Les Petits Bonheurs – Claire Lee, painting with sound.

by Ruth January 16, 2015
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In 2012, a few months shy of welcoming Charlotte into the world, my friend Corey Amaro wrote a lovely piece about Rubanesque on her blog, Tongue in Cheek and all of a sudden I started to recieve messages from women from all around the world. Words of encouragement and support, shared tales of antique textiles […]

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Inside the atelier, a 13th Century cave transformed

by Ruth January 14, 2015
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This past weekend we were invited to lunch in my friend Joannas house, I double, triple checked – “are you sure you don’t prefer that we leave the kids at home with a babysitter?”, surtout pas – Joanna insisted the more the merrier. I hadn’t seen Joanna since this past summer when she showed me […]

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Textile, texture and colour, Fyodor Golan SS15 Backstage

by Ruth January 13, 2015
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One of my favourite blogs is that of illustrator Kris Atomic,  and my eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when I saw the gorgeous photographs she took backstage at Fyodor Golan for SS15. I can’t quite say these would fit into my current ‘mother-of-two-living-in-a-sleepy-hilltop-village-in-Provence’ wardrobe but their beautiful sculptural elements, textures and pop colours […]

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Les Petits Bonheurs – Gentlework by Christine Kelly

by Ruth January 9, 2015
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Les Petits Bonheurs series is back for 2015 and appropriately this weeks artist, Christine Kelly of ‘Gentlework‘, is someone who I discovered thanks to Johanna Flanagan of The Pale Rook who I interviewed in November. What a wonderful gift it has been to meet so many wonderful makers, you are truly inspiring me. I completly […]

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Bonne Annee 2015 – wishing you everything

by Ruth January 8, 2015
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I just wanted to reach out and wish you all a happy happy new year. I hope it is filled with … ….happiness, may you be surrounded by loving friends and family …laughter – the kind where you have tears running down your face and your cheeks ache from smiling! …adventures – go skinny dipping […]

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How to care for your truffle treasures, washing, prepping & storing

by Ruth January 4, 2015
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So on Friday my husband and our family found our very first truffles and learned so much about the world of wild truffle hunts, armed with just a toothbrush, a stick and a smile. One thing we have become very good at over the years is learning how to prepare and use truffles …read we […]

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How to find truffles in Provence, an insiders guide

by Ruth January 3, 2015
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Raphael (French Husband) caught the truffling bug four years back, when over an incredible truffle laden winter feast, a friend of ours Gabriel Sobin, hinted at the hidden art of truffling ‘a la Mouche’.  This most gifted truffler has no need for dogs or pigs, they have an exceptional nose, infinite patience, venture out only […]

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Teasing you with a truffle hunting adventure

by Ruth January 2, 2015
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This morning we embarked on a truffle hunting adventure. The conditions were a tiny bit imperfect, in our favour there was no wind or rain and the sun was shining, not in our favour was the frozen ground which was covered in a thin layer of frost…. not too enticing for truffle flies to lay […]

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Happy New Year – my mothers New Years Eve Lacoste winter wedding

by Ruth January 1, 2015
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I’ve been light on posting over the holidays, too much feasting and too little internet access, and thrown into the mix was helping pull together the wedding day of my mum on New Years Eve. After a few days of strong biting cold Mistral wind and rain – the sun came out and made for […]

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A celebration of love, light, colour and pure happiness

by Ruth December 26, 2014
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I couldn’t wait to share this ray of love, light, colour and pure happiness with you. I met the talented and lovely photographer Lauren V. Allen this summer when she came into my pop up shop with her family, discreetly snapping photographs as I talked about the history of the silks and ribbons on display. […]

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