Feria de Carmona

Feria de Carmona - Bold Bliss

When we were driving from Seville to Cordoba and were getting so dehydrated that the cypresses on the road started to look like tempting bottles of water, we decided to make a stop in Carmona. We ended up at a fair which could quite convincingly have functioned as a film set for a Zorro adventure …

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Lying the Truth in the Court of the Lions

Court of the Lions, Alhambra - Bold Bliss

Have you ever seen the Patio de los Leones (the Court of the Lions), the main courtyard of the Nasrid Palace situated in the heart of the Alhambra? It’s a rectangular court surrounded by delicate arches with slender marble columns, adorned with squares of stucco and designs of an almost other-worldly intricacy. I owe the sweltering heat at the time of our visit my thanks since in its absence, goose bumps would no doubt have marred these outfit pictures …

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Blissfully Lost in Santa Cruz

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag on Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold BlissToday’s pictures were taken in the Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville’s former Jewish ghetto. The area’s rabbit warren of little winding (car-free) alleyways beckons to be explored without a map. As you amble through the lovely quaint backstreets, you may very well get lost – but that’s half the fun. Around every brightly painted corner, you run into a new surprise …

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Summer Crochet

Collage - summer crochet (black and white dresses and espadrilles)

Year after year, I’ve been drawn to crochet quite inexplicably and it looks like this summer, fashion has fallen head-over-heels for its allure too. I’ve lined up my very favourite items, which ought to transform you in an untrammelled flower power girl hopping barefoot but elegantly through the fields of Woodstock …

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Contrasting Components

Oversized pastel blue knit cardigan and leather look leggings in front of Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma - Bold Bliss

Today’s post, shot at the outside of the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma, is all about contrasts. I have an visceral fondness for contrasts in my outfits as I love how clashing components have a way of rapping each other over the knuckles lightly: a synchronised effort contributing to a beautifully balanced result. These are today’s contrasts …

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