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So far Holly has created 61 blog entries.

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.

A glance at Sleeper

In this post I’m looking at the brand Sleeper, a pyjama brand that’s much more than just pyjamas. The designs are sophisticated with a fun, lighthearted vibe, which makes them easy not only wear at home but for many other occasions. It’s a delightfully playful brand whose easy yet elevated pyjamas also have an ethically [...]

A glance at GANNI

I am going to start writing a number of blog posts where I look into different brands offering responsibly made clothes and accessories. I’m starting off with GANNI, a Danish brand known for its bold prints, effortless Scandinavian style and understated silhouettes. You might have even seen the iconic Ganni Girls on Instagram. For GANNI, [...]

Winter Wellness

These dreary months  can easily put people in a ‘sombre’ mood, especially just now when a lot of time is spent at home. However, there’s no reason not to take care of your ‘wellness’ and to try to brighten each day with a few little steps. Making some wellbeing rituals can help to bring routine [...]

Consciously Curated Gift Guide

Every year it seems to get more and more difficult to choose presents for loved ones. Particularly in the past year, there has definitely been a shift in wanting to buy things more meaningful and kinder to the environment. I’ve crafted a list of things I’ve tried or I’ve given to others for gifts.

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