Christmas Gift Guide {Part 1}

I’m not sure how it happened but it’s December. It’s here, it’s happening and we need to get presents quick. My husband and I are still hoping to move before the new year (but might be Jan at this stage) so have made an executive decision to only buy one…
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Interiors update: living room

Sofa: £350 in the sale, Habitat.  It’s funny, we’ve lived in our flat so long now and were just ‘making do’ with the existing style, I had almost assumed our living room was finished. Until it actually was. And we feel so liberated. I’m not saying we did a complete…
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Interiors: Hallway

It’s been a while since most of you last saw my hallway. It has been 5 years since we moved into this flat, and we have only just decorated our hall for the first time. Seriously.  When we moved in, we could just afford the mortgage, no extra ‘thrills’ as…
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The art of self tan…

Shirt: L’Agence (there’s a lovely lace chiffon mix blouse from Zara here). Clutch: Clare V at Modern Society. Jeans: £30, Asos. Jewellery: Cadenzza. Sunglasses: £35 in the sale, Le Specs at Very Exclusive. Nails in ‘Wardrobe’: £5, Topshop. Photograph: Christopher O’Donnell Fake tan. It’s something I do most days without even thinking about it (especially…
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The Frugal Gift Guide: Under £20

Right, let’s do this. I’m fully aware of the irony that I tell everyone to get their presents in October and November, and then I publish my Christmas gift guide in December. But I’m sure there are a few who haven’t quite finished their list yet. Which is mainly why…
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Frugal Living: Industrial Interiors

Concrete flowerpot: Granit in Gothenburg, Sweden. Radiator: £265.99, Alcova at Screwfix Zinc topped table, made to order, Quirky Interiors. Marble flower pot: £9.99, H&M Our zinc topped table was one of the first things we bought for our flat almost 4 years ago and I remember at £400 it was one of…
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Design: Cos x Hay

Trays: £25 for large,  £10 for extra small, £19 for small, Cos x Hay. Headphones: Frends (bought at TK Maxx). Earrings: £12, Z for Accessorize (instore). Rose gold earcuff: £38, Tada & Toy. Notecards: Paperchase. Nail polish in ‘Plankton’: £5, Topshop. Pen: £13.56, Caran D’Ache. Tweezers: Tweezerman. Lip balm: £16, Bobbi…
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