Joy to the WORLD, at LAST J.Crew lands in London – the Regent’s Street store opens today. Get thee there – for styling inspiration if nothing else. Or shop online if you’re not in London town. (IF the preview had been on one of my working days, I could have filled y’all in. But it was yesterday. whilst I was on mummy duty – and nearly-three year olds are considerably less portable than babies. Well, mine is when it comes to a relaxing shopping experience. I will go next week and report back post haste.) I would like to begin my wishlist with pretty much anything from the store (if, say, my husband was reading this, wondering what to get his wife for Christmas…)
My (third birthday) party planning has kicked into gear. Balloons are ordered, colour scheme (red stripes) decided upon, decision made re cake (order not make. My baking skills are sadly lacking) – time for the invitations. These wonderful retro invites with circus-style typography from Quill London are just perfect. In fact, pretty much everything on their website is perfect. Ideal for stationery fiends.
Even when I was at university, I loved having flowers in my bedroom (it impressed my now-husband when he first met me – so he says, in any case). Now I love having flowers in every room of the house. I’m hankering after some new vessels, and have chanced across this jug by Emma Bridgewater which has just the right amount of Victoriana about it.
I love Liberty – my favourite department store for simply wandering around (plus the sales are excellent) in a happy daze; and I love candles (as you know). So a limited edition collaboration between Diptyque and Liberty, the Diptyque Insolite candle? Hell, yes. Described as a blend of spices, leaves, petals, zests and peels, inspired by the “aromas found in curiosity cabinets” – it’s what winter evenings have been waiting for. And that box. So lovely that words fail me.
warm and cIt is getting colder and my daughter is keen to wear her gloves. Gloves. What was I thinking? It takes forever to wiggle each finger into place. Mittens it must be.