Have fun with flowers – they add joy and warmth to your home Play with different jars and vases – mix it up. Make an arrangement withcandles, stones or bowls of fruit. I try to work with odd numbers – 3 vases, 5 jars, different heights and varying styles. Play with greenery – the same type of … More Playing with flowers
Turn it into an easy wonderful salsa that works in lots of dishes. Slice your aubergine into 1cm rounds. Generously drizzle slices with olive oil and roast till brown in an oven preheated to 180 degrees. This takes about 20 minutes. Meanwhile finely chop or press 3 cloves of garlic and gently cook in … More An aubergine in the fruit bowl??
Take a photo of your old …. Find a large surface near your wardrobe – beds are perfect -clear it of everything and place a few towels down to protect the surface. Start at the beginning and remove say half your wardrobe and place it on the bed. Grab your washing basket and your garbage … More Your new wardrobe.
Today is the perfect day to plan a wardrobe sort out. Go straight to your wardrobe – do you like the way it is? NO>> Time to act. Having a long weekend ahead and a nip in the air, summer clothes can be put at the back and you can discover your winter clothing wonderland … More Time to sort out your wardrobe.
It’s my favourite London restaurant. The experience starts in the street – so much more than a street – it’s Piccadilly. A moment from The Ritz Hotel, The Royal Academy and Fortnum & Mason. The door is whisked open by a uniformed doorman (loving that) and you plunge into a dark and fabulous world. … More The Wolseley
Things you love. Indulge me for a moment … Think about the five things that you love. Not people, not clothes, but things, items you own. Maybe books, paintings, ornaments? Silly things… Things that make you smile and bring you joy. Nostalgic things – maybe given to you by a favourite aunt or once … More Things that make you happy.
Remember the old beachside suburb of Harbord? It used to be tattered king gees, hippy skirts and bleached blonde hair. A place you went for a swim & surf, then outer there with a burger with the works and a pine lime splice. Nothing old about it now. The suburb and beach of Harbord were … More Freshwater – it’s my new spot.
Take 5 minutes and keep your house clean. Find two old soft white sports socks that you don’t need – two of the million odd socks that end up in your world. Write clean now on them with a laundry marker. They are your friends. They are going to live in the washing machine … More TINY TIP
The start of a new year – the opportunity to wipe out the old and start anew. New Years Resolution time and after reading lots of advice on what to do and what not to do, I am going with the simple plan of working on resolutions for only January… a year far too daunting – … More 31 days