I love the idea of flat lay photography (laying out items flat on a surface so that they look stylish from a birds eye point of view) and I’m always looking for new styles and ideas to play around with. I loved these movie-inspired flat-lays by poster artist Jordan Bolton, and thought I’d try my hand at my own version. I don’t have quite as many things as the posters but I loved the result!
It’s made me want to do a few more (think Bollywood, for example! ) – I’ll be sure to post the results when I do!
Primrose Bakery is a little tea-and-cake shop I found hidden away near Covent Garden yesterday while wandering around the cobbled streets after lunch (and making my husband step into makeup shops with me to buy new lipsticks). I love luxurious, sumptuious afternoon teas but every now and then I prefer something quirky, sweet and prettily put together with odds and ends for a boho, funky look.
I’ve been trying to moderate how much chocolate I eat these days, so we stuck to a single (very chocolatey) cupcake with some coke (for me) and a latter (for him). I loved all the little touches, like the fresh flowers on the table.
I love finding places like this because you can see from a glance how much character it has, and also how much work has gone into it to make it memorable and beautiful. It’s also great to see everything is freshly-made and that there are books, posters, aprons and cupcakes everywhere to create a great atmosphere.
There was a little corner hidden away in the room for those who wanted some privacy (to stuff down their cupcakes) which I thought was really cute too, not to mention the random clothes-line!
A quick mention of the treats too – there were plenty of different flavours of cupcakes and brownies, including a ‘Flavour of the Month’ (this month is lemon meringue, last month was cheesecake!), all waiting to be lusted over by customers.
Its worth stepping in if you’re walking past this place, it’s slightly hidden away but it’s in a great location, just a stroll down from the busy shops in Coven Garden – worth sitting in to relax after tiring yourself out shopping!
A little macro today, I saw this flower in my garden and took a quick shot because the colour looked so pretty – it’s actually a flower from a nettle we need to pull out, but it was a nice flash of colour in a sea of green. Monday afternoon purples 🙂
XXL portions of flowers for a sunny weekend : )
I’ve been spending the last week trying to capture either the sunrise in the morning, or the sunset just before iftari times, and failing miserable. I keep missing sunrise because I’m usually asleep by then, and in the evenings I’m rushing around to get food ready (so I always see it *about* to set, but then look up again a while later to see the night sky).
So for today’s post, here’s a sunset I captured a while ago, and which I loved the colours of – which are similar to the pinks and purples I’ve been seeing recently.
I wanted to post about something in my garden, but unfortunately, it’s a pretty boring, plain lawn and we don’t have any flowers, just grass that we’ve been trimming and waiting for more green-ness.
My mum’s garden, however, is a different story, it’s a veritable Wonderland – there’s hundreds of colours, shapes and sizes when it comes to the different flowers, vegetables, fruit and trees planted by my mum – making it a mini Kew Garden in our family!
We’ve had temperamental weather over the last few days so I only managed to capture these while it rained a little, but it actually made my pictures come out a lot more intense. Now that it’s getting sunnier again, I’ll trying capturing more pictures to see the difference but in the mean time, here’s some bright colours for today’s post!
Well, I didn’t get any eggs this Easter weekend, but at least we got some pretty cupcakes. These would make an amazing colour theme for a party (I’ve been thinking a lot about party themes recently, as I’m contemplating holding a tea party, but so far I’m getting nowhere!).
I love the vintage style of these colours, lilac, pink, greys and pretty flowers everywhere : )
Here‘s something cute to start the week, a cute mini watering can full of teeny flowers, given to my mum on Mother’s Day by my niece, and which is happily perched on one of the window sills right now.
And it’s always nice to see a bit of vivid pink at your windows, isn’t it?
…goes a long way this weekend. I thought I’d try my hand at trying to photograph my pretty things in an arty way, and this was one of my favourites (my husband said it looks a little strange because the top of the shoes got cut off, and that the heels look huge, but never mind). I love seeing the artistic shots of ordinary and girly things that photographers take, and wanted to try something similar with one of my favourite pair of shoes.
The sparkle on the heels are my favourite bit, although I love the colour this came out in the muted sunlight too!
It’s nearly mid-August and has been pouring down with rain today, but it’s still bright and the air feels fresh (compared to the muggy humidity a couple of days ago!) But here’s some cuttings that my mum has been keeping on our windowsill during the week to add some girly colour to the kitchen – the rain’s only temporary folks! : )