Road Trip

From left to right: Urban Ears Plattan headphones in Smoke £50, Urban Outfitters, Scrimshaw coasters, Thomas Paul £12.95, Supernice, Ray Ban Wayfarer Sungasses £140, Net A Porter,  New York, Edward Rutherford, £16 Amazon, Feather Charm Belt, £20, Urban Outfitters, Solid perfume, £20, Le Labo, Anthropologie, S, ailor tote bag $33, Banyan Hippo, Vintage Map Notebooks £10 for 3, Urban Outfitters, Flores soft drink tumbler, £4.99, Zara Home

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This week, I will be mostly headed to the East Coast of America for a summer of magic… This Tuesday Dave and I are off into the New England sunset with our best friends. We will be flying into beautiful Boston, hiring a car and winding our way along the Cape, stopping and taking in the sights, towards Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, Providence and finally making our way to the glittering city of New York.

We have planned this trip for so long I can’t believe the day is finally here… amongst other things we will visit the magical old town of Salem, Massachusetts, fill ourselves with Lobster rolls whilst gazing across the Cape, probably get caught in a summer thunderstorm and dance the night away in New York. Hopefully I will be able to check back here with some inspiring finds whilst i’m away. Till then! xoxo

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These days, British creative Faye Toogood is mostly known I guess for her collaborations with Tom Dixon and her minimal furniture rooted in nature. But I used to assist her when she worked as a Stylist for British interior mag, The World of Interiors many years ago, so her styling holds a special place in my heart…

Faye has always had a way with making inanimate objects feel poetic and emotive. She also executes really simple ideas and materials with huge impact.  I’m interviewing her for work in a few weeks, so looking forward…

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CleanUp

This week, somehow I don’t think Jane Austen or some beautiful tableware is going to make things ok.

I am so, so angry and saddened by the mindless, jealous, savage acts that escalated over the last few days here in London. I literally have no words for the way I feel about those people that I can share here. They have taken away the homes and livelihood’s of hard-working contributors to society, which they will never be.

Anyway, this blog is a positive space. At a time when it feels like all is lost in the world I wanted to share some glimmers of hope for society through the acts of human kindness that were discovered online in the shadow of the last few days.

I’ve loved reading @bridgetminamore‘s heartwarming and honest Tweets during the riots and hearing her experiences:

“Big up to the 176 bus driver. Bus was out of service but he slowed down when he saw ppl walking to ask if they needed a safe ride, for free.”

“Big up the group of 9 young guys who walked me home from Cambwell Green to East Dulwich, because “you’re a girl, innit”. Nearly made me cry!”

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Thank Turk Its Saturday is an event create on Facebook to thank the Turkish for protecting Dalston during the riots. We are encouraged to head to Dalston and “get up, grab a paper from a corner shop, go to a local cafe, get your hair done at a turkish barber shop, go to one of our lovely Turkish supermarkets to get your shopping in, eat out at a restaurant or grab a takeaway Pide or kebab then have some drinks in a Turkish bar.” : )

And of course the ultimate act of human kindness are the Riot Wombles…  a spontaneous organization formed using social media, @riotcleanup, spread the word about post riot cleanups around London. Arming themselves with gloves and brooms, the Riot Wombles took to the streets to clean up and reclaim our streets.

Spread the love people.

Be Nice

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So… I am getting married next year [shy]. David proposed in July in what used to be Westminster Library…

I haven’t really been hitting the wedding magazines and blogs because I know exactly I (sorry we) want. We are getting married in Mumbai and it’s going to be really simple and balmy and magical. However, one site that I do find myself returning to over and over is BHLDN (Beholden) the amazing online bridal venture by the geniuses at Anthropologie. Subtle, poetic and expensive, BHLDN has a constantly evolving collection of stunning contemporary bridal and bridesmaid gowns and accessories and my favourite, a mind-blowingly inspirational edit of decor options.

Beautifully styled and with snippets of decorating tips and fun articles, the site is a pleasure to navigate and explore. One lovely snippet of information that struck me was a brief history and culture of the wedding band…

“Circa 3000 BC: The first reported wedding band wearers were Egyptians. For theirs, they’d twist plants into small circles”

“Swedish women wear three bands: One for engagement, marriage and motherhood”

Read more about wedding bands here.

http://www.bhldn.com/explore_banded/ 21001821_001_a

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For the new Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska… It’s already out in the US, and will be with us in the UK in September. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a gothic drama in the cosy winter months!

Mia Wasikowska played a haunting characterization of Alice in the most recent Alice in Wonderland and I think she’ll make a perfect Jane. Other stars include Micheal Fassbender as Mr. Rochester and what would a good period drama be without Dame Judie Dench, who plays Mrs Fairfax.

Watch the trailer here.

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