number 1! Mariana Congratulations!

Anonymous Mariana @ Daydreaming in the City said...

Congrats on your first year! I am looking forward to reading your posts for many years to come :)!
Loved your post about o'verlays and I will for sure think about them for my DIY projects. They're such a great idea!!!
Mariana please send me an email with your information to to collect your giveaway.

Thank you girls for participating, there will be more giveaways and I hope all of you win one.
Luv Chantal

Monday, July 18, 2011

Diane Bergeron

Diane Bergeron´s house was published on many blogs and magazines, probably you have seen images of her work and her house many times before.
She was featured in the Spanish AD magazine, the dutch residence and now also on the Adore magazine

Diane has been an Interior Designer for over 20 years, styling homes all over the world. She has a fresh approach to design and use of fabric have earned her a renowned reputation among designers and clients.

Reading her blog, I noticed that she loves rummaging around an estate sales to find some vintage treasures, she is a woman after my own heart.
Maybe that´s why her house appeals to me so much, she has mixed cheap and expensive together, she has used a lot of Madeline Weinrib fabrics and rugs and she loves faux bamboo, ikat and she´s not afraid to use color and bold black and white stripes, chevron or zebra in her interior.

Friday, July 15, 2011

colorful living rooms

It´s great when you are really satisfied with the decoration you have done to your livingroom, but 
being on the internet and finding nice decorated livingrooms, makes my fingers iching...i wish I could decorate someone´s house or livingroom, an absolute dream...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kiki´s list Butterfly collection - Taxidermy

Thanks to Jenny from The little green notebook I came across Krista´s blog called Kiki´s list.
She made a collection of butterlies - taxidermy, but without the real butterflies.
She used these plastic wedding cake ones, and they look fantastic.
So inspired!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The kings speech

Have spend a lovely day with my mother, this afternoon
we watched the movie "the king's speech"
I never knew so much of the British monarchy and their
history but I was quite impressed by Wallis Simpson, she made
the former King Edward VIII fall in love with her and he gave up the trone for
her as it was not possible for the king marry a divorsed woman
in those days.
i was so inspired with Wallis style for clothes, in
the year 1934 she was very stylish for her time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Home is...

                                            Home Is You (320 x 440 mm)                                                         via

                                                       So true...

Monday, July 11, 2011

1 Year Blogger anniversary!

Dear beloved readers, followers and friends!
Today is my first year of blogging, wow, it´s been an amazing adventure!
I hope many more years will come!

And a nice anouncement, O´verlay is my fist sponsor!
Soon their add will appear on this blog.
I wrote about Danika´s business she makes super chic overlays to upgrade your DIY proyects, read about it here.


They have 4 patterns, and 3 sizes and they are lightweight and are also paintable.

Danika is sponsering a 50$ O´verlay giveaway as a discount for her products, to one of my followers.
 To participate:
- be or become a follower of Beau Lifestyle blog
- visit the O´verlay website and tell us wich overlays you want to have and for wich DIY proyect you will   use them for.

The giveaway ends Monday the 17th of July.
Danika from O´verlay is also the writer of the blog, Gorgeous Shiny things.

I have a suprise visit from my family in Spain, they came over last friday (sorry for my absence that day and not posting) I am going to spend some quality time with them and will celebrate the 1 st year of blogging tonight!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sheridan French

How pretty does this livingroom looks? I instantly fell in love with this it, and it´s owned by fellow blogger Sheridan French. I have discovered her blog today and I have been putting aside my work, just to be able to read her fabulous blog about, her mr right, married life with kids, nice colorful outfits, trips, receipes and man... she writes well with loads of humor in it.
She designs her own line of clothing that is as her name Sheridan French and is the daughter of a interior designer.
this fabric is magical

Quadrille fabric published her livingroom on their website, they have lovely fabrics!
More pictures of Sheridan French (how cool is her name?)

Sheridan with her husband and 2 little ones

Such a sweet nursery, look at those yellow stripes on the ceiling.

Oh what a inspirational day!