SEPTEMBER – THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

Cosy colours and light layers mixed with thick sweaters, satin dresses with checked over coats. Collecting favourite comfort recipes and noting them down. Gathering logs together to keep the winter fire burning. Trying out a new homemade beauty regime to save Autumn skin. Making the most of chillier and rainy days indoors with my four ...

A CALMING COLLECTION

Just take a look at these amazing pictures of an installation at the store Merci, in Paris, taken about a year ago by katie merchant of Thank you Ok. Maybe a few good ideas here of what I can do with all that vintage lace I'm hoarding? I adore all the soft colours and different textures here. ...

SEATTLE SWEETHEART

Introducing my latest blog of the week Elephantine. A peaceful place curated by Seattle based Rachel Ball, who lives with her husband and pets Rufus and Bodhi. A fellow lover of simple, pretty things and also it seems, just as baffled at keeping a house plant alive as me. (I am down to one thirsty looking ...

TO BE UP IN THE HILLS

Just look at these bowls full of goodness from Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills, my blog of the week, new to me, found via Pinterest. I love the recipes on this lovely blog, written by Sarah about her life with photographer Lou Mora and their two dogs Ruca and Eleanor in Los Angeles. These wholesome meals are ...

EASTER BAKING

Cold grey and miserable outside. But indoors the table is littered with chocolate egg pieces and pretty foil scraps, to cosy up this dull spring day I'm sharing my favourite page from Melina Hammer's feature in latest issue of Lamu Slenis “Llamas’ valley” Magazine. I know cranberries are out of season but this simple recipe could ...