A love for Jo Malone

26 October 2017

I have been a huge fan of Jo Malone ever since my mum got one of those infamous yellow boxes wrapped in a silk bow for Christmas years ago. At the time I had never seen anything so luxurious, topped with a bow and very grown up. She had the Lime Basil and Mandarin scent and I was blown away. It smelt so sophisticated, fresh and nothing like the perfumes my 13 year old self had never been graced with from the body mists I frequently used. Funny that eh? 

Since then I have since purchased/been Christmas gifted the scent over the years and I will not be slowing down anytime soon. I still adore the lime and basil, it's my go to summer scent and I love dousing my bath in the oil. It's my perfect night in, pouring this goodness into my bath. 

My other favourite scents conclude of the Pomegranate Noir, Blackberry and Bay, Peony and Blush Suede, and the Wood Sage and Sea salt. Dreamy. I have yet to purchase any of the candles as I usually stick to cheaper candles from TKMax but think its time to break this cycle and treat ma'self.

Are you a fan? What's your favourite Jo Malone scent?


Thoughts on a Future Home

25 October 2017

I cannot wait to finally be a homeowner someday. I have dreamt about it for so long. I remember as a kid all/ I wanted to do was help my mum paint and decorate our house but at seven years old she was obviously always reluctant. I loved trips to B&Q, nicking paint chips and wallpaper samples, looking at the bathrooms and kitchens and choosing which one I would like for my future house.

The same goes for idea, even now (Please tell me I'm not the only one who sits in the living rooms and pretends it's theirs... Just me?), I just love exploring all the different homewards and how people style and decorate their homes, I love programs such as grand designs and small spaces. Sometimes I wish that I had followed that career path. 

It's one of the reasons why I was so taken with Pinterest all those years ago, I remember stumbling upon it and requesting to be a member when I was like seventeen! I used to keep so many files on my laptop of different homes and so Pinterest was a goldmine for me as I could just keep all the images on a board! My laptop was thankful for all the free space after I signed up! 

These days I have a board on every room in a house and hundreds of different ways to style them and I love to scroll through them every once in a while. I can't stop thinking of my future home and saving up to renovate it the way I want. I have had so many aesthetics that I wanted to plan my home around such as a bohemian style (at one point I completely ruled out sofas and wanted floor cushions!) and even a Scandi style house which would be only minimalistic and monochrome. I have even wanted to indulge my more girly side and go for gold, marble and pink, I think Mathieu is glad that I've opted out of that... But as I've gotten older I've come to the realisation that what I want is simple, practical and homely. I still want character and it to be beautiful when I have people over but I still want it to be comfortable. 

I now imagine hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and bright off white walls. I would love lots of Windows and shutters to fill the room with light. After living in a flat in a city centre we have three Windows that are in our spare room, and living room so I cannot wait to have an airy light space. I want to invest in my furniture. I love IKEA for the prices and practicality but I adore Etsy and love browsing the furniture sections. I want the place I love in to have character in ways where our furniture can tell a story. I love walking into someone's home and asking where they got things for it to have a story behind it. I would love a handmade coffee table and art collected from our travels. Vintage things that are quirky and one of a kind. I think that wall art is another important thing for me. I want photos of my holidays, artwork and even some sculptures maybe, if I'm feeling fancy. After living in rented accommodation for so long where we aren't allowed things on the wall I have the feeling I'm gonna go to town in my further home. Another thing I want my house to be filled with is plants and flowers. I want greenery and life in my house. We never had that in my home growing up but Mathieu and I have lots of plant babies at the moment. They are slowly taking over and reclaiming our flat! 

I am also looking forward to decorating my future bathroom. I can't wait to turn it into a mini spa. A place to relax and unwind at the end of the day. Mathieu knows that on a Sunday night the bathroom is mine, where the candles, face mask, and bath oils come out. He knows not to knock unless it's an emergency. I love pinning bathrooms on Pinterest and looking at the different styles. All I definitely know I need is a freestanding bath and shower. I want a big tub to soak in and a separate shower. After growing up and having a free standing shower to then move into a flat with a shower and bath in one is not an easy transition! I fall nearly every time I wash my hair and have a sing song & lose my balance... Maybe I should just stop the singing... 

Another thing that I am looking for would be an open plan dining room, living room and kitchen. I love having people over, cooking meals (well I just drink tha wine and Mat does the cooking), and hosting parties. But in our tiny flat it's a nightmare. I want everything to be open plan so we can work in the kitchen whilst we can still have a natter whilst our guests sit in the living room.

And last of all what I can't wait for is a garden! Oh how I miss having a garden. I think that's the one thing that Mathieu and I pine for the most. Living in the centre of a city just gives us the local parks to wander in but I miss Barbecues and summer nights in a garden and Mathieu wants nothing more than to start his own vegetable patch. 

So I think that's pretty much everything that I want in my future home, so not much haha. When we finally start looking it's going to be fun! I love thinking about it and I know it's going to take time but I can't wait to have all this someday, and finally try to get through to Mathieu that he can have a shed or a garage as his man cave not a while room. 

Does anyone else envision their future home? What do you want in yours? 

Coconut Oil Uses

22 October 2017

You know when coconut oil was a huge trend? Yeah I have really stuck to it. I love the stuff. I have a tub in my bathroom, on my nightstand, and two in my fridge. Excessive? Yes. But I use it for everything. I am all for a natural product and I basically use the stuff for everything. In the bathroom I use it as a hair mask, make up remover, oil pulling (see here) and even to shave my legs. Tmi? I keep a pot on my night stand and use it as a body lotion. I smother my legs and arms in it and my knees have never been smoother. And for the kitchen I basically threw out all my different oils and just use a tiny bit of this when cooking. Coconut oil + a stir fry = heaven.

Have you used Coconut oil before?


My Daily Face

12 October 2017

Today I'm going to talk about what's on face everyday in case you're interested.

I like to go for a dewy look. I stay away from matte products as I cannot stand the feel of thick make up on my face. I honestly don't use match make up just a bit of concealer, a foundation, something for my eyebrows, mascara and a tiny bit of contour on my cheeks so I don't look like a pie. These three products have been my go-to's for awhile now, slightly upgrading my Nars concealer stick with the pot which I adore. 

I find these products give my skin (which is a combination of sensitive, oily and normal) a nice subtle glow with the right amount of coverage. I prefer a dewy look whilst only sometimes mattefying some problem areas during hot and colder days as I don't want to call attention to them by making them glow haha.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

I was gifted this by a friend, it's a sample version but I like to test these things. I love this stuff. I used to think primers were just there to make you spend more money on another product that you just don't need but now I have tried some that I love and actually work. This one by Laura Mercier gives a lovely glowy base before applying my foundation and lets my foundation glide over my skin and sits well for the day. I notice that I do need to make sure that I apply properly as if not patted/rubbed in properly it leaves shimmery marks/patches that do not come off easily. I noticed I had not rubbed in a dot by my ears and I had to scrub to get it off. 

Nars Soft Matte Concealer

So this little pot is rather new for me. I've been a fan of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer stick for the longest time and I loved it but I found that it just ran out so quickly. Maybe I'm spottier than I realised? When I was browsing Space NK awhile back now I spotted the this pot and I just assumed it was the same creamy concealer in a pot but it turns out its the soft matte concealer but I was suprised at how unmatte it is. It's a good thing for me as I don't like matte products but I guess it would be annoying if you were in the market for a matte concealer and bought this, I feel like it would not be for you. Anyway, back to the concealer. It works wonders. It gives such great coverage. I mainly use it under my eyes when I haven't had much sleep and also on the jawline of my skin where I get most of my spots, lovely. I do love this little pot but I need to find a concealer that doesn't stick to the creases under my eyes, wrinkly problems yeah. If anyone know of such a product please let me know!

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 

I struggled for so long to find a nice high end foundation that left my skin dewy and gave good coverage. It's not like I didn't want much eh? I also wanted a foundation that was Cruelty Free, which at the time was pretty hard for high end make up brands but these days more and more companies are going cruelty free. I stalk Cruelty Free Kittys blog to double check my need, I use her as my make up directory. I then came across Nars and they were one of the CF brands that I was very drawn too, who isn't when it comes to their sleek luxury packaging? I went with the Sheer Glow and opted for no pump as I feel that just wastes the product. I was blown away colour match (I use Santa Fe) and its beautiful. I sweep it on and it does wonders. As I mentioned above, I do need to conceal problem areas first as it hasn't got the staying power to cover them alone but I have some natural redness around my nose area and forehead and a little on my lower cheeks and after applying, the foundation just looks so natural and I wear this everyday. 

Do you have a daily base?


My Jewellery Box

05 October 2017

Let's have a little peek at my Jewellery box. I'm not going to lie I do not have enough jewellery to even warrant a jewellery box but I just wanted to show it off. I bought this little gold and glass case when I was about seven from an antique shop on a day out with my mum. I used to love our Saturdays together. We used to jump in the car, stop at Waitrose and grab some munchies for our road trip and would drive two or three hours to a little town and spend the day exploring. 

I picked this up in a small welsh town called Caerphilly and I was obsessed. I loved anything small that had little doors/drawers, (I secretly hoarded tiny bottles as a kid). I just had to have them. I bought this with my pocket money and have held onto it ever since. It has taken a back seat in storage at my mums for a while, underneath the stairs. I think it has been pushed against the roof of the stairs and the vibrations have caused the glass to crack a little which is a shame but I still love it. As I was sorting out my stuff under my mums stairs (think Monica’s secret closet) I stumbled across it and just had to take it home and find a use for it. Then I stumbled across this image on Pinterest and saw someone using it as a jewellery box. I was amazed as I've never seen another one before.

Anyway it now houses a small amount of jewellery that I have collected. I'm so unbelievably fussy when it comes to jewellery. I like gold, delicate pieces that have a story behind them. Etsy is my go to  place to browse gems but after finding shops such as Missoma and Mejuri I have fallen in love and have added most pieces from their sites to my wishlist.

At the moment it currently houses my Daniel Wellington watch which is the love of my life. I've never been into watches and have always wanted a plain but classic brown and gold one but never got around to buying one until Mat bought this for me for Christmas a couple of years ago. I love it. I always feel a bit more classy and sophisticated when wearing it which is a bonus for me as my usual attire is my work uniform which is usually covered in paint, glue, glitter, or some kind of slime. So yeah, upgrading to my DW watch on the weekends works for me. 

I also have some bracelets from & other stories. I love their jewellery and the scandi style. I usually find that they have some really pretty and quirky pieces that are delicate and gold which is right up my street. I also have some H&M earrings and a charity shop find necklace which is the geode on the gold chain. I love this and get so many compliments from it. A 50p bargain in my eyes. 

So I haven't got much in it at the moment but I'm going to start asking mat to get me some pretty pieces for birthdays and Christmas's and hopefully I can start building up a nice little collection.

I also have this little quartz topped with a gold frog on top of the box that Mat bought me once. He's french and I always call him a french frog so he gifted me this and it makes me chuckle whenever I see it. 

Have you got any favourite jewellery brands you love?


LUSH loves

03 October 2017

Don't we all love lush? I can't place my finger on the only reason that takes me there. I've only been addicted for a couple of years. I always thought it was just over priced bath bombs and my mum used to have her own gift shop and so I used to nick the bath bombs and bath oils from her shop. But now I'm a total convert and I kick myself every time for being g so late (as with everything in life so it would seem) to the lush party. I now have some serous faves that are always in my bathroom and thought I would just share a few. 

Honey I washed the kids soap

Okay this is technically Mathieu favourite but I adore the smell of it. When ever we run out it's the first thing I replace and the sweet honey smell is now a comfort. Mathieu uses it daily and the scent works so well with his skin, I am always reminded of him when ever i smell it. 

Rose jam

This stuff is. Bomb. I was pretty gutted when they discontinued and I think now I can only get it online at Christmas? But they do stock a rose jam bubbleroon in store and I pick that up whenever I'm feeling sorry for myself as it smells amazing. I personally feel like I'm taking a bath in Turkish delight after using it, it smells that great. 

Floating Island

This little gem is my bestie. I love this oil. I'm big on bath oil even though my mum yells at me that it'll block drains but, yolo. I love the scent of this, the vanilla and sandalwood is so calming  and I love that it has shea butter in it and I swear it makes my skin smoother after the bath! 

Tea tree toner 

I swear that this bottle works miracles. I love toners and have a few firm favourites but this is one that I first started to take seriously. I honestly feel like if I use it three days in a row it just quenches my skin and keeps breakouts at bay! I always recommend this. 

I have a few more faves (it was hard just writing about just these four!) but for now I'll leave it here! There are a few things that I've been eyeing up and these are up next on my wish list: a perfume, Rosy Cheeks, a massage bar, and the Yuzu and Cocoa body wash. 

What are your favourite Lush products? 


September '17 Playlist

30 September 2017

I love a good playlist, doesn't everyone? I going to kick start this post with an Autumn playlist! No I don't know what makes this playlist Autumnal but I can't stop listening to these songs right now and I know they're not the kinda tunes that you would crank up at a beach party so yeah, some of them do want to make me cosy up to a fire with hot chocolate and a good book!

 Let me know some of your favourites!


Helping Handcreams

28 September 2017

Can we talk about hand cream?

I am only just converting. Where have I been? Why am I always late to these things? I used to hate the thought of hand creams. I saw them as inconvenient, messy, and time consuming. I was always under the impression that only older ladies would carry around hand creams and I used to bung them into a charity bag as soon as I got one in a birthday present. Maybe it's because I was a  tomboy and I used to bite my nails so I had no use for them but also I have tried some that left a bad smell or I would smother my hands in a cream then have to write and then my hands would just slide down the pen. Not fun. But after reading a number of my favourite blogs, I noticed that they were featuring their favourite creams, the best smelling ones, pretty ones, and even kept them in pots beside their beds to put on before sleep. Well. After reading these posts a couple of years ago, I was determined to go out and make my own little bedside pot! Yes I know, this is groundbreaking stuff but it's one of the reasons I started a blog and read these blogs as I feel like they show little insights to people's worlds and how they do things differently. 
So I went on a little mission to find myself a hand cream that smelt nice, actually did what it says on the tin and didn't leave my hands greasy and sticky.  I remember settling on some from super drug and boots that did the job but didn't wow me and over the years I've found a few that really do it for me.

So this is my go to. I love this stuff. I love that it's light and non sticky/greasy and leaves my hands silky smooth afterwards. If I use this everyday and my cuticles get noticeably more hydrated and neater throughout the day. Also, the best part? I smell like a Almond Croissant after using it and if that's not a selling point I don't know what is. I recommend this all the time when someone complains about their hands and I have repurchased three times. I always repurchase the small size as it just gets tossed into my bag but they do have a larger size which may have to make its way onto my wish list.

Okay. This stuff is my one true love. I found this in covent garden, as I walked past the Aesop shop they had a hand cream dispenser outside the door and I tried a pump and walked on. And then I stopped because it smelled amazing. I literally turned around and walked straight in and bought it. Touché Aesop, Touché. I keep this on my desk and I use the tiniest dabs as I really don't want it to run out. It smells so fresh and citrusy as it contains Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf, and Cedar Atlas (I have no idea what that is but it sounds fancy) and the scent is just so uplifting and the perfect pick me up when I get bored and unmotivated at my desk.

So I was gifted this by a work colleague. As I have mentioned in my about me, I work with children and I am continuously washing my hands. I feel like Nurses and Doctors will relate but when I mean continuously I mean continuously. If I have just washed my hands and turn around guaranteed I will pick something up or touch something that shouldn't be slimy. So long story short my hands can get very dry very quick and even chapped during the winter months as my workplace is an outdoor learning nursery. My work colleague gave me this pot as she didn't like the smell of it. Again it is almond scented and has more of a natural' milky smell to it unlike the sweet Amande by Loccitane. At first when I tried it I thought it was going to be too greasy as its very thick but I've learnt to keep this as my bedside table favourite. It does go on thick like a butter but seamlessly melts into the skin and I wake in the morning and my hands, again, smell of almond croissant and they feel so smooth. It's a great hand butter for chapped hands!

Have you got any hand heroes to recommend?


A Little Lip Saviour

23 September 2017

I know what you're thinking. Does this Nuxe Lip balm warrant its own post? Especially after the pot version was a blogger fave all those years ago? Probably not. But I wanted to do a post talking about lips and lip care. Does anyone else suffer from dry lips? My lips are always suffering from something, so I have to carry some form of Lip care on me. Now, I know that the Baume de rose By Terry and the Balmdotcom by Glossier are blogger faves right now but as I'm on a strict wedding budget I cannot be spending £40 on lip balm, 1. Because it's £40 for a lip balm!! And 2. Mathieu would kill me! But however I would love to test them out and once Glossier finally graces the UK shores I feel like I may test the waters a bit. 

Anyhow, my all time favourite lip balm, Rieve de Miel by Nuxe, always does the job. Sometimes I do miss the pot and the thickness of the product but I've opted for the stick due to Hygiene matters.  Lip balm is the main thing I use to look after my lips especially when they're dry. At this time during the beginning of Autumn I always find my lips starting to get dry and wind chapped. Another product that I use on my Sunday spa evenings (I hope I'm not the only one who does this?) I will use the lip scrubs by LUSH. These are also my saviours! I love the feel of exfoliating my lips and I feel like these are the real deal. I have always been a fan of the Mint Julep flavour but I have now been converted to Popcorn (yes, my inner child likes to come out when it comes to beauty products).

What's your lip saviour?


Autumn Goals

21 September 2017

I LOVE SEPTEMBER. It's one of my favourite months. I used to love it mainly because it's my birthday month but as I get older I realise that I'm liking getting older less and less. But however, I do love Autumn. Aside from the Christmas season, Autumn just does it for me. I am one of those people that revels in putting away summer dresses for the year in exchange of woollen knits and chunky scarves and knee high boots. I'm already getting excited thinking about it. It's quite ironic actually as I am one of those people who are always cold even to the state where everyone at work takes the mick out of me as I'll be sat in the sun still in a jumper whereas everyone else is sporting shorts and flip flops! So it confuses everyone when I do a happy dance celebrating the end of Summer. So now that all the shops are bringing in Autumn/Winter wear I feel like it is officially time to set some Autumnal goals.

1. Wear some Autumnal colours

Okay, I am one of those people who wear a lot of black and grey. I can't help it. It's just my thing. But as I was walking around New Look the other day, I absolutely loved the new Autumn range. I have selected a few.. ahem twenty-five... clothing items and they are sat waiting in my basket on New Look. So as I could actually see myself wearing those items, I want to make it my goal to wear some colour this season.

2. Try a dress or two

So my other goal involves clothing too... I don't wear dresses or skirts as I have a fuller figure and  have never felt that confident wearing them. But as I mentioned above, I have seen some gorgeous Autumn gems in New Look, ASOS, and on Boohoo. I want to change my usual cold weather look from jeans and ankle boots to some nice dresses/skirts with some knee high boots. I know. This is groundbreaking Autumn fashion right here but as I have never really worn skirts before, I am willing to break out of my comfort zone a little. Babysteps people, babysteps.

3. Make an Autumnal hot drink

When I told Mat this he just laughed and asked what the hell I meant, but surely everyone has a go-to hot drink on a cold, dark evenings, right? I can't be  alone on this! So I want to make a luxury hot chocolate, or chai tea, or even have a go at hot apple cider.

4. Go blackberry, apple, or pumpkin picking

So I know that pumpkin picking is an American tradition... at least I think it is... Same goes for apple picking but I've seen people on my facebook heading out for the day with their kids to pick up pumpkins. I'm sure that wasn't a thing over here when I was a kid... Or has my whole life been a lie and I was just missing out? Let me know people of the United Kingdom! Anyway I'd love to do that! Also, blackberry picking, this is what I did all the time as a kid, which moves me onto my next goal...

5. Make a soup/pie

With said pickings from above I'd love to make an apple and blackberry pie or a pumpkin soup. Look at me turning into Martha Stewart! As a kid I always made a blackberry pie as we had a load of bushes outside my house and I would make a pie for my dad and every year he would eat it and it would just be the berries as I would slowly eat the crumble/crust before giving it to him... So I'd love to give that a go now that I'm not living with my mum who basically made the pie for me... Time to be a big girl and make ma'self a pie!

6. Go on a walk

You know when the weather starts to go crisp and chilly? I really want to wrap up warm in a scarf, new winter coat, and chuck some wellies on and go for a wander around Chester. We have some lovely parks here, and also a some fields by the river Dee which would be so nice to take a walk around and get some wear out of my winter wear!

Do any of you have any Autumnal goals or traditions?

The Big 25

19 September 2017


I turned 25 this week. What I can't my head around as I grow older is that no one ever told me that time would be so fleeting. I was brought up on morals and was continuously told old wives tales, and that I had to do well in school, I was told I needed to have manners and that life's not fair. But no one ever told me that the days will fly by as you get older. It's strange how life felt like it was literally dragging through my high school years and then Boom, after my eighteenth I feel like its not slowed down since! I honestly feel like I was eighteen a couple of years ago when actually it was eight whole years ago! Where has that time gone!? 

When I was fifteen, I thought that I would be married and would have had kids by now, why didn't anyone tell me that no one has their shit together at that age? It would have saved me from having a few minor melt downs these past couple of months. All I can say is thank god for social media and Memes for showing me that it is normal to not have your shit together in your twenties and that I'm not alone when it comes to Adulting (thanks mum for still coming to the dentist with me). 

I look back and sometimes I can't get over how ready I was to leave my home and have a house on my own, that my family drove me crazy and I couldn't wait to be a sassy, independent lady. Oh my god what I would do now to be at my mums eating her out of house and home and for her to wash my socks. 

Any how, enough reminiscing and some thoughts on turning a quarter of a century old and some goals:

1. Get married

I guess I am actually doing something right when it comes to adulting as I got engaged last December! Oh wedding planning is not cool, and I am definitely stressing out! Roll on June 16th 2018!

2.  Mortgage plans

Save at least half of my deposit before my twenty-sixth birthday. I genuinely don't know how I would do this if I was single! Thoughts of having my own garden, and leaving the devil  pigeon in Chester are keeping me going. 

3. Learn to drive

Yaasss.... I need to sort this out... I am ashamed to say aloud the number of instructors, lessons, and theory tests I've had and taken but I just never get around to doing it. I live in the centre of a city and get a ten minute train to work so I'm not too hard on myself.

4. Make some long term plans

Oh my that is a scary thought. A thought, now that I'm twenty-five I guess I should be considering. Career goals, life goals etc. For me it's mainly a living situation. In my first post I mentioned my boyfriend, (It still feels weird and pretentious to say Fiancé) was french. Mathieu has lived in the UK for 5 years now and whenever he goes home to Provence theres a part time of me that wonders if he'll come back haha. He comes home and will pine for the french food he's missing out on and the customs that make it home. He wants to go home soon and once we are married I guessI will have to maybe factor that in at some point. I would actually move to France tomorrow if I had the money but the only thing that's stopping me is work. I'm terrified I won't be able to find it. Someone please come and yell at me and tell me life's to short to worry about that stuff!?

5. Français

Yes. I need to start speaking Mathieu's language. I would love to be fluent in french, it would be trés cool to go to Paris and hold a conversation in french but the reason I need to do it? I need to learn it before I have kids otherwise I can see Mathieu and them ganging up on me and having their own french club which I just can't handle.

What were your thoughts when you felt the need to start Adulting? 


Autumnal Wishlist

16 September 2017

I adore everything about Autumn. I also mentioned that I want to get out of my comfort zone a little this season. And by doing that I want to experiment by wearing some seasonal colours, I'm thinking Burgundies, Mustard yellows, Burnt oranges, khaki colours. That's Autumnal colouring right? So in this little wish list I have selected some pretty dresses from New Look that I can't wait to purchase. Also how gorgeous is that Topshop Embroidered skirt? I would love to try that out! I am also eyeing up these Asos knee high boots. They're very Stuart Weitzman-esque but with a bangin' £39.99 price tag instead! Definitely will be grabbing that bargain. I've added a few hats into this wish list. Another thing I want to introduce to my wardrobe this season. I know you're probably thinking wut? But I never wear hats, not even bobble hats or beanies. So this year I'm gonna change that but trying some out. I really want to pair that embroidered skirt with a nice rounded floppy hat. And last but not least I always add some Autumnal candles to my wishin'. I love the PF. Candle co. They smell divine and I'm kicking myself that I ordered the small version of their Campfire scent. It smells amazing and gives a subtle but smokey (in a good way) scent to my living room at night. I am definitely going to repurchasing this in the large version!

Shop the look

What's on your wishlist this season?


An Introduction to Trouvaille.co & Myself

14 September 2017

Well here I am. A new blog and a fresh start. 

My name is Nicôle and this little space here, Trouvaille.co is my new online adventure. I believe that every person should have their own particular outlet to be creative and here I am making mine this little blog.  

I am a twenty-something living in the heart of the city of Chester. I teach children by day and in my spare time I am always looking for things that inspire me in life whether it be a good coffee, pretty interiors, an afternoon walk, or a weekend away. This little outlet is here for me to share and keep me sane after being asked the same question 400 times a day by the kids I teach. A glass or two of wine helps too!

I have had a few previous blogs before and over the years I have felt myself outgrowing them or coming to the realisation that I am moulding myself around others on social media and was slowly losing myself along the way. I hope to grow with this blog, even use it to inspire others maybe. 

I chose the blog name Trouvaille as my partner, or my now Feyoncé, Mathieu, who is a french chef, mentioned it one day when I was explaining something to him. He then of course had to explain to me what Trouvaille meant & I thought it was the prettiest thing and sounded great too which was a bonus. Ever since he told me the meaning it has stuck with me and I find myself saying it when I find inspiring or beautiful things in my day to day.

I hope you will stay tuned with this little space and thank you for stopping by!


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