The NYC Diaries: What I Wore and What I Bought.

After shopping and packing for end of the world snow and cold conditions, as the days edged closer to our holiday the trusty iPhone weather app greeted us with news that it was to be 20 plus degrees Celsius for … Continue reading

Day Tripping: Kildare Shopping Village.

Good Evening Frenchies!

I am just home and unwinding after a fabulous day shopping at Kildare Village which is an Outlet Village in Ireland! It’s in the same group as Bicester which you guys near London would probably know quite well. 


Some little snaps of the Village from our trip today!

As you can imagine we didn’t drive all that way and come home empty handed (it’s about 3 hours from where I live in Northern Ireland) so we made the most of our visit! 
Some of the shops are;

  • Mulberry
  • Furla
  • Kate Spade
  • Ted Baker
  • Anya Hindmarch 
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Ralph Lauren

And it goes on…!!!

Okay, so on to my purchases of the day 😊 My target purchase was a Mulberry Pashmina but unfortunately they didn’t have the one I wanted, but what I did get is quite exciting!!

(L-R) Coach, Mulberry and Kate Spade

My first purchase of the day was from Kate Spade, I really fancied a small bag, one that would be lovely day or night that could work in most seasons. But I was also wooed by the accessories so I got a little something..!

The pink enamel bow earrings are so cute, they can work with almost every outfit! The bag is pink and camel with a strap. its perfect size for your phone, keys and your lipstick!

Second purchase of the day was from Coach,  first of all I thought it was so cute and practical, but also, a bargain!!


I can just tell this little wristlet bag is going to be timeless, really looking forward to taking it out on its first dinner date!

The piece I know you are all waiting for is what was in the Mulberry bag 😊 Sorry to disappoint, it wasn’t a Bayswater or Alexa…but something I’ve had my eye on for some time and finally got it today!! Hurray!


Oui! it is the leather bow bracelet in pink 💘 i have to say that I am in LOVE with this.

I hope you all enjoyed my Kildare haul, my sis and I will definitely be going back before Christmas, as they are opening 36 new stores in November. As if we need any excuse to go shopping.

Let me know what you think of my purchases today!

Much Love, 

Judy xo

The joy of TKMAXX and its little treasures.

We all love a TKmaxx bargain, and I am no different.

I believe it was William Morris who said, ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful’.

I have tried to stick to this concept and tried not to get swept away by the pretty but useless. 

The best things I have bought out of tkmaxx by far are these…



If you aren’t familiar with laguiole, its French handmade cutlery. Above are my steak knives and below my cheese set. I truly believe they both encompass William Morris’ quote.

Also they are mentioned in the tongue in cheek book ‘How to be French wherever you are’, which made me a little giddy inside as I thought, oh yay I’m so French…anyhow I digress.

So, imagine my joy when I came across this tonight…


Oui! It is a 4 place setting laguiole cutlery set, for £29.99, obviously I was having it.

Do you own any of this Fabulous French cutlery? Or do you have anything that you believe to be practical and beautiful?

Much love,

Judy xo