Laura Ashley Summer Revamp

I think most of you will agree, but there’s something delightfully ‘grown up’ about shopping at Laura Ashley. When we bought our home 20 years ago, it was one of the first places I headed, to kit myself out with candles, picture frames and a posh throw. I can often be found at the weekends…

~Travel~ Château de Vézins, Loire

When I was a little girl, I used to dream that one day I’d live in a château, swanning around in beautiful period costume, and lounging on a chaise longue… Ok, so I actually live in a little Victorian terrace in London, but my passion for period properties and all their wonders and features lives…

~Small Business Round Up~ Father’s Day gift ideas

Is it just me, or are men DIFFICULT to buy for!? Even choosing a gift for my teenage son is getting tougher. With Father’s Day fast approaching, I’ve rounded up some fabulous present ideas. From grooming kits to chocolate treats, I’ve put together a few fabulous finds from small independent businesses to help you on…

An evening with The White Company

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to spend the evening with The White Company. The event was held at one of their flagship stores, in Marylebone. The store is simply stunning, this image above is just one of the beautiful displays. I was, to put it in simple terms, in White Company…

Belly Basket Upcycle

I’m really pleased with how my little belly basket upcycle came out, so I thought I’d share how I did it. The colour I chose to use is called LemLem, a new colour that Annie Sloan herself has developed in collaboration with Oxfam. It’s inspired by fields of alliums that Annie saw in Ethiopia, grown…