Spread the Love : Low Prep & Maximum Impact Treats

MacaroonCake

I love this month, when the internet is awash with crazy, sweet, sugary and silly Valentines ideas. For years now my Valentines weekend has been less about couples stuff and more about spreading the love with baking, decorating my home in hearts and just having a playful cosy time.

This year we have an almost two year old who makes us laugh constantly and delights in anything new, knows the word for ‘heart! heart! heart!’ and is happiest when life is unpredictable and offbeat – what could be better than celebrating this loveable occasion with her?

As with most of my entertaining ideas – i’m the kind of hostess who enjoys less prep, more impact so here are some really great, low prep, maximum impact Valentines Day ideas that will turn your weekend around.

LACE HEART PANCAKES

How pretty is this Lace Heart Pancake? Simply made by filling a plastic squeezy bottle with pancake batter (a washed up ketchup bottle would work) then artfully drawing a squiggly heart or a design of your choice onto a hot pan!

Squeeze Botle Pancake Art

TINY MESSAGE GARLAND

Who wouldn’t love to receive this pretty and sweet Valentine’s garland in the mail or just found by your bed? String together letters cut out in coloured card spelling out your message and stud with anything you have in your craft pile like pom-poms, bits of fabric and shards of metallic paper for a crafty and cute ‘message in a bottle’.

Oh Happy Day
(more…)

WallpaperFeatured

New Year, New Walls: Boras Tapeter

I have been thinking about wallpaper for a long, long, long, time. Most of my life probably. I’ve had a confused relationship with it – at times declaring its the worst thing that could happen to a home but at the same time sneakily archiving a list of my favourite designs – its a commitment […] Read more…

SS16Featured

Spring 2016 Homeware on The High Street

With my head buried in projects and juggling childcare all of January I just came up for a little air – realised it’s February – already Spring for the retail industry and that I have NO idea what is in the shops! So in an attempt to combine some glorious new season retail therapy with much work […] Read more…

LimewoodFeatured

5 Star Luxury at Limewood

The month before Christmas, with our babysitter [my mum] rudely on holiday for what seemed like forever and us holding our eyes open with matchsticks, the three of us [including toddler] threw our cares to the wind and checked into heaven on earth – Lime Wood in the New Forest. A 5 Star Babington House-esque boutique […] Read more…

NapeanseaFeatured

My New Homeware Line! NAPEANSEA

You may have noticed my absence on the blog this month and it’s because I have been working away on a project very close to my heart. My first collection of homeware, launched with my extremely talented mother – a textile designer – Reena Ray Wahi! NAPEANSEA is a small but growing collection of homeware […] Read more…

SomethingExcitingFeature

Something Exciting…

We are just taking a brief break for January whilst we work on something very exciting that I hope to share with you very soon. Back in a tick! Image from ThisisSheena   Read more…

RohiniWreathFeatured

Your Christmas Your Rules : Chandelier Wreath DIY

A few months ago I took part in one of the most exciting opportunities of my career to date – the new ‘Your Christmas Your Rules’ campaign for House of Fraser which allowed me to play out my Martha Stewart crafting fantasies. The festive campaign inspires customers with a host of different style options for Christmas […] Read more…

GroovyMagnets_Feature

Rainy Day Salvation : Groovy Magnets

Life has never been more divided into ‘indoor weather’ and ‘outdoor weather’ than it is now I have a toddler. It feels like it has been raining for months and the reality of staying indoors for an entire day with my darling girl is just not what it used to be… The day begins perfectly calmly, Aarya […] Read more…

HalloweenFeatured

10 Interiors Inspired Halloween Instagrams

You all know i love me a bit of witchy! I’ve been following a few great spooky Instagram accounts for a while from all over the globe – allowing me to indulge in an October vibe all year round. Here are my must follows… expect plenty of references to Practical Magic, Buffy, creepy thrift shop finds, pagan musings, […] Read more…

MSScandiFeatured

Scandinavian Style at M&S

As the nights draw in quicker each day and we hurry home to hunker down for the evenings, we might consider taking our cue from the Scandinavians who use clean silhouettes and lighter tones to combat the darkness. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know I have a very soft spot for high street homewares […] Read more…

TheFabricofIndiaFeatured

Must See: The Fabric of India

London has been abuzz with the newest and grandest opening at the V&A Museum this month  – The Fabric of India – the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century. A succession of celebrations have marked the opening of the […] Read more…

1 2 3 157