Posts in History
THINGS TO SEE IN COPENHAGEN: GLYPTOTEKET MUSEUM

Hey peeps! Sorry for a few days of no blogs, we just got back from a week away in Copenhagen. You may remember that I visited CPH on a press trip with Amara earlier in the year, and because I loved it so much wed decided to take a trip as a family. I thought you might be interested in things to see in Copenhagen, and one of our most enjoyed days out of our holiday was this trip to Glyptoteket, an art museum built around the collection of Carl Jacobsen.

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GET THE LOOK: BOARDWALK EMPIRE'S ONYX CLUB

SO EXCITED! The 5th and final season (sniff) of Boardwalk Empire hit our screens last night, bringing 1931 back into our lives with more guts and glory than we only hoped it could. 

If you, like me, love the look and feel of the Boardwalk Empire interiors then I've put together the ultimate shopping list to help you achieve the dark, smoky, moody and incredibly captivating style of the show.

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I'M LEARNING ABOUT ANTIQUES ONLINE!

I've been looking online for some interesting classes or e-learning around antiques for ages. I know there is nothing quite the same as the real touch and feel of getting out there and learning yourself, but when work, family and entrepreneurial activities consume all of your time it's practically impossible. But there was just nothing good. Then, as if by magic, I met someone at work, an SEO guru, who happened to show me one of the clients websites he was working on. www.antiquesmasterclass.com.

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A BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHT AND AIRY WORKSPACE

I've recently taken a new job as the editor of Smarta. I get to travel around a little, and last week we were in Bristol, this week Birmingham. Our first event of the day was at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, which when we pulled up outside just looked like a big barn door that I thought would be leading to some warehousey-type studios. When we opened the door to enter, we literally all took a breath!

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A DAY OUT AT CRYSTAL PALACE PARK

I haven't been back to Crystal Palace park since I was a teen, but now I have a daughter I thought it would be lovely to take her and my family out there for the day. As we meandered around the old palace grounds, I wondered how many of the area's new trendy residents knew the rich history behind its name?

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COLE & SON HISTORICAL PALACES COLLECTION

I'm a total sucker for Cole & Son wallpaper, it's so well made and they always have the most unique designs, from totally contemporary geometrics to classic florals. I was having a little peruse and noticed they have now launched a collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, a collection which is a modern take on the decorations of 5 royal residences. Could you make these work in your home?

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