Mostly Lovin’: Rachel Jackson Initial Ring

A Ring for V

This Art-Deco inspired initial ring by Lancashire born designer Rachel Jackson is personal enough to make an impression but priced at just the right side of forty pound, quel bargain! Jackson’s designs are innovative without costing the earth which is incredibly refreshing in my humble opinion. Check it out before demand pushes up the prices I say. x

Mostly Lovin’: The Leica x-edition with Moncler

The Leica X Edition,

The Leica X Edition

It would seem the fascination with vintage inspired cameras continues marching onward. Sadly, they do not seem to inspire vintage prices! I have long been overdue for a new camera and I believe I’ve found just thing.
French photographer extraordinaire Robert Doisneau famously only used a Leica and if it was good enough for him…

Enter the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ a collaboration with French sports and clothing brand Moncler. This camera is truly a thing of beauty and with the necessary spec’ to back it up. But at just under two thousand pounds it doesn’t come cheap. Alors, V will be counting her pennies until she can snap this beauty up (see what I did there?!). Bisous à tous.

Mostly Lovin’: Diptyque Do Son

Je Sens Bien!

I am so in love with Diptyque’s Do Son fragrance I could merrily douse myself in it from day to night but I suspect that may be a touch excessive non? A wonderfully fresh unisex scent of Tuberose, Orange Leaves, Pink Peppercorns and Musk, this beautiful, gentle scent transports one to it’s name sake – the beautiful little Vietnamese seaside resort of Do Son. Simply lovely! x

RIP: Prince Rogers Nelson – 1958 – 2016


Mostly Lovin’: Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

I have recently added Pixi’s Glow Tonic to my cleansing faff ritual and so far so velvety. Infused with 5% glycolic acid – a natural derivative of sugar cane and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family, the glyolic gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells whilst the aloe and witch hazel soothe and hydrate. It’s only been a couple of days but my complexion seems quite happy with this solution. There is a definite glow and softening of my skin. I will update you in a few weeks. Bisous

Mostly Lovin’: Zara Gym-Wear

” And Squeeze!

I have it on good authority that spring has indeed sprung and we must shed our copious layers in favour of airy summer wears. To that end I have invested in some sports wear courtesy of Yes, I know what you are thinking, “cheap and nasty” but non, mes amis, their new gym-wear range is truly value for money. The basic legging is well made with a strong, functional design which restrains supports curves.

Let’s be clear, there are only a handful of basics I am happy to purchase on the high street sportswear being one of them. The way I see it, why spend £75 on some Stella designs when one can look and perform just as well at a fraction of the cost? Bisous.

Zara lLeggings

Mostly Lovin’: Hei Poa Crème Onctueuse

Scent of Summer

I recently rediscovered my old friend Crème Onctueuse by Hei Poa. This pearlescent cream scented with Tiare flower and blended with monoi oil and mango butter is truly sumptuous and puts one in mind of warm summer evenings in the Méditerranée.

Magic Beans: Wish List

Gucci Leather Pumps

Gucci Leather Pumps

I know, these shoes are not the prettiest however these’s something about them that really appeals to my “inner old lady”…

Martiniano Glove Flats

Martiniano Glove Flats

Again…ugly yet lovely!

Adidas Originals Tubular Sneakers

Now, I’m not really a “sneaker girl” unless I’m thinking about working out but how cool are these futuristic kicks?

Tabitha Simmons Lori Meadow Sandals

Tabitha Simmons Lori Meadow Sandals

How pretty are these sandals by Tabitha Simmons? One could have the feet of an Ork and still be complimented on your feet whilst wearing these beauties!

Images courtesy of Net a

Weekend in the Country #2

The Billesley Manor Hotel

The Billesley Manor Hotel




Mostly Lovin’: Marion De Montfort, Sussex, Horsham

And Life is Good Again…

There is simply nothing like finding home comforts away from home. Pour moi, Montpellier, France has always been home and it is such a treat to find authentic French foods in my local deli courtesy of the lovely Marion De Montfort. De Montfort is truly a gem in the heart of Sussex providing French food, hampers,cookery classes and a range of snacks and and nibbles usually only available en France, with gluten and lactose free options available too.
So, if you know a Francophile in Sussex take a look and get ordering. Frankly, I don’t know quite how I survived before she arrived! Bisous.