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Hey, I’m Back At My Desk!

Filed in : Lifestyle

Hey, I’m back at my desk! It’s been six months since I’ve written anything here. Apologies for dashing off without prior notice but I’m sure you all know that life has a tendency to get in the way sometimes. Despite the radio silence right here on the blog, I’ve had quite a few things happening. Some […]

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Raw Kale and Pistachio Pesto

Filed in : TASTE

I love pesto, I always have. However recently I’ve found that I no longer enjoy the pesto I buy from the supermarket. I’m not entirely sure, but this could be partly because I’ve become a little bored of how ‘samey’ the store bought pesto tastes nowadays. About a year ago, I bought a jar of small […]

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Light a Candle Today for International Wave of Light

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Once upon a time, I welcomed the month of October purely for its natural beauty. The enchanting splendour of autumn leaves, atop the trees, floating weightlessly through the air and scattered all around us like golden confetti. Of course I still appreciate its beauty, but the significance of October is forever changed for me now. […]

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PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND BUTTERSCOTCH CHAMPAGNE SORBET

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It’s hard to believe that summer is already coming to an end, as it seemed to have side-stepped the UK this year. Oh well, given the reputation of ‘Great British Summer’, I kinda knew that my trip to Antigua & Barbuda for Sailing Week earlier this year was going to be my only decent dose of sunshine before […]

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DIY: HOW TO MAKE A PRETTY WILDFLOWER WREATH

Filed in : DIY & CRAFTS, Lifestyle

So last weekend I had the pleasure of being a welcomed guest at what I can only refer to as the happiest, sunniest, most tear-jerking wedding ever! It was the wedding of my gorgeous friend Anna and her rather debonair fiancé Ben. I affectionately refer to them as BenAnna, and have found over time that many […]

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HOW TO MAKE CHILI-INFUSED OLIVE OIL

Filed in : DIY & CRAFTS, TASTE

I love infused oils for three main reasons. They’re delicious, they’re versatile, and they often look very beautiful when presented in nicely shaped glass bottles. Many of you know that I love spicy foods, so it may not come as a surprise that chili-infused olive oil is one of my favourites of all infused oils. Having […]

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Honouring My Baby’s Memory

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Here is a photo of some playful bubbles my sister blew for my precious little girl, as we marked her 3rd birthday at her memorial picnic on July 1st. Which 3 year-old wouldn’t be fascinated by bubbles? When it comes to honouring my baby’s memory, even the smallest acts such as blowing bubbles count… I generally don’t share […]

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Moroccan-Inspired Decor

Filed in : Interiors, Style File

I’ve always loved Moroccan interior design, but given that I’m an ardent lover of colourful interiors, it is a little surprising that my preferred Moroccan-inspired decor style is rather muted in comparison to the real deal. Picture a visually enchanting blend of Arabian, African and Mediterranean influences, balanced by the pared-back simplicity and tranquility of Scandinavian home styling… That […]

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Spring Green: My 10 Favourites from Designer’s Guild

Filed in : 18 Chelsea Mews Loves, Colour Crush, Colour Stories, Style File

As botanical prints make an appearance on many things this season, I find myself  falling in love with various shades of green. Being a truly loyal fan of lime green and chartreuse, it has come as a pleasant surprise that I’m rapidly gaining interest in a myriad of other greens, from the most subtle barely-there […]

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Easy DIY Easter Egg Favours

Filed in : DIY & CRAFTS

Happy Easter everyone! Some of you are fully aware it’s been a little busy for me lately, and my plans for decorating Easter Eggs has been put on the back burner while I attempt to meet other deadlines. Although it’s cutting into my blogging time, I’m pleased to say that design demands are picking up […]

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