When I decided to look through my new collection of Mavala nail polishes I found quite a few of the shades were named after cities that I had visited, most of these are places that I hold incredible memories the kind that make you smile from the inside. I decided that I would start a little series with these nail polishes, not only sharing the gorgeous colours but also the cities and the special memories I have. So I present to you..
and this week it's Bordeaux!
Yesterday I really wanted to paint my nails red, I love short red nails so I got the nail cutters and picked the perfect shade of red -'Bordeaux'. It instantly reminded me of a Summer a few years back when I had visited and I remember how much I fell in love with the French city. To be honest I pretty much have love all things French, but Bordeaux was different from other places I have visited in France.
I loved the beautiful cobbled streets that we spent hours walking along leading to old historical churches and amazing architecture. The weather was perfect so it felt as if you could walk for hours just taking it all in.
I loved the contrast between the old and the new, the picture of the tram in the square is a prime example. For those of you who are unaware Bordeaux sits along the Southeast coast of France and is best known as the world's wine capital. I'm not a wine drinker but can see how this shade of red may have been inspired by that.
Bordeaux is definitely a place I would recommend for a weekend break especially in the warmer Summer months. It's just so nice to be able to walk along the river with the sun shining and spend the afternoons picnicking in the gorgeous parks - it's so romantic. The food is fantastic in Bordeaux and I have to say I was actually really impressed with the shopping, obviously it's not as good as Paris but there's a Sephora and Zara so I was definitely satisfied!
Ahh.. I'm totally reminiscing now, I want to go back!
See you soon with another city..
Lots of Love