Shopping that started out so innocently with a French triple milled bar of Verbena soap and then the floodgates opened...and so here's the loot shoot.
You don't need to rub your eyes, this is colour!
It's the pattern of my new dress.
I think Dani the MOP Philosopher blog author might approve as she loves a pretty pattern.
Simple wrap jersey dress by Jones of NY
It is the first dress to make the cut for the carry on for next May's Paris tour.
It will roll and unroll out of the case without a crease...
This top is navy but looks like black in this light.
I plan to wear this with a pair of skinny jeans.
In a packable forgiving jersey knit by Precis.
If it is hot this will be a cool option as it has a slight dolman sleeve and is loose fitting without being too baggy.
Everyone agrees that when one visits Paris one walks miles and miles each and every day.
Sturdy walking shoes were the one thing that most women mentioned when I posed the question of what to pack for my Paris trip.
I didn't want to wear my Lands' End trail shoes so I had to look for a comfortable option.
These baby blue Josef Seibel's ooze comfort and are a sensible walking shoe.
So you might be thinking that I have gone off my rocker 'cuz they are not black.
I admit it...
they are a departure from the usual standard shade but after all I will be walking in Paris, the city of light.
I wanted a sandal to wear with dresses and skirts so I tried on the Ecco Babette.
Very comfy and will not flip and flap about with these straps.
In a neutral shade of mettalic gold.
The bonus of sandals is that I'll get to show off my painted toes...
now I wonder what colour I will wear?
I've got lots of time to plan my minimal travel wardrobe.
So there will be more shopping...
The hydrangeas in the garden are fading as Fall shrouds us in fog and damp.
Perfect weather to spend the day in the kitchen preparing a roast dinner.
Fruit salad was on the menu when Mother came for dinner.
Savouring light fresh fruit for dessert is so refreshing.
Say yes to these power packed Sprouts.
I remember when I was young that they looked like baby cabbages.
Cranberry sauce goes well with a free range organic chicken.
Oh and the standard issue mashed spuds...
so loverly with a nob of butter or a drizzle of gravy...
Green peas and stuffing rounded out the menu.
I love spending a day in the Humble Bungalow kitchen cooking for the family when it's chilly outside.
I snapped this shot despite the fact that tea towels are hanging on the sink, dishes are drying on the mat and the counters are littered with the remnants of my cooking spree.
You can see the cat toy on the floor by the door...it is not a snake!
These limelight hydrangeas are turning red as they wilt...
just waiting to be dead headed
I will wait until they turn brown as they offer a bright splash of colour at the entrance to out home.
Lovely daughter and I went out for lunch today and a bit of shopping.
We found a great coat ~ a beige zippered trench type coat by Tahari...
I am going to take it to the seamstress and have the sleeves shortened this week.
Thank goodness for people who are good with a needle and thread.
Well the supper is not going to be cooked by itself so I must get busy.
See you again soon.