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    Banish those winter blues with our essentials for keeping warm and cosy.

    by  • Sunday, November 1, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It’s November. The month before Christmas. The weather is pants, daylight saving has kicked in (although where exactly we are saving daylight, I’m not too sure, it seems dark at all hours!) and all we want to do is hibernate inside. Well thats OK you know, it’s time we did some relaxing after a busy summer of socialising, holidaying and prosecco-picnicking (my favourite hobby) so rather than feel depressed about being stuck inside, lets enjoy and embrace it! But if we’re going to do this, lets do it right. Here be the essentials for a cosy winters hibernation. (And yes it’s ok to add a shot or two of something stronger to your hot chocolate…. )



    Top: Make a simple mug warmer to protect your hands by cutting a length of felt to fit around the mug and tie it in place with twine. Put a cinnamon stick on the join, then secure with a double knot.

    1.Christmas tree hot chocolate glass mug, £3.50, Sainsbury’s. 2.Contrast colour metal mug-gold/blue, £15, Oliver Bonas. 3.Lene Bjerre Abella cup with spoon- grey, £9.50, Houseology. 4.Blue Hershey’s Mug, £10, BHS.

    number02autumn02Top: Tom Dixon Scented Candle London, £55; Bloomingville Knitted blanket Cream, £149;Autrement Dit Lapland Stag Cushion, £52; Lene Bjerre Mie Throw Off White, £113 all Houseology.

    1. Check fleece throw, £7, Primark.  2.Tartan cushion, £19, M&Co. 3.Chunky diamond knit cushion- stone, £25, BHS. 4.Grey knitted throw, £34.99, Homesense. 



    Top: Cedar 3-seater sofa £699, Chunky knit throw £80, Tartan cushion £30, Horse cushion £25,  Chunky knit cushion £35,  Enslow table lamp £120, Pheasant and Feather wall art £50, Pheasant toile cushion £25, Hurricane lanterns, Small £30, Large £50, and Stag pillar candle holder £18 all House of Fraser. 

    1.Large winter berries scented candle, £16.50, Beefayre. 2.Tom Dixon scented candle gift set, £80, Amara. 3.White mason jar candle, £4, Primark.  4.LONDON scented room candle, £28, Ted Baker.

    number04Autumn04Top: Keep Calm hot water bottle, £4.95, Dotcomgiftshop. 

    1.Faux fur hot water bottle, £22.50, White Stuff.  2.Row Pinto Cashmere mini hot water bottle- dark neutral and lilac, £50, Amara.  3. Knitted stag hot water bottle, £19.99, Aroma Home. 4.Penguin hot water bottle, £20, Marks & Spencer.

    number05Autumn05Top:  Oliver Bonas & innocent have teamed up, like a good hat & scarf combo, to help keep older people warm and well in winter. They have have picked out six favourite little hats, and transformed them into life-sized limited edition hats to wear this winter. £5 from each adult hat & £3 from each kids hat goes straight to Age UK. Big knit tutti frutu kids hat, £12, Oliver Bonas.

    1.Annabelle bobble hat, £17.50, White Stuff. 2.Reindeer bobble hat, £5, Matalan. 3.Fur pom bobble hat- oatmeal, £15, Marks & Spencer. 4.Luca pom hat knitting kit – ivory white/dusky pink, £35, Stitch and Story. 


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    Calling all coffee lovers…

    by  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It’s Sunday, which means it’s the luxury of leisurely breakfast and two rounds of coffee; unheard of during the week, unless I want heart palpitations during Monday catch up meeting.



    Love, love love, this bargainous coffee-for-one cafetiere 

    Copper Effect Cafetiere, 350ml, £5, George

    So this is my little weekend coffee set up, although it’s a classic arrangement, seeing all the options that are out there, I think maybe it’s time for an update (although it does make me feel a teeny bit like I’m in a Parisian cafe).



    Bialetti espresso maker, six cup, £35, Selfridges; Picardie glass, from £1.50 each, Duralex range, John Lewis


    Take the plunge with these new cafetieres…


    Gold Cafetiere, 3 cup, £25, Linea range, House of Fraser; French Press copper coffee maker, £32.95; Leopold Vienna range, Haus




    White ceramic cafetiere, £49, Sophie Conran; Stoneware cafetiere in Coastal Blue, £49, Le Creuset


    Small cafetiere, Freud range, £66, Eclect Design; Pulcina Moka Pot, £49, Alessi in collaboration with Illy, launching at London Design Festival and available from Selfridges from the 19th – 30th September, so get in there fast!

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    Sneak Peek: House of Fraser to launch brand new Home and Fashion collection for Autumn 2015

    by  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 • Favourite shops • 0 Comments

    It may not be launching online and in store until the end of August but we’re so excited about the new Gray & Willow collection from House of Fraser, that we couldn’t keep it to ourselves!


    3 seater sofa £1,899, side table £259, cushions from £45, basket knit throw £100 and grey etched textured vase £35 all from Gray & Willow.

    Designed and curated in-house at House of Fraser, the gorgeous new collection explores a ‘Scandi inspired approach to interiors that demonstrates relaxed versatility within a sanctuary of modern style’

    Featuring a palette of soft greys, putties, oatmeals and dusty lilacs, it captures a mood of a relaxed and rustic lifestyle.


    Wooden bench £499, marble vase £30, large marble frame £30, slate frame £20, cream etched vase £25, grey etched vase £35, candle holder £18 and basket knit throw, £100 all Gray & Willow.

    Heralding traditional making methods and natural material and taking a relaxed approach to cooking, dining and entertaining, the kitchen collection combines acacia wood boards, utensils and lidded glass jars with light and dark marble serveware, and organically shaped, glazed dinnerware.

    We love the simple, understated feel of the striped linens and brushed steel cutlery, both of which would work well with existing crockery and glassware.


    Acacia round board £45, dark marble placemat £30, acacia utensils £12 each, rectangular roasting dishes from £30, round roasters from £32, striped napkins, £16 for 4, all Gray & Willow.



    Elska dinnerware from £6 and striped napkins £16 for 4 both Gray & Willow.

    Moving through to the bedroom, the collection continues the relaxed, laid-back living feel, which through extensive customer research was identified by the buying team, as a key essential thus achieving daily calm and more time for rest and relaxation. Something we can all relate to!


    Double bedstead £999, Tromso flannel stripe double duvet cover £80, Stonewashed bedspread £150 all Gray & Willow.

    With such pretty bedding of timeless washed slub cotton yarns and linen fibres with brushed flannel for an organic quality it creates a lovingly laid-back feel that just makes us want to curl up among it with a cup of tea and a good book!


    Pillowcases from £25 for a pair, Gray & Willow.

    If like us you love this look for your home, then you’ll be pleased to hear the Gray & Willow collection extends to fashion too so look out for this launching at the end of August too. We’ve already got our eye on several lovely pieces!


    Gray & Willow at House of Fraser,

    launching online and in store

    from the end of August 2015.

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