~an adventure in music~and a little fashion~

Do you love music?
This is where I post my music. One of my great loves in life. It's something I cannot be without. Carnival is my place to post what I'm listening to. It's really a blog for me, as I have rather eclectic taste in music and don't really expect many others to be right there with me! However, I do love when someone does find something that speaks to them, as has happened. Now that makes me so happy!
And please do take a peek there, just there above, where it says 'Music and Me' to see why I do.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

La Boheme.

One of my favourite Etsy shops for browsing is La Boheme, a lovely little place in  gorgeous La Rochelle on the west coast of France. If you ever fancy a city break for a weekend it's perfect. Or you can head out to the island of  Ile de Re for some fab French camping. If you can bear to fly with them, Ryanair fly into the heart of La Rochelle. 
I only wish I had known of this little treasure box when I was there.

Isabelle has a wonderful array of clothes, accessories and jewellry, and at great prices too.
I do love those dresses that make you think of sultry foreign films where the local beauty is beautiful no matter how lowly her wardrobe is, and she always gets the right man in the end.

I do think the artful yet rustic settings of Isabelle's photos add to the attraction, don't you?

I was delighted to see that Isabelle is now blogging too. You can take a peek here!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sweet Things.

I finally got around to tidying up my computer and in doing so I found some great bits and bobs that I've picked up on the www that I'll share with you over the next while.

Just look at this divine family! Aren't they gorgeous?

The problem is I can't remember where I found them, so if you know, then do let me know so I can give proper credit.

I just love their style... sigh...

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Thrifty Finds.

So here's what I found at Lucy's Lounge at the weekend. I was only sorry I hadn't gone in earlier in the day, and before I had spent all my money! 

This delightful bag cost me just €10. 

And I couldn't resist this sweet skirt which just shouts 'springtime!' to me. It too was only €10.

Don't you just love a bargain?

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Lucy's Lounge

There's a new place in town.

Lucy's Lounge is a wonderland, a hidden cave of treasures that made my heart go pitter-patter when I stepped into it and was greeted by the strains of  `The Wizard of Oz', and my eyes took in all before me.

I had come across Dee's blog through Jaboopee, but had not actually met either Dee or Elaine. So as I tottered down the stairs and was greeted with a cheery 'Hello! Is that Ciara?' I knew I was in the right place. And by pure coincidence Elaine was there too, picking up her latest prize. It seems Dee is a great one for competitions! It was great to meet you both ladies!

I was amazed and delighted to find out that Dee used to run Se Si, my favourite shop when I was in my late teens, early twenties. Oh I loved that place. It was a cornerstone of my life as a young adult. I have many fond memories of the favourite things I bought there, and it was always my first port of call in the city.
I'm thrilled to be able to bring Finn in to Lucy's Lounge, and introduce her to the joys of rummaging and thrifting! She loved it and easily could have picked out a whole new wardrobe for herself.

Lucy's Lounge is in the basement of 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar. You can't miss the bright pink and lilac shop front! 

I thoroughly recommend popping in and saying hi and having a good rummage! I guarantee you'll find something you'll love. I'll be sure to post my finds here tomorrow so watch this space!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Dream Outfit...

This is what I (wish I) shall be wearing to town on Saturday... if only.

This sweet dress is 150 GBP and is from Cabbages and Roses.

I love this gorgeous coat which is also from Cabbages and Roses, and is 260 GBP.

And these divine shoes are 165 GBP from Toast.

Now I just need a bag. And maybe some teal tights to finish it off nicely.

(I'm not even going to tot all that up.... sigh...)

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Oliver & S

If sewing is your thing then you must have a look at Oliver & S. They make sewing patterns for little children. I must admit that I think I love their site even more than I love the patterns! It's done like a 60's cut-out doll and is just too sweet for words. Do take a look.