Tuesday, 8 September 2009


I was recently lucky enough to visit family in Gent, Belgium. An exciting city, it's full of hidden gems from beautiful historic buildings, to antique markets and bohemian cafes. 

I love exploring the side streets and markets, and people-watching [some of the most stylish people I've ever seen hanging out on a Sunday morning!]. There's even a blue kiosk in the flower market that sells champagne and oysters to the cities early-morning lushes on a Saturday and Sunday.

Here are some of my favourite shop-fronts and street-cafes that make this such a fun city to amble through.

Two gorgeous vintage shops really caught my eye. 

Patricia Vintage is more amazing second-hand including Chanel, and Eve Bos is a striking looking building with a sumptuous,rich interior and amazing vintage shoes and cocktail dresses. You can really imagine Carrie Bradshaw spending a fortune in both these shops!

Nursery decor

Noah's bedroom is a mix of new and second-hand finds, but one of my favourite companies for kids furniture is Vertbaudet. The sales are great and they always have offers and discounts, I found Noah's bookcase, pin-board and toy box on the website.

Bright and fun, there are some new bits on the sight that would look great in a boys or girls bedroom.

As all the walls in our house are white, we add colour with bright prints on the walls. Etsy has the most brilliant selection of designs that you won't find on the high street. One of my favourite sellers is ModernPop, based in LA they sell to the UK.

Alternatively a cheap and easy way to brighten up a nursery is to try framing comic books or images taken from old children's books. 

I like using the white frames from Ikea to show of simple, graphic prints.

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