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Collective Soul & Nouvelle Vague in Hossegor

Collective Soul & Nouvelle Vague in Hossegor

There are a few shops I always take great pleasure in visiting when I’m in Hossegor such as Bensimon-Home Autour du Monde which has a great selection of fashion & home accessories, Billabong because I love everything they do and their latest Warhol surf collection is awesome, and of course Collective Soul which remains my favourite concept store. I first discovered Collective Soul when they opened two years ago (see first post here). Last May, Valerie, Founder of the Collective Soul started sharing her wonderful creative space with Bérengère an Interior Designer who also runs Nouvelle Vague, an interior design shop, so I thought I would show you the new set up for your next visit in Hossegor ;-) Since Nouvelle Vague opened in May, the collection is quite small but the shop has some lovely pieces to create a boho, relaxed, carefree look at home like this white cotton chair and black stools by Madame Stoltz, some beautiful boucherite rugs and nice mirrors and everything fits nicely with Collective Soul’s collection. On the Collective Soul front, Valerie offers …

Indigo Shibori styling

Indigo Shibori Masterclass

Do you want to attend an indigo shibori masterclass!? Of course you do!! When I return from our family holidays in Hossegor, I will then head off to the south of France in Pernes les Fontaines & Montpellier to attend an Indigo Shibori masterclass ran by Irish Designer Kathryn Davey at La Maison Pernoise. Indigo is my second favourite hue right behind white to bring Summer into a home and adds a holiday vibe to a place. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that our holiday home in France has plenty of small, blue touches from the shutters to the kitchen cupboard I revamped (see here and here) and indigo bed linens  as gorgeous as these, definitively exude Summer! Kathryn will run two workshops, one in Pernes Les Fontaines on 23rd August and one in Montpellier on 25th. There are a few spaces left in both so if you are interested in attending one of them, please contact La Maison Pernoise directly.If you are interested in booking a portrait session with me while I’m in the …

Menu space in Copenhagen by Norm Architects

Menu space in Copenhagen by Norm Architects

Visiting Copenhagen is always a good idea especially when there is a new cool space to discover designed by all-time favourite Norm Architects. So if you’re planning a long weekend there, I’m inviting you to add the Menu space to your must-see list.

Carl Hansen & Son limited edition CH23

Carl Hansen & Son limited edition CH23 available

I’m back from a girls weekend in Marrakech (which was so good on so many levels!) and I have to admit that after spending days in the souk surrounded by beautiful woven baskets and shades, hand carved wooden home accessories & furniture, the natural look is really high up in my mind to revamp our home in France. So when I received the press release from Carl Hansen & Son in my inbox, their re-edition of the CH23 chair caught my eye…

How to style your dining table for Easter

How to style your dining table for Easter

I’ve never really decorated a table for Easter before but then I saw these eggs in a vase on Pinterest and it inspired me to make my own ‘pastel’ version with left-over paint I had and use my beautiful tableware designed by Sophie Conran for Portmeirion. It was really easy to do and turned out to be very pretty too so I’m really pleased with the whole look of our Easter table. I also put together a super easy family menu which you will have no problem replicating.

Two of the most iconic chairs in one photo

Two of the most iconic chairs in one photo

Today’s portrait session was in the new home of an Interior Designer. The house is not finished yet so we had to move a few boxes around to carve ourselves a little corner for the photoshoot but it was good fun. I will share some pictures with you once it’s finished. Until then, you can view some on Instagram stories if you’re quick enough ;-) I loved the wooden ceiling, the concrete floor and this perfect little corner filled with natural light had two of my favourite chairs: the Panton chair by Vitra and the Eero Saarinen Tulip chair by Knoll. If you haven’t seen them yet, I have created a Facebook page for my Portrait Photography (click here to follow it) and a new Instagram account: Karine Kong Photography. If anyone is interested in doing a portrait session with me, I will be in London the first week of April so leave a comment or send me a message xoxo.

Free Valentine's Day printables to download

Free Valentine’s Day printables to download

Steve and I have been together for two decades so dinner at the restaurant with half of the country is really not my idea of a romantic meal. I much prefer when we surprise each other with little attentions any other day of the year to show that we love and care about each other. Last year, I put a mixtape together. This year, I have re-styled our dining room with a large blank canvas where I added the word LOVE and created some free printables which you can download and use as Valentine’s card. If you place them on each plate like I did, you will need to select to print as A5.

Being featured in As You Like magazine

In As You Like Magazine

I hope you’re having a nice weekend so far. Mine started nicely with a power walk listening to Louise Hay (has any of you started listening to her!? If you have, please let me know what you think) and then I took Mila to the gym so she could practice for her competition in a couple of weeks. When we came back home, there was a copy of As You Like magazine with 6 pages dedicated to our home in London and a profile about me. I’m so excited! I know I had press coverage in the past but that kind of things never gets old, believe me! As You Like magazine is a women’s magazine dedicated to the new e-generation and regularly draws profiles of Digital Influencers, Bloggers, Vloggers etc….I mean, how far have we all come as a profession to have a magazine just dedicated to all the inspiring people we find online, it’s incredible and it gives me so much hope for the next generation of women, our girls, to create something …