Country life vs City girl

 

Today my parents and I took Matty to a little farm in the countryside not far from where we live. It was so cute for him to see up close chickens, pigs, goats , a tortoise named Victor and all sorts of animals and birds! He loved it, I on the other hand.. well let’s just say I spent most my time taking cover – running from wandering uncaged chickens and huge birds which all seemed to be targeting me. No joke, I did everything to avoid them, and yet they were horrifyingly underfoot with their beady eyes and feathers. I took hold of the stroller and used it as a shield hiding behind it for protection. Matty asked to use the bathroom, a simple request, however as we got close to the WC I saw a MASSIVE peacock in front of the restroom making it impossible to pass, as if it was guarding the door. Drenching from a cold sweat I went on a search for an employee who eventually had to shoo the huge bird away so we could safety use the loo. Matty found it hysterical, I’m not sure if it was the bird or my reaction which amused him more.

Once we made it past the projectile spitting alpacas, the pig enclosure, and the goats, we found ourselves surrounded by pure bliss. No large animals in sight only several connecting quiet lakes covered in Lilly pads and edged with Weeping Willows.We took a long walk around the lakes finishing off at a small playground for Matty. The walk in fresh air made us hungry and we left to search for a country pub. We found a great one and It was love at first sight and the fact that it served the best Nachos I’ve ever had was a big plus!

Back home now and in my Pj’s with a satisfied happy little boy by my side, and this city girl is gradually making room for the country life!

Easter In VilleFranche-Sur-Mer


Welcome to the magical VilleFranche-Sur-Mer! Today we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus and it couldn’t of been in a more beautiful place. We had lunch next to the water surrounded by brightly colored buildings on one side and little boats on the other. Matty was obsessed with feeding the fish, so we copied the fishermen and gave them a bunch of french fries. I’m pretty sure they loved them!

Today I wore a new top from Pull & Bear, with my basic ripped vintage Levis shorts. My glasses are vintage and I found them in a Vide Grenier (Flea market) for 1.00 euro!! Have I told you how much I love finding deals 😉

I hope you enjoyed my photos from Ville Franche as much as I enjoyed being there!!!

xxx

Gabie

Cannes In Vintage

We started off at the Cannes Gare SNCF aka train station. I saw this awesome 60’s billboard I just had to snap it. Behind me you can get a glimpse of the station! The sweater I’m wearing here is from the Zara sale 40% off! I just love the scalloped edge, go grab one before its gone!!

Theres so many fun things too look at in Cannes! I just love this chocolate shop window, just look at the lipstick chocolates!! <3

Next stop which is ALWAYS on my list when I come here is Steak and Shake! See it there on the left? Best spot and makes me feel like I’m in LA again having a burger and milkshake 🙂

It was very sunny yesterday so I decided to brave it and wear shorts, I paired it with this amazing vintage blouse I found at the flea market last weekend! I love this blouse, the lace and ruffle is so perfect!!

XO Gabrielle

Bag – Zara / Shoes – Zara / Short’s – Vintage Levis / Blouse – Vintage / Sunglasses – Mango / Sweater – Zara / Jacket – Vintage

Through Rose Tinted Lenses

The not so glamorous life of an ordinary Wednesday! Today was just a normal day full of small errands and a super market shop. But no matter how uneventful my day is, I ALWAYS get ready for it. I mean why dress boring because you know your day is boring? I think putting thought to my daily preparation matters and sets the day off in a positive direction. I tend to anticipate my ‘good’ day in advance by getting ready for it , and then I’m prepared for whatever life throws at me! I never know who I’ll meet or run into, or if I will suddenly find myself in the uncomfortable situation with my toddler having tantrum in the street! 😉

So here’s some pics on my way to and from the Super Market! I live very local to everything so I walk everywhere, normally I bring a rolling trolley ( they call them chariot here) to the maket but today I just used Matty’s stroller. We walked by a kids clothing store giving out balloons , so Matty was super happy with his balloon and lolly pop while walking to the park today. This old French seaside town is full of pretty streets so walking around on a spring like day is a joy!

 

XOXO

Gabie

 

Antibes, a place called home!

 

Doesn’t this place look super amazing? 

At the moment it’s called home!  This weekend was so sunny  I thought I’d take a stroll with my camera and snap up some pretty spots to share with you guys!

I live in a coastal town in France called Antibes. It’s situated between Cannes and Nice, I’m pretty lucky eh?! Known for the ‘super yacht’ industry,  Antibes gets quite sleepy here  in the winter months, but in the summer  it’s bulging with tourists and activities!  I originally came to France from London to start working on the yachts, but life had other plans and I became a mom instead! So I just ended up staying! It’s been a fairly rocky road  for me here, lots of ups and downs. Living in a different culture has advantages and disadvantages! My time here has been wonderful/stressful/exciting/emotional!!! A true life changing experience! I wouldn’t have changed it ( well maybe some tweak’s here and there!) for anything. I’ve been here for just over 4 years now, and to be honest I’m looking forward to my next adventure! 

Here are some pics taken in my neighborhood in Antibes Old Town over the weekend. One never knows what surprises will be awaiting you when you turn a corner! Antibes is filled with charm and is magically beautiful. On the weekends I  wake to the smell of fresh croissants baked in the boulangerie around the corner. The street below my apartment echoes with sounds of the locals laughing and dining. Wood fired pizza and ‘pichets’ of wine are scoffed at noon, and two hours later most are back in their beds for the traditional Mediterranean nap! The legendary Côte d’Azur beaches are a walk away, with the colour of the sea is just as it’s name- the coast of azure blue.

With warmer weather making its debut today, it won’t be long until we walk down to my local beach for some summery posts!

Stay tuned!

XO

Gabrielle