Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor’

New Book! The House Gardener

For anyone that follows me on Instagram, you will have noticed that I have been a little preoccupied with arranging succulents of late. It all began when I visited the new Ace Hotel in Shoreditch and spotted beautiful arrangements of cacti and succulents of all varieties potted in single vessels creating sculptural displays [see first […] Read more…

5 Spring Update Essentials

What is it about Spring and its charged tendrils which permeate sneakily under thresholds and curl through the cracks in windows to make us feel restless and impatient for the new. Is it a natural instinct of re-birth and renewal that resounds in our bones like in animals and plants? A literal sweeping of cobwebs, […] Read more…

The Balcony Gardener

I would like to begin this post by saying I HAVE NEVER PLANTED A THING.  I once owned some succulents during the peak of the succulent trend, but they were re-homed after a year when we moved for the umpteenth time in our renting lives. Also I have never lived anywhere with a garden. This […] Read more…

Cute Watering Can Roundup!

As many of you who follow my Instagram feed may know, I have developed a bit of a penchant for gardening recently and am really enjoying pottering around my very first garden. When I first began two months ago, not wanting to spend a lot I bought a £10 metal watering can from Ikea and […] Read more…

8 Lovely Planters

Despite the tempramental weather, I have found myself charged up with an energy for gardening on my tiny balcony [more of that next week]. Anyway, one thing any gardener novice or otherwise will tell you is that the right container is the most important part of the process. I didn’t realise this until I actually […] Read more…

DIY Hanging Jar Lanterns

Well this weekend was absolutely glorious, as predicted. That was good news for be because I’d been planning a BBQ to celebrate my friend Audrey’s birthday. I wanted to create atmosphere with candles but was worried about the wind blowing them out. The perfect solution? Use old jars to make hanging lantern tea light holders. […] Read more…

Bornay

Bornay is a Barcelona based florist that produces ridiculously luscious floral arrangements. Each flower is billowy and fluffy like spun candyfloss – each one so generous you could you could climb inside it!I can’t get over how blousy and vintage each arrangement feels… I could delve right in and eat them like the image below […] Read more…

Garden Wisdom

Although I don’t have a garden I can assure you I am an avid garden fan. I’m always collecting tips and shelving away information for when I one day do have my own patch of green. This beautiful book titled Garden Wisdom is one for the growing pile, if only for the wonderfully illustrated pages […] Read more…

Painted Picnic-Wear

Pretty! Since I am off to India on Friday, I thought these hand painted ‘tiffins’ were perfectly appropriate. I love this range of casual pic-nic ware I am seeing everywhere by Nkuku – a Fairtrade brand that is inspired by the vibrant designs of India and Africa. Read more…

In the Name of the Rose

Since yesterday was such a glorious day in London – I thought I’d kick off with the promise of summers ahead with a much needed post on flowers! From what I’ve gathered, flowers are a part of everyday life in France. You will find a florist on most street corners and next to essential stalls […] Read more…

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