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Travel | The Hoxton, Southwark…

Last Thursday I was invited to London by Mirabeau Wines and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair for an evening of art, pink wine and food at their supper club.  It was a wonderful evening, chatting with fellow interiors addicts, talking to the artists and gallery owners and of course drinking delicious Mirabeau rosé wine. That

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Style | Knitwear update for Autumn…

As I sit here on my sofa, nursing a stinking cold, all I can think about is getting more cosy.  I have a thick woollen alpaca jumper from Arket on, slippers and a blanket.  Cold begone!  It got me thinking – jumpers are the only way forward, from now until April… so what goodies are

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Experience | The Wave…

Yesterday I stepped out of my comfort zone, and tried a surfing lesson at the newly opened The Wave.  I’ve swam all over the world, and met many a surfer on my travels, but I’ve never actually tried it.  Until now. Opened this week, The Wave is an inland surf destination just outside of Bristol

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Interiors | 13 of the best scented candles…

It’s that time of year when we love to draw the curtains and light candles in the evening.  An Autumn pleasure. I can’t get enough of candles.  Every evening during the darker months, we eat by candlelight.  A ritual I developed when the boys were very small.  I would light a candle, and sit them

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Interiors | The Paris showroom of Birkenstock…

When interiors and fashion collide.  The new showroom for Birkenstock in Paris is utterly magical. The footwear brand Birkenstock has recently worked with design studio Vinson & Co to create a showroom inside a grandiose Paris apartment, where shoes are displayed in living-room-style spaces.  Such a novel idea! Nestled amongst the high-end boutiques that line Paris’ Rue

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Discover | Melanie Abrantes Design…

Last week I headed to London for the London Design Fair.  Held in stylish Shoreditch at the Old Truman Brewery, three levels stuffed full of established  and new up & coming designers.  My favourite room was the space curated by Design Milk. The Design Milk Stand pop-up shop was set out like a cash-and-carry concept,

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