Dear friend of La Bagatelle,

I grew up in Oxford and lived in London too and although I left for Denmark many years ago, the years I spent in the country define who I am. It’s not only the little things, such as the fact that I prefer tea to coffee, love navy cashmere, preferably the worn in kind, that my sense of humour has a bite to it, that I always have a book on me and that I really dislike things that are overtly flashy. Moreover, they were years where my family grew extraordinarily close and it means that family does come first, always. And not out of a sense of duty but because it is where I belong. As I am writing this Postcard, I am sitting in my parent’s beautiful garden just outside of Oxford and have just spent a day in London, my first in years. I am sending you a few of my essential go-to-places in the hope that they might inspire just a little. 

Lots of love,
Malene Malling