Style

Spring style: Sale bargains

I started this post countless times, but due to my brain befuddling head cold (how cruel! On a sunny day like today!) I seem unable to think, let alone put a sparkling sentence together. So, I'm just going to give it to you straight. It's Spring. Not officially sale-time, but there are bargains to be had. And, in places you'd want to find them! Quite why these mid-season sales aren't flagged up as much as the end-of-season ones, I don't know, as there are some really lovely pieces to be found...…

Style

Spring style: chinos – the new denim

When I say chinos, what are you thinking? Predictable? Comfortable? Safe?....how about fashionable? Well, yes, you heard us right. Chinos are most definitely where it's at this Spring for people who are bored of jeans but too cold for dresses. So banish those Jennifer Aniston/preppy mom on the school run images from your mind and get set to channel your inner Caroline Issa (yes she above who looks FABULOUS) with a pair of chinos, which don't only look great, but also offer a very affordable wardrobe update...…

Books

#WW Reads: A book review of Lie with Me by Sabine Durrant

As I'm writing this on Thursday night, I have no idea what the weather will bring tomorrow, but wasn't today GLORIOUS? The sunshine! The warmth! The light! I love this time of year...And, I loved 'Lie with Me', a brilliant psychological thriller by Sabine Durrant. If you're looking for a page-turner with a sun-drenched summer feel, then read on....…

Style

Slogan tops: so much better in French

The French. Better than us at pouts, pastry, fringes and now slogan tees. While I'm not generally a fan of slogan tees in English, write that word down in French and faster than you can say Ooh La La, I am a fan. Ridiculous? Perhaps. But, chic? Mais oui, as you just have to admit, slogan tees are so much more stylish in French...…

Travel

3 great villas to book right now

If you, like me, haven't sorted out your summer holiday yet, then may we throw a little sunshine-drenched inspiration your way? Villa specialists Scott Williams are experts when it comes to beautiful houses in beautiful places. And so, we thought they'd be the perfect people to ask about villas available to book right now. And even if you're not in the market for a holiday, do take a look as these gorgeous houses offer some serious interior inspiration...…

Style

Jumpsuits and Tassels: the must-have look for Spring

To paraphrase Katy Perry, "it's hot then it's cold, it's yes then it's no, it's in and it's out." No, we're not talking Orlando Bloom and his penchant for nude paddle boarding (did you see those pictures last year?!), we're talking dressing for Spring when it's cold in the morning, but pretty darn warm by lunch and then - you've guessed it - cold again by nightfall. Following on from Natasha's brilliant post on Spring dressing, I bring you another option: the jumpsuit, upgraded for Spring with some rather lovely accessories. Wear now, wear later, wear all year. It's why we love it....…