Stop and smell the flowers. Sadly walk into most florists and this isn’t actually possible. Have you noticed that most bunches of flowers have no smell? We instinctively lean in and sniff but are left disappointed. Most commercially grown flowers have had the scent gene removed so they look pretty and last longer but have lost their soul. Thankfully I’ve recently discovered The Real Flower … Continue reading Stop and Smell The Flowers…from The Real Flower Company
Looking for inspiration for the best gifts for the rose lover in your life? Well you’ve come to the right place. I am unabashedly, enraptured with rose scents. Rose has a rather undeserved reputation as being a bit ‘Old Lady’ but there are a million different rose scents from fresh and sweet to sensual and sizzlingly sexy. See below for my pick of the best … Continue reading Top 10 Best Beauty Gifts For Rose Lovers
Ideas and inspiration for great gifts for all budgets, sustainably and ethically made. Continue reading Get Your Gift on With UncommonGoods
Flowers and tea are two things that lift the spirits. Combine the two….kinda….and you get flowers in a teacup. I received this thoughtful gift and thought they’d be great for Mother’s Day for a twist on the traditional bunch of flowers. The white bone china teacup and saucer filled with a posy, arrives with a personalised message on a gift tag attached. My little bouquet … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Time for a cuppa……flowers
Wonderlusting Mother’s Day gift guide of the best tea gifts including Yswara, Choi-Time, 3107 London, Sconnoisseur and Page Thirty Three Continue reading The Best Tea Gifts For Mother’s Day
Stationery junkies will feel like they’ve died and gone to heaven in Kikki K, the brand new Swedish-inspired, lifestyle stationery store that has just opened in Covent Garden Continue reading kikki K ~ Brand New Stationery Store Opens In London
Beat the plastic bag fee with practical and stylish eco-friendly reusable shopping bags from ZPM. Continue reading Beat the Plastic Bag Fee With Eco-Chic Shopping Bags
For anyone who doesn’t know, Sephora is basically the ultimate beauty sweet shop. It stocks all the big beauty brands such as Chanel and Bobbi Brown alongside funky niche ones such as bite, Edward Bess, Ellis Faas. They are also often the first to stock new ranges like the new Marc Jacobs Beauty and exclusive kits not available anywhere else. Most importantly for me, the … Continue reading Shopping in Los Angeles: Sephora, When Will We See You Again in UK?
Our ancestors would think they’d died and gone to heaven if they walked into a supermarket today. All that bounty all in one place – no hunting or gathering required. Quite amazing really. You can’t beat supermarkets for convenience and I often have fun wandering the aisles exploring the goodies on the shelves. However I’m not crazy about the way they are like juggernauts crushing all … Continue reading London Food Shopping: The People’s Supermarket – for the people, by the people?
There are few things to delight in Lewisham but one has been the discovery of the fruit and veg stalls in Lewisham market. The abundance and quality of the produce you can buy is exceptional and all at cheaper than chips prices. In many cases you are probably paying 10% of the price you would pay in a supermarket. There are loads of stalls selling big … Continue reading London Shopping: Bargaintastic Fruit & Veg at Lewisham Market