LOVEly flowergramers: @caroline_odonnell

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Good morning everyone!
Just a few lines today, to introduce you to one of my Instagram flower crush: @caroline_odonnell, the lovely lady beyound wild folk studio (floral and styling studio in Somerville).
I really need to do a flower tour of the US one day and visit all this talented florists. In the meantime, we have Instragram to dream a little everyday!
I wish you all a not too stressful day!
Elodie

madame love loves: bolia

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I hope you had a great week end! This time, I am not showing a little brand, or less well-known online shop or designer in my madame love loves column. If you live in a Scandinavian country or in Germany, you will already have heard of bolia. Unfortunatly, they are not implanted in other European countries now, but you can order online as they deliver to all EU countries. Bolia is a Danish furniture brand, with its own team of designers. I have known Bolia for 4 years now, and the book shelves in living room as well as my sleeping couch comes from Bolia. The amazing thing with bolia is that they are getting better every year.

I went to one of their shops/showrooms in Hamburg this week end with my little family to have look at their new collection and saw some really lovely pieces.  I am for example completely in love with their TuckIn recliner chair {1.149 €(at the bottom left of the collage) which comes in many different colours. I also love their new floor lamp called Heavy {579 €(at the top right of the collage), which mixes steel, concrete and leather. 

I love the materials they use, a lot of natural wood of course, as many Scandinavian brands and also a lot of leather. I also love the colour scheme of the new collection: grey, black and nude. I think those colours work so well together in fashion and decoration.  They also have a arrival of gorgeous berber rugs, unfortunately, Mr. Love isn’t a big fan, otherwise I think I would have bought one for my home. 

I wish you all a great day!
Speak to you soon

Elodie

baby’s breath for my baby’s first birthday

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Hello everyone!
My baby is turning one today! This first year has been a great adventure and I am so happy to be her mum! 
This special event inspired me today’s bouquet. Gypsophila is also commonly called baby’s breath.  This flower is not often used alone, but as part as a big bouquet. I love it as a stand alone flower. I love it’s airy structure and fluffiness. I think gypsophila is so tender and sweet. 
This bouquet is for you my baby, my sweet little Ella!
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The end of summer – beginning of Autumn bouquet

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Hello everyone!
How are you doing today? I bought some flowers last week at my favourite flower shop, choose them all with long stems and decided to make two versions:
One tall bouquet in a transparent vase and a small one in spotty red vase.
The tall one has a autumnal touch to it, with the warm red colours. The small one with the playful red dots looks more summary. I just wanted to show you that you can get two very different results with the same flowers. 
I haven’t been using the spotted carafe as a vase in ages, and was very happy to use it again! Like an old you haven’t met in a long time, and you suddenly realise that nothing has changed!

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Lovely Press Coverage: madame love in sweet living magazin

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Hello there!
Have you heard about Sweet living magazin? The new German decoration magazine? The third issue is coming out today, and….. surprise…… madame love is in it with a double page spread! I am so happy about how the interview with the publisher, the lovely Marion Hellweg turned out and I love the layout!
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Have a great day and talk to you soon. I will be back very soon with some new floral inspiration.
xoxo
Elodie

#flowersonmyway in August

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@23qmstil//@dasrotegartenhaus//
@stylingfieber//@mintlametta

 Hello everyone!
we are already in September! unbelievable! So here are my favourite pictures for August. Thank you so much for posting your lovely flowers on Instagram with the Hashtag #flowersonmyway! Already almost 900 pictures have been posted so far. Next month, the winners will winn a little vase to display the lovely flowers they found on their way.
Keep posting and discovering beauty along your way.
Talk to you soon! 
Elodie

Pizza party al fresco in Umbria + a delicious pizza dough recipe

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 Hello everyone!
Today is the first day of September and it already feels like autumn here. Nothing against Autumn, but I just feel the need to remember those long summer nights we had in Umbria at the beginning of August with my family.
We stayed for a week in a beautiful villa surrounded by woods of oaks and chestnut trees, with a stunning view on the valley.
One of the great things about the casale del gallo, was its patio, where we had candle light dinners every night, and its outdoor pizza oven, which made us truly feel like we were in Italy!
My nephews and nieces decided to make some pizza for us one evening and it was so delicious and beautiful that I wanted to share the recipe with you as well as some impressions of this beautiful evening.
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 So here comes the recipe!

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Pizza Dough
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Serves 6
A delicious pizza recipe given to me by my nephew, tasted in Umbria
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Ingredients
  1. - 1 kg of flour
  2. - 1/2 litre of water
  3. - the equivalent of 50g of baker’s yeast
  4. - 20 g of salt
  5. - 2 – 3 teaspoons of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix the water, yeast and salt and leave the mixture to rest for approximately ten minutes until a thick, brown foam appears on the top of the mixture. Then incorporate the flour.
  2. Mix by hand and once the mixture has become less sticky, add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and continue to knead until the mixture becomes a smooth dough that no longer sticks to one’s hands.
  3. Leave the dough to rest for one to two hours in a bowl covered with a damp cloth near a source of warmth (such as a radiator, fireplace or somewhere sunny in summer).
  4. Re-knead the dough for a further 15 minutes and then form six equal-sized balls of dough and wrap them in cling film and place in the fridge. Remove the balls of dough ten minutes prior to making the pizzas, by rolling the dough into whatever form fits the oven best.
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I wish you a great day! and lots of outside dinners to come!
Talk to you soon!
Elodie