Filles de l'air
You may wonder if I changed the editorial calender of my blog to become a flower blog, but I can reassure you: I'll be back to posting other things than flowers and plants soon. But today I'd like to show you some pictures of these Tillandsia plants that I saw at Les Journées de la Rose. Amongst all the bright colored roses, it was a breath of fresh air to see something pretty and "just" green. You may know that I love succulents & cactus plants more than flowers, so these air plants really appealed to me.
Tillandsia air plants don't need any soil to grow, they get their moisture and nutrients from the air. So no need for planters!
Last month Kreetta hosted a giveaway where you could win some Tillandsia plants. The lovely Gudy from Eclectric Trends won those beauties and ever since I'm really curious about how she styled them in her home.
If you like these air plants, how would you use them in your home? I'm thinking of making some kind of curtain of air plants in my jungle.
Oh and if you'd like to buy some Tillandsia online, Filles de l'Air proposes a large variety, as well as some accessories.
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post, I simply like these plants!
2 Peony Girls
Last week I headed to Compiègne for a photo shoot at a florist called Argevil. While I was taking pictures of some very pretty summer flowers (and chatting with the adorable owner Loïc), I couldn't help but capture these peonies for this month's #2flowergirls challenge.
The shape of these particular peonies are so delicate and look somewhat like the wings of a swan, don't you think? The spikelets and of course the chandelier make it also very French, with a twist.
If you want to join us to spread some peony love in June, it's easy: read more about it on Madame-Love and Glomerylane.
The other day when we drove to Ermenonville for the Rose Days, I spotted this huge field of poppies. I asked my husband to pull over and jumped out of the car to snap a few pictures. Poppies are my absolute favorite flower: they seem to grow almost everywhere, are so floppy and fragile. I love poppies so much that I added a few fake ones to my wedding bouquet. And I still dream of the enormous field of poppies somewhere between here and Paris. A few years ago it was entirely red. I guess the farmer must have loved poppies as much as I do...
Have a wonderful weekend!
On the run
Recently I decided to start to run: I bought the most flashy running shoes (aqua + neon green anyone?), a simple outfit and the perfect sports bra. Today I went for my 6th run and I'm really enjoying it! Running every other day also means that I get to explore my vicinity extensively. I challenged myself to take at least one picture during each run that I'll post on Instagram. It motivates and helps me to see the beauty in my neighborhood.
This tiled wall was one of these things that I spotted while running. I came back with my camera and snapped a few pictures. Can you believe that I had never seen it before?
For any of you runners: is it really so addictive to run? I never thought it would be, but after a run I'm already looking forward to the next one. On twitter Johannes suggested that it's only in the first weeks... is it?
On the last day of my stay in Berlin, I met for tea with the lovely Lena from Minamoka. While sipping gingertea, she told me that we were actually at a very special hotel. A hotel where you can sleep in a real caravan. I was so surprised! Of course! This was the place that I saw in some magazine a few years ago and that I couldn't find when preparing my trip to Berlin. I even asked around on different travel forums, but without any result. So Hüttenpalast it is!
Lena asked if we could visit the hotel and the manager was kind enough to show us around. He told us they were actually building a second adjacent "campsite" to receive a few more guests. Not too many, because they'd like to keep a more personal contact with the guests.
So, if you want to go camping this summer but prefer a really comfy hotel bed plus the urban Berlin lifestyle, Hüttenpalast is the place to go!
What do you think? Would you consider sleeping here?
Oh by the way, the Hut Palace also has a few "regular" hotel rooms ;o)
Favorite spot: A Cantina!