Archive of ‘Entertaining’ category

New Book! Ladies Drawing Night

The subject of this post (if you are a lady or even if you are not) should hopefully send a thrill right through any latent creative tendencies you have – and if you are reading this blog I assume you do. Ladies. Drawing. Night. What a gladdening vision those words conjure up. The Ladies Drawing Night […] Read more…

Halloween at Sainsbury’s

I never miss a chance to attend a Sainsbury’s Home preview. Every season their collections are just spot on – on trend but classic, covetable and excitingly affordable. This season you can find elegant linocut floral accessories and embroidered cushions amongst other beauties – take a look at their homeware here. Best of all Sainsbury’s do Halloween really well. Lets […] Read more…

Holding onto Summer: Aperol Spritz Recipe

With what is set to be the last ‘bare legs’ weekend in London I’m determined to hold onto an essence of summer by serving up my favourite summer cocktail. My absolute go-to drink this sunny season has been the super simple to make yet impressive to serve – chilled, sweet and dry Aperol Spritz. Borne in post war Padua, […] Read more…

Must Visit: Mast Brothers Chocolate on Redchurch Street

On Valentine’s Day this year a deliciously cool slab of Brooklyn landed in its equally cool counterpart in London – Shoreditch. Any design aficionados and foodies amongst you could not have missed the mention of the Mast Brothers on the blogosphere – craft chocolate from Brooklyn made by the brothers with the beards – with exciting flavours like Maple, […] Read more…

Aarya’s Picnic Themed 1st Birthday

Aarya’s first birthday came and went in a flurry of confetti, precariously teetering sugary confections and wild, wild times with homemade party hats [that’s a lie, they made her scream in terror everytime one came near her]. Actually Aarya’s party was a happy joint occasion because Dave and her share a birthday weekend – hers […] Read more…

By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

Party Decor: Pea Green Boat

I have to admit I unashamedly stole this post’s inspiration from my friends at The Women’s Room Blog because I just love a party decor web-shop. The Americans do party decor really well, with design doyennes like Martha Stewart and Grace Bonney making crafting and entertaining a national institution. Across the pond, the online landscape […] Read more…

Starting the New Year with a Thai Kick!

Like millions of people around the globe, I supremely over-indulged during the festive period. I know that trying to wean myself onto fresh salads and healthy options is going to be an uphill battle, especially since the weather outside is still pretty frightful. Over the months of November and December, when I found myself battling […] Read more…

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