Tuesday, June 15, 2010

French Lessons.

My dress and rose waiting to be parceled up.

When we were in Noumea, much to Jonno's chagrin, I found paradise. The tragic thing is that I cannot remember the name of the shop and for the life of me, cannot find the receipt. Anyway, it was run by the most beautiful french woman and was filled to the brim with the most beautiful (I can't use that phrase enough) clothing, jewellery and frippery that I have ever seen.
And while we had very few words between us, the most beautiful french woman and I said lots of lovely things to each other like 'oui', 'yes', 'superb', 'magnifique', 'mercie beucoup' (please ignore any spelling mistakes, I learnt Japanese at school) and felt very much as though we were in the throws of great conversation.
By the way, all of her flowers were fake (or should I say faux)!!!!!
And as for the shoes, I had to quietly nibble them when the most beautiful french woman wasn't looking and sadly pat them goodbye on my way out. I couldn't even do the maths to convert them back to the kiwi dollar as there were so many zeros involved. I would say Au Revior but I am not sure if that is how you spell it - farewell!


  1. Hello and WOW! I do love to tune in here for colour and on this drab perth day, you have me satisfied AGAIN!
    Yum - are those shoes actually sweets from a darrel-lea mini boiled sweets glass jar from my childhood!
    I am not sure what I like more, the store, or the sandy sorbet hand in the post below.
    What a delicious holiday.
    Thanks for the snaps!

  2. ooohhh, loving your colours & pics!!

  3. I want all those shoes! What a gorgeous post. Magnifique!!! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

  4. How gorgeous! The fabric in your dress has me drooling alone! Then all those other photos of yumminess... thanks for sharing these Kate :) Kx

  5. Oh those shoes, what colours and wouldn't it be wonderful to have the occasion to wear them - these days I have flat comfy shoes for taking the children to school or working on the allotment.

  6. Oh those shoes. Covetous sigh.

  7. wonderful shoes, and extremely comfortable too! I own the green ones, 3rd from the left, and they are absolutely great. They are made in Portugal by Chocolate Negro (Dark Chocolate) :)

  8. The boutique is ARENCO a wonderful place, the most ancient boutique in Nouméa.



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