ink & watercolour illustration, 7.25" x 6.5" [19 x 16.5cm]
One of my favourite places to have coffee is a nearby nursery and homewares establishment. Their cafe overlooks a refreshing fountain and masses of plants, and has a restorative vibe about it. And aside from having plants, it looks nothing like this one!
But this one, though it no longer exists, was very gorgeous in its day, and transported you to Provence or Tuscany when you walked through its stone doorway. Not literally, of course... otherwise I'm guessing the shop would still be in business.
Just like the nursery up the road, such places make me long to potter with potting and attempt an Edward Scissorhands out in the garden. But I'm worried my hair may start to look like his. And black hair just doesn't suit me.