It gives me flutters when I see wedding invitations I have designed photographed within the greater context of a wedding day.
I created Esther and Brendan’s stationery last year from my tiny desk in Montpellier, France. These happy snaps of the bride and groom, flowers, table settings and atmosphere just arrived in my inbox and I am excited to share. What a stunning wedding!
Photos below courtesy of Simon Bills.
And just some shots I took for my invitations portfolio.
It’s a pretty apt tagline for the city, don’t you think? Hats off to the tourism slash marketing department for actually implementing that (go here if you don’t believe me.) But in all seriousness, oh Lucerne. I’m enamoured. So totally in love. I could keep raving about this place until the (Swiss) cows come home. It was a rainy and thundery short two days together, but thank you sunshine for streaming down for those few gorgeous hours as I caught the world’s steepest cogwheel train up one side of a 4000ft mountain face, and held on for my life riding the cable car down the other side of it. Yes Mum, I really did do that.
I’ve been back in Montpellier for a total of 3 hours… feet already itchy and heart longing for more travel.
Love. Love. Love you world.
London photos from forever ago (well, early July) as promised.
The below should suffice for a while… too busy sunshining / beaching / rainbow seeking / studying but not really / exploring etc etc.
I’m back to my free-spirited, happy self and have had a blissful past few days…about time! I’ve met some lovely new friends, enjoying twilight picnics with wine and live music, a spontaneous afternoon trip to nearby town Séte, hiring a bike and riding to Palavas beach (still can’t sit down without a pillow) for gelati, bright sunshine and frolicking in the waves with great company.
Unfortunately it seems i’ve got to meet, get to know, and then say goodbye to most of these great people every two weeks or so, as the majority of students are here for only a very short stay. But the process is fun, ever-changing and keeps me on my toes!
I have also (finally) got myself right back into a solid (but creative) work rhythm, with new projects piling up, my tiny room overflowing with art materials/mind maps/speech notes and most importantly, the serious need, for the first time in five weeks, the inevitable ‘to do list’ (I knew I could only last so long). The weather is so beautiful and there is so much to explore here, but some self-discipline, routine and getting back on top of my inbox feels really good too.
The past week did involve one crazy cultural experience: my first run-in with French administration. I wrote quite a comprehensive post about that after the encounter (it was quite an ordeal) and i’ll post this very soon.
I’m also just a little bit excited to have just two more days at school before i’m off to London town, and after that, some days on the French riviera with my beautiful sister and new brother-in-law who will be in town!
I’ve got SO. MUCH. TRAVEL planned for the coming months. The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany… I know i’ve been in Europe for a while now, but I admit it’s still a total novelty to think that I can just hop on a plane and touch down in London an hour later. Or Stockholm. Or Madrid. Or Portugal. Or Geneva. There is so much choice, everything is so close! Recommendations, dear readers?
So all in all, lots happening, happy times had and more to be had.