Month: August 2016

How to make the most of the FUTUROSCOPE

Our family weekend at the Futuroscope

Last week, we spent two great days at the Futuroscope. I had heard about this futuristic, multimedia and cinematographic themed park since my days at Uni (the 30th Anniversary is in 2017), but somehow, never really made it. However, Mila was really eager to go so between our return from Hossegor and our trip to Paris, we headed to Poitiers to squeeze the last drop of our Summer holidays before back to school!

A glimpse of Summer


Squeezing the last drop of our Summer holidays before back to school… We went to the Futuroscope on Friday (blog post to come) and Le Chateau de Versailles today (photos to follow too) and both were great in complete different ways. I like taking the girls to things that wouldn’t even enter their sphere of interest. Versailles felt like a chore when I mentioned it to them yet in the end we had a great day the four of us with my mum. I know the day will come when we will cherish and remember this day together fondly. I took this photo of Lily on our way back from Versailles. I know it’s out of focus but I still love it. Sometimes things don’t have to be perfect to be loved… How was Summer for you?

Waxed café in Hossegor

Waxed café in Hossegor

There were so many cool cafés, bars and restaurants to hang out in Hossegor and Seignosse this year that I will soon share with you a list of my fav. In the meantime, let me show you these photos of WAXED, I took with my iPhone. From a design point of view, WAXED ticks a lot of my boxes… An interior simple, almost minimalist with muted hues of greys, taupe and white, a few nice green plants to add a bit of urban jungle, free wifi and overall, a great feel-good vibe, nice food and a proper full English breakfast which I have missed badly (need to schedule a trip in London soon!) Launched by two Welsh guys Cai and Will in June this year, WAXED has the cool vintage industrial feel of a coffee place from East London (think Bricklane or Shoreditch) but with the sea and surf nearby (pure bliss!). In addition, this place would make a fantastic space for temporary exhibitions, workshops, pop-ups…Mila and Lily wear both Bensimon shoes (in the sale here and here). I wear a dress from Isabel Marant and clogs from …

Karine Kong, Founder of BODIE and FOU in Marie-Claire UK Sept 2016

In Marie-Claire UK

I have two good news to share with you… First, I’m very honoured to have been featured in the wonderful Marie-Claire UK, September issue (see above) and I’m off to Paris next week to be part of the Jury Découvertes at Maison & Object so plenty of good things happening right now ;-) I will be on Instagram Stories for live update of Maison & Objet if you want to follow me. One last thing…I have been nominated for the 2016 Amara interior Blog Award: Best Design Inspiration Blog and I would be grateful if you could help me to get shortlisted for the finals by casting your vote HERE. Thanks you SO much in advance for all your help and support!

Sea, Surf & Fun


Week 2 (and last) of our stay in Hossegor and we all feel like we could have stayed here for a month. The weather has been absolutely amazing and everyone has really enjoyed surfing. We spend days at the beach swimming, surfing and sleeping and then days turned into late nights. If you’ve never been to Hossegor, you should know that Capbreton and Seignosse are really really close and great places to stay too. In fact this Summer, we’ve spent most of our times in Seignosse where our friends were surfing.



I’m very excited and honoured to have been nominated for the 2016 Amara interior Blog Award for Best Design Inspiration Blog. If you enjoy reading my blog, I would be grateful if you could help me to get shortlisted for the finals by casting your vote HERE. Thanks you SO much in advance for all your help and support! //Photo by Paulina Arcklin