Monday, April 26, 2010

Freaky Fair Sunday

What lovely weather, at last! Barcelona was on top form yesterday with it's annual 'Fiesta Del Tierra' in the main city park (and tumbling out for streets beyond...) . Lots of great stuff to see, try, buy and taste. I really loved this fair ground we stumbled upon near the beach. It's all made out of recycled and reclaimed junk...almost kinda creepy, but in a good way! The 'big' wheel was particularity wonderful with its use of old toilets for seats! Elqui settles for a ride on the horses made out of old tyres.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Wednesday Wander...

I am going to add a new 'Wednesday Wander' section to the blog, starting from now! Barcelona is such an amazing and inspirational place to live and wander about in...everyday and in every moment (if your looking) there's something wonderful to be found. Here are the snaps I took today...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A sneaky peek...

Here is a quick sneaky peek at some of the vintage items we photographed today for the online shop Violeta Vintage. I really love the layered dress, the white cotton top, black and white striped blouse and the graphic print coat...lets see if they actually make it into the shop!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I love Miette!

I Love Miette and although their shop is a little bit of a treck from Barcelona (they're based in San Francisco) I just had to blog about their new wallpaper-inspired confections. The Miette shop in San Francisco is covered in an osborne & little wallpaper, so they decided to create delicious shortbread cookies based on the wallpaper’s floral pattern. Each cookie is topped with royal icing that mimics the wallpaper’s color and pattern perfectly and looks almost too pretty to eat.
To read the full artical on Miette check out design sponge;

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Market Mates and Jesus...

Hey! just a bit of a random entry today...Elqui is fast becoming firm friends with the other little ones at the weekend craft fair, here is a pic of Elqui with Julianna and Bruna on Saturday. Also wanted to share with you a pic of the vila I went to last night in a little coastal town called sitges for a great party! The house is incredible, the hostess Maireclaire divine, and the party itself was dancetastic fantastic!!! woohoo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oh Baby!

Oh my baby is growing up so fast! Almost two and a half already...I just couldn't resist sharing with you some of his latest photos...such a cutie don't you think?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oh Encants How I love You!

Oh how i love Encants, the local flea market. I bought lots of stuff yesterday...I especially love this bit of 1930's fabric, the colours and the print are utterly darling! Also bought a few pieces of clothing for myself, I'm always a sucker for silk and chiffon! as well as lots of fab vintage stuff for Violeta Vintage (http//

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Violeta Vintage Collection for Primavera!

Its here at last! Violeta Vintage has over 100 new items for spring and summer being listed over the next few weeks, Hurah!
Violeta Vintage offers free national shipping and very cheap international delivery rates, and FREE shipping to ALL destinations with orders over $150!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The wonderful world of Peca!

How amazing is this artists work? I love love love her wonderful paintings. Peca has created an entire world of wonderful and fearsome creatures and strange happenings that's all her own. It's so Alice-in-wonderland and dreamy, nightmarish and surreal! Peca also creates, as well as large/medium and small scale paintings, wonderful hand painted rings, amazing miniatures of her larger works. For those of us who are counting the pennies, she also makes rings using good quality prints of the minitures (of which I am a proud owner of one!) you can check her work out and keep up to date with her here;
If your lucky enough to live in Barcelona or are here on holiday then you can check her amazing work out for yourself at the artesan/craft market 'Fira Allada Vermell' which can be found in the Borne, Ciutat Vella.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Jewelry from Isabel La Madrid...

Here are the pics that I promised yesterday of the pieces of jewelry that I bought from the amazingly talented Isabel La Madrid. I'm wearing the necklace today and the ring has become a permanent fixture! Such incredible work, don't forget to check out her blog;

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Isabel La Madrid...

I met this amazing jewelry maker at the Easter Market in Barcelona. Isabel La Madrid designs are soooo beautiful that I couldn't help but splash the cash a little and buy a few pieces...todays light has already gone so I can't photograph them right now (I'll post the pics tomorrow) but I found these pics on her great blog ( of the necklace that I bought and a few others that I wish that I could have bought!