Friday, 22 March 2013

Bath - Not Cartier.

Warning - gratuitous BLING post ahead

Isn't this THE cutest name for a jewelry store - not Cartiers.  It was just a tiny stall in the Guildhall Market in Bath but every square inch of wall, surface and ceiling was covered in the most dazzling array of jewellry!!  I went in with my partner so I only bought these two things, but if I had have been alone, LOOK OUT!

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I've been after a snake bracelet for awhile
now and this one is hinged so you could
wear it on your upper arm as well if you
fancied.
The necklace just dazzled me with its 
sparkly charm so I had to have it ;-)
It's a surprisingly wearable piece,
goes with everything!

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 Bath is of course famous for its Roman Baths built it's believed around 100 AD.
I was there and took hundreds of snaps - naturally - however your'e not permitted to TOUCH the water,
so that was gutting ;-)  You see wonderful warm water - you wanna touch.


















The baths from the terrace and the Abbey which is very cathedral like.

We also stopped in at a pub "The Saracens Head" and I had to
take a picture of the decor in this historic building.  There's a library!

I also stopped by the Fashion Museum!

Trend forecast - What we'll be wearing this year ;-)
Fashion through the decades.

But that's another post my lovelies :-P

48 comments:

  1. Very cool snakey :-)

    That unreachable warm water on a cold winter's day must've been torture!

    When r yous coming back to visit us (whine whine), the shops miss you almost as much as mee :D

    x

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    1. oh yeah! It was well torture. I WANNA HANG WITH YOU TOO! Ima just JUMP on a TRAIN one of these days!

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  2. Amazing location the Roman baths!!!!!!!
    See you soon...

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    1. Oh yeah, such history there.

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  3. Haha cute name, indeed! Love that snake bangle. ~ ashleigh

    My jewelry blog: www.joliejouel.com

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    1. It's cool aye. This was a shop for the jewelry aficionado - you'd have loved it ;-)

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  4. cute photos

    I have a great giveaway on my blog.
    Win a Roses & Clementines Rose crown.
    Hope you enter!

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    Rachael x

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    1. Thanks. I'll be sure to check out your blog. Thanks for commenting.

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    1. Thanks! Bath was a beautiful place :-)

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  6. Great pictures! Love that bracelet!

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    1. Cool huh? I love finding hidden treasures!

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  7. The Roman Baths are just spectacular to see!

    A new review of the Mackage 2013 runway show from World MasterCard Fashion Week is up on Local & Opulent. If you like leather jackets, stylish coats or insanely cool handbags, this is not to be missed!

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    1. They are! They're sooo OLD! Definitely a must see if you're near Bath :-)

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  8. Hahaha, so funny! And lovely jewelry! Have done a similar post just today, check it out!

    http://kiwipferdchen.de.vu

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    1. I did check it out :-) I love it! What does the name of your blog mean? In New Zealand we call ourselves Kiwi's because that's the name of our native bird - looks just like a "kiwi fruit" with a big beak.

      Thanks for visiting!

      ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

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  9. I would have for sure broke the rules and touched the water!
    What cool pics.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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    1. You know I almost did and then I saw the (really small) sign that said "don't touch water" but it wasn't because the water is sacred but because it's not treated or sanitary - I don't mind! Just wanted to feel the warm water!

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  10. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

    http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aww thanks. Sure, lets follow each other. I read your recipe for hot cross buns and I can say (having been a baker for 8 years) that you've done a good job there :-D your worst enemy there is sugar (because it feeds the yeast - too much and your buns are dead on the ground)

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    1. It's awesome for sure :-)

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  12. WOW that is a stunning necklace, I really love it. Another great catch by you. I think I need to start expanding my jewellery collection actually. The best place to get these sorts of things are always the markets too, might actually get something a bit original then ---- plus it's handmade :)

    Alyssa
    http://squibtoday.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yes! The markets! Plus chain stores when they have their sales ;-) That's where I've got most of my bling bling.
      Get shopping Alyssa :-)

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  13. Thank you so much for your comment sweet! Hope to see you again soon!
    Lovely pics.
    kisses
    http://bitoflemon.blogspot.com

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    1. It was my pleasure - great blog! Thanks for commenting :-)

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  14. love your blog
    followed
    www.thekaybook.com
    xoxox

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    1. Wow thanks :-) I'm definitely going to check out your blog too. have a great weekend :-)

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  15. I would want to just jump into the pool and bath with the ancients lol. That place is a beauty and ahahha I like how you highlight NOT Cartier hahahaha. Whether or not it is Cartier, it still looks great <3

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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    1. Definitely not Cartier - but oh so pretty. Yeah - I was well tempted to jump in and let the rules be damned!

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  16. Love your pictures! Bath is amazing. I went to the fashion Museum too when I was there.
    xxx
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com/

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    1. Oh the Fashion Museum was awesome! I'm going to do a post on it soon :-)

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  17. I really liked your blog.What about to follow eachother?If you follow me I would definitely follow you back so let me know

    Loves from
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    1. Thanks! I'd love for us to follow each other :-)
      Your blogs in my Bloglovin list now :-)

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  18. Loving the fashion through the decades ;)

    bisous,
    Natasha

    http://www.bisousnatasha.com/

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    1. Cool aye - I could imagine people wearing those out-fits now!

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  19. Looks like a fun trip! I definitely want to touch the water... I would've gotten in trouble.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. I know right!? The signs are really small, it just says that the water is untreated - so you could get bugs from it maybe :-S

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  20. I want to visit Bath some day so badly

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    1. Oh you have to - it's an amazing place for sure. Thanks for visiting :-)

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  21. The Roman Baths remind me of the Turkish Baths, to which I fell a victim of LOL, but looks gorgeous. And I love that beautiful statement necklace!

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    1. It is a statement for sure! Yeah, my Sister went to the Turkish Baths - they're on my travel list too :-)

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  22. It's a shame that you can go to Bath, but you can't bathe there - I would think that would be part of the charm.. if only! Ah and the Fashion museum sounds cool x

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    1. I know!!! It's totally false advertising ;-) If it was good for the Romans it should be good for us ;-)
      The fashion Museum was totally awesome. They had dresses there from the 16th century - perfectly preserved.

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  23. great necklace! i love statement pieces

    http://iamturquoise.com

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    1. I know - the bigger the better!

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    1. Thanks! The blue on really catches the light :-)

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