Last weekend hubby and I decided we needed a little child free time to reconnect, and we chose to do that at the Mondrian hotel on London's Southbank. Because, basically, it looks really sexy.Read More
Back in January I was invited along to visit Porcelanosa’s HQ in beautiful Valencia. After getting to explore the city a little, I realised that Valencia was the perfect family getaway. Warm, easy to travel around, culture, great history and architecture PLUS a shed load of museums, galleries and days out that would keep my 3 yr old daughter Marley well entertained without boring us to tears. We booked a cute little AirBnB and headed out at the end of May for what has been our first full family holiday since Stockholm a couple of years back.Read More
Ok, you might want to get a cup of tea cos this post is pretty epic! A couple of weeks ago the lovely folks at Amara took me and a few other bloggers to Copenhagen to explore the city and some cool Danish designers that they stock on their website for gifts and homewares. Not only did I fall in love with this city all over again to the point that we are thinking of moving (real talk and more on that later) but I got to indulge in great company, incredible Danish food and most importantly PRODUCT PORN!Read More
A couple of weeks ago I got invited to London Fashion Weekend, WAIT, BEAR WITH ME I haven't turned all fashion twat just yet. It's still an interiors thing I promise! The lovely BHS invited fellow blogger Emilie from Stella and the Stars and I along to check out the Luxe lounge at LFWend, which they had designed using BHS SS16 home accessories. Given the fact that I am up for anything random and design-y, I was in. I have to say after how the day went, I might be able to get used to this fashion malarkey...Read More
Right peeps, get ready for some proper luxury here! In this post I'm sharing all of my photos from Day 2 of our trip to Valencia with Porcelanosa to see their showrooms and new product lines for 2016. On day one we got taken to an amazing restaurant and then on a tour of Valencia's history and architecture. That could in itself have been enough but on day 2 it was down to business as we got to explore the Porcelanosa factories and showrooms. Yes, I said showrooms - this company is HUGE! I am talking like, every showroom being the size of IKEA. We went to at least 5 of them, I lost count.
Read on to see just a fraction of what was going on at Porcelanosa's design festival. A Michelin starred chef cooking for us and some of the most exquisite bathrooms and kitchen I've ever seen are just some of what's going on in this post. Grab yourself a cuppa, cos it's a whopper!Read More
I was so, so lucky and grateful to be invited along by Porcelanosa to go and view their new range of surfaces, tiles, kitchens and bathrooms and to see their factory. Not only was I well up for this idea in general, but then I was informed that this would be taking place at their headquarters in the gorgeous surroundings of Valencia, Spain. SAYYY WHAAAT! This was my first press trip away so I was well excited to see the ins and outs of this luxury brand but also get to hang out with some fellow bloggers and design journos who were just as excited about how ceramic wall tiles were made as me (that sounds like sarcasm, it's not). I'm a huge fan of that show 'how it's made' so a trip to a factory was a little bit heavenly for me.
Anyway, all that stuff will be revealed in Day 2 of this photo diary. but for now, let me walk you through the amazing hospitality that we were shown from Porcelanosa. From slick hotel rooms to mouthwatering food, incredible architecture and sun... yes SUN, real sun!Read More
Ahhh finally! A girls weekend away! Me and my mate and fellow mum Milly were almost frothing at the mouth when hip hotel chain Hotel Indigo asked if we fancied a weekend away in their cool York boutique hotel. With our sights set on eating as much as possible, indulging in as many child free activities as we could and having just a few too many gin and tonics, the weekend set off to a great start. And then Hotel Indigo really pulled it out of the bag when they saved us from near disaster...Read More
If you watched the first episode of Kirstie's handmade christmas this year then you will see I took part in the annual christmas tree decorating competition, which was a huge honour and something that was so fun and exciting to do! Of course I wanted to be rebellious and buck the traditional tree, so I bring the world my punk barbie christmas tree and the #alternativexmas...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
Hey hey! I've just decided I'm going to start doing little photo diaries whenever I have days out that might be of interest, Or just generally random stuff too! Recently I had a full day of meetings in London and I managed to cram in a few design shopping and inspiration stops along the way. Wanna see?Read More