Saturday, 29 December 2012

Alpine Dreams

Every year without fail, during this lull between Christmas and New Year, I start fantasising about heading to the mountains and installing myself in a beautiful log cabin.  Think exposed wood, roaring fires, fur throws, hot chocolate, fair isle knits- the whole works.  This year, my day dreaming has been fuelled further by Ralph Lauren Home's 'Alpine Romance' range.  Just dreamy.

All images from Ralph Lauren

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Fulham Christmas Fair

If, like me, you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet then you will need to get yourself to The Fulham Christmas Fair on Monday 17th December for a truly rare shopping opportunity.  

Find an exciting array of young designers selling a fantastic selection of jewellery, home accessories, fashion and vintage items.  You will be able to tick everyone off your Christmas list in a matter of minutes and spend the rest of the evening relaxing amongst friends.  The fair is being held at The Durell Arms, SW6 5SB who are also offering 20% off the dining bill of anyone who purchases at the fair.

Get your juices flowing with a sneaky peak at some of what will be on offer...

I know I am biased, but I love our block printed wash bags from Andara

Completely in love with the new knot collection from Davina Combe

Only Christmas jumper on my list this year, Sir Plus 

The clutch 'to hold your everything'- yes please Clutter Clutch

Unique finds that I can't get enough of from Rafique Clothing  

Beat the chill with these amazing 100% cashmere and fur pom pom hats, Avec London

Loving this Dawn Chorus cup and saucer set from Eve's Pantry

Could Tea Towels get prettier? Find them at Katie Mosa

 On my list, evening jacket from Lilah Clothing

Please someone sign me up! Present subscription from Not Another Bill

Beautiful bamboo ring from new designer Lilah and Co.

Flossie and Bumble, perfect for sorting out a present for Mum

A new, completely addictive board game from Pucket

Click the text below the images to link through to the designers' websites

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Table Talk

Strange but true - apparently the Romans had a thing for tables.  According to the New York Times, 'the Romans held their tables in the highest estimations'.  Seneca, apparently, 'possessed 500 small ones.'  Who knew?  After decades of function outweighing emotion, we are now seeing somewhat of a table revival.  The latest trend in 'upcycling' has meant that we have decided to get creative with our furniture again, turning the old into new, the unwanted into coveted and the contents of next doors skip, into, well, the jury is still out on that one.

Most images sourced from Pinterest.

Monday, 19 November 2012


It is not often that I suffer from FOMO but I have recently come across a place so magical, so peaceful, so full of extremely cool knitwear that I am mentally packing my bags as I type to go off in search of it.

Heartbreakingly, it doesn't actually exist unless you are Emeli Sande as it was dreamt up for her new video, Wonder.  Taking dreamy to another level with a stunning use of colour and great styling, I have been completely swept up in the 'wonder' of it all.  I badly want to join the gang of effortlessly cool people, jump into one of the little 'Swallow and Amazon' style boats and head towards the door of dreams.  

Watch the full video here

Images taken from stills of Naughty Boy ft. Emeli Sande video for their new single 'Wonder'.