Friday, 27 January 2012

It's a Frrrreeeezing Friday.

Good day to you,

Yesterday started off in a quite a bizarre fashion for us, we were woken up by a sound that I could only describe as 'heavy window scratching', and as the window is situated right next to our bed, it was quite disturbing to be honest with you, especially as we live in a top floor flat! Soon after remembering there was scaffolding outside, we realised that our landlord must have got someone in to finally repaint our window frames and the laughter began...

Then one moment we had hail stones rattling our skylight and the next we had beautiful sunshine, so we were very bemused! Anyway, after a day of curious and comical happenings we thought it would be a good idea to go for a drive. The Sun was still shining and what could be better than finding a remote spot to watch it go down? Margaux once said "I don't know what the fuss is all about with sunsets, it's the sunrise you gotta look out for!" and I do agree, but the sky turned a beautiful apricot colour and we couldn't help but get a few snapshots.

Here is Margaux looking slightly like Charlie Chaplin minus the Moustache, miming being cold?
We found these lovely 1940s high waisted woollen slacks with a ruby red pinstripe when we last visited France and as they have a satin lining, they weren't too itchy for her to keep hold of. Good Excuse! 
The coat she is wearing was handed down by her lovely Grandmother. We shall be taking a trip to France very soon so if we find a picture of her wearing it, we will make sure we post it on here.

Poor little darling was frozen to death, even though she didn't show it 'too much'.
 I had a bash at trying to make the waves get angrier by singing to them and when we realised it wasn't working, we ran to the nearest CafĂ© where Margaux got a super frothy latte with a humongous piece of walnut and coffee cake and I got a cup o' tea and a slice of carrot cake! 

We made this little video of our trip back, hope you like it!

We will be adding some very special items this week, so make sure to keep checking the shop. Another Beautiful Victorian Cape is on its way! We are also planning a big blog for you lovely people while we are away, showcasing some of the treasures we find so be sure to keep your peepers peeled for that aswell...

The Peppermint Beat Band have a show tonight at The Blues Kitchen in Camden which I am very excited about so I am going to have to head off now. We have had problems with the battery in the band wagon, so I better go and make sure the thing starts.

Wish me luck and have a wonderful weekend!

Much Love,


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Resolutions, Moustaches and Islands

Hello it's Margaux! I'm sorry it has been so long since our last post! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I think it's safe to say this was my favourite Christmas so far, we had such a lovely time, I'm very grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful people. As far as my New Year's resolution is concerned, I have been exercising and have cut out quite a bit of (definitely not all!) chocolate and sweets out of my diet! We'd love to hear what your resolutions are! And most importantly did you manage to keep them? 

This lovely coat will be up on our etsy shop within the next couple of days!
And here is one of my christmas presents from monsieur Alec! It is THE perfect 1950s brown floral dress, I absolutely adore it!

Alec spruced up his moustache for the new year, snip snip. He has had it for about a year now!
And, he found the hunting cap that he mentioned in our interview with Yours Truly x, finally after about three months...

Here are a few photos from our trip to France over Christmas, We visited a lovely island called Brehat, we were lucky as this was the sunniest day in a while. Sunny winter days are by far my favourite! 
We went to the only open creperie on the island and all the indoor tables were full, feeling very warm from our walk, we decided to sit outside. Very silly idea... after about 40 mins of waiting we started to turn blue from the cold and eventually ate a well-deserved crepe then ran to the nearest cafe for a comforting hot chocolate! 

 On the way back, we stumbled upon this little market stool and noticed this blackboard:

"Help yourself and leave the money in the postbox please, Thank you :)" 

I absolutely loved this! You couldn't possibly do anything like this in most places these days, it's great to know that there is still a little bit of trust in this world! We put two Euros in the box and walked off with delicious cherry tomatoes! 

 Now we're back in Brighton and we're planning a very big blog post for you with lots of exciting news and other surprises to make up for our long absence! We will also be posting new items on the shop, make sure to follow us on twitter @S_Suitcase for regular updates :)

We hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Margaux x