Monday, 16 November 2015

Hyper Japan Christmas Market at the London Tobacco Dock!


Its the best time of the year again! This year the Christmas Market of Hyper Japan will be taking place at the Tobacco Dock! Come find us in the Vault area and we will be at table Y35 from Friday through to Sunday! Charlene and I will have new jewellery and hair accessories at the stall ready for all your Christmas shopping needs! Come say hi and check out our new designs! Buy your entrance tickets online to avoid queues at the door :) xx 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

MCM this weekend!

Not really sure what's happened in the past few months thats kept me from writing new blog posts?! I think I'm going to blame it on my new role at work and how stressful it has been. Blah blah blah....  Either way, its terrible that I've left such a huge gap between posts but here we are. At least I'm trying to get back on track eh?!

So first of a couple of big events this summer will be happening this weekend! Its the annual massive weekend of movie, comic and manga. AKA MCM Comic Con London! I will be at the Excel Centre with my partner in crime, the beautiful Charlene from Chateau des gateaux. We will once again be exhibiting as Chateau De Meow! We have made even more vintage inspired jewellery and hair accessories as well as our popular Alice in Wonderland inspired designs. Be sure to dress up, come and say hi and check out our new designs! :) x




Thursday, 12 February 2015

Dutch life!

Spending another weekend in Amsterdam was absolute bliss. Strolling around the streets and canals, people watching and best of all Dutch pancakes! It was pretty cold when we arrived as it had been snowing the night before but it didn't dampen our spirits! There are so much more to Amsterdam than the red light district, bars and coffee shops!

We finally got to the fossil shop Stenelux on a Saturday this time and bagged ourselves a couple of pieces. The shop is filled to the brim with fossils, crystals, stones and specimens including butterflies, beetles and praying mantis etc. The collection at the shop is just beautiful and it was pretty difficult to pick just a few!

The nine streets are amazing for shopping and relaxing. The cafes and eateries are cute and cozy and the boutiques have all the fashion and accessories one can ever wish for. The Pancakes! cafe in the nine streets is perfect for a little break from all the walking around the city. They serve crepes as well as poffertjes!

The markets are also great for browsing and munching. The Albert Cuyp market was in full swing on Saturday; stalls filled with cheese, flowers, food etc i think its great if you like to browse and taste some local produce!

One of the best cookies I've ever had was at the Van Stapele Koekmakeji. They only sell one type of cookie at this shop, they are freshly made daily and the chocolate cookie has a soft white chocolate centre! Don't forget to check out the little wooden train model in their shop window! its super cute!

We also took the train to Zaanse Schans for the windmills and cheese factory. There is a cocoa factory in the area so the air is filled with the smell of chocolate! They do serve hot chocolate in the cafes as well. In this area they also have a clog workshop and other souvenirs available. Although its quite touristy, I think the 15-20 minute train journey from Amseterdam city centre is definitely worthwhile.





















Sunday, 1 February 2015

love is in the air~

It's that time of year again when shop windows are filled with hearts and roses! I think my heart waffles are definitely appropriate for this special occasion. These handmade sweet earrings will make any girl feel special and loved ;) Available from my website meow-box.com





Monday, 19 January 2015

Miniature Japanese shop

During my trip to Osaka I bought a kit for making a miniature Japanese store. The kit included most of the materials  needed to construct the store including lots of paper, polystyrene, wood etc. I must say that deciphering the Japanese instructions took quite a while but it was all worth it! 

The small packets of food took a long time to make as you have to get the measurements exactly right otherwise they just don't work. It has taken me a few days to finish this little miniature project but it was a lot of fun! As well as this store with sweets and chocolates they also have other Japanese shops and houses available including a takoyaki stall and a tofu shop! Will definitely be getting a few more when i'm next in Japan! :D x