Now that Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night has wistfully skipped by, it feels like everything-pumpkin flavoured is over and it’s like, suddenly everything has gone full on turkey Christmas mode!
If you love a fruity little number and you’re on the hunt for a special sparkler to pair with that Christmas day smoked salmon or turkey, read on. Bluebell sparkling wines are made using the same method used to produce champers, so they’re pretty special. What’s more, you’ll be supporting home-grown talent when you raise that glass for a toast. Read more »
This week the glitter pack are giving us a glimpse into their decoration style with some sumptuous snaps of their Thanksgiving tables. We’re loving Nicky Hilton’s cosy fireside night-in and Khloe Kardashian’s beautiful big bouquets.
As a wildlife and nature lover, I’ve always absolutely adored Juliet Travers work and cannot speak more highly of her designs. They are simply stunning – in fact, my Mum actually had some beautiful curtains made from her fabric last year and everyone always comments on them! The company is also fabulously British with the wallpapers and fabrics made in England. Since we last spoke to Juliet about her Safari collection, she’s launched her latest Albion collection that’s inspired by British wildlife, so she’s the perfect guest to have on the blog for our ‘Best of British’ collection. Over to Juliet. (Tip: scroll to the bottom for a code to get 25% off her Safari cushions – great Christmas gifts!). Read more »
What is science? I’d say it’s the process of discovery, of finding out how things work. It involves predicting, experimenting, analysing and theorizing, all in the pursuit of knowledge. Read more »
Compare discounts across all our retailers from John Lewis, Anthropologie, Marks & Spencer, OKA, Oliver Bonas and more. The grey links will take you straight to the offer. The White Company has extended its offer until midnight Tuesday 1st December!
With so many offers flying around, it can be tough to know where to go for what. Here’s some tips to make the most of the next 24 hours of discounts.
We’ve trawled the sales to bring you a selection of gorgeous gift ideas that make the most of the discounts.There’s beautiful espresso mugs for coffee lovers, silky soft throws, delicious scented candles, and pretty jewelery boxes and photo frames. If that’s not enough, browse our full collection of gifts for him and her here (a discount will apply to many of these until Monday).
If you’re a champagne lover, this is for you. Hambledon’s grapes are grown on the same chalk that you’ll find in the Champagne region in France, resulting in delectable sparkling wines that are basically champagne in all but the name. So why not wow your guests this Christmas by buying local bubbles and backing British? Over to Hambledon.
Totes know how Zoe feels this morning. Whitney Port is working the domestic Goddess thing to the max and we’re loving Arianna Huffington’s shot of her first office. Dreaming.
I had a gorgeous morning at the OKA showrooms in London yesterday, and I was so inspired by some of their beautiful festive sets I thought I’d share a couple of videos alongside a few of my favourite picks for gifts and for creating a warm, wintry home. They’re expected to offer a site-wide discount this weekend, so now is a great time to plan your buys.
For this week’s Best of British I spoke to Robert Welch, makers of english silver cutlery that recently made an appearance in Bradley Cooper’s latest film, Burnt.
If you need something truly unique and special to pair with that Christmas turkey, look no further. Sparkling red is back and on this week’s English Wine blog Bolney tells us more about theirs (and all their other mouth-watering wines). Over to the team at Bolney.
This week we’re lusting after Adam Levine and that romantic gesture of his.
Did you know Newgate Clocks is based in an old renovated Laura Ashley unit? Everyone has a 1940’s style desk with a vintage alarm clock by their side (jealous, us?) and there’s an office dog called Badger.
A smooth-running Christmas is all about preparation and organisation. This means….lists! Print them out, stick them on all the wall and work your way down. Before the big Black Friday (27th November) extravaganza, let’s work out what we have, what we don’t have and what we need. That way we know what we’re targeting in the sales and can get the most out of those discounts coming our way.
It’s Thursday, it’s high-time we indulged in a large glass of wine. This week we speak to English winemaker Denbies to hear more about their sparkling wines and white wines, what they taste like, how we should drink them and what foods we should munch alongside them.
This week we’re drooling over Jules Hough’s breakfast routine. Though maybe we’d add some waffles to those berries.
With Thanksgiving creeping closer we picked the brains of Kristina, the founder of Lexington, for some ideas on how to create magical festive spaces. She tells us how to use colours and layers, foliage and candles to weave charm and character into our homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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I’m a highly visual person when it comes to this game of matching-and-pairing. I’ll buy an entire outfit if I think the mannequin looks hot, and deck an entire room based on a magazine clipping.
One day, more than 16 years ago, three friends embarked on a great adventure over land and sea, to the farthest corners of the earth, in search of treasure. They scoured markets and factories from India to China, hunting high and low. What did they find?
As our evenings are officially getting colder and darker earlier, it’s only fair to say Winter is trudging along quite quickly. Much to others disapproval, I actually really don’t mind Winter, it’s my favourite season and it’s THE perfect time to get cosy and wrap up warm!
I’m not a great lover of investing too much money in trinkets that come out just once-a-year. Instead, I prefer to invest in classic items that evoke a stylish and seasonal ambiance throughout the Winter and dot a few token festive pieces in-between.
What a little dude.
In parallel with our ‘Best of British’ collection, we’re running a series zooming-in on English wines.
My long-suffering family will attest to the fact that I am a born scatterbrain. I’m constantly scribbling to-do lists to try and combat this insufferable trait, but inevitably this means I have scraps of illegibly scrawled paper lying all over the house.
Mindfulness is becoming something of a buzz-word these days. We’re encouraged to be mindful of what we eat, mindful of our bodies, mindful of our mental state. It’s a trend I’m a huge fan of. The rise in mobile devices and mass-made produce is playing havoc with our wellbeing, and I strongly believe in the importance of looking inwards and adjusting our behaviour to enhance our mood.
Hello. Nice to meet you! My name is Samantha and I’m an Interior Architectural Designer.
I love a good bargain and no more so that at this expensive time of year. Not only do we have Christmas hurtling towards us, but I have a ton of birthdays in November and December to cater for too. Total bank balance, racking-my-brains for ideas nightmare.
These little mounds of chocolatey goo, scattered with pink and white fairy fluff are fantastically easy and fun to make and dangerously delicious.
This week’s Instahome highlight? Cara’s spookalicious skull cushion.
So we’ve finally been fully infiltrated by all things American. As if the food, television series and slang and were not enough, festivals and holidays from the other side of the pond are now being celebrated with just as much verve and vigour here, as they are over there.
Whether you are looking to add instant contemporary glamour and elegance to your home this autumn/winter or for the perfect homeware gift, look no further than Artisanti.
Instead of trudging into work on this cold, wintry morning, what would you give to be heading to a luxurious spa? A blissful retreat from the world, where you can unwind, shed your woes and recharge your batteries.
As the mornings darken and the evenings draw in, take a step onto the dark side with this season’s trend for gothic glamour.
I’ve been wittering on for weeks now about how to spruce up our spaces ahead of the festivities. But let’s face it, it’s another story when it comes to splashing the cash. That’s why I’ve waved my wand to offer you all a fantastic 20% off Artisanti products, starting today.
This week on Instagram, the beautiful bunch gave us cheeky glimpses into their spaces.
Hands-up whose starting to tire of mega-store domination? As the world’s giant chains increasingly seep into every sliver of our sphere, we’re pushing back. We want to buy local, support local.
With research strongly suggesting that mobile devices are bruising our sleep, we need to start being mindful of our bedrooms and how we can turn them into techno-free zones of soothing calm and serenity.
There’s nothing more relaxing than curling up by candlelight. And nothing more zen than the fresh smell of fragrance. I’m a huge fan of Branche d’Olive candles, so in keeping with this month’s zen and magic theme, I asked them to give us a flavour of their fragrances. Read more »
They’re just like us really.
We’re fast approaching the start of the season of fun, and I’m beyond excited. Last week we focused on waving a little magic into our lounges. This week we’re going to zest-up our eating spaces, the other important hub for entertaining.
Weave calm and peace into the home as well as restore your energy and recharge ahead of the festive season.
Today Spotdeco is launching its weekly Instahome round-up, where we spy on celebs in their natural environment (aka home).
Through October, I’m going to be running a series of blogs every Monday that discuss how to spice up your home for the festive season. Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than that mad ol’ rush as more and more weekends start being blocked out of the calendar, so let’s get organised and start now.
September and October are funny months. They half herald a new year as we return from holidays, the kids trudge back to school and the students flock to university, and they bridge the transition from sun-soaked daylight-drenched days into darker, damp and chillier climes.