Monday, November 29, 2010

J9 necklace

i made this for a friend of mine last week... we went out for lovely cocktails and a night of dancing in cannes... it was coco loco crazy... the necklace stands for many things... anchor as we are both working on boats... "J" for janine... juan les pins for the beach we always have rose lunches in the summer... locket because i liked it... happy birthday janine...

it's handmade from all the treasures i find at antiques markets in nice

- leo x

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Im missing my first Australian Summer and seeing clothing like this reminds me of the simplicity of long days at the beach with the girls and our boards, walking around barefoot, getting up early and eating mangos for breakfast and road trips down the great ocean road!

Check out a bit of sweet Summer at myheartskipsabeat  - Kris xx

On my to buy list next pay day :-)

I cant decide between the scarab beetle or the crocodile from

And cant wait to shop his new collection!

- Kris

damisi boot

oooooh these boots are too tempting on sale!!

it was freeeeeezing in france yesterday .... can't wait for the christmas markets to start!!
- leo x

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

decoupage baby

oh yeahhhh, my kitchen was covered in glue and i loved making a mess... i might just decoupage everything in my apartment if somebody doesn't stop me...

the top layer after just one coat

the final product!! 

 click here... where i find many ideas for rainy days

i love the idea of using maps... i'm going to search the boat for some old ones now...
decoupage fever
- leo x

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Martinique.. pastel buildings & Caribbean adventures

Geo city.. ie: cheats version ceramic tiling

talking 'bout Caribbean blue

dream restaurant!?

pastel blocking

Kitsch cemetary

in memory of beloved


la fin du jour

my first day in the Carib.. still getting over my jet lag.. I took a long walk around a small part of the island with my new found Hungarian friend Denise.. my camera died after 2 shots.. thankfully Denise was a gem and lent me some of her pics of our vibrant sightings of the day. P.S we are still searching for some pirates!
- Kris

road trip to bordeaux

it's been rain rain rain all this week, we've had problems with the electricity for the last few days as there are leaks springing up everywhere on the boat we are looking after. buckets and towels a plenty. in between babysitting the drips i've been thinking about road trips. hopefully one up to the snow next weekend for the first snowboard of the winter. very exciting.

bordeaux was somewhere i'd been dying to get to since moving to france and a few weeks back a few friends and i made a last minute decision to go... drove the 7 hours and discovered a completely different side of this country. it was so nice to escape the coast and get lost in the vines... and of course the antiques...

this great grandfather clock was living in the chateau we stayed in.. he was tres grand

i bought the copper jug for an umbrella stand in the apartment... it's been very useful!

the drips are calling...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


movember raises awareness & funds for mens health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. i'm 100% behind mr hatch growing his bro mo... this means i've become a mo sista (not by growing one, just supporting!)
to find out more and how you can help... about movember

i think he's trying to achieve the ultimate moustaka...

mo men that inspire the mo bros

happy mid movember!

Monday, November 15, 2010

a rainy antiques day in nice

it was a rainy monday morning but that didn't stop me trudging to the antiques market held every monday in nice on the cours saleya. i came past it one morning i went to buy fruit and veg and have been trying to get back every week since. it's full of all kinds of goodies, some overpriced but if you look hard enough there's always a bit of treasure.
hmmm where to start...

attention I bite!

nice beach is never this quiet... lovely and peaceful

i didn't go crazy with the purchases today but this caught my eye at the first stall
2 euros

this cute easel is going to hold a special photo... just not sure which one yet
also 2 euros

this is a store further down that I always have to have a nosey in

fashion gallery features the memory tiles by sid dickens that i'm going to start collecting.
they are just beautiful
happy antique monday