at the cactus farm

cactus_farm_1 First I thought, I didn't like cacti, and then I read the beautiful blogpost from my friend Inga on her blog glomerylane - and I realised how charming they can be. During my holiday in Spain, I visited Cactus Costa Brava in Begur, a 4.000 m2 plantation. It was just fantastic and I would have brought some back with me, if I wasn't travelling with Ryanair on the way back. Instead, I made a lot of pics, and I am going to share them with you today.Enjoy and speak to you soon! Elodie













Metropolitain in Hamburg

Hello everyone, There is a new place in Hamburg I would like to share with you today. It is very French and I am so happy I can reach it within five minutes the next time I am feeling homesick. Metropolitain is the long name given to the French Metro. This place is not an interior shop, it's a café/pâtisserie/wine shop/champagne lounge. The concept is really well thought through. You have three rooms:

1.  The first one is black and white, with a completely black counter, white tiles (the same as in the Parisian metro) and black bistro chairs. The area is designed to be like the entrance of a metro station. 2.  The second room is completely black, with sofas, and is the champagne lounge. It is conceived to be like when you are travelling in the metro and going through a tunnel. 3. The third room is completely white and reflects the interior of the metro trains.

It is a very atmospheric place with fantastic food, only organic French wines and a lot of attention given to details and corporate design. One of the owners is French and used to work in advertising, and you really feel that a lot of attention has been put into the concept, the choice of colours, etc. The green tone used in the logo is, for instance, exactly the green used in the Paris metro.

The products that are sold and the decoration at Metropolitain are so typically French that I decided to give you a little basic French course via the pictures.

the window of the metropolitain café in hamburg

bla bla bla-at-metropolitain-in-hamburgbla bla bla by madame love the entrance at metropolitain

A little French course: les pains au chocolat la quiche lorraine at metropolitain les verres a vin by madame love e vin at metropolitain in hamburg le champagne at metropolitain les chocolats at metropolitain in hamburg les fleurs at metropolitain le petit paquet - by madame love les truffes au chocolat le menu at metropolitain

Speak to you soon. xxx Elodie


Metropolitain Hegestraße 28 20249 Hamburg Tu. – Su. : 10:00 – 18:00 Closed Mondays

Last September bouquet - a musical post

Dear friends and readers, I wanted to share a song with you from this new band, we discovered lately with Mr. Love. This Australian singing duo is called "The Jane Austen argument" and the song is called under the rainbow: [soundcloud url="" iframe="true" /]

So I suggest, you listen to this beautiful song while having a look at my new flower composition. I wish you all a great week-end! PS: the lovely little vase with the stars is not vintage, it is from the lovely Danish label Miss étoile .


Mexican flowers with DIY vases

When I see bright green, pink or yellow, that always reminds me of mexican paintings, of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.I have loved the Arizona Green Tea bottles for ages, so when I discovered the paloma lemonade can at my local supermarket, I had the idea of this colorful flower arrangement - the mexican way - and why not listening to some Mexican music, while reading this post?

Lhasa de Sela - El Desierto

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