I thought this is a great DIY idea, I am always in for a good Ikea hack, but this got me excited. These lack tables are cheap, I never wanted one, because they looked too plain, but Jenny from Little Green Notebook added these inexpensive brass corners, and voila, they look amazing! This is a great deal for starters who just moved in to a new house, spend all their money on a bathroom, sofa and painting the house and then don´t have money left for a coffee table. Now there isn´t any excuse anymore!
Bri from you me and a wiener added these brass decorative brackets to her Ikea Lack shelves, and it has the wow factor as the coffee tables.
Thanks girls for this great inspiration, I´ll be on the hunt for shiny brass brackets!
The trip to Paris was great! I stayed in a small hotel, near place de la Bastille, the place were the workshop was held, in a nice characteristic photo studio. Friday I had some time to wander around and get to know the area. It was so close to Le Marais, that in fact didn´t knew so well, as previous trips to Paris I seem to visit the same places. Le Marais was an eye opener, beautifull big buildings and houses from the year 1500 that now are turned in to musea´s, in those same streets there were tons of gorgeous boutiques like Sandro, Les comptoir des cottoniers, Ba&SH, Manoush, Annick Goutal, Diptique and lots more...
I have walked for hours in those little streets around rue vieille du temple and also discovered a little street, Rue des Rosiers, with many jewish eateries and falafel restaurants, noticing the huge queue in front of L´as du Falafel, I decided to try one, I must admit, probably the best one I have ever had.
Saturday and Sunday we had the Blogshop Workshop, really recommendable, best money I have spend this year. It was one little dream come true, I have always wanted to learn how to use Photoshop but never wanted to apply for a yearly course. Being creative, and not being able to express that in posts was a bit frustrating. Blogshop comes to the point and Bri and Angela have thought only the most important and useful things to know about Photoshop.
I got super enthusiastic after following Bri´s blog called Lovedesignfest, if you see the pretty posts she makes you´ll get excited too.
The girls that attended Blogshop were amazing, such a good mix of interesting personalities and from many different countries. We were all highly motivated to soak up all the information possible.
We were treated with healthy vegetarian lunches, and we had our pictures taken by Angela to photoshop them. We had to bring a prop, so I decided to bring a french bread and ditto hat.
For me those 2 days passed by a little too fast, it was a blast. Hopefully soon Angela and Bri, post pictures on the Blogshop blog, as I didn´t had any time to shoot them myself.
Monday I had some time before I left, to sit in the sun in Tuilleries garden and stroll around in my favorite street Rue St. Honoré, where I like to check out the newest gadgets in Colette store.
Beau Boyfriend told me to go and buy my birthday present in the Goyard store, as the bag that was on my wish list is not available in Spain. I was as happy as a kid to pick up the bag, now it´s hidden in the house and I will not get to use it until February next year!
I can say it was a dream to have taken part to such an unique workshop. Bri and Angela are very good and patient teachers, I have asked so many questions, I must have driven them crazy! I was happy to meet so many talented international ladies in my class, they flew in from all over the world.
I´ll post about the workshop more tomorrow as I am soo tired after travelling.
And Laduree, they were delicious, especially the rosebud and vanilla are my favourites!
Next week I´ll be in Paris for the Blogshop workshop and I can´t wait to put my teeth in those delicious Laduree macarons, yummm. I am looking forward to see Paris again. I love wandering the streets, get lost and find the sweetest little boutiques. Then whenever I want to know where I am, find a nice brasserie and
with a cafe au lait search the old fashioned big map of the city, to find my way back to the hotel again.
These happy colored macarons are even pretty enought to frame it and hang it on the wall.
Yay! We are going to have a baby boy! Yesterday we organized a revealing party.
We invited a small group of family and closest friends to cut the baby cake with us.
From the outside the cake was white, and only the cake maker knew if it was going to be a boy or a girl, so we were equally surprised to find out the gender of the baby.
these first 2 pictures is both of us happy but tired after the people left, we totally forgot to film it
Trough Skype my parents were able to see it too!
Now I can start decorating the nursery finally!
I discoverd Daniela´s blog Easthetic Oiseau a couple of days ago and, not only do we share a huge love for chinoiserie things she follows many blogs I like too.
Her are a few pictures from the blog that made me happy.