Wednesday, 20th October 2010

I’VE BEEN TAGGED!

I was tagged by Christina from Bella Lunardi on her blog to answer some questions about myself, so here goes…

1. What is your favourite book?

I read “The Lost Painting” last year and just couldn’t put it down. I really didn’t think I would like it when my mother gave it to me insisting I read it but I was sucked in straight away. It a definite must read!

I’m afraid to admit I don’t read books allot, maybe one or two a year but I do really love design books and I’m growing a healthy collection, whether they’re graphic or fashion, I could look through them all day long.

2. What is your most treasured childhood memory?

I have a few, all of which seem to include my granny, just thinking about her makes me smile.

3. Who is your favourite Designer/Artist/Illustrator?

I love Gaudi, his designs mesmerise me. I discovered and fell for his aesthetic when I was on a short break in Barcelona a few years ago, and it still held the same impact when I returned for a friends wedding this summer. What can I say his work speaks for itself.

lapedrera

I was hugely influenced by fashion growing up, my mother was a fashion designer. I have been inspired by bridal fashion designing my wedding stationery and as I’m sure any of my regular reader will know I adore Jenny Packham. Her designs are so beautiful, I love the vintage glamour feel they have. The soft flowing fabrics and embellishments are just so romantic an whimsical.

jennypackham_spring2011

4.Where is your fave holiday destination?

Italy, I love the food, the culture, the art, the people, the sights, did I say I love the food! I visited Italy for the first time with Alan when we were both 23. We took a few weeks out and travelled around Rome, Florence and Venice and really fell in love with Italy. It’s such a feast for the senses. I have returned whenever I’ve had the chance over the last few years, our last trip only a month ago when we went to Rome to celebrate my 30th Birthday.

rome_view

5. What is your favourite past time?

Enjoying good food with good friends.

6.What is your favourite colour?

I’m having a love affair with duck egg blues and dusty pistachio greens at the moment.

7. Do you have any pets?

Unfortunately not at the moment but we will be getting a dog or two when we eventually move into our new house, I really miss having a dog around the house. I had a lovely Bichon Frise, Max. I got him for my 10th birthday, he was like a ball of cotton wool when we got him. He was a real character. Sadly he died when I was 23 but he had a good long life.  Alan does have a dog, Millie, a gorgeous golden lab, but his dad just won’t part with her so I don’t think she’ll be moving in with us.

8. What is your favourite song?

I love Frank Sinatra, all of his songs, I grew up listening to him, my dad is a huge fan. One song that always makes me smile is New York New York. We drove over to Sweden one summer and my best friend Miriam was with us.We had a Frank Sinatra tape playing in the car and were constantly forwarding and rewinding it to play New York, New York, singing along at the top of our lungs.

9. What is your favourite food?

It really depends what mood I’m in but one things for sure I do love my food! I could eat Italian food every day, authentic Italian food, ravioli, pizza and bruschetta, anything with tomatoes. I love home made brown bread with real butter and raspberry jam, I love pavlova with strawberries, my favourite desert, I love Halloween barnbrack toasted with real melted butter… I could go on but I’m making myself hungry.

I hope you’ve enjoyed finsing out some more about me, I hope I haven’t boared you too much. Now it my turn to tag…

Aisling Nelson from Rangoli, Christina Brosnan from Brosnan Photographic and Sue & Naoise from One Fab Day you’ve been tagged!

Your questions are:

1. Where did you grow up?

2. What made you choose the career path you have?

3. Who is your favourite bridal designer?

4. What is your favourite colour?

5. Where is your favourite holiday destination?

6. What is your favourite past time?

7. Do you have any pets?

8. What is your favourite song?

9. What is your favourite meal?

10. What items are currently on your work desk?

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