I know I like shoes with that distinctive rope base but for such a long time I’ve never paid attention to their name – espadrilles. It’s a French word derived from the Catalan name “espardenya”.
Espadrille footwear originated from the Pyrenees, a mountainous region bordering between France and Spain. The appearance of an espardrille can be of any style as long as the heel remains faithful to the braided rope look.
Can you blame me that under this burning weather I’m longing to export myself to a place where cool spring weather abides and pretty spring florals just beside? To try to cool myself a little I travelled to the Kew Gardens in London website. Ooo…the many images of beautiful blooms this season brings. Then I wandered into the Kew shop and found a lovely selection of things, like these in-house goodies:
Oh how I wish for spring!