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Mother’s Day competition from The White Company

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (well, in two weeks, but we’re trying to be organised) we were very excited to hear about The White Company‘s brilliant competition to win founder Chrissie Rucker’s rather chic edit of goodies worth over £300……

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Desk Styling: Just Like Kate

 Despite the fact that our loft extension (bedroom/en suite/work space) thus far is but an empty, virtually-roofless shell, it has not stopped me from dreaming about how it could look. I spotted this desk (via Pinterest it belongs to Kristin Brophy of Fancy Things) and swooned, just a little bit.…



And all through the house, not a present was purchased… Until now. This will be the year when I conquer the shopping before 24th December (even though last year’s Christmas Eve dash was highly pleasing on the the reductions front). Each week up until Christmas, we’ll bring you present ideas – from ‘just in case’ to ‘hint hint’. We wish you a very merry festive retail experience.…


Postboxed: a great new way to send a gift

I’ve made several new discoveries this week. That M&S’s chocolate bubble Santas are ridiculously delicious, that my hair really doesn’t like autumn and that Postboxed, a new online company sending postbox-sized gifts by mail, is brilliant….…


Objects of lust: seriously beautiful notebooks from Go Stationery

As well as being fans of Gail’s cinnamon buns, French chic and Scandi interiors, Natasha and I also share a love of beautiful stationery. Throw us a gorgeous notebook and we’ll be yours forever. Yup, it takes that much. Whilst we both love the treasure trove that is Liberty’s stationery department, there’s also a little place in my heart for a branch of Waterstone’s on Chiswick High Road, which seems to be staffed by people who share our love for beautiful covers and amazing stationery. And, it was in there that I discovered my latest lust-after brand……



I’ve had so many compliments on this lovely Merci Maman necklace, that I had to share the love……