Monday, 24 February 2014

Paris Part 1


A few snaps from our first night! the twinkling lights were so pretty! 

After an incredibly busy and tremendously enjoyable week- I can finally get round to sitting down and properly talking about my mini trip to Paris with The girls from Uni earlier this week- having stayed four nights and five incredibly jam packed days it flew by very quickly, but was completely wonderful nonetheless. After leaving at 3AM on the monday morning ...yes AM! (us students can make it out of bed when we want to ;)) we had arrived just before 2.30 in the afternoon a long journey to say the least, but one spent mostly snuggled in my ostrich pillow soundly asleep (a super pillow you can put your head & hands inside of... perfect for such a journey if you can put up with looking like an alien!).

The afternoon consisted of a visit the imfamous Tour Eiffel, which is definitely as beautiful in real life, and oozed a certain magic in the night! We watched the light show which was truly magnificent ... I'm a sucker for any fairy light, so you can imagine my delight when the whole Eiffel tower lit up! To round off our first day we headed for dinner at a little Pizzeria just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower,  we each enjoyed a large Pizza each (yes each all that traveling made us hungry!) 

Tuesday we were up bright and early to visit Montmartre where you can find not only the captivating  Sacreour cour but an abondance of fabric shops perfect for us girls studying textiles! After having a mooch around buying materials, taking in the  Sacreour cour and all its beautiful views we headed off to the Musee des arts Decoratives, Mode et Textile a textile gallery right next to the Musée du Louvre. 
Views from the Sacreour cour

Apart from its historical pieces, the Musée de la Mode et du Textile also has collections of the work of great designers such as Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Christian Dior in the fashion field, and for textiles, Raoul Dufy, Sonia Delaunay or the embroiderer Rébé, to name just a few! Although upon arrival we found the collection we wanted to see was closed that day! Not letting it ruin our afternoon we continued on our journey (stopping to take some silly pictures outside the Lourve on the way)

Hattie and I taking sight seeing very seriously! 

We spent the rest of our day visiting galleries such as Musee Quai Branly and some of Paris' gorgeous bridges; Pont des Arts being the one shown below, with all of the named padlocks we even added our own! 

Wednesday was our own day to explore We managed to visit Museum National D'histore Naturelle for some history, The Avenue des Champs-Élysées for some shopping, he Eiffel Tower (how could we possibly not?!) ...and hot chocolate/ cakes in The Ladurée. 

Having a Marilyn moment!

Another serious shot from us!

We made it to the top faces!
After all the excitement from our trip to the top we needed a spot of afternoon tea and where else that the lovely Laduree! 
We each had a hot beverage with a cake, pastry or macaroon of choice and planned our journey to our next desired destination!  (The Botanical Gardens of Paris)

Continued in Part 2!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

About Me

A little about me!

My name is Hannah although my nick name is Madge, i acquired this "lovely" nickname from my mother (a few pictures of us are shown above) and thats where 'Madge's Moments came from!' I'm a 21 year old student, currently living at Uni in Bournemouth. I fill my time studying Textiles at the Arts institute and enjoying the simple things in life with my friends. Other hobbies include indulging in baking goods for myself & friends (I'm a sucker for a cute cupcake or two) shopping, cocktails, beauty products (i just love a good pamper sesh) and my love for animals you will most probably see if you follow my Instagram and twitter (I'm forever posting pics of my gorgeous dog Milo!)

‘Madge's Moments’ is a way of expressing all my thoughts and ideas, as well as trends, beauty product reviews, must-bakes along with places I travel to and love.  In my blog I try to review the most interesting products that  I'm using in a completely honest approach, I will be showing you all the lovely things in life I come across  hoping that you find them as amazing as i do! Despite the business of Uni work and everyday life, I try to update my blog as much as possible and will regularly read and reply to any comments i may have!

Thank You to everyone who takes the time out to comment and show such an interest in the things I have to say, I will continue to write and maybe in the future post videos just as long as you want to read and watch them, I really hope this is the start of something wonderful! :) 

Madge x