Friday, August 8, 2008

Little bits of Lille

A few days ago, we went to Lille, dropping the two little kids with my mothers at Courtrai and a quarter later we were in Lille.
The weather was so summery, we got the feeling of visiting a town in the South of France (but we were in the very nord! ! Sometimes we had a little bit the feeling we were in Paris!
I bought some gorgeous felt at euphémy; and beautifull japanese paper at L'atelier de la sorcière verte, where you can find a lot of supplies for bookbinding, also work of french Illustrators and the beautifull paper-jewelry of Ana Hagopian.

I bought original carved buttons, made of Corozo (a nut of a 5 to 6 meters tall palm tree (Phitelephas Macrocarpas) that grows throughout the humid tropical forest of northwest South America.) also called vegetable Ivory! ( could'nt wait to make a ring with it, when I came home). We enjoyed a glass of cider on a cosy terrace while chatting with an charming inhabitant about Jaques Brel :-)))

I bought handmade 'porridge' soap at Lush, I could not resist, it smelled so yummie!

We visited ZHù YÌ ! an exposition of Chinese Contempory Photography, the pictures reflect the vision of young Chinese artists who are living in a new era of economic prosperity.

Of course we discovered also yummie bars and restaurants as you can see on the pictures!
(The first two pictures are two creations I made when we were back, I used the corozo buttons in it)


Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit! Another place too add to my ever growing list!

StaroftheEast said...

Looks like a great place and that you had a fun and relaxing weekend!

karlita said...

Oh Fleur, I want to visit Lille now and go to these beautiful places you visited (and to the shops not to forget!) - thanks for sharing :)

cafegirl71 said...

Beautiful photographs. It looks like a lovely place to visit.

Kreativlink said...

Oh beautiful! Holiday feelings when looking at them :)

MellyrnShire said...

Nice trip indeed!

Littlellama said...

Lovely creations and lovely trip.

karien said...

hey greet!!!
twas geestig in lille lees ik, toftof!!!
ben reuze content met zondag laatst bij sandra waarbij je alles vertelde over je blog!
heb er deze week ook eentje aangemaakt!!!
yes yes!!!
enfin, ik moet nog meer opzetten hoor, is nog maar het begin, maar bedankt voor de tips en de uitleg!!
je moet maar es kijken op

Anonymous said...

Hm, Lille, inderdaad een toffe stad! En ja, Lush, onweerstaanbaar!!!