Wow — it’s been such a fantastic week and I’m feeling pretty happy right about now. I started my brand new job last Monday and I’m loving it! It’s so great to be working full-time again- something I haven’t done in nine months. Everyone at my new work has been so welcoming and I feel right at home already.
WATCH: I love it when I discover a new series that combines food with places I love and I’ve recently been relishing ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’, presented by Rachel Khoo. Rachel, who moved to Paris five years ago to study French cooking and attend culinary school, runs the smallest restaurant in Paris that can only seat two people — in her tiny studio apartment! Have a little look at a clip here. Big thanks to Ben’s mum for the recommendation.
READ: Are you a wanderluster? I know I am! Check out Brooke Saward’s post on ‘What is Wanderlust? 10 Signs you are a Wanderluster’ to find out!
COOK: The combination of things such as beginning a new full-time job, being around children again, as well as the change of seasons has meant that I’m not feeling 100% this weekend. Being sick sucks, especially when there is so much I would rather be doing than moping around my flat all weekend! When I’m sick I crave comforting, nourishing food. This southern vegetable stew from the gorgeous blog, For the Love of the South, is exactly the kind of thing I need. Finding the energy to cook is another matter entirely.
MAKE: I love this super simple way to personalise coffee mugs. This has got to be the easiest little craft project on the planet!
DREAM BUY: I just adore this Mulberry Bayswater handbag in deer brown. The unfortunate thing is the price tag of £1,100. Clearly I chose the wrong profession. Sigh.
GO: I can’t wait for our Istanbul break in two weeks. We’re staying at Mama Shelter, the latest in this hotel chain, designed by Philippe Starck. It’s very affordable and really hip too. I love the quirky touches like the batman masks adorning the rooms and the inflatable swimming rings decorating the bar. Can’t wait!