Friday, February 17, 2012

when in paris, just say...

And we're back! Rohan and I had such an amazing time in Europe, we were overwhelmed by the beauty and history of the cities and inspired by so many of the museums and galleries we visited.

And in some pretty exciting news, we're engaged! Rohan proposed during lunch at Jules Verne, one of the most amazing dining experiences of my life. I was so surprised when we were presented with our desserts complete with a candle and happy anniversary written around the plate. The ring is by one of my favourite jewellery designers, Satomi Kawakita. I have been wanting a ring of hers for so long and this little gem is so beautiful I can't take my eyes off it! One of my best friends Hannah also happens to be in New York and did a studio visit with Satomi who is every bit as lovely as her designs.

In the spirit of saying yes I also picked up the Dior 'oui' ring I have been wanting forever (remember this illustration?) and a few lovely pieces from COS. I will be paying for my yeses for months to come but for right now I couldn't be happier.

1. Watercolour by me, 2. My Satomi Kawakita engagment ring and Dior oui ring, 3. Snowball flowers in our living room, 4. Dessert at Jules Verne, 5. The view from the table at Jules Verne overlooking the Trocadéro, 6. COS lace bra,  7. Images from Russh magazine Feb/March 12 via TFS with watercolour hearts by me, 8. My Satomi Kawakita engagment ring and Dior oui ring.


  1. Congratulations! The rings are beautiful. I'm in love with that bra and everything else about this post!

  2. Congratulations Talisa and Rohan! I am looking forward to seeing more photos from your holiday. Love your ring :)

  3. There are so many things that make me happy about this post - the news! your rings! that beautiful cos bra! and, of course, paris. I seriously cannot wait to see more pictures from your holiday and hear all about it. It's been too long friend!

    I'm sending you every congratulation and good wish and love in the world right now!


  4. Aleena and Michelle, thankyou! We had the best time, more photos to come soon!

    Hannah, thankyou, I can't wait to hear about your holiday too. Come back home, I miss you!! xx

  5. Congratulations to the both of you! I can feel so much warmth and love radiating from this post. x

  6. Congratulations Talisa and Rohan! Those rings, those rings! Nothing more perfect.

  7. Congratulations to both of you. Clearly, you're going to have a beautiful wedding and I wish you all the best.

  8. Everything about this post is just beautiful, congratulations!
    Those two rings are simply stunning together.


  9. Congratulations! That is the sweetest story.

  10. Congratulations! What an AMAZING way to always remember Paris. This is so precious.

    I love Satomi Kawakita's rings. They fit my extra narrow fingers:) Both of your rings are stunning and they pair so well.

  11. Dear Talisa And Rohan,
    Congratulations on your engagement !
    you are one of the nicest couples, and I'm really glad to have met you when you were in Paris !

  12. This is beautiful. congratulations :)