PARISIAN CHIC … a style guide


Ooh La La.  This is the little red book that is a guide ” to looking cool, chic, stylish and above all nonchalant, as only Parisians can” – Vogue.

I’ve spent delicious morning with Ines de la Fressange and this book that is the ultimate guide to Parisian chic.

I’m making notes.

Building a wardrobe around only seven affordable basics.

Secret Paris hotels and restaurants.

Secret Paris for  unusual places.

My cafe au lait sat untouched as I explored the wonderful world that is Paris.

Parisian Chic  is more that a book.  It is about a state of mind.   Read it and you’ll know why Parisian woman are the most elegant woman in the world.   It could just change your life.


The most exciting of events – the birth of a child.

The Little Princess was seven days old and we had a grand audience.  To celebrate her arrival I made her the card to accompany her gift.    I love the vintage cards I find on THE GRAPHIC FAIRY.   This one charmed its way into my heart.

I downloaded the illustration and printed it on heavy water-colour paper.  I gave the card an old world feel.

Then I mounted it with two backgrounds,  embellished the wings with glitter, added a tiny dove and girly pink ribbon.

A birth card fit for a Princess.