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Slow living & autumnal interior

Slow living & autumnal interior

Slow living: Mila is on holiday this week and I’ve found myself adapting to her pace.

This morning I was in my PJs until 10 am…and that my friends, is slow living at its best!
It’s not an everyday occurrence though.
Yesterday I went for a run at 7.30 am. In fact, I’m on week 3 of the “From Couch to 5K” program using an App put together by the BBC and NHS and I’m really happy to run again. I was missing the release of endorphins.
At first, I wasn’t sure I would be able to run like I used to, but the interval training in this program makes it easy and perfect for anyone who has never run or hasn’t run for years like me.

So early this afternoon, I was practicing the art of slow living, sitting on the sofa drinking a cup of tea while this combo: chair + throw + rug in autumnal colors caught my attention.
I thought it was too pretty for not sharing it.

The throw is from H&M. They used to have plenty of gorgeous colours but it looks like they are discontinuing this lovely range. They only have this brown throw left on the UK website and the dark camel throw (which is the one I have) on the French website.

The Mala pile rug was a gift from and is perfect for the CASA PYLA lounge. It is soft and has a beautiful, natural colour. We have the 200 x 290 cm but it comes in smaller sizes and various colours here.
I hope you enjoyed this little interlude of slow living…Slow living & autumnal interiorSlow living & autumnal interior



CASA PYLA is a creative residence available for weekly rentals including Xmas time and shooting/filming. It is located two minutes’ walk from the beach in Pyla-sur-Mer (45 min drive from Bordeaux airport). Facing Cap-Ferret, it is located in a very leafy area and if you go for a walk on the beach, you will get a stunning view of this beauty.

If you wish to book CASA PYLA, for your holidays or for a shooting (from September) feel free to email me at [email protected]

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Founder of Award-Winning Concept Store BODIE and FOU (now closed) & Photographer, UK's Top 10 Design blog, mum of one cool surfer, 23 years in London, now living by the beach in France, married to a kiwi.


  1. Hi, I am a big fan of the couch25k – well done getting back on it. I must do the same too. I was looking for the article you did AGES ago on using Canon kit for photography. A friend has offered me some kit and I wanted to check back to see what you recommended. In particular what zoom lens is essential for portraits and maybe room scraped. I would be so obliged if you could let me know where the blogpost is – I have had a look! Many thanks, Katie

    • Hi Katie, for portraits, I mostly use a prime lens.
      I worked for a very long time with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 L USM standard Lens–nA but when I dropped it in New-Zealand, I upgraded it to a 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens.
      If you have the budget, I highly recommend it because it will give you a beautiful bokee but I took some gorgeous portraits with the first one. I’ve always been a firm believer than before splashing into expensive gear, it’s your style and eye that you need to develop. I hope this helps Karine

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