holidays are coming….

Family trip to York yesterday for the festival of angels.
York is such a nice city and I couldn’t help feel christmassy when I got there! 🙂
Spent the day wandering around the city, stocking up on christmas pressies, eating roasted chestnuts, sampling the food at the christmas market and looking at the ice sculptures. It was really cold too and I had to love the fake snow (which were bubbles!) pumped out of a little machine on random buildings.
Then I’ve been Christmas tree shopping today! Spent hours…much like that O.C episode….wandering around, searching for the perfect one! Finally got it home and decorated and now the house is filled with that gorgeous familiar Christmas tree smell. Its left me feeling so festive!


These felt hats were handmade from Nepal. They remind me so much of Cabbage Patch dolls!




Then there was the ice sculptures themselves,
first a few childhood favourites…

Bob the builder!

Thomas the tank engine!



ice cold shots of baileys or raspberry sambucca anyone??






guaranteed ‘snow’





fur coat: vintage, dress: Topshop, scarf: River Island (mens), hat: H&M, moccasin boots: primark, bag: vintage


  1. December 13, 2009 / 11:29 pm

    great pictures! i'm dieing to go back to new york! it's so magical in the winter (even despite the cold temps)!
    re: your post on my blog: Camilla Scovgaard shoes are always soooo amaizng and sooo unique! Love her!

  2. December 13, 2009 / 11:32 pm

    Amazing… I want to be there. But soon I'll be near of London, you look awesome and all the photos kills me
    have a super day

  3. December 14, 2009 / 1:17 am

    I love Christmas!! Those ice sculptures look amazing and you look so cozy and chic!! xoxoxoxo

  4. December 14, 2009 / 1:48 am

    Very good pictures, the sculptures are great 😉


  5. December 14, 2009 / 5:30 am

    looks like so much fun there 😀

  6. December 14, 2009 / 7:37 am

    gorgeous darling
    totally love it
    thanks for sharing
    love the blog as always, keep it up
    and thanks for the sweet comments darling


  7. December 14, 2009 / 9:23 am

    J'adore those hats from Nepal! Sooo whimsical …


  8. December 14, 2009 / 11:26 am

    thanks darling!
    ohhh york city?? I was there years ago and i loved it! It was summer, and I maybe in winter-X-mas is better! 🙂

  9. December 14, 2009 / 12:29 pm

    this post leaves me with such a warm feeling, everything about it is so delicately festive.
    and I'm basically living off roasted chestnuts in december!
    you look wonderful too, such a pleasure to my fur-obsessed eyes..


  10. December 14, 2009 / 3:43 pm

    looks like fun x

  11. December 14, 2009 / 6:19 pm

    omg this post is really cute!
    love it and your blog.
    xxx, c

  12. December 14, 2009 / 7:00 pm

    you look cute dear. and it sound like you had a great time. wish you a great week. take care.xx ediot

  13. December 14, 2009 / 8:04 pm

    wow what a beautiful city! it looks like something from a movie.

    i've never had roasted chesnuts 🙁


  14. December 16, 2009 / 1:49 am

    The ice sculptures look soooo cool… wish I was there!! Great pics 🙂 Mon Mode Blog

  15. December 17, 2009 / 3:43 am

    These ice sculptures are amazing. Thank you for sharing this! I wonder how they are able to stay in their form for so long…what's the secret…nitrogen?

  16. December 17, 2009 / 8:02 am

    the queen of hearts- i know they were so good. i have no idea! well it was freezing in york that day…probs about 2 or 3 degrees celsius, but they were just resting on plastic stands. saying that the stands were full of water so i reckon they were melting just very very slowly!

    thanks for all your comments! xx

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