Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Convertable Shoes

Talk about a two-in-one product..these shoes can be converted from mid heel pumps to flats. Perfect for the "less is more" lady.

 Ze O Ze Modular Shoes via Design Milk

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Gift Guide

A bag obsession is not just for the ladies! For the Father in your life, why not get them a "man bag" this Father's Day?

Clockwise from top left:  L.L.Bean Signature Zipper Duffel, Harris Tweed Satchel, Breagha, Ripton Clutch, Shelter Protects You, Moniak Boot Bag, Anta

Tartan BOGOF

For one day only...looking for that perfect Father's Day gift? Hop on over to Anta and take advantage of their two-fer on tartan ties.

Just £38 for this pair of handmade silk lined woolen ties in  Kenneth Mackenzie and Ian Macfadyen tartans. Be quick, Tartan Tuesday will end soon!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Voluspa Scented Candles

You know by now that I am nothing without a scented candle. They are literally essential to my existence. I have said before that Voluspa Candles are the creme de la creme of scented candles and I will say it again.

Their fragrances burn true and very cleanly, and here is why...they use a Coconut Wax blend. "Voluspa is one of the first candle companies to use coconut wax commercially. Coconut wax is made by first
collecting coconuts and then cold pressing the oil out of the meat of the coconut. That coconut oil is then turned in to coconut wax through the process of hydrogenation which is the same process by which soy wax is made"-via Voluspa. This means that they are clean burning, keep their crisp white look, hold their scent beautifully and prominently, and they are ecologically sound and sustainable. The holy grail!

I have bought all of my Voluspa  candles for the past few years from a fantastic online store, Amara. They have tonnes of design led pieces for the home, and a great range of candles too. I bought a Fatboy pouffe for my new flat a couple of weeks ago by virtue of their great marketing of new brands on their website, and I am hooked. Rather predictably I went for the pink one, but was tempted by the camo option.

Anyway, Voluspa has upped their game producing bigger and better candles that deliver on all fronts. Here are my current faves.

Sommelier (Ruby Port, Fig and Star Anise)

Not just a pretty package....but you have to admit they look good too!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cover Girl

Check me out...Miss October! This was the image for the month of October in The Bread Book: A Baker's Almanac, by Ellen Foscue Johnson. Back in the day...(over used phrase I know Pops!), my brother and I were very willing kiddy labour for a family friend's bread book illustration. 

Mutt tells the tale that she was preggers with my younger brother Al, and they took a shot of her holding this bowl of dough, then one of her with a baguette and baby in her arms. Must dig out those pics. Bun.In.The.Oven...literally.  I had a whole wardrobe of those smocked dresses and James? Well, he was permanently in sweat suits, Izods, towelling wristbands, green flash sneakers...leisure-wear! This was shot on the front porch of our house in Weston,VT. Man, still so many memories of that magical place.

Thanks to my dear friend Anna Dibble for digging this one out.

 (We made the cover too...couldn't get a good image, will have to dig out our copy)
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