WEEKEND READING – MAKE IT YOUR OWN

This chilly September weekend read is the book Make It Your Own by Anna Alicia, the designer-maker behind eco-ethical home-ware and jewellery label A Alicia. Arriving just in time to inspire idle hands to get busy when trapped indoors with all that Autumn rain rolling down the windows. My favourite projects include a Plaited Floor Mat, ...

BURBERRY PRORSUM SPRING RTW 2014

Something pretty and pastel this afternoon, with the memory of Summer ice creams still in my mind or a new season of decorating iced biscuits ahead. The catwalk of the latest Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 RTW collection was a fast moving train of perfectly edible candy coloured sugary sweetness and just the right amount of sparkle. With a ...

THE FIRST SOUP OF AUTUMN

The sudden drop in temperature coinciding with our radiators being temporarily disconnected meant hunting the bare cupboards and fridge for anything that could be thrown together to make a soup. Even if I could put the heating on it just seems too soon, doesn't it? It was only a week ago I was wandering around in ...

STAYING DRY AND TOASTY THIS AUTUMN WITH JOULES

So, here I sit writing this post with chilled hands and nose, half under a blanket with a cat under too, curled by my knees purring, Autumn has finally blown in, stripping the apples of our tree and turning our home into an igloo. I have been meaning to buy a weather proof coat ever ...

COUTURE PRAIRIE BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Hello to you on this fine and grizzly grey September Tuesday, I am popping in with the winner announcement of my Rachel Ashwell book giveaway with Ryland Peters Small and Cico Books. The proud new owner of this shabby inspiration bible is the lovely Katie of Annabella Whispers Photography! I am sure the book will ...

HARLEQUIN LONDON MANHATTAN LOFT INSPIRED MOOD BOARD

Inspired by this Manhattan loft apartment designed by Len Morgan and featured over at Elle Decor, I have put together this inspiration board for the Harlequin London Trendsetter competition. I thought such a simple space would warrant luxury accessories and modern lighting in wood and glass with a warm twist of colour to stop the huge ...