at home with designer anna valentine.

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when in london last week, we kind of accidentally discovered the west end area of Marylebone. The main neighborhood shops are along Marylebone High Street and we fell instantly in love with its charming narrow side streets, sweet boutiques and cafes. so i can see why fashion designer Anna Valentine chose this spot for both her studio and her Georgian-style home just walking... 
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marseille’s pension edelweiss.

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we arrived in marseille via the Saint-Charles train station, which was in all probability in close enough¬†proximity to our pension to walk, but there were those pesky (and heavy) bags in tow not to mention a few hundred stairs. so you know, we hopped in a taxi from the train station as one does and somehow landed the grumpiest driver in town, because he practically told us... 
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a secret stay in marseille.

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It is in Marseille that one can discover the oldest hardware store in France and one of my very favorite sources of inspiration. originally created in 1827, and now a beautiful concept store maison empereur remains today an essential place to visit when in Marseille. it’s got many personalities — hardware¬†and gadget store, gourmand cooking go-to, homewares extraordinaire... 
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the perfect london flat.

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i thought i’d share a longer look at the airbnb flat we stayed at in london, since when i posted it on instagram so many of you were curious about where it was and how to stay there, too! located in the beautiful garden district of holland park, we loved everything about this cozy spot — just a hop skip and a jump from notting hill, portobello market and the tube... 
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spring has sprung, and i’m back!

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it seems as though i’ve been gone forever, but i have at long last returned from my european travels and cannot wait to share all i’ve seen and been inspired by! there’s just so much to tell you about: a new business endeavor i hope you are going to go a little bit bananas for (i am over the moon excited to share what’s up and will do so very soon!);... 
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