Ritz Paris Auction and the legend

Ritz Paris Auction A strawberry velvet upholstered armchair and a light pink cushion

It’s not often I anguish over a auction or pine for a strawberry velvet sofa or a vintage pink four-leaf divider but when I realised the Ritz Paris Auction was over and every single item had been sold without me, I felt like I had missed out on the legend.   During a five day […]

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Jane Webster of My French Table’s Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach pie

Jane Webster's French chicken pie

Jane Webster of The French Table has kindly shared her chicken, mushroom and spinach pie that she popped in the oven at 17.00pm to be at 18.30pm when she returned from Paris. This is the kind of comfort pie that can be eaten anywhere, but let’s pretend we’re in the French countryside for an evening x […]

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Conditions of Entry. Employees of the Promoter and agencies associated with this promotion and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. The promotion commences at on 9am AEDST Friday, 9 March and closes at 11.59pm AEDST on Sunday, 25th February 2018 […]

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Discovering the vintage Paris Flea Markets: Les Puces

Paris Flea Markets - vintage water bottles

Have you been … what treasures did you buy? Visiting the Paris Flea Markets or Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is like stepping back to another era; a place where time stands; where labyrinths of curious vintage stores lure the onlooker with bright sparkly things and the promise of a bargain.  The Paris Flea Markets are so […]

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Win Paris Dreaming

Paris Dreaming

We all love to day dream don’t we? Come and indulge in a little Paris Dreaming … win this latest beautiful memoir set in Paris. Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to the City of Light.     […]

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La Mirande Hotel, Avignon, France: Elegant Sufficiency

La Mirande room with maid

From the moment I laid eyes on La Mirande in Avignon, Provence, I was absolutely besotted – from its origins drawing back to the 1300s to its beautiful location near the Palais des Popes, the hotel is dedicated to preserving period interiors that give a fascinating insight into decor and life of another era. La […]

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Bonjour Diary comes to Australian rural countryside


The urban vintage girls design house Bonjour Diary has come from the exhibition halls of Paris all the way to Australia’s rural countryside courtesy of photographer and country Mum Renee Mulcahy. In this series of gorgeous images, Renee’s littlest shows the graceful versatility of the Bonjour Diary vintage moss green long dress.     I […]

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