Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Monday, 22 October 2018

The best of the Brunch! || Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury

One of the best brunch destinations in London . . . . Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury. My advice, book way in advance and once you are there, choose the pancakes! 

Wearing Quay Australia sunnies, Être Cécile t-shirt, Missguided leather look skirt, New Look earrings and The Evil Eye zipper pouch bag

Exclusive art by the very inspirational Luke Edward Hall is displayed in The Coral room

 The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Autumn Activities || Under the floral spell

A U T U M N . . . . Oh how I love you!!! 
Inspired by Country Livings article by Bea Andrews on autumn arrangements, I decided to make the most of the season and create an autumnal wreath. 
Taking advantage of the seasonal blooms up for grabs at my in-laws farm, off I went to collect cuttings of autumnal coloured flora. 

Good haul! 

My desk for the weekend :-)

Be sure to keep hydrated!

The importance of staying hydrated . . . . 

I used stripped back willow branches to craft the foundation of the wreath as they are quite bendy. A bucket came in handy to manipulate and shape the wreath, using gardening wire to secure the structure.

Is it cheating? I'm not sure?! To give the wreath longevity, I purchased a faux ivy vine. When the real blooms start to turn, the vine will still look vibrant.

Start adding blooms, carefully wrap them around the wreath foundation. Securing with gardening wire as you go. 

I loved the sunset colours of this faux bloom on the left, it matched beautifully with the vibrant orange berries picked from the garden 

A cuppa and a bowl of crisps . . . living the dream!

Similar to my method whilst working on print designs, I like to work on two pieces at the same time. You can take your eyes away from one and come back to it refreshed with a new perspective.

The finished products! 

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, 27 September 2018

All that Glitters || Santorini black sands

Because who doesn't love a collection of bright bubblegum pink loungers?!
The new pink sequin glitter clutch bag with embossed heart & tassel.

Perissa beach // Santorini

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

A Manchester Stay-Cation || King Street Townhouse

Sometimes the ultimate vacation, is a  . . . STAYcation! 

When my gal Kate said she'd be home from London for a whirlwind visit we randomly felt like doing something other then our usual afternoon tea. 
The weather was super hot so we decided on an overnight stay at King Street townhouse, they have a rooftop infinity pool with a view of Manchester . . . and whilst lounging in the pool the waiters happily serve you champagne . . . decision made. 

Around every corner lay a new Instagram dream! The textiles and furnishings were luxurious, vibrant but classic.
Like so many of the buildings around the upper King Street Conservation area and the back streets of the Northern quarter, you can't help but think you've momentarily been transported to down town New York. 

We grabbed a bite to eat in the King Street tavern and then eventually headed up to the rooftop pool. It's safe to say that neither of us wanted to leave this idyllic gem during the Manchester heat wave.

King Street Townhouse 10 Booth Street, Upper King Street, M2 4AW