Category Archives: Mervelous Homes

My inspiration nest

A home is so very important. I am such a home-unit, and love to nest. Here is a little peek inside where I spend lots of my days. In Winter, I love sitting on the couch with a pot of chai and reading and in Summer with all the windows open I burn incense and have bright bunches of flowers.

I also shot the look book for my creations, Cleopatra’s Bling in the apartment.

Vintage Indian print- from antique store in Pondicherry, India.

Print from the Sarah and Bendrix Etsy store.

Cacti, crystals and Ganesh statue from India.



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Ganesh from India, print from the Sarah and Bendrix Etsy store.

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Frame wall (a work in progress). Textiles from all over the place- India, Paris, Australia, Ikea.

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Native American dream-catcher.

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Cosy couch.

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Leather and embroidery slippers from India.



Nothing better than a big bed to rest up in after a long day.



Coffee table reading.
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A large collection of teas.
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My little kitchen.

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Positive vibes for the bedroom.
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Christmas and Cleopatra’s Bling

It’s been so busy here. Why at the end of every year does everything get so hectic? I don’t know why people think that the world ends every Christmas, it should be about having fun!

I absolutely adore wrapping presents. It’s something that I look forward to. I get very elaborate… rose petals, cinnamon sticks, dried Autumn leaves, handmade cards. I have been wrapping orders today from my boutique Cleopatra’s Bling. Then I send them off to loved ones and everybody is happy. I don’t know anybody that doesn’t enjoy receiving a present in the mail, do you?

Cleopatra's Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra’s Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra's Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra’s Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra's Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra’s Bling Cluster Rings

Cleopatra's Bling Christmas Wrapping

Cleopatra’s Bling Christmas Wrapping

To see the whole collection, like my facebook page and check out the album Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon. It’s so dreamy.

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In other news, we go to India next Tuesday- cannot wait to start updating you from there. I cannot begin to express my excitement.



Roses, Petals and Elephants on a Holiday

Flowers make me so happy. And I always put petals in cards and presents when I am giving somebody a gift. Seem ridiculous? Yes, but I live for that kind of small detail.

I am drying petals to make cards for Christmas.

The pink rose matched my coca cola bottle vase so perfectly- I just had to!

And I cannot forget Ganesh who needed a bit of cheering up on this cold, dark Winters day in Paris.

How did you spend your day?

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Vintage Champagne Flutes

Last week at the puces de Saint Ouen just outside of Paris, we discovered the wonderful vintage stands selling things that date back to the 20’s and before! I got these charming champagne flutes that I lusted after.
What do you think?

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Sunday BBQ in the ‘burbs of Paris

What a lovely Sunday lunch we had last Sunday with J and his family. The garden is in full bloom and after the weeks of rain all the plants were very lush and happy looking.

These redcurrants are grown in their garden.

Can never go without the cheese. Cheese platters are so photogenic.

J’s Dad put so much time into building and cultivating this pond.

BBQ time!

Summer is going to be full of lazy Sunday afternoons.

Enfin, c’est vendredi!

J’adore les semaine ou tout se passe bien. On a eu de la chance d’être invité à Montargis le weekend prochain pour deux nuits. On ira dans une petite maison charmante.

Envie d’en voir plus?

Merci à Meg pour cette photo.

Samedi dernier nous avons fait un brunch. Chez nous, on est super fan.

Et bien sûr, le dimanche on a mangé des cupcakes…

J’ai enfin sorti mes super tasses Limoges…

Chez nous c’est bien cosy!

Ma chère copine m’a offert des sunflowers!

Mercredi soir nous avons invité des amis à la maison pour fêter leur fiançailles. C’est un couple adorable, le couple parfait. J’ai fait un banana cake! Miam.

Il ne faut jamais oublier le champagne pour un évènement pareil!

Le gâteau décoré!

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Je viens d’acheter ce sac.

On a parlé d’Oh la la livia ici.

Bref, c’était une super semaine!

Thank God it’s Friday!

A summary in photos of my past week… HAPPY FRIDAY!

Fresh mango

A latté in the morning sun.

My new gorgeous cotton quilt from Habitat.

My little flower pots.

Beers in the sunshine.

Tonight, Meg, J and I are going for cocktails at Mama Shelter. Cannot wait! What a way to begin the weekend.

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