Ethereal Style, High Street Prices

glam dressing table

I think the high street have really upped their game over the past few years when it comes to homeware. It’s no accident that they’re stocking the likes of copper baskets and marble serving platters – the trends that keep on giving. Items you used to find in the stylised heavens of the department stores you can find when you do the grocery shopping. It’s

Llama Trekking in Yorkshire (& Vlog!)

llama trekking nidderdale farms

“What are you up to this weekend, Karen?” “Me and my husband are having a weekend away. Getting a babysitter and off to walk a llama.” “Sorry, what?” Yeah so that was pretty much how most of my conversations went earlier this month. You see, for my birthday last year I asked to go llama trekking! My in-laws treated me to just that, but it’s

War of the Whiffs: Candles Vs Wax Melts

an itroduction to wax melts

It’s time for a showdown! This week I’ve had a little playabout with wax melts. I know, I know, these aren’t new. Wax melts have been around for ages, but truth be told, I’ve never thought much of them. Whilst the hubster is a big fan of smelly candles, and we visit IKEA often enough to top up our stash, candles were always our go-to

Why Dr Seuss is My #1 Designer

WHY SEUSS WAS THE GREATEST DESIGNER

It’s probably not much of a secret that I’m a big fan of Dr. Seuss. I’ve long loved his illustrations and adored his books as a child. Myself and my sister, often mistaken for twins, acknowledge each other as Thing 1 and Thing 2, lovingly of course. As an adult I can appreciate Dr. Seuss for the philosopher he was (and if you’re not aware

Manchester on Insta: WALLS

Manchester Instagram

Manchester street art has long been admired, as has our mish-mash of architectural styles, and that twinkle of colour around every corner in the concrete jungle. It’s what I love about this city that I’m proud to call mine. You only have to take a look at my Instagram to know that, or the Manchester Instagram community in general. The truth is, I’m a big believer that negativity

Primark Homeware Haul: Tropical, Luxe & Kids

Primark Homeware Haul

Hello you lovely bunch of coconuts. So recently I took a trip to Primark – not unusual for me. It’s near to where I work and I needed to pick up a few cheap bits of clothes for Luna. On this occasion, I made the mistake of walking past the homeware section and for the first time, I became one of those people who came

Dinnerware you’ll want to colour in

meld home dinnerware

Spring is SO close, I can feel it in the air! I’m definitely more of a winter gal at heart, but there is something about those chilly get-ups with a glow of morning sun that gives me all the feels. (Or maybe it’s the fact that I can finally rock my floral bomber jacket collection and not completely freeze to death!) That being said, it’s

How To Use Natural Light In Your Home

how to use natural light in your home

I was never quite sure why Spring has been so explicitly associated with cleaning the house. Maybe it’s the freshness in the air and a feeling of new beginnings. Or perhaps it’s just the change in season and it’s a good excuse as any to make your home fresh as a daisy. But no, I’ve figured it out. It’s all in the shadows. It’s that morning

Now Open: Oliver Bonas in Manchester

Oliver Bonas Manchester

I first visited an Oliver Bonas store last year – I was in London on a press day and seeing the brand in an actual brick and mortar store and not just on the teeny screen of my phone was still quite a novelty for this Northerner. Scoot ahead to 2017, and things are looking very different for them up here in Manchester. They tested the

Afternoon Tea at Wedgwood

afternoon tea at wedgwood

Who doesn’t love a good afternoon tea? Whilst I’m not a traditional tea drinker (I know, I’m a rubbish Brit), I do like flavoured teas. And cake. Boy, do I like cake. I recently took my bestie to the World of Wedgwood for this very reason – and because it was her birthday. Fancy a sneak peak at how we spent the day? For those