Gifts

  • Top 5: pet portrait artists

    It’s National Pet Month – which means it’s the perfect time to finally get that portrait of your pooch, pony or, er poultry. Here’s some amazing local artists, each with their own unique style, that you’ll love

  • New eco beauty smash hit

    Bloomtown Botanicals is less than a year old and is already making waves in the super-competitive beauty world, with a clutch of awards and packaging so pretty I want the whole goddam range…

  • School run chic

    These supercool luxe trainers by Rose Rankin are top of my SS17 wish list. I want a pair so baaaaad as I pretty much live in jeans and pumps from the first sighting of a spring snowdrop…

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    You can have my heart, but not my cake… If you feel the same why not treat your loved one to the Yours & Mine Ceramic Treats Plate from Kent-based designer Peas-In-A-Pod this Valentine’s?

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    This is the coolest candle I’ve seen, like EVER. It’s from the team behind funky, luxury hair salon, The Chapel, and there’s matching hand cream and eau du toilette too. A Valentine’s gift for myself me thinks…

  • Muddy SOS:

    Whether it’s a Christmas or New Year party you’re going to, it’s the time of year that accentuates all those gaps in your winter wardrobe, right? And I for one, recently had a realisation – somewhere between running around after the Mudlets, work and Christmas shopping for the entire family I had completely lost my style mojo. […]

  • Alternative Christmas ideas you’ll love…

    So, did you watch the grand finale? No, not X Factor – the last episode of Planet Earth 2 – of course! Sir David Attenborough delivered a stunning, unforgettable and emotionally charged swan song to the series. (If you missed it, you can watch it here.) Anyway it made me think that this year’s Christmas Gift […]

  • Perky, little pop up Christmas Shop, in Sutton Valence

    Sutton Valence, you saucy little thing, I’ve discovered your secret! For three months of the year The Old Butcher’s Shop in this pretty rural village, between Maidstone and Headcorn turns into a perky, quirky Christmas pop up store – and it’s soooo worth a visit. Wander down the narrow street into the heart of the village […]

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    I’m sorry people, I’ve tried, but I can’t hold off writing about it any more – Christmas is coming and if you want a wreath as lovely as this you need to goddam plan for it!

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    Shall we mention the C-word? Relax, my little elves, I mean cashmere. This supersoft jumper, by Wyse London, is available at the-bias-cut.com, a UK online boutique committed to the concept of ageless fashion…

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