Forest Green

Forest Greens

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Leaf NotepadMargot Chair, Tumblers, Pencil PouchMugPrintCushion, Vase.

 

Staying // 11 Howard New York

My number one fail-safe method in choosing hotels to feature on the blog: do I want to live there? The answer for 11 Howard is 100% yes. Please can I move in? I won’t be any trouble and the daily commute will be completely tolerable..

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Wearing // Summer whites

There’s something that feels quintessentially British about wearing all white during ‘summer’ (I use that term loosely). This blouse is actually very slightly off white, which is a bit more flattering than brilliant white and both the blouse and jeans are from Forever Unique.

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Meeting // Curious Egg’s Lorraine Aaron

I took a few minutes to talk to Lorraine Aaron, owner of a new online store selling gorgeous interiors, art and craft items, Curious Egg about her inspirations and aspirations for the company.

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High Field Town House // Birmingham

The High Field Town House is a boutique hotel that has recently opened in Edgbaston, a leafy suburb of Birmingham (my home city!). Tucked inside an elegant Victorian villa, the hotel has twelve individually-designed rooms. Here’s a sneak peek. READ MORE

Meeting // Matthew Calvin

Matthew Calvin of the eponymous jewellery brand took a few minutes to answer some questions on his style inspiration and new collection. READ MORE

Sponsored // Garden Update // Wood stain

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It’s that time of year again when I’m desperately trying to spend as much time in the garden as possible to get it ready in time for summer. The recent wet weather means everything is shooting up in the garden and I’m pleased to see some success from bulbs we planted last year. We have lived in our home for just over two years now and we’ve put a lot of time into the garden, as it was an absolute state when we moved in. We created a terrace area, a path leading to the top of the garden, created the borders from nothing and basically laid a new lawn entirely.  READ MORE

Lime Margaritas // Amara

As the weather is slowly but surely improving, I look for any opportunity to get out in the garden. I love gardening, but sometimes I just want to sit, relax in the garden and take in a pleasant evening after work. What better accompaniment than a refreshing cocktail? Like you needed an excuse. My margaritas are made extra special using these gorgeous treats from Amara, in my absolute interior go-to trends of navy blue and copper. What’s not to love?  READ MORE

Spring refresh // Graham & Brown

It’s that time of year when everyone is having a massive clear out of the old and bringing in the new. I’m a Marie Kondo convert and have already decluttered every drawer and wardrobe within sight, so the next step for a spring refresh was to inject some life into the house.

The majority of things in our home tend to fall under the grey, white, black or navy blue category. I’m not really one for bright colours, but these ombre cushions from the SS range from Graham & Brown bring a splash of brightness without being overwhelming.

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Armani Collezioni // Mailbox

Armani Collezioni is the diffusion line from Giorgio Armani and the latest exciting addition to the recently refurbished Mailbox.

I went along to the store last weekend and had too much fun trying on different outfits. My favourite look was this all black ensemble, cape, skinny jeans and black-stud bag. I paired it with some simple black kitten heels for a minimal take on power-dressing.

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