I loved seeing the changes in Rimi and Jean's home since I visited last (many years ago). Just browsing through their shelves, I learn so much about what they have been up to. Their home is filled with objects from friends and family who know them well, and from interests, hobbies, and passions they both share. Some members of Jean's family are quite talented illustrators and they have some personal illustrations to them scattered around their home. I love that they are so proud of where they come from as they have decor from England, France and India proudly displayed on their walls and shelves.
I have always loved their individual style and it goes so well together in their home. They aren't afraid of colour, which is so refreshing. I mentioned in my previous post that they are starting up their own architecture firm this year called Trellik Design Studio, there isn't much on the site yet but you must understand that architecture moves at a much slower pace! Currently they are working on some really exciting projects (restaurants, custom homes and a boutique hotel). I am super excited to see the results!
Earlier this month, we spent a week in London for my birthday. Jinny planned it as a surprise for me! He knows how much I love London and how much I would enjoy a week with our friends who live there. It was such a sweet surprise!
We took things extra slow on this trip since Eloise officially became a toddler a few hours before we boarded the plane for London. She started walking on her own with confidence and she wanted to practice her new skill as much as she could. So we walked at her pace.
Everyone told us it was a great time to be in London, weather wise. They have had a really bad start to summer but when we arrived, it was sunny the entire time! Borderline hot, even! I found that I didn't pack enough summer clothes because Rimi told me to pack my cardigans! We definitely felt super lucky to have caught a full week of beautiful weather in a city known for rain.
We visited with friends almost every day we were there. One of the days, we met up with Famapa and her son, Omar! It was the first time we met in person and they are more lovely than I could have ever imagined! I think Eloise and Omar really hit it off!
Some of the my favourite things we did was having a picnic in Hyde Park by the Serpentine Pavilion, wandering around Portobello Road, Notting Hill and Hampstead Heath. But most of all, I really enjoyed dropping into Rimi and Jean's life for awhile. I really missed them. Currently, they are starting their own architecture firm and I am so proud of them. I can't wait to see their first completed projects. Maybe that will be the next time we come back to London again.