Creativity at it's best meet Fashion Icon - Iris Apfel

American business woman, interior designer and fashion icon, Iris Apfel.

My sketch in progress of Iris Apfel.

My sketch in progress of Iris Apfel.

Have you heard of Iris Apfel? if you have then you will already be aware of her out of the box creative style and fabulousness! If you have no idea who she is then you are missing out, this lady is inspirational!
At 94 years old, you can sure learn a thing or two from this lady.

I find Iris's approach to style so refreshing, she doesn't follow trends, she doesn't care what others think, she marches to the beat of her own drum and has a lot of fun in the process.

If you're curious to find out more about this wonderfully talented lady then there is a great documentary on her called Iris (click the link to find out more and watch the trailer) and it's on Netflix! Iris has lead a fascinating life full of exotic travel, she was married to her darling husband Carl for 67 years, she has worked on all kinds of projects including restoration work at the White House and has had her personal collection of clothing, accessories and exquisite fabrics showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Back in the homeland

I have lived in the USA for over six years now, the more that I travel and move around I realize that one can have many 'homes' but going home to the UK, that's still in a league of it's own. 

If you have never been to the UK then i'm sure you have heard of England, and Scotland, and Ireland... but it surprises me still that many have no idea about Wales. 

Let me introduce you...

Here she is: rolling hills, rugged coastline, millions of sheep, and more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. 

This is Southerndown beach, a few miles from the house I grew up in. 

The seaside town of Tenby, in West Wales.

Exploration on Tenby beach.

Hubby on the beach. 

Viaduct at Shropshire Union Canal.

Just before we were flew home we stopped off in Bampton, the village where they filmed Downton Abbey. 

Hopefully you enjoyed a glimpse of Wales, and hopefully I have inspired you to go one day, or at least go on a little adventure of your own sometime soon!

Thanks for stopping by.