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20 things that mean home to me

I’m starting to think around what home really means; for everyone really, but here’s my starter for ten. Continue reading 20 things that mean home to me

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“Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight”

I’ve been playing with flowers over the last couple of weeks and thought I’d share the pretty spoils. A mixture of  home improvements, a late summer wedding and an evening Fashion Week reception at the  funky St. Martin’s Hotel. My excuse was friends coming to stay from abroad but I would adore weekly fresh florals at home if the pennies would stretch. I’m no flower snob – equally happy with hardy bargains at Sainsbury’s and professionally arranged wedding centre-pieces. I’ve divided them thematically into seasons based on the colours and aesthetic, but all are recent arrangements so seasonally available currently: … Continue reading “Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight”

Nika Zupanc’s answer to my eternally messy desk

Those who know me in a professional environment will be aware that ‘tidy desk, tidy mind’ is not my guiding principle. Even by @stephbranston‘s standards, it could use a bit of a clean up. So when browsing this month’s Wallpaper* magazine, imagine my joy at seeing a perfect solution. I love it – the stylish way the get rid of all those pesky papers. Use it flat, then lift up the flap to store all the paperwork on the concertina folds that acts as shelving. Then the whole thing folds away, paperwork intact like nothing was ever there. Luxe, tidy … Continue reading Nika Zupanc’s answer to my eternally messy desk

Inside Lauren Conrad’s Laguna home

So it’s no secret that LC is pretty much my current style icon, and imagine my joy at finding a sneak peak into her Laguna abode. You may recognize it from early Hills episodes – and even earlier, from the very start of Laguna Beach – plus the sad moment when Lauren’s family moved out of Laguna and her and Lo helped pack up the house. Anyway, here it is in all its Southern Californian glory. Jealous? Moi? *with thanks to @24hourslater for the YouTube post Continue reading Inside Lauren Conrad’s Laguna home