I try to blog once a month but I skipped July because we headed over on a much needed holiday to Marbella in Spain which we all thoroughly enjoyed.
Our accommodation, location, food, company ticked all the boxes, but my favourite thing about the holiday was the sunshine and brightness. When we arrived home to Ireland I really noticed how the light was down a few notches, like someone had turned down a dimmer switch.
Ah well, I wasn't able to take home the sunshine but I did take home some design inspiration which I came across in Old Town Marbella. We went there for a meal one night and I spent a good while walking around the shops and took some photographs.
You can see the Rock of Gibraltar from the beach in Marbella and next stop is Africa, so it is not surprising that there is a certain Moroccan/North African influence in some of the designs you see.
Some of the shop displays were an assault to my creative senses most memorable being the fabric patterns in this shop which they used to make all sorts of products from clothes, pj's, shoes, bags etc. The colours and patterns were truly beautiful and initially wanted to buy everything but in the end I settled for taking a few photos.
Then there was the scarf shop which was like an aladdin's cave, even the vintage display cabinets were hand painted beautifully.
Roll on Summer 2018 where I hope to give myself more time to buy a few of these gorgeous things!