A couple of months ago I was wondering through the stationery department of Globus in Lausanne looking for a cute card for a friend when I stumbled upon some of these gorgeous and fabulously unique bags made by Korean brand PaPerish
I instantly fell in love with their Daily Bag. I’ve been carrying it around for almost 2 months and use it to lug my makeup and swimming things to the pool a few times per week. It’s gathered quite a few extra ‘character marks’ in that time but it still looks great and is working fabulously.
During our flying trip through London (we always seem to be taking flying trips through London, one day we’ll really have to stay for longer than 3 nights!) on our way back from holidaying in Egypt, we caught up with our newly engaged friends, Jen and Alex.
My husband and I met Jen and Alex in 2007 at the end of their working holiday through India, Asia and Australia when Jen and I were working for the same company for a little while. Then when Jen and Alex found themselves needing accommodation for a few nights before they made their way back to the UK, they stayed with us for a few nights.
Our friendship was cemented over a love of the absurd, tea, cake and Miyazaki films.
I’ve been looking at large statement pieces for quite some time now. Ever since I tried on a some pieces by my lovely friend Jen (aka Ruby Browning) and fell in love with her Panoptes collection. I still have a while to wait until I can get my sticky fingers on a Panoptes piece. But today I saw this gorgeous riot of chunky colour, put aside all fears of statements and it promptly became mine!
The owner of this sweet store stocks a wide range of gorgeous jewellery and some truly unique pieces (if you’re looking for earings shaped like candy, or for some beautiful resin pieces head here). Not all of it to my taste but I could have quite easily have purchased more. I left having been clearly advised by the owner about how to take care of my new jewellery and carrying it encapsulated in a very pretty cloth bag that the owner made herself.
I couldn’t be happier with it!
We’re going to Gruyères tomorrow and so I’m now going to put together an outfit that includes my new necklace.