One of my favorite things of being at home is sitting down and having breakfast. On holiday, it isn’t my alarm that wakes me up, but either the sun streaking through the window or else classical music that my parents play down in the kitchen. On hot days we tend to go up to the terrace to have breakfast, to the “bistro” as my Dad calls it and my brother and I fight over who gets the pain au chocolat 😉 Our house faces the Castellane valley and looks straight at one of the regions most sacred and the Pyrenees’s most tallest mountain, Mount Canigou. Canigou is a rich in iron and unlike the surrounding mountains it is bare of trees and looks blue.
This mountain has symbolical significance for Catalan people. On its summit there is a cross that is often decorated with the Catalan flag. Every year on 23 June, the night before St. John’s day (nit de Sant Joan), there is a ceremony called Flama del Canigó (Canigou Flame), where a fire is lit at the mountaintop. People keep a vigil during the night and take torches lit on that fire in a spectacular torch relay to light bonfires somewhere else. Some estimates conclude that about 30,000 bonfires are lit in this way all over Catalonia on that night.
Here I am wearing cream silk trousers and a white crochet top. As it was still breakfast
, I decided to wear my oriental mint green dressing gown as a Kimono. I have found that silk gowns tend to have beautiful patterns and are lovely to wear in the house but also look great for a chic geisha style look.
Silk Cream Trousers – NEXT
White Crochet Top – H&M
Geisha Kimono/Dressing Gown – Charity Shop
Purple Studded Flip Flops- Primark