Wednesday, 22 February 2012

J'adore le Paris~

At the end of January my boyfriend and I had a lovely weekend break in Paris celebrating our anniversary. I last visited Paris back in 2003 but I was unfortunately very ill from food poisoning so ended up not seeing much of Paris at all. For this trip we booked the Monterosa Hotel which we were extremely pleased with, it was modern and clean and the price was very reasonable as well.

The main part of our trip was spent going round the museums in the city centre but the highlight was definitely going to Laduree and Angelina, their cakes and pastries were just too cute and tasty! It was like heaven for me and I loved the rose and raspberry profiterole I had at Laduree. The hot chocolate there was also nicer than the one at Angelina as that was just a little too sweet for me. I would go back to Paris tomorrow just to buy cakes and macaroons if I could!

Another yummy find was at the Pierre Herme near Concorde, I bought a selection of macaroons before I got onto the Eurostar and they were the best macaroons I'd ever had. All the fruity flavours were delicious and they also had creme brûlée!

The trip was lovely and hopefully we'll be going there again soon! I'm sure I'll need to go and visit their bakeries and cake shops to get some inspirations for my jewellery anyway :p x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

One more day to go!

It's as usual that I'm frantically trying to get everything ready for the London Anime Con this Saturday! My plans of making jewellery every week so that I won't have to rush last minute never seems to happen. I guess I still have tonight and tomorrow night to get organised!

In view of the lack of time etc, I'm quite proud of myself that I was able to find time to make a new design ;) Valentine's day is next week so I thought I'll make something with hearts (cheesy i know...) and after some tough decisions I decided some Jammie Dodgers might be quite cute as its not the usual Valentine's gift of bright pink/ huge glittery hearts/ 'I love you' jewellery. I think its more subtle but still keeping with the cute and sweet theme! These biscuits were really fun to made and I've decorated each of them with a clear and a pink diamante (well, I wanted to jazz it up a bit!). I've also made a few rings as well and I think they are just adorable! Well, its hard not to be biased and think most of my handmade jewellery look good enough to eat!

I'll be selling these at the London Anime Con Do pop by and say hi if you are able to come along!

Next week I'm gonna post the highlights of my recent Paris trip, some amazing looking cakes and macaroons there! Real ones and not jewellery, I promise ;)