A WEEK OF GREAT NEWS!

A WEEK OF GREAT NEWS!

A week of fantastic news! This was, and still is a very a good week for me. Of course, there was the 8th of March, International Woman’s Day, and just this one was a good reason to celebrate and take the day off, which I did, and spent the whole day chilling out. But that’sContinue Reading

WHAT ARE FRENCH MEN REALLY LIKE? 3 THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW

WHAT ARE FRENCH MEN REALLY LIKE? 3 THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW

It amazes me how many of you read daily my posts about dating and marrying a Frenchman. Does it mean that we place some sort of premium on being of French origins? Or is it because you are simply curious about the likes of Martineeeez, Ulieeel (apologies for my bad French accent here :). InContinue Reading

PARADISE

PARADISE

Beach, endless beach, sunshine and warm sea… There is a place like that far, far away in south-east Asia where western “civilization” hasn’t caught on yet, where instead of crowds of semi drunk westerners, clubs, and sky reaching towers of glitzy but impersonal hotels there are only two or three bungalow resorts, fishing villages andContinue Reading

CURRENT MOOD

CURRENT MOOD

This week for the first time I found myself stuck for images for a post. Stuck at home with a fractured ankle and growing fat on the sofa, I’ve had no chance to go and take photos outside. By this point I’ve grown sick of constant photos in my living room and I’m sure youContinue Reading

VALENTINE’S DAY

VALENTINE’S DAY

“What would you like for Valentine’s day?” – ask The French last night, mentally getting ready to visit shops in town, something he hasn’t done for yonks. “Nothing”- I said. “Is this a trap?”- he replied, anxious. “Co chcialabys distal na Walentynki” zapytal The French wczoraj wieczorem, przygotowujac sie na wyprawe “na sklepy”, cos, czego nie robil cale lata.Continue Reading

RUINART ROSÈ – CHAMPAGNE TO SHARE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

RUINART ROSÈ – CHAMPAGNE TO SHARE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Most of you will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in some way, perhaps dinner in a restaurant or a quiet evening at home for just you two. If you are thinking about what to drink at that occasion I have a suggestion for this year below – but go ahead and have a look on myContinue Reading

BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST, MY NEW SCENT…

BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST, MY NEW SCENT…

Some time ago I wrote (link) that I am a woman of one scent who has been using Tom Ford’s White Patchouli fragrance for years – and that’s because of my issues with changing a perfume brand. Well I’m delighted to announce that I am now a woman of two scents! :-), thanks to myContinue Reading

I DIDN’T BUY CLOTHES FOR A MONTH

I DIDN’T BUY CLOTHES FOR A MONTH

At the beginning of January I embarked on a “frugal month challenge”. It meant no new clothes, no unnecessary purchases and Deliveroo app deleted from my phone. The aim was not so much to save money (although that was a nice byproduct of the challenge) but to get off a consumer merry-go-around. Na pocztaku stycznia podjelamContinue Reading

BIKINIS AND RUM

BIKINIS AND RUM

It feels so surreal shopping for a bikini and shorts when the weather outside suggests a snowmagedon rather than sunbathing at a lido. But it’s a must because with a beach holiday just around the corner I desperately need new summer outfits. So I’m sitting in my warm house (with my back to the rainyContinue Reading

CHAMPAGNE SPRING-CLEANING!

CHAMPAGNE SPRING-CLEANING!

January is a financially tough months. Most of us find ourselves a bit broke after Christmas spending bonanza. Some decide to do a “dry January” to give our bodies a change to recover (hello liver, still holding up?). I was a good girl in December and didn’t went overboard on partying & drinking front soContinue Reading

THE STORY OF A CERTAIN PAINTING

THE STORY OF A CERTAIN PAINTING

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when an image suddenly caught my attention. It was an image of a painting by Norbert Goeneutte “The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow”. Under a moody Parisian sky dark figures in Belle Epoque clothes were wandering down a snowy street. Przegladajac zdjecia na Instagramie zauwzylam jedno, ktore natychmiastContinue Reading

UME NO YADO, YUZU SAKE – A REMEDY FOR WINTER BLUES

UME NO YADO, YUZU SAKE – A REMEDY FOR WINTER BLUES

Every morning for the last couple of weeks I have stood by my kitchen window with a mug of coffee, watching the rain or snow falling from the sky and counting the days until south-east Asia trip. I can’t wait to leave rainy London behind and spend some time in Thailand enjoying the sun andContinue Reading

FAB TAIWANESE FOOD IN PECKHAM – THE AMAZING MR BAO

FAB TAIWANESE FOOD IN PECKHAM – THE AMAZING MR BAO

Mr Bao opened only last year but it’s already famous, and that’s not surprising because the food is absolutely fabulous. Located in Rye Lane, Peckham – an area just few years ago considered one of the worst in London and now rapidly turning into a new Shoreditch with an amazing food scene – this littleContinue Reading

CONSUMER CULTURE

CONSUMER CULTURE

“Have you bought anything in the sales?- asked a friend recently. I haven’t. This year’s sales came and went without me buying a single item. Kupilas cos na wyprzedazach?- zapytala ostatnio przyjaciolka. Nic. W tym roku wyprzedaze zdarzyly sie beze mnie.  Normally, a self-confessed shopaholic, I would be in and out of Selfridges, trying to snap upContinue Reading

BREAKFAST BURRITO AT SATURDAY MARKET

BREAKFAST BURRITO AT SATURDAY MARKET

This is my Saturday routine: wake up, have a shower, drink a really quick cup of coffee, grab my shopping bag, husband/bag carrier/photographer and I’m off to the market. It usually works like this:  first breakfast! Thus my first steps go towards the Route 66 van for their absolutely wonderful breakfast burrito. It’s been myContinue Reading

BUBBLES FOR CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

BUBBLES FOR CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST

Every year, every December, I slowly get my Christmas Booze Case collection together. This year I started with sparkles, one of the first additions to my collection being Ridgeview Blanc de Noir sparkling wine from Sussex. I first tasted this at the end of August during my visit to the Estate (here) and completely fellContinue Reading

CHRISTMAS PARTY COCKTAIL-THE MINCE PIE MARTINI

CHRISTMAS PARTY COCKTAIL-THE MINCE PIE MARTINI

It’s time to get ready – the party season is just round the corner! No need to panic just yet but the last bell has rung to start planning your Christmas party calendar. So go get your tux dry cleaned, root through your wardrobe for those sparkling heels you can dance in the whole night,Continue Reading

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – STOP FUNDING HATE !

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – STOP FUNDING HATE !

I generally don’t write about social problems, politics etc., but this time it’s so important and so frustrating that I have decided to make an exception. Throughout 2015 and 2016 we were bombarded, through tabloid newspapers and social media, with more and more abusive, hate driven messages. Papers such as the Daily Mail, Mail Online, The Sun, Daily Express andContinue Reading

A POSTCARD FROM STRASBOURG

A POSTCARD FROM STRASBOURG

“Let me know if I’m going to work on Monday”-joked my sister when I told her I had bought a lottery ticket (there was a rollover). “Daj mi znac czy mam isc w poniedzialek do pracy” – zazartowala moja siostra kiedy poinformowalam ja, ze kupilam los na loterie (byla kumulacja).  “If I won”- I said-I’dContinue Reading

LOCKED MEMORIES

LOCKED MEMORIES

You only begin to appreciate the true value of things when you are in danger of losing them. I recently learnt this the hard way when my grandmother caught pneumonia and nearly died. She is fine now, thank goodness, but the important thing to me is that it was only then that I understood howContinue Reading

KORZKIEW CASTLE –   MY FAVOURITE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

KORZKIEW CASTLE – MY FAVOURITE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Just outside Krakow can be found a beautiful and mystical land of mists, ravines and strange rock formations and medieval castles built on hilltops. Hidden among the hills and gullies, on top of a small mount and surrounded by the woodlands of its park stands Korzkiew Castle. It’s situated within the buffer zone of theContinue Reading

THE SHORT STORY OF BALLET AND I

THE SHORT STORY OF BALLET AND I

One of the greatest perks of moving to Covent Garden (I still can’t believe it) is that we’ll be just around the corner from Pineapple Studios. Jedna z atrakcji pracowania w Covent Garden (wciaz nie moze uwierzyc, ze sie przeprowadzamy) jest fakt, ze zaraz za rogiem znajduje sie Pineapple Studios.  Anyone in London who hasContinue Reading

A GIRL FROM INSTAGRAM

A GIRL FROM INSTAGRAM

Somewhere, in an Insta land, lives a girl with caramel tan and pronounced collarbones. Gdzies w krainie Instagramu mieszka sobie dziewczyna, posiadaczka karmelowej opalenizny i wystajacych obojczykow. Nosi glebokie dekolty w serek i delikatna, zlota bizuterie.   She wears deep v necklines and delicate gold jewellery. She always looks chic and effortless. On gloomy MondaysContinue Reading

MY LONDON FASHION WEEK

MY LONDON FASHION WEEK

When beautiful Rita from Lily Ravas Agency (we met in Paris in March, it sounds rather romantic but we actually met at the fashion show :)) messaged me to ask if I wanted to go with her to Fridays and Saturdays shows during London Fashion Week, I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t? I didn’tContinue Reading

FALANGHINA ROCCA DEL DRAGONE

FALANGHINA ROCCA DEL DRAGONE

Summer is almost over… Boo I say! Why can’t it be summer all year round?!? Like in Madeira or Guatemala – 31°C every day! Unfair! Oh well, there’s no point crying about something you can’t change. But there is a way to prolong for a bit the feel of a summer holiday, by using yourContinue Reading

WISH ME LUCK

WISH ME LUCK

I wasn’t sure if this post was going to happen this week. When others are planning and packing for the fashion week (or rather fashion month) I’m planning European expension of my firm. Nie bylam pewna czy ten post wogole sie zdarzy w tym tygodniu. Kiedy inni pakuja sie i planuja tydzien mody (a raczejContinue Reading

TWO DAYS IN HENLEY

TWO DAYS IN HENLEY

Every time I leave London, even if it’s just for a weekend and only an hour’s drive outside the city, I’m surprised at how different the rest of the country is from its capital, and how very beautiful. And each time I fall in love again… I’ve never regretted choosing the UK for my secondContinue Reading

THAT SHOP IS NOT THERE ANY MORE

THAT SHOP IS NOT THERE ANY MORE

I was rummaging through the rails in my favourite shop when I spotted a black dress. I immediately knew it was The One. The One that would not get away. Przegladajac wieszaki w moim ulubionym butiku z ciuchami zobaczylam czarna sukiente. Od razu wiedzialam, ze to ta. Ta, ktora nie zdola przede mna uciec.  ItContinue Reading

HOW MANY PAIRS OF COWBOY BOOTS IS A REASONABLE NUMBER?

HOW MANY PAIRS OF COWBOY BOOTS IS A REASONABLE NUMBER?

-Five- I said to myself eyeing up a pair of cowboy boots- you have five pairs already. Just saying. -Piec- powiedzialam sobie mierzac wzrokiem pare kowbojskich butow- masz juz piec par. Tylko ci przypominam.  It was Saturday morning and I ended up in Peckam coffee shop/vintage boutique, Fat Boy Peckham, browsing a small but expertlyContinue Reading

DIY MOJITO

DIY MOJITO

It’s been a while since we had a cocktail on the blog… I thought that perhaps it’s time to change that. But truly the idea come to me last weekend while I was tending to my garden. A job long overdue because of lack of time. Weeding can be a hard work and it wasContinue Reading

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