50 SHADES OF (DOWNPIPE) GREY

After we’d finally finished doing our house renovation last year (several months later than anticipated and two days before Christmas, and after painting after work until 2am on too many occasions), I vowed I would never pick up a paintbrush again. Or, so I told myself. Six months later and I am itching to get…

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Happiness Boosts

Sometimes a little pick me up, in the form of a little indulgence or a little extravagance, is just what I need to raise my happiness levels. Here are my current faves: Listening To: Pandolly Podcast The Times’ style columnist, Pandora Sykes, and Dolly Alderton have teamed up on this new podcast mulling over topics ranging from…

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A DRESS TO IMPRESS: FLOWERS & LACE

I LOVE DRESSES. I have no embarrassment in admitting that I own two pairs of jeans, perhaps, three. I own no trousers at all. Not one pair. Or leggings (except running leggings). I am a dresses girl through and through, whether a jumper dress, work dress, occasion dress, summer dress, dressed up with a heel or…

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NO OLD (BEACH) BAGS PLEASE

Years ago now I bought, for the princely sum of £3, a canvas striped beach bag from Primark. It lasted me for years, went through the wash time and again, I used it to go to the beach, as a gym bag, when I moved house the innumerable times I moved house in the first…

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FLAMINGO-GO-GO: IN THE PINK

Recently I have a developed a bit of a thing for flamingoes in a #ihaveathingwithdoors or a #ihaveathingwithfloors kind of way. I’d spotted hundreds when on holiday in South Africa just next to the side of the road standing in shallow waters (not quite the pigeons or seagulls of home). I thought they were beautiful.…

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JUST POTT-er-Y ABOUT CERAMICS

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I came across Gemma Orkin recently when I was in Cape Town and I stumbled across her work in the indoor market at the V&A Waterfront. I absolutely loved all of her pieces (especially the flamingoes pieces) and eventually settled on this tray: It’s now pride of place on my bedside table…

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YOU MAKE ME (BUY) BLUSH

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Chiffon layers, blush tones and rosy hues are a sure sign that Spring is arriving and whilst florals for Spring is not revolutionary (I always think of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada scathing retort; “Florals? For Spring? Ground breaking”), this by no means perturbs me. I absolutely fell…

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