Friday, 14 August 2009

Weekend inspiration

I'm sort of at loss at what to blog about lately so if anyone has ideas I'm open =) I thought I might post about one of my favourite stationery designers.

I'm a huge fan of Cristina Re. I adore her paper line, absolutely beautiful. I read on the Real Weddings blog that she has opened a store called Where a Girl Goes. Here's part of the description I pulled from the Cristina Re website.

" Offering the complete range of beautiful Cristina Re designer stationery, accessories, plus confectionery, home d├ęcor, fashion and more, Cristina’s exquisite new concept store offers a truly unique shopping experience for stylish women with an eye for style and taste for the finer things with all the trimmings.

Celebrate love, throw a lavish engagement party or plan the wedding of your dreams. With a boutique collection of designer papers, accessories and tools, plus an equally blissful selection of sweet delights, the Cristina Re store is the ultimate indulgent destination.

It’s where a girl goes to create her own invitations at the in-store papercraft academy. It’s where a girl goes for high tea with friends, to indulge and delight over a cup of coffee and exquisite cupcakes, macaroons and chocolates."

I'm so completely in love with the whole idea of that shop. It's my dream store! I mean seriously, being surrounded by beautiful paper that I can create with in store while indulging on delicious sweets and being able to hang with my girls. Oh wow! Don't blame me for swooning. It's an absolute dream for me!

Anyway here are some gorgeous photos that I have taken from the website. Her style is quite girly but I love it. Sometimes being overly girly is a bit of a guilty pleasure. I'm really not a complete girly girl (besides loving pink, ballet flats, pretty dresses, beautiful home wares etc I'm actually a bit of a nerd when it comes to epic movies, soundtracks, books and I become a whole different person lol...and I rather wear cute flats than towering heels besides my short stature sigh). Who am I kidding I am girly!...with some nerdiness thrown in haa!

Ok, back to the images after my little side story (so sorry got a bit carried away).

Image from Cristina Re

This is Cristina Re herself. I'm in love the items behind her and that old fashioned cash register.

Image from Cristina Re

Image from Cristina Re

Image from Cristina Re

This was from the launch night.

Image taken from Real Wedding Blog

How I adore those pink coffee cups.

Image taken from Real Wedding Blog

This is where you can create your own treasures.

Image from Cristina Re

This is her newest addition to her line. Butterflies! Eee!

When I see these images it makes me wish I could deck out our wedding like that but I would never subject Jason to such an explosion of girliness on our special day (plus he wouldn't let me). A bridal shower or for a kitchen tea perhaps? Unfortunately not for our engagement party either, which we are trying to plan.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy your weekend!! And remember if you have any ideas for posts let me know. Oh and to remind you all again about our wedding website if you want to check it out =)


ClaireLines said...

What a beautiful shop, wish it wasn't so far away!

My Charlie Girl said...

Thanks Gracie! I touch them up a bit in Photoshop first hehe. Happy weekend :) xxxx

. said...

This shop is soooo adorable!!!!

Andhari said...

Such a pretty shop! I'm loving the concept too :) you can definitely use it for bridal showers..

Anastasia said...

wow! she has a shop??? i want to go visit it too...looks amazing!
i like her style too....
off to check out your wedding site - how exciting...not long to go huh?

Carlito86 said...

Oh wow what a cool shop! I love stationery and stuff like that I have So much of it :) xx

Kristen said...

I love butterflies... this stuff looks magical!! And those cupcakes, oooohh... love them!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

So much prettiness. I don't know where to look!

Anonymous said...

great great photos and shop...thanks so much for sharing:)

nicole mountz said...

those are such stunning pictures from the opening! i love butterflies so that stationary is just to die for! ohh and i also love the pink coffee cups :)

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh that little store is adorable!!! i want to go there!

julialow said...

The shop is sooooo preettttyyyyyyy! I wish every in there were mine! Sob. And yes, I totally understand what you mean when you say you're a girly girl but not a girly girl. I'm exactly like you! I love all things pretty but I can be pretty tomboy (i.e., I am not soft-spoken and very opinionated) and love sports. But my favourite colour is pink. Go figure.

By the way, I've given you an award! :)

Amanda K said...

That looks like the cutest shop ever! I want to visit there...

Kellie Collis said...

Such a beautiful looking store. Love the pastels xx