On the Road: St Davids, Pembrokeshire

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At Decorator’s Notebook we love visiting new places and we’ll be sharing our travel stories with you. But to kick off our ‘On the Road’ series we’re starting with an old favourite. Every summer of our childhood, Bethan and I would go on family holidays to St Davids in Wales. We’d stay on the campsite… 

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City pretty… what colour is yours?

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I found these photographs of San Francisco on the beautiful Cachemire et Soie blog thanks to Victoria. The stunning pastel colour palettes created by the architecture reminded me a little bit of The Paris Colour Project and started me wondering what the colour palette of the cities I know would be… or whether there is… 

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La vie est belle

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“Journalist abandons city in favour of tumbledown French farmhouse.” One day – please god – let someone write those words about me! Just imagine cooking in a kitchen flooded with as much light as this! Despite the basic concrete floor this rooms looks so welcoming and warm. Who wouldn’t want to fling open those doors… 

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Back to nature at Bivouac

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Here’s another addition to my cavegirl travel list. Bivouac not only has a great name, it sounds like a great place to stay, eat and explore too. Bivouac is a posh, eco-friendly holiday camp in the Yorkshire Dales, which aims to be ‘all things luxurious and rustic’ – my dream combination! I’d choose to stay… 

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Live like a cavegirl

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Despite the whole London thing, I’m a proper country bumpkin at heart. While the other girls were dressing up as princesses, I was usually happier playing cavemen with my brother, smearing my face with mud, running around barefoot and cooking up delicious ‘meals’ from plants and berries foraged from the garden. Twenty years on, not… 

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Do you like a bit of rough?

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Does anyone remember the TV show Ruth Watson did a few years ago where she helped wannabe hoteliers do up their establishments? It was kind of The Hotel Inspector (which I love) meets Grand Designs (which I don’t). Anyway, one of the stories she followed was that of The Reading Rooms in Margate, which the… 

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Inside Croatia’s cutest cottage

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If I didn’t have to be in wet and windy London this weekend, I’d definitely be here… {Damir Zizic via Kuchica} Kuchica, which means ‘little house’ in Croatian, nestles in the lush hillside near Zagreb. Lovingly restored with flea market finds, rustic colours and bare minimum of fuss, the 100 year old cottage can be… 

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