Sunday, August 24, 2014

FSH inspiration - corail

Inspired by the fabulous color combinations of the summer windows at FSH,



I wore my paisley patterned Zara silk tunique for a trip to the beach today.











Lunch was followed by a wind swept walk, and a rather energetic game of beach tennis



Capsule pieces: white linen trousers and printed silk tunic
Accessories: Hermès Fantaisies Indiennes mousseline GM, clic-clac H bracelet in bourgogne and Picotin in sanguine. MaiTai Collection waterfall necklace in black
Scarf tying method: basic bias fold wound once around the neck, ends secured with a shawl ring in a vertical basic slide.





London postcards coming next (sorry about the delay!)

Beach restaurant: Effet Mer, Route des plages, Le Grand Travers, 34280 La Grande Motte
Tel: + 33 (0)4  6756  0214

Have a fabulous week ahead everyone xx

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40 comments:

  1. Wow!!!! I love this post! You look stunning, my dearest MaiTai!!!! Love your tunic. Orange looks perfect on you!!! <3
    You always know how to pick up the right items and combine them so beautifully with Hermes scarves and bracelets.
    DS has become so tall! How amazing! He is a such a handsome boy!

    Can't wait for your next post and more gorgeous pictures of you and your holidays!
    Love your blog! <3 (Have I said it before?)

    Lots of big and hapoy hugs, Manuela*

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    1. You are so very sweet and kind, my dearest Manuela. Isn’t orange just a color which makes all of us happy! The tunic was such a lucky find.. and what's more, at a petit prix :-) It became instant friends with the FI mousse! Hugs right back, and have a lovely weekend x

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  2. you look beautiful as always. Got to love the beach!

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  3. You look so happy and relaxed. I am enjoying seeing your scarf+patterned tops combinations.

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    1. Thank you, dear Pam! It was a lovely day. I gathered all scarf with prints pictures on a Pinterest board, hope you might like it: http://www.pinterest.com/MaiTaiPin/scarves-%2B-prints/

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  4. Beautiful pictures and colors! Enjoy your week dear MaiTai!

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    1. Hope you had a lovely week too, and have a great weekend!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing MT, what a pretty look. Have not checked in with you for some time, since we have been on happy hols, cycling in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside (I recommend), time off together in London, and seeing friends and family in Surrey and Sussex … so I can't wait to see you UK journal … we've been fortunate with lovely weather this summer. Thank you for the restaurant recommendation - I always note your recommendations for my travels and much appreciate the tips. Love your outfit, you look wonderful. Enjoy the remainder of your summer, and I hope to have some time to check in more regularly. Thank you again for your blog, a source of constant inspiration.
    With my best wishes, s

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    1. So nice to see you again, dear S! Great to hear you had a wonderful summer, and how fun we’ve done so many of the same things (with the exception of cycling in Derbyshire.. which sounds great fun). A happy remainder of the summer to you too, and hope you’ll like the UK posts to come. London’s next!

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  6. Love your colour combinations and also seeing you look so happy and relaxed.

    Best wishes, Anny

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    1. Thanks so much, dear Anny! Hope all is well x

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  7. Stunning post and love the color, you look very chic in your coral tunic......enjoy!

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    1. Happy you enjoyed the post. Longing to see some white and blue, will pop over to you in a sec!

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  8. Looking lovely as ever down by the sea...love it when we get to go to the Effet Mer with you! I remember several lovely joyful posts from there<3
    DS is growing by leaps and bounds and looks as if the summer break has agreed with him...full of boundless energy and all!
    Have a wonderful week and enjoy these waning days of summer. Mwahs, T xx

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    1. Awh, nothing better than to stroll with you girls down the beach, after a long and lovely meal! Just the perfect time of year now, not too hot and the tourists are on their way back home… Re DS, there is no stopping him… Youth! Have a most wonderful and happy weekend xx

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  9. Chère Mai Tai,

    Votre ensemble était magnifique et cette couleur vous va parfaitement bien. J'adore la façon dont vous mariez les couleurs, à la perfection !!
    Les photos donnent bien envie, vu le temps qu'il fait dans le nord ouest...il pleut !!
    Très bonne journée,
    Anne Marie

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    1. Merci pour votre gentil commentaire, chère Anne Marie! J’espère le soleil est revenue dans le nord ouest… aujourd’hui, il pleut dans la Sud! Amitiés

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  10. You look beautiful and happy dear MaiTai. Love the colors in your tunic. See you when I return from England! Warmly, Simone xx

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    1. Have a most wonderful and fun time in England, my dear Simone! Looking forward to your return, and to hearing about your trip! xx

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  11. Dear Mai Tai,

    Welcome back!!!!

    I have been adding comments for quite a post but as the net moves in misterious ways they have all dissapear !!!!!

    Perhaps there are in some cloud, LOL...

    Waht a beutiful beach outfit... I can't believe your tunic it's from Zara... I have to open my mind and just pop in sometimes...

    I love your pics from UK, nothing compares to the beauty of the English countryside in summer... I consider England my "heart land".. my first husband was from there and I used to sepn the summer season in Kent and Oxfordshire.... Oh to be in England !!!!!

    I have cherised memories of this time and of my "in love" family...

    BTW Have you see anything from the FW collestion????

    I can't wait to see some of them IRL... As always your wisdom in these issues will be more tan wellcome ..

    As always thanks for sharing it with us

    Regardsfrom Barcelona !!!!

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    1. Oh dear ilsa, I am so very sorry about the lost comments! I know how frustrating it is, but I am glad you persevered, and that this one came through! Your english summers sound wonderful, and I love your expression of ‘in love’ family! My ‘in-love’ family is english too, another thing we have in common! Nothing from AW yet, but I got a little treat from SS… pictures coming soon x

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  12. ITA w/Pam: I too, like the patterned tops with scarves. Beautifully done, dear. Love that Zara tunic, almost as much as your TB one in pink/gray/off white. So nice to see you enjoying your day at the beach. Also, I cannot believe how much DS has grown!

    Warm orange hugs, dear.
    CS

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    1. Thank you, my dear CS! The tunic was such a wonderful surprise bargain, and even more so at home, when I discovered how well Ms Mousse goes with it. DS has grown in leaps and bounds, 5 ½ inches in the last year alone! xx

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  13. Looks like you're really enjoying yourself. Love the tunic and scarf with the white pants...tres chic even at the beach! :-)

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    1. It’s been such a lovely day. The trousers are my beach staple, happy you like them!

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  14. Welcome back, my dear.
    I am also back...from fighting the unbelievable weather which has thoroughly demonstrated that the nature is stronger than any and hard work of the fully-organic enthusiastic gardener...sigh.. However,.there is another season in front of us for my winter vegetables...along with the scarf-wearing season :)

    Your tunic has made me believe that my orange-prevailing Pour Sortir scarf would suit you fantastically...what would not suit you? Don't know such the thing...

    Love and hugs,

    Lea

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    1. Oh my dear Lea, I am so very sorry that the weather has worked against your precious ‘potager’. Hopefully a bountiful winter harvest will compensate you for all lost labor of love <3 Your Pour Sortir scarf sounds beautiful! Hugs

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  15. Gorgeous look! DS is looking quite the teenager - crazy how much they grow :)

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    1. And is taller than me by now…as you say, crazy!

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  16. Amazing your linen pants are not much wrinkled even after walking and sitting on the beach! What brand is it?

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    1. These pants have been good to me! I bought them about ten years ago, from Apriori.

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  17. I sooooo regret not buying this tunic when I saw it in the shop! I thought it might look cheap on but obviously I was wrong!

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    1. Awwh..so sorry you missed it. Next time! :-)

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  18. P.S. How tall are you?

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  19. MaiTai... The color orange is absolutely beautiful on you. Love it all. -Blessings Penney

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  20. Mai Tai most of your abreviations I unfortunalety do not understand.
    Amities
    Monica

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    1. Oh I am so sorry, dear Monica! I really should put a glossary together of the most used ones... Above is FSH (stands for Faubourg Saint-Honoré and refers to Hermès store in Paris) and GM (= Grand Modèle = 140x140 cm scarf). Tell me if there are others! Amitiés

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