The nights are drawing in, there’s already a distinct biting chill in the air and the once green leaves have begun to rust and fall from their branches; autumn is here. But as we battle the drizzle and prepare to head into the new season bundled up in our knitwear and looking towards Christmas, the...Read More
What is it that makes us city dwellers or country bumpkins? Is it through nurture or nature that we decide upon the location in which we hope to settle down, work and raise a family? As a true country girl, I got to thinking about our different preferences and wondered what makes us put down...Read More
Open to the public for the first time in 2006, Mayfield Lavender is a 25 acre organic lavender farm offering a beautiful and often much needed escape from the bustling centre of London. The fields which can be found in Banstead, South London, were planted in 2002 to revive and honour the Victorian heritage of...Read More
The 19th of August marked the legendary Coco Chanel’s birthday, a woman who embodied elegance. Which got me thinking, what makes someone elegant? And what does it actually mean? The Oxford English Dictionary defines elegance as “the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner”. It describes something that is somewhat intangible and elusive. Importantly, elegance...Read More
Two days of sunshine and suddenly summer’s here with a vengeance, kicking out the last dregs of winter with a triumphant cackle. Of course, it is raining at this very moment because British summertime is fickle at best. It’s at this time of year when spring and summer rule the land that the differences between...Read More
One of the things I love most about the summer is the simplicity and ease to have a good day. The sun is shining; people are smiling at every passing corner. Days effortlessly turn into beautiful summers nights and weekends feel that little bit more special. If you like to explore and spend a lazy...Read More
At Semple we are big fans of mix and match jewellery that allows us to build our own bespoke creations. So we just had to tell you about our discovery of OAK Jewellery. Their range of charms, inspired by nature, will allow you to create your own unique pendants. Founded in London in 2011, OAK has grown...Read More
David Attenborough is probably the most well known and respected wildlife presenter of our time. Throughout his career he has discovered endless facts about creatures all over the world, which we have followed religiously now for years, following his numerous TV series such as Life, Blue planet, Frozen planet and Africa to name a few....Read More
This week, as London endured yet another tube strike, I found myself getting stuck in the most uninspiring places. Tube undergrounds, train platforms and in the middle of a penguin like huddles. I wasn’t a fan and I’m sure many of you who had similar experiences would agree. But it got me thinking. Where would...Read More
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