So if you saw my previous Easter tablescape post, here is how I switched it up for some of our other visitors over the Easter weekend... cause life's to short to do the same table twice right?
Using the same floral arrangement's, and many of the same accessories and tableware. But I switched in a different table cloth and now we have a very different feel all together. I changed the location from the front patio of the house, to the back terrace for a more intimate feel.
And instead of using my pink occasional cushions, iv accessorised with green/ blue cushions.
I hope this gives you some ideas for Easter entertaining and also for how to mix it up without too much hassle if you are entertaining multiple party's
Wishing you all a fabulous Easter
More Easter Inspiration here and here
We celebrated Easter Sunday last year with an alfresco dinner in the Garden. The weather was so lovely despite Easter being 2 week earlier than usual, so we decided to make the most of it and enjoy our outdoor areas
If you have read my blog for a while, you'll know I love celebrating Easter, and last year was no exception. I like to decorate the house and create a beautiful tablescape for the celebrations. Its just so much fun and seeing a creative vision come to life gives me so much pleasure.
I set the table up at the front of the house which is actually my favourite area to entertain guests. When dinner is finished we can retire to the back terrace and enjoy totally new views of the house.
Surprise, surprise I went for a pink theme once again... I literally can't help myself, but it is my favourite colour. However, I do think it looks different to last years table, which is all that matters right?
I lined Square pink vases down the centre of the table and Filled them with various shades of white and Pink roses and Ranunculas (one of my favourite flowers). I also used a rose pink table cloth to make the look extra pretty and feminine. I wanted to grey shutters to add a contract to the pink, so I accentuated with a lilac/ grey colour plate.
Is there anything more enchanting than candles flickering in the warm evening as the sun comes down?
I hope my post gives you some Easter inspiration this year!
I have so much fun dressing our entry way at Christmas that I thought why not do a spring version for the hallway! Its lots of work, but anything worth doing is right?
I wanted to do something in spring pastels with a pop of color. Almost a little natural... as if you had stepped into a super floral pretty meadow
I ordered in roses in shades of various shades of pink and white, along with tulips in shades of lilac and white. Snapdragons and wax flower in pink and green chrysanthemums helped to create the look I was after.
I start by soaking the floral foam blocks in water for around 4 hours. Be careful not to press the foam down into the water as its soaking and little drink at its own pace- otherwise it will create air pockets and wot do its job properly.
I then lay the foam on plastic trays which I then encase in chicken wire to strengthen the unit (very important of you'll be using lots of flowers and foliage) You can secure these with cable ties
I than start to add in the fresh floral. Its a good idea to have a shape and a general look in mind before you start, however I find that its also nice to see where the natural shape is taking you.
I like to start from the outside and work inwards, and don't be afraid to move flowers if they don't look right.
I flanked either side with some bunny decorations I found in John Lewis a few years ago, and placed some pink and gold lanterns in the center.
I have to tell you about the most amazing pedicure (actually pedicures, as iv had a few here now) I have ever had. This is not a sponsored post, just good old information sharing.
In my opinion, there is no worse way to waste your money than on a bad pedicure. It is so disappointing and unfortunately so common. But all this being said, there is nothing more satisfying than perfectly manicured feet and toes. Enter... Cowshed.
Cowshed isn't so special just because its perfectly styled with pink velvet sofas and vintage tubs to sink your feet into. Or because you are encased in the most amazing wrap around cushion with a cup of coffee while your feet are buffed and manicured to perfection, all while you watch episodes of sex in the city.
It is that they actually get the job done. Not a trace of dead skin in site, and nail polish that literally lasts months. I have the Ultimate Cowshed Pedicure which is full Pedicure with a hydrating mask for feet followed by a relaxing scalp and shoulder massage to relieve tension. And its 75 minutes of heaven
It doesn't come cheap, but typically not much in this world does. My reasoning is, the pedicure does the job right first time so you need less pedicures. In the long run saving not only time but money too.
A special mention to Neelam at Selfridges cowshed, who never fails to make my feet look and feel a million dollars
Cowshed, you will have my feet forever...
During our trip to Paris, My husband surprised me with a birthday breakfast on the balcony of our hotel- Hotel west end which I might add was very cute, in a fabulous location and excellent staff. And If all of that wasn't enough, it has view of the Eifel tower!
He set up fresh croissants, coffee and orange juice along with fresh macrons from my favourite Laduree. How cute is he?
What a fabulous surprise to start the day with!
He also gave me one of my birthday presents early. We had been "window shopping" the day before when I spotted the cutest Chanel wallet on a chain in the most unusual shade of baby blue. When the sales associate told me it was in fact called Tiffany blue I nearly died.
But instead of opening, I chose to pleasure delay and wait until my actual birthday to open it... but don't worry, I will show it to you!
Really, what more could a birthday girl want! Roses, the Eiffel tower, love heart macrons and Chanel. I am a very lucky girl
It was actual love at first site when I first laid eyes on this, and as the majority of my handbags are pink, nude or black its something a little different to the rest of my collection.
After the loveliest breakfast, we headed to 4th arrondisment- Le marais neighbourhood of Paris which is super cute and full of life and interest.
Its a neighbourhood that's best enjoyed on foot or by bicycle, meandering through the many streets that are lined with small boutiques and cafes â
After coffee at Au rocher de cancale (a total must, and is totally Instagram worthy painted in the most beautiful blue) we strolled through the neighbourhood, stopping at the little vintage boutiques and taking in the sites ...it used to be occupied by aristocrats!
You can check out the highlights from this trip on my Instagram HERE
I promise you, you will not be disappointed with a visit to Le Marais! If you haven't been make sure you add it to your Parisian wish list
This week some friends and I headed into Puerto Banus to check out Rosa's cafe in search of flower walls and pink lattes. If you have ever been to Elan cafe in knightsbridge or Menagerie Manchester, Rosa's would be right up you're street! Only here you have the added bonus of the Spanish sun.
Despite to glorious sun we actually chose to sit inside, because it was too cute not to. Think flower walls, rose gold details and macron towers
There is something for everyone on the menu, from cakes & macaroons to smashed avocado and smoothies. I suppose it depends if you are being a food angel or devil...
We ordered rosa's lattes (pink of course) made even cuter with the prettiest of coffee art.
And Rosa's eggs - Two organic poached eggs with avocado, tomato and caramelised onion. Id never had caramelised onion with avocado before and it was a revelation. And special mention to the perfectly poached eggs.
One of my favourite thing to do when visiting Paris, is have coffee and Patisserie at Laduree. We have been visiting laduree for probably around 15 years, and it has remained (despite becoming increasingly popular, especially tourists) a firm favourite.
No matter how busy it continues to get, we will always go back. Firstly, its just too pretty not to. Secondly, it hold lots of sentimental value for us. And thirdly, who makes macrons this well and this fresh?
I first came to know about Laduree, on our very first trip to the city. I kept on seeing these ladies walking around with gorgeous pistachio green paper carrier bags with gold writing on them
I was determined to find out where this shop was. At this point I didn't even know what it sold, but I knew that if the carrier bags alone were so cute the things they sold must be even cuter. When we finally tracked the place down I was absolutely delighted that it was the prettiest patisserie I had ever seen... with cakes that are too cute to eat.
And so our love affair (my husband is also a fan) with Laduree began. We go every time we visit Paris. We even had our wedding cake and favours from here. And on our first wedding anniversary, my husband had a miniature replica version delivered to our hotel in Paris.
Laduree also reminds me of my favourite movie Marie Antoinette, by Sofia Coppola. There is something about the pastel, sugar coated styling of this movie that makes me want to watch it over and over.
My advice, always try and request a table upstairs no matter which Laduree you visit. It always quieter and always cuter up there believe it or not. The Laduree on the Champs-Élysées has the most beautiful restaurant of them all, while downstairs tends to be super busy with tourists.
They have even started to open up Laduree Patisseries all over the world. There is a super cute one in covent garden -London and we recently went to one in Abu Dhabi...
They also sell the most beautiful candles that smell divine and look super cute. They come in so may fragrances, some of them smell of the actual pastries and cakes. One of my favourites is the orange blossom... Incredible. I think I have over 20 of these candles i'm so obsessed with them. I display them in my dressing room all lined up and covered with glass belle jars
Are you a fan of pretty French patisseries?
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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