With my boyfriend’s birthday fast approaching always comes the obligatory line – ‘Oh, don’t worry about getting me anything’, quickly followed by my mandatory response – ‘Don’t be silly, of course I want to buy you something.’ The trouble is, I do always struggle with what to buy him. He is not a material guy...Read More
Although a nation of shoppers, we are also known to be – in some circumstances – a nation of last minute shoppers too. Whilst frantically buying all my presents on Christmas Eve does not appeal to me, there are many others who seem to either thrive on the pressure or simply forget, and end up...Read More
Mother’s Day is the day to show the number one woman in your life just how much you care. Whether that’s cooking her breakfast or buying the perfect gift, we’ve got some ideas to inspire you ahead of the big day… Biscuiteers Biscuiteers is a bespoke biscuit boutique with beautiful shops based in both Notting Hill and Battersea....Read More
A Semple Dress Delight the special lady in your life with a made to measure dress from Semple, the perfect present for her. Why not let her decide the perfect fabric, style and colour…and at a time to suit her diary? A unique, indulgent experience for her – from initial consultation to final fitting, the Semple...Read More
Christmas is a truly momentous time of year for many of us, filled with joy and happiness. Christmas for me is a nostalgic time of year linked with many happy memories of joyous times spent with family and friends. So, here are just some of the reasons why I for one and certainly looking forward...Read More
For most of us our home is our haven; an extension of our personalities. What we have in our home says a lot about our individual tastes and is often a musing for the way in which we would like to be perceived. The perfect paint colour coupled, the ideal sofa and careful balanced lighting combined with...Read More
Since growing up Christmas has taken on a new, more important meaning to me and to so many of my friends and family. We may not wake up at 6am, rushing downstairs excitedly to see if Santa has been, since we now cherish those lie-ins. There are no Scalextrics, bikes and Baby Born to open,...Read More
My friend had her first baby six years ago and, as a way of saying thank you for a gift that I gave her, she handmade me a personalised Thank You card. I loved it. I still have it to this day and it means as much to me now as it did then. A...Read More
I usually don’t get excited/prepared/remotely organised for Christmas until around the 24th of December. That’s just how it’s always been for me, it’s not practical and it’s definitely not good for the stress levels, but I refuse to start thinking about it months in advance…until now. My team at work is starting to organise the...Read More
No doubt by now the doormat is piled high with the many manilla envelopes that are flying through the letterbox, each awaiting your rsvp to the ‘summer wedding of the season’. Wedding invitations are like buses, either you don’t get one or they arrive together! And if you think it’s just the bride-to-be who’s stressing...Read More
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