A few years ago I visit Marrakesh with my friends Emma and Hannah for a little retreat. It was exciting, invigorating and utterly magical. I’ve longed to return. During the days in the medina, we would shop to our hearts content. Baskets, rugs, leather pouffes, roses petals all and everything we could get our hands
My name is Lou, and I have a thing for white flowers. Or very pale pink or blush/orangey/brown flowers. But mainly I’m a purest at heart and like my flowers white. My own back yard is mainly filled with white flowers, the occasional colour pops in when my mum gives me a cutting from her garden or a birthday present arrives. But on the whole I like to keep it simple. White blooms with green foliage – and if I can green flowers too, then all the better!
One day I will have saved enough money to finally have the kitchen of my dreams. But until that day comes, I can collect images of how my new space will look. I love the practicality of an Ikea kitchen. Well designed, easy to put together and affordable too. It’s a kitchen that can be
I dream of a place to lounge in my garden. You know, a place to truly unwind, to feel like I’m on holiday. Think, upholstered cushions along a built in bench, sipping cool mint tea or a glass of rose – shielded from the sun with a large canopy. Book in one hand, a glass in the other, I could pretend I was on a Moroccan roof top or beside a Majorcan pool.
One of my very favourite places to visit is Hauser & Wirth in Bruton, Somerset. The courtyard, gallery spaces, shop and the garden – all are just heaven. So of course when I get invited to the preview launch of the summer exhibition, I never turn it down. This summers exhibition is ‘Unconscious Landscape’ –
Sometimes, on a sunny day, we surprise the kids and take tea to the beach. Ladye Bay, near Clevedon, is one of favourite places to go. A sheltered bay, with views of Clevedon Pier and over to Wales in the distance. We love to make a fire on the pebbles, and cook something on the
If you have been a long time follower of this blog, you may remember many years ago I started a series called ‘Nature in the Home‘. The series showcased how plants and natural objects can be used as styling props within rooms, to create an ‘outside in‘ sense of calm. Back in 2012, when I
Dreaming of summer holidays and wearing simple dresses all day long. Since loosing 2 stone in weight, my wardrobe of summer clothes no longer fits. I’m reluctant to get rid of everything, but instead choosing simple items to incorporate into my summer wear.Looking through, I realised I didn’t have a little black dress. I know! I’ve spotted several I liked, this one from Arket and this one from Cos – but wasn’t prepared to pay that kinda money. Until I saw this cheaper version from Zara. At half the price, it was a winner!