Lustworthy Coffee Table Books

Lustworthy Coffee Table Books

Here’s a list of a few coffee table books that I’ve currently got my beady eyes on.

They say that one’s coffee table book collection¬†is a glimpse into their life/tastes/character so here’s a glimpse into mine:

High Fashion

Dior

Dior Book 2

Chanel

Chanel Book

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Book

Chloe

Chloe Book

Black Beauty

(and it’s namesake)

Black Beauty Book

Vintage Black Glamour

A beautifully done book with lots of unseen pictures of historical black glamour

Black Glamour Book

Perfume

Dior: The Perfumes

Dior The Perfumes Book

A book on Perfumes by the master perfumer Roja Dove

Roja Dove Book

Frederic Malle on Perfume Making

Perfume Making Book

Luxury

The Luxury Alchemist: Love the title ūüôā

Luxury Alchemist

Travel

Caribbean Hideaways

Beautiful photography from a beautiful part of the world!

Caribbean Hideaways Book

Provence

One of my favourite places in the world

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A wonderful collection of arctic photography

Antarctica Book

Conde’ Nast

 

Conde Nast Traveller Book

Cats

The French Cat Book

Buddhism & Mindfulness

Buddha Book

Home Interiors

EOS Book

Glamorous Rooms Book

Verandah Book

Nature

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

I recently watched this french¬†filmmaker/journalist/environmentalist/photographer’s documentaries HUMAN and HOME and I was utterly blown away. He has a coffee table book featuring some of his amazing work and I cannot wait to get it!

Arthus Book

One Planet Book

Inspirational People

Oprah Winfrey- her names precedes her

Oprah Winfrey Book

Naomi Campbell

A beautiful collection of some of Naomi Campbell’s best and some unseen work. A collection spanning her decades as one of the most successful supermodels in history. Unfortunately this book won’t be gracing my coffee table as it is extortionately expensive!

Naomi-Campbell-pictures

Nelson Mandela – What a man!

Mandela Book

David Attenborough

A passionate, intelligent, wonderful man. I just love him!

David Attenborough Book

And that concludes my list of lustworthy coffee table books! I hope to gift myself with one a month if I can.

What coffee table books do you have that you love? Which is your favourite out of the ones above?

 

It’s snowing!

It’s snowing!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I got the shock of my life when I opened up my curtains this morning: SNOW! Lots of it! Frankie and Sansa didn’t even bat an eyelid when I showed the¬†white stuff to them despite the¬†fact that they’ve¬†never seen snow since they were born but then I guess they’ve been prowling around the house at night jumping onto the windowsills to look out anyway. Ironically enough, despite the fact that there’s been no snow in London for months and months Ian has literally¬†just gone to France to ski! lol Asides from venturing to and from work I shall be hibernating in my house¬†this week as this snow lark isn’t impressing me much¬†at all. I had to resort to wearing my snow¬†boots to work today¬†as the snow was so thick I could hardly¬†get out of the driveway –¬†hardly the most fashionable of attires, lol.

Still, it doesn’t appear to be as cold as it was when I went out on Friday night.¬† I went out to a party, missed the last train home so then I had a gruelling hour and a half journey home on the nightbuses from NW to SW London.

It was absolutely blitz! It was so cold that I ceased to have the ability to complain about it, when I finally got home I just snuggled as deeply into my bed as was possible without suffocating myself. Alas, it still took a few couple of hours to get my body at a reasonable temperature much less get warm. The cold was in me bones I tell ya!!

 

Forgive me if I bore you…

Forgive me if I bore you…

BUT¬†I really must tell you again how amazed I am that I’d never heard of this vision board thing before! Ever since I found out (only yesterday!) how to create one I have been making them like crazy! I think I’m seriously addicted ūüôā

I also signed up to Polyvore (which I’d initially assumed was just a shopping site), and I created a collection,¬†including my Reed Diffuser¬†which you can see here: http://www.polyvore.com/rosegold/collection?id=4017934

Alas I haven’t quite worked out how to create and share a vision board created on Polyvore. When I do you’ll be the first to know!

Look see, at my creativityy! ūüôā

My Life…

 

My Life

 

Cr√®me De La Creme’ Luxury Soy Candle (With Orange, Vanilla, Rose & Jasmine)

 

Creme De La Creme Collage

Indulgent Body Souffle’ (with Rose-Geranium & Jasmine)

 

Body Souffle Collage

Whaddya think?!

I’m baaaaack!

I’m baaaaack!

I’m back from my holiday on the beautiful island of Croatia!
The Suncebeat festival was amazing: a perfect combination of relaxation, good music, good vibes, sun, sand and sea.
Croatia is a beautiful island, with a magical rugged charm that I really liked.
The people were very friendly too. I was there for the whole 8 days of the music festival which was situated in the Garden Tisno on a private and secluded bay. I spent my birthday there partying under the stars to some pretty damn good house music. We went for my birthday dinner at a seafood restaurant called Gina’s that blew me away, not just with the price (¬£13 for a coke, seabass, chips and vegetables and crepes with icecream), but with the sheer quality of the food. It was absolutely delicious! I implore you to go there if you’re ever in the area, you won’t regret it!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1190813-d4301132-Reviews-Gina-Tisno_Sibenik_Knin_County_Dalmatia.html

When I got back on Friday I was greeted by my 2 energetic balls of fluff Sansa and Franklin who have grown even more in the short time that I’ve been away. Thankfully they are both still as gorgeous, playful and mischevious as ever, which makes for highly entertaining viewing.

Franklin: Frankie goes to heaven

Sansa: Sansa baby

After Croatia my birthday celebrations continued with a trip to The Shard for dinner with my boyfriend and friends and then to the Dorchester the following day with some friends for champagne afternoon tea. Both were wonderful and very luxurious!

Next weekend is the final conclusion of my birthday celebrations with my Cinema Soiree. The films have been decided on and ordered (Mesrine and Intouchables), the gardening has been done, the projector has been tested, the snacks have been ordered. All that needs to be done now is a bit of housework to get the house in a hospitable condition, the ordering of the hot food and drinks and making the candles to put in the garden. Since the kittens are getting more and more mischevious it would be impossible to just let them roam free whilst the party is going on so we are going to have to keep them in one room. I have decided that rather then do a BBQ on the night which requires continuous attention, I am just going to provide some pizzas and hot dogs, nacho’s, ice cream and popcorn and I’ve ordered some cute ice cream tubs, popcorn and hot dog boxes to house them. I must say that I’m very pleased with the icecream flavours that I’ve chosen for the occasion and I don’t mind sharing them with you:

Rum and Raisin: Rum and Raisin Icecream

Mint Choc Chip: mint-chocolate-chip27web

Salted Caramel: salted caramel icecream

Coconut: Coconut Icecream

Hazelnut: hazelnut_ice_cream

My other favourite icecream flavours are Pistachio and Banana but I think serving 7 different icecream flavours at a small party for family and friends is a wee bit excessive ūüėČ

What are your favourite icecream flavours??

Treasury Feature 06/06/14

Treasury Feature 06/06/14

Happy Friday!

And what a glorious one it is too! If you’re at home stuck indoors get out! tis truly gorgeous today (mind you I can’t talk as I’m sitting at my PC indoors typing to you!), lol

So, I know it’s been awhile since I updated you with a Etsy feature, but that’s not because I haven’t had any – I just honestly haven’t had the time.

BRIDEZILLA! has been edited now, I’m just getting my Aunty Jacqui to proofread it one more time before I upload it for sale in Amazon. It needs to be formatted for use as a Kindle download as I’m hoping that I’ve done everything correctly!

Without further ado, this treasury is entitled “Summer Signs” and features my Coconut & Fig scented candle “Anniversary”.

Vegan Mugs Etsy

Peppermint Soap Etsy

Laundry Soap Etsy

Coconut & Fig Soy Candle “Anniversary”

Anniversary Candle

This Treasury is entitled “China White Wedding” and features my personal favourite: our Apple Blossom & Pear scented soy candle

white bracelet Etsy

glass flutes Etsy

french style pic Etsy

Apple Blossom & Pear Soy Candle:

Apple Blossom candle 8

This Etsy treasury is entitled May77 and is a refreshing, spring inspired treasury featuring my Peach candle “Ambrosial Peach”

purple ring Etsy

phone wallet Etsy

ceramic tray Etsy

“Ambrosial Peach” Layered Soy Candle

Ambrosial Peach 16

To see the full Etsy treasury for “Summer Signs”

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NDgxOTc1OTB8MjcyNjMwMDY2OA/summer-signs

To see the full Etsy treasury for May77:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzIwNDg0ODh8MjcyMzY2OTg3Mw/may77

To see the full Etsy treasury for “China White Wedding”

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NDQ4NDg5NTV8MjcyMzcyNDQ2MQ/china-white-wedding

Also, I’ve heard from the guardian of my new kittens Franklin and Sansa who will be joining my home in just a few short weeks that they are doing well and growing fast!

A song for the weekend, and my song for the Summer! Enjoy!

Dubtribe Sound System – Do It Now (Knee Deep Club Remix)