Travel // The Francis Hotel, Bath…

Dan and I rarely have time to ourselves.  Date night?  What is that?  The closest we get to having to a date, is a curry in front of the TV!  But, last weekend we were delighted to steal a night away just the two of us. The Francis Hotel is a perfect weekend city break.  Situated in central Bath, within walking distance of the spa, Milsom Street shops and the Royal Circus, makes it a wonderful place to stay for

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An alternative mid-winter wreath…

So it’s started, the Christmas decorating.  This year I’m going for a natural look, bringing elements from nature, all foraged and found. The above wreath was made from dried items from my tiny garden. It shows how lazy I have been in my garden tidy this year, as I’ve left my sweet pea stems to to dry on the canes.  I’m pretty pleased actually as they have made an interesting addition to a standard twig wreath. More details on how

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Nature in the Home – weekly pick…

This weeks #natureinthehome favourite belongs to the ever colourful and creative Xanthe Berkeley.  I adored this shot of colour popping up on my instagram feed.  Those yellow leaves against the blue table cloth and those nails!  That woman does great hands! Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging

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Nature in the Home – weekly pick…

#Natureinthehome submission by daria.bright Each week I am staggered and humbled by the amount and quality of images submitted to my little project #natureinthehome.  People worldwide using the hashtag and playing along.  It is a wonderful thing! This week I chose this image by Russian florist daria.bright.  Not my usual style, but I love it nonetheless. Her gold top is awesome and really sets off those stunning blooms.  A hint of Christmas sparkle I think. If you head over to my

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Papersmiths, Bristol…

I love magazines (a slight obsession).  I especially love those independent publications, printed on thick beautiful paper.  Magazines full of well written articles accompanied by perfect images. Thoughtful original content totally floats my boat. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate

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christmas decorations 2014

Gosh I’ve already started to think about Christmas in a big way. Planning the advent calendar, what to give as gifts, and of course (the best bit for me) how to decorate the home over the festive season. Each year I allow myself to buy one new thing, something of an heirloom piece that I will never tire of and will be bought out each to add to our eclectic collection. To my surprise I have fallen in love with

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Nature in the home – an update and a weekly favourite…

Image by Eloeil It’s been a long, long time since I posted on here about my weekly project #natureinthehome.  Well, it has been going strong over on Instagram, with over 2,800 images submitted. Each week I have chosen my favourite 8, called #natureinthehome8.  How I choose these images is all on a feeling, composition and colour, and whether they ‘sit’ right as a group. I kind of curate a collection.  This weeks collection can be seen over here, along with

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Spaces (volume two) by Frankie Magazine – a review & giveaway…

You may remember a couple of months ago I featured Spaces Magazine here on the blog.  If not, then let me tell you a little about it…. Spaces is a beautiful collection of homes around Australia, from the East Coast capitals to the wilds of Tasmania and the southernmost tip of Western Australia.  The team by the wonderful Frankie magazine have bought together interesting creative photographic talent and homeowners all wrapped up in Spaces. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer,

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