Please forgive the brevity of this post, but I am (still) on deadline, (still) without a lot of childcare and (still) tearing my hair out about how I’m going to get everything done no time. So, to ease the pressure, I’ve turned my mind to the very important matter of earrings. Call it approaching midlife crisis or my sheep-like tendencies (because let’s face it, this isn’t a new trend), but over the last few months, I’ve really been hankering after getting another ear piercing. And these gorgeous studs aren’t helping matters…
It makes me so happy that you love books already. You know Paper Dolls so well that you ‘read’ (recited) it one of the little girls in your class the other day. You’ve already met some of my childhood favourites – Meg and Mog, Alfie, My Naughty Little Sister, Lucy and Tom – and I cannot wait for you to meet the others as you grow.
This is a very partial list. It is also incomplete – I could write it several times over. I don’t expect you to fall in love with them all, but I hope some of them will speak to you. As a reader. As a girl. As a woman. That they will take you somewhere else (oh, the places you will go…), inspire you, make you think, hope, dream, wish. Because books do that.
With all of my love, your mama xx [Read more...]
Joanne Hegarty is my new Instagram crush. A personal stylist and the blogger behind The Stylist and the Wardrobe, she specialises in the kind of relaxed, pared-down chic which is all the more inspiring for being (or I like to think it is) accessible. I love her blog and her Instagram feed (check it out @thestylistandthewardrobe. FYI: the glimpses of her house are gorgeous, too.) [Read more...]
I’ve just discovered a new go-to website for homewares (particularly textiles and BASKETS – it’s like a flashpoint for me…) and had to share it with you. Here’s just a tiny taster to whet your appetite… [Read more...]
There are times when I do think that my job/s are a lot of fun. Like today, when I popped into the Hush pop-in shop. Yep, that’s a real life, actual shop, wherein you can lay you hands upon the AW collection… [Read more...]
Cécile Roederer is very chic, very charming and very cool. She is the founder and CEO of Smallable – a concept store for children which is impeccably curated. Imagine Net-a-Porter meets Selfridges – but for children – and you’re pretty much there. We also adore the super-stylish magazine. (Warning: the temptation to shop is almost irresistible. And they are branching out into womenswear. Uh-oh.) We had to request a glimpse into her super-stylish world – including a peek at what’s hot for AW15 for children, mamas and interiors… [Read more...]