A little nouveau

The personal blog of Torunn Grønbekk

Monthly Archive: November 2010

Tuesday

30

November 2010

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Saturday

27

November 2010

5

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My new favourite hat

Written by , Posted in Hats

My new favourite thing in the whole wide world is this hat.
I discovered it at CoCo de Mer in London, and I knew I had to get it the moment I saw it. It’s made by the very talented Victoria Grant whom is probably best known for making Paloma Faith’s gorgeous headwear, and every time I put it on it instantly makes me feel beautiful and glamorous and very noir indeed.

Friday

26

November 2010

4

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Home of the brash, outrageous and free

Written by , Posted in Life, Travel

I got home from London last night (one day late as we missed our flight on wednesday due to the protesters who pretty much gridlocked all of central london, making it impossible to get to the airport on time.) – The trip was a birthday present for the ever lovely M and we spent most of our time talking and talking and talking — while shopping.

  • Ulf Wakenius and Benny Green at Ronnie Scott’s. Loved the place, the music, the waiters, everything!
  • M’s new vintage fur-hat
  • My new hat (0% fur, 100% fabulous!)
  • The lovely ladies at Agent Provocateur who helped us pick up some nice pieces and proved why M really should start a career modeling underwear.
  • Lingerie-department at Selfridges. Nichole de Carle, Bordello, Princesse tam.tam and oh so much more in one place. Felt a bit like heaven (if angels were allowed black lace trimmings).
  • Well-dressed men who talk all.. british-y.
  • Obviously M herself, whose conversation and insights I never, ever get tired of.
  • The nice taxi-driver who spent three hours trying to get us to Gatwick on time, and when failing, drove us to Heathrow for a measly £25 extra. He never complained (even when a car a rolled around a few hundred meters in front of us and stopped traffic dead for 45 minutes) and kept our spirits up with excellent conversation. Love you, man!
  • Shoe-sale at Heathrow, where The-Pumps-That-I-Didn’t-Buy-and-Regretted-It-The-Day-Before was on sale (half off!)
  • Families waiting at the airport, helping us carry our loot back home
  • As always, London didn’t disappoint. There is so much to do and see that you don’t get to do even half of what you planned in advance, but that’s how it should be I guess. Next time it’ll be a longer stay (intentionally, not forcably), and I’ll bring more cash too.

    One last nod must go to the respective men-in-our-lives who managed to set me and M up with both a re-booked flight and a hotel for the extra night — we lovey-dovey you!

    Monday

    15

    November 2010

    2

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    Carolina Fontoura

    Written by , Posted in Home decor

    Carolina Fontoura uses parts from old bikes to make the most beautiful lamps and chandeleirs known to man. I want one. Or you know, two. Enjoy:

    Pictures borrowed from facaro.com

    Thursday

    11

    November 2010

    5

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    La buena vida

    Written by , Posted in Life

    Three things that made my day fantastic:
    1. My mother’s place is filled with the oddest things. Like beautiful old instruments, antique furniture, cars, dolls and barrel organs – they even got a carousel! And today when I entered their living room I saw the most fantastic wooden rocking horse. It was a very love-at-first-sight kinda moment, and it soon became apparent that the horse needed to come and live with me, you know, to keep the family-peace going. So it did:

    (I’m going to name it. Because nothing screams crazy lady less than naming inanimate objects. (Our car is named Fjodor. (Yes, of course after Dostojevskij). Just sayin’. :) ) – (THANKS Mom and Ståle!)

    2. Husband got home from Amsterdam today, or, land of liquorice as I like to call it, and dutiful as always he brought me chocolate from Australia and lots and lots of liquorice. Good man:

    3. And new boots!

    Happy!

    Wednesday

    3

    November 2010

    2

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    Wednesday

    3

    November 2010

    1

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    The Hat Game

    Written by , Posted in Hats, Life

    This morning my daugther came running into our bedroom while I was still sleeping, and after turning on the lights and jumping around on the bed a bit she decided to play “the hat game”, which basically means picking out different hats from my wast selection and making people wearing them. People in this instance = very sleepy me.

    …Speaking of hats, I got this little beauty (below) in the mail today! I’ve been looking for a small, casual beret for ages, and this one is absolutely perfect!

    I just loooove it! You can get it in other colours as well.. Check out Cajsita shop for more!


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