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A day at the Daylesford

As you drive up the long road to Daylesford Farm you see a striking building that combines honey hued stone and an airy expanse of glass, framed with Farrow and Ball green. There is a sense of lightness about the place and a serenity that envelops the whole estate. Based in the Cotswolds, it’s known [...]

A country escape to the Cotswolds

Honey coloured buildings, lush landscapes and charming villages. Idyllic is definitely the right way to describe the Cotswolds. I spent a couple of days there over the New Year, so I was lucky enough to see the villages still lit up by Christmas decorations. It’s a destination within easy reach of London, just a two-hour [...]

At home with Pangaia

With jackets made from wildflowers, self-cleaning t-shirts made from seaweed and logos made from air pollution, Pangaia’s methods are certainly not conventional. They offer wardrobe essentials that are created with are bio-based, recycled fibres and innovative materials. Because of their outside perspective on the fashion industry, they produce refreshingly thoughtful collections.

Autumn Reading List

Autumn is that time of year when it starts to get a bit chilly, the air is crisp, the days are starting to get shorter and you want to sit inside with a nice cup of tea. These are some of the books that I have read during the last few months, which transport you [...]

A glance at Roop

This adorable accessory brand was created in 2019 by Natasha Fernandes Anjo, who makes everything herself by hand. She was inspired by furoshiki - a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to carry things. The bags can be worn for any occasion, whether you’re going on a picnic, going out with friends or even to a [...]

A glance at Rixo

English brand Rixo was created by Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey in 2015. The brand focuses on playful, bold prints with a retro, bohemian feel, inspired by the designers’ love of vintage clothing. A see-now-buy-now attitude is less and less appealing and a brand that is shifting this focus is Rixo.

Fondation Carmignac and the Imaginary Sea

I decided to devote an entire post to this Foundation, as it’s simply not enough to have just one paragraph about it in my post on Porquerolles. It was one of the most immersive exhibitions I have ever been to. There is an incredible sense of serenity when you visit Fondation Carmignac, you are really [...]

A day in Porquerolles

Idyllic comes to mind when I think of Porquerolles. I visited this tiny island by way of  a ten minute water taxi from Hyères. It’s possibly one of my favourite places I’ve visited in the south of France - much more low-key and relaxed than other places in the south. Porquerolles island was bought by [...]

A weekend in Hyères

The coastal town of Hyères on the French Riviera exudes Côte d’Azur charm. A medieval town with warm colourful buildings, it’s full of character, and with palm trees everywhere

A glance at Vestiaire Collective

In an age of never-ending newness, I find that having something unique or vintage is much more sophisticated and interesting than fawning over the latest trend. In a sea of the same ‘It’ items that are on everyone else’s shopping list, it’s refreshing to try something different.

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