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Stowe Landscape Gardens – Monkey’s happy place #Countrykids

My plan for the Christmas holidays was to take things slowly, not to rush around the country like a loony (my normal holiday style) and to just have a quiet break with Monkey. We always find the first term back … Continue reading → The po...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jan 8, 2016

A Weekend in Muker in the Yorkshire Dales

It was my Dad, George's birthday on Friday so I wanted to arrange something a little bit special for the big man this weekend, and Gorgeous Cottages were just the company to call. Read more...
by Honest Mum on Jul 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Fresh Produce From The Garden

Yours truly with a bag filled with fresh produce from the humble vegetable garden of my dear friend.
by Mhar's Display on Jun 3, 2015

Me and: the Museum of Fine Arts

Over the summer I managed to spend a couple of days at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This is one of my happy places. Somewhere that is guaranteed to make me smile. As soon as I walk through the doors I can feel tensions lift; I walk a little tal...
by mumturnedmom on Sep 28, 2014

blue and green by filippo carandini

most of the interiors i feature on bliss are a bit void of color...pale and lovely is what i seem to be drawn to. however this gorgeous apartment designed by filippo carandini has me all about the blues and greens: ultimately, i think a peaceful...
by bliss on Jun 10, 2014

a studio

oh my! this little studio has my heart. it seems to me that each and every corner is filled with, yet another, loved item.  proof, yet again, that bigger isn't always better. xo mrs. french via vtwonen...
by bliss on Jun 3, 2014

#MyHappyPlace

When I received a tweet from the lovely Jen at Mum in the Mad House tagging me in a meme about "My Happy Place". I instantly panicked. Not about being tagged, but I didn't think I had a happy place. I don't have a place I visit where I feel...
by SusanKMann on May 16, 2014

a lovely harlem brownstone

i like to mix things up around here...from the country, to a harlem brownstone. i repeat myself often around here; perhaps the perfect scenario would be one of each. in my dreams. i especially love the idea of embracing the history of the brownstone...
by bliss on May 13, 2014

Holiday Time! (Nearly)

We feel truly lucky to have had quite a few fabulous, memorable holidays both here or abroad since the kids have come along mostly in Europe and the Med with some closer to home in Yorkshire and Wales. Long haul flights pre kids have taken a back sea...
by Honest Mum on May 12, 2014

cottonwood cottage

for one reaon or another i can't get this idea of moving to the country out of my noggin. this australian country cottage is not helping this preoccupation one bit... i have tussled with this country mouse/city mouse debate quite a bit...
by bliss on May 5, 2014

hearth and a just-right kitchen

if someone were to ask me to describe my ideal kitchen i could definitely go into a ridiculous amount of detail or i could just show them this one...   hearth, an interior architectural firm out of melbourne seems to hit all the nails on t...
by bliss on Apr 15, 2014

le marché st george photographed by gilian stevens

i want to plan a whole trip to vancouver around a visit to le marché st george; a all too quaint market/restaurant on a idealic corner.   gilian stevens and her camera capture le marché st george in just the right way...
by bliss on Apr 10, 2014

made a mano

i had every intention of posting a beautiful home like i do most tuesdays and then came upon this fireplace adorn in this tile and my whole plan changed. i have had the pleasure of featuring made a mano in the past and it is absolutely my pleasure t...
by bliss on Apr 8, 2014

March Favourites 2014 ft Aveda, Garnier, Clinique, Guerlain, Physician's Formula, Bourjois, Bare Minerals, Blank Canvas Cosmetics & REN

It's April, APRIL but you'd be FAR from an April Fool were you to pick up one and/or all of these favourites. March has been a great month, beauty wise and I honestly think some of these will be reaching Holy Grail status for me in the months to come...
by CherrySue Doin' the Do on Apr 1, 2014

chilean simplicity

more and more i have been loving the idea of building a home that is just right.  i know i am not alone in longing for a simpler life on occasion; which is why this stunning chilean home seems perfect in every way.   MAPA modeled...
by bliss on Mar 11, 2014

The Blue Hills House

this home located in the woods in quebec is so, so right.  seems so perfect since i contemplate a home in the woods quite often.   la shed architecture, also out of quebec, has managed to design a home that appears to belong in its surround...
by bliss on Feb 25, 2014

factory conversion in the south of france

interior designer annabel gueret has mastered the art of combining old and new to create something truly magical.  This fact is made abundantly clear after glimpsing her residence in the south of france... i love homes that seem incredibl...
by bliss on Feb 19, 2014

montagne alternative

it's funny how i am gearing up for the trip of a lifetime to the big citay...yet i am still dreaming of a little cabin on a mountain.  of course, this particular cabin dream consists of a collection of swiss chalets transformed from barns.  ...
by bliss on Feb 5, 2014

Happy Place

I believe each person has their own happy place. You know, a place where he/she can eat out alone (or with friends), and think about life or reflect on past realizations. Well for others, a place where you can just ponder on thoughts without having t...
by Musings of a Royal Superhero on Jan 29, 2014

Happy Place

I believe each person has their own happy place. You know, a place where he/she can eat out alone (or with friends), and think about life or reflect on past realizations. Well for others, a place where you can just ponder on thoughts without having t...
by Musings of a Royal Superhero on Jan 29, 2014


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