6 alternative ways to spend this 14th February

Valentine’s Day – does it fill you with love or just make you see red? Read on for 6 alternative ways to spend this 14th February. Often, festivals and seasonal events that started out as deeply rooted belief systems change beyond recognition as time passes. Imagine what an unromantic life we would lead if Juliet had just texted ‘Romeo, Romeo, … Read More

Will it or won’t it? Five winter fashion trends that work; snow or no snow

Everything’s super long and luxurious in Winter 2019: scarves that nearly reach your feet, full length winter coats and an ever-practical (did we really just say that about the fashion industry??) 3 to 5 layer look. So, can you make it work whether you’re on the slopes, sledging at home or staring at the sky wondering when the first flakes … Read More

3 Ways To Beat The January Blues

So, the festivities are over, the lights have been packed away for another year. January can seem quite a dull month in comparison but it’s also a great time for starting a brand new adventure:  taking stock, making new plans and giving yourself some much-needed ‘me time’. We’ve got some top tips on how to beat the January blues – … Read More

Xmas Bling

It’s that time of year: we all want something a little special for our festive gatherings. We’ve discovered that, where Christmas was once the preserve of the BLBD (blingy little black dress), there’s now a much more exciting choice of styles. In 2018, anything goes, so here’s our somewhat musical take on this year’s Christmas styles. Yes, it’s still all … Read More

Stuck for Christmas stocking fillers?

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Stockings are an age-old tradition, often filled with traditional gifts such as fruit, small wooden toys or coins. So how come we struggle each year to know what to fill them with? There’s an old custom which says you should fill a Christmas stocking with gifts that appeal to each of the five senses: sight, taste, touch, sound, smell. What … Read More

2019 Lifestyle trends just around the corner

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It’s nearly the end of 2018 and, as ever, so much has happened in a year that’s positively whizzed by. We’ve seen a landmark decision on animal skins as major fashion houses choose fake over fur; social media is awash with horrific accounts of plastic pollution, advancing the sustainable agenda yet further; and October saw a hugely impactful report on … Read More

November: Rain Or Shine?

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So far, we’ve had a warmer than average October, but this season’s wet weather gear is simply too good to save for a rainy day. Check out the fabulous colours and styles on offer and get yourself decked out for some outdoor fun! It’s not as if we needed proof that, for fashionistas in 2018, anything goes, but here’s some … Read More

Time for a little retail therapy?

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It’s a well-worn phrase but why do we refer to shopping as ‘therapy’? Aside from the obvious outcome of new clothes or shoes, there are many reasons we love to shop. With busy lives and constant connection, we sometimes need to take time out to recharge our batteries. For many people, being mindful is about blocking out life’s ‘noise’ and … Read More

Where will you put your pumpkin?

There’s an interesting new trend for Halloween 2018…Check out Instagram, and you’ll find a range of orange glitter-painted pumpkin butts! According to an article in Metro recently, making your best asset into a sparkly, painted pumpkin is this year’s spooky thing to do….but we’re not sure it’ll work out well as a trick or treat costume in your local neighbourhood! For those … Read More

Fall in love with Autumn

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We’re seeing some definite autumnal signs and can’t help feeling that bubbling excitement at the prospect of a new season, new clothes, different things to do and the beauty of the most colourful season of the year. This week, we’ve taken a closer look at Autumn and it’s colours, textures and accessories and, it’s safe to say, we’re already just … Read More