Month: August 2009

‘My favorite things’ live on Decor8

That’s it, we are live on Decor8 as part of the series: ‘My favourite Things’. Holly kindly said it was to fill in her shoes while she was moving to Germany but I’m pretty sure she must have been super busy reading, editing, posting all of them while relocating to Europe at the same time! I’ve read most of them and each of them was different and inspiring…It feels a bit odd to read my bits again, I was obviously on a very deep, personal wave but there you go (the photos on Decor8 are a lot larger…I still cant work out how to do this)…. A few of my favorite things with Karine Kong, Bodie and Fou, England. Bonjour… I’m Karine, co-founder of chic online boutique BODIE and FOU and writer of the Bodie and Fou Blog. I’m visiting as part of decor8’s August guests series “A few of my favorite things” while Holly is moving to Europe. When I started working on this I never expected the result to be so personal, but …

Gorgeous family house in the making…

On Saturday morning, we drove to the West country (Bristol) to go to a friend’s birthday party and while Steve and my brother Francois watched the rugby in the afternoon, I had a nice little time going to all my favourite boutiques in Clifton village including 18 – a gorgeous fashion shop, beautifully decorated with grey distressed floorboards, French antique furniture, mixing fashion labels from Paris, Belgium and Italy and fragrance from Miller Harris, accessories for the home from Daybirger and glassware from Henry Dean. Being slightly hungover on Sunday morning, I was very much looking forward to having breakfast at Bordeaux Quay, a place which I raved about two years ago when we were living in Bristol and where we – being creatures of habit – had brunch every weekend but Sunday was a real let-down… Francois & I ordered the egg benedict but the bacon was so salty that we couldn’t taste the Hollandaise sauce (which frankly is the best part about the egg benedict!) and the bagel (normally nicely toasted) was also …