• Favourite shops

    Coastal style

    by  • Friday, November 21, 2014 • Favourite shops • 1 Comment

    seasalt homewareI’ve got their best selling Sea Folly Jacket and now I want their super soft bed linen. Hailing from the West Country, I’ve always been a fan of Cornish clothing brand, Seasalt. Last summer they launched their bed linen collection and are slowly expanding their homeware to include towels, cushions, notebooks and more. There is also an exclusive collection from the renowned Leach Pottery of St Ives. Each print is designed in house and they have a lovely, hand crafted quality. They are also launching some super exciting things for SS15 so stay tuned and I’ll update you in the new year.

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    New from H&M

    by  • Friday, July 18, 2014 • Favourite shops • 6 Comments

    H&M, homeware, kitchenware, home shopping spy, ideal home, alice humphrys, housetohomeThere’s nothing like a new collection from H&M and their AW14 pieces are tip top. This is just a little round-up of some of my favourite kitchenware finds. Marble, zinc and rustic wood. The perfect combo for a cool kitchen.

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    Hema comes to the UK

    by  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Favourite shops • 5 Comments

    Have you heard of Hema? It’s a bit like a Dutch version of the Danish¬†Tiger stores crossed with Ikea. They have almost 700 stores in seven different countries in Europe and last week I went to the opening of the first UK outlet in Victoria, London. There aren’t many stores where you can pick up a pink frying pan, a genuine Duralex Picardie glass for 60p (I bought 6. I couldn’t not), pretty patterned tape, a decent makeup brush and a packet of stroopwafles all in one trip.

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    This ‘variety store’ reminds me of a posh Woolworths with more of a design aesthetic.¬†They are also opening a larger store in Kingston and Bromley later this month and a UK online shop is due to launch later this year.

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