31 August 2011

Pining over bar carts..

Just like every other piece I have bought for our new home.

I have searched high & low for weeks upon weeks for the right rug & then the perfect cushions let alone decorative mirrors, vases & pieces of art.

So, when I decided that I 'needed' the ever so old hollywood bar cart another official search was on.

They really do present an air of glamour.

And it seems like a perfect & stylish solution for displaying our ever growing selections of wine & spirits. As well as a wonderful way to show off some beautiful glassware we received as weddding gifts.

Here are a few gorgeous carts I have come across while searching for my own.

Just 3 days ago, I came across a simple pine 3 shelved cart that I intend to sand back, paint black & lacquer in a high gloss...

...topped with some kosta boda glasses, a bold vase & blooming flowers & I'll be creating some fabulous fruity cocktails in no time!


IMAGES: restoration hardware, styleredux.

30 August 2011

Striped Coincidence.

I have a habit of starting my morning by checking some of my favourite blogs..I think they fuel my creativity & inspire my day.

Today it just so happened that 2 uber fabulous bloggers: Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere as well as Judy of Atlantis Home posted these fashions pics of themselves...

Love these coincidences in life dont you?

Well dont we all know what is next on our shopping list?

Have a good day

V xx

Images: cupcakes and cashmere, atlantis home. 

28 August 2011

A Top Knot & A Lace Dress...

Everyday, I think about blogging & just get plain ol' busy & distracted. Over the weeks in which this occurs I often realise how many gorgeous pics I have collected with the intention to feature in this exact space. They really shouldn't be wasted now should they.

So, here are a few pretty celeb pics that made me look twice.

I just LOVEEE Fergie's look. EVERYTHING..from the knot in her hair to that gorgeous blouse ...& leather pants are always awesome in my opinion, if worn properly.

Ow to be so lucky...close friends, Moss & Testino, match made in heaven right? Kate Moss's official wedding photographs are sublime. I love the fairytale like quality they possess. And the mother daughter image is just beautiful.

Emma Stone turned up @ the Golden Globes a new blonde with a fab dress. And then I was hooked, not only is she the new funny girl on screen but she is always looking perfectly primped.

Amazing in lace.

Emily Blunt & Diane Kruger, always so stylish.

Have a delightful week.

images: justjared, grazia magazine.

18 August 2011

Matchbook Magazine

There are very few magazines that encapsulate fashion, photography, lifestyle, art & culture in a way that gets me really excited.

Vogue is beautiful for lust over couture & fashion I can only dream about. The same goes for Harpers Bazaar. As much as I love the images & adverts, the items overall, for a monthly mag, only make me depressed. So many unattainable items ...I dont want to be reminded EVERY single month of what I want but cant have.

Nevertheless, MATCHBOOK MAGAZINE is a FANTASTIC online magazine that I only discovered this week. I am absolutely hooked! I have flicked through every magazine since its inception in January  of this year. I cant wait to sit with a hot cup of coffee & read a few more articles.

It's clever & visually divine. Smart articles alongside fashion finds, lifestyle buys & inspiration.

Do yourself a favour...trust me.


16 August 2011

...formerly Patisserie Coeur

We have been known as Patisserie Coeur for a while now..& to be honest, have never been pleased with it. It just didn't feel like the right name for my one and only blog. So yes, I have taken the plunge & changed it.

being chic.

My intention has always been to display images I find beautiful & inspiring. Photos that have captured me in an instant, fashion that I dream about, divine lifestyle items & ideas. And like so many others, being chic is a lifelong endeavour.

So, this blog will continue just the same as it has in the past, but with a name the embodies it just ever slightly more.


Attempting to be chic always,  

07 August 2011

Fab Finds...

I lust over items to the point of obsession...there are moments when the urge to purchase overcomes me....there are others when my partner catches me in the act...I am so naughty...he thinks spending $200 on rubber thongs is 'ridiculous'...my response...'but-- but-- they are MISSSSSOONNIII!!!!"

Nevertheless, here are my new must-have items (they are lust-have I am attempting to justify)..

If plates could be sexy...D.L & Co's Seven Deadly Sins Dessert Plates would be crowned THE sexiest plates in existence. MUST HAVE RIGHT? So chic.
Missoni's collaboration with Havaianas almost makes me giddy...rubber thongs were never a favourite (being quite a shoe snob --at least I admit it)..but now that they are covered with the multi-colour zigzag I have always been so fond of.....

Jonathan Adler's bold patterns always get me so excited! This porcelain vase no less...& wouldnt it look so fabulous with some gorgeous buds.

I can not claim this as my own find..but as a fab house warming gift...isnt this the sweetest tea strainer? Alessi goods are always a dream.

Have a divine weekend,


IMAGES: netaporter, alessi, nordstrom, dlcompany.com