Category Archives: Lifestyle

My Favourite Summer Cocktail

August 16, 2017

Favourite Summer Cocktail recipe - Gin, St Germain, blood orange, ginger ale and lime with lemon thyme garnish

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Just a quick post today as I wanted to share a simple cocktail recipe that’s perfect for the SummerRead More

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Thoughts | Finding time for creativity to keep up my motivation

August 7, 2017

Mark making workshop Updtairs at Smug with Hello Marilu

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Hopefully you know what to expect when you land on my blog usually, I tend to deal in home design that fits largely within the remit of the blogs tag line “Colour, Pattern & Patina”, but today I wanted to share something a bit different.Read More

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My Summer Picks | Food, Culture, Beauty

July 12, 2017

Lifestyle - Summer inspiration, things to read, cook, summer scent & beauty

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A couple of weeks of sun drenched days, and at least a few slightly balmy nights, and my mind turns to acid hues, lurid looking cocktails, and a longing to shoot the breeze (or else become a character in a Tennessee Williams novel).Read More

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A Simple & Un-fussy Outdoor Tablescape Idea

June 10, 2017

simple relaxed outdoor tablescape ideas, scandinavian linen, vintage silver, botanical, cut glass, tea lights Image: Design Soda

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Welcome to the weekend friends, we made it through another beautifully warm week and the election at the end of it (UK) proved to be more interesting than expected. Read More

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Lifestyle: Chasing Slow – 9 Tips For Mindfulness & Slowing Down

February 20, 2017

chasing slow book review, slow living small luxuries succulent, candles, diffuser

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Good morning friends, if you have dropped along here to find the usual dose of Monday interiors inspiration, or you want to know where these fabulous cushions are from (Murmur, H&M, Also Home and La Redoute, since you ask) then you may just be in the wrong place on this occasion as today’s post is more personal than usual.Read More

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