Hi guys! Hope you're all enjoying the New Year and you're full of fresh ideas and excitement for the future. One thing I do love about this time of year (alongside the sweet smell of optimism) is that it's a great time to save money on some purchases that you would normally make at full price. BUT. Saying that, it can be a time to be drawn in by promises of savings and compulsive purchases that are more pointless than Mariah Carey having a working microphone (did you see that performance, ouch!). So as my latest #swifthomehack for Switftcover I've put together a little guide to have you enjoying your savings rather than regretting your splurges.Read More
In the last couple of months you may (or may not) have noticed that I've started to take a slightly less consumeristic approach to how I run my blog. It's all well and good enjoying products as expression of your identity and personality but all too often on the internet everything becomes a huge wash of 'buy this then you'll be cool' and I'm really not down with it.Read More
I don't know what it is about getting older but you get so much more picky about things... your taste levels go up and you become less tolerant of crap quality. When I was younger I didn't really appreciate good quality bed linen. I'd find the cheapest thing on offer, and as long as it looked alright and was in the right colour scheme I didn't give a monkeys about the feel or quality. Well, all that has changed! I hear things about types of cotton types and thread count... so what is Egyptian cotton? Here are some reasons that I think you should be thinking about investing in good quality bed linen, along with some helpful educational facts about cotton that I basically learnt from the university of google.Read More
When I won best newcomer at the Amara Interior Blogging awards a couple of years back (umm just a bit of bigging up of myself there) we had a Culti room spray in our winner's bag. One spritz and I was OBSESSED. In my opinion, Culti fragrances are some of the best on the market. I wanted to share with you how beautiful these fragrances are because trust me, you are missing out if you haven't at least tried them. Everyone I show them to loves them!Read More
A couple of weeks ago I was invited over to Westfield in Stratford to check out a brand new, cool indie eyewear brand that I had discovered on instagram to pick out some new hipster glasses, ahem, I mean specs. Exciting!Read More
Following my most recent blog post with South London artist Sophie Ward, I was inspired to share with you 8 of my favourite prints that are available to buy right now that will look awesome on any wall. Hopefully you'll find a bunch on undiscovered artists and maybe a couple of treasured retro faves. If you get in there quick you might even be able to get these up on your walls in time for your chrimbo guests!Read More
Christmas is the perfect time to show off on hosting duties. It's not every day that you get to crack out the best china, so now's your chance to show off all that fancy stuff that you hide away for the rest of the year. I do love a good serving tray, and why stick to the plain stuff? I've found 8 really cool trays that will be perfect for serving your christmas guests in style.Read More
Hey peeps! At the end of summer my friend Naomi and I took a little weekend down in Whitstable to celebrate us both turning 30. I'd heard so many great things about Whitstable and all of the vintage shopping, great food.... and more vintage shopping. Of course it was the perfect choice for two girls whose ideal day is spent rummaging through the racks of a local charity shop. Ahhh, bliss.
See what we managed to find and check out my top recommendations for where to eat and WHERE TO SHOP!
Oh and I tried oysters for the first time ever. Like or puke? Find out!Read More
Gold / brass as a metallic will forever be my fave. Yes I know it happens to be 'on trend' right now which kinda hurts my soul a little bit, but on the plus side it does mean that there are an abundance of cool gold side tables on offer at some very affordable prices. Buy it now and hold on to it until the mainstreamers have moved on to something else! Here's my guide to the best gold side tables online for purchase right now...Read More