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

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

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

4 Unmissable Bars in Budapest

where to eat and drink in budapest

So if you’re not sick of me going on and on about it yet, I visited Budapest in November of last year as a birthday treat to my husband. We stayed in an epic Airbnb which I blogged here, and I even gave you a little glimpse into the colourful architecture which you can read about here. What I haven’t covered yet is the food

Pantone’s Greenery: The Kitsch Edition

Pantone Greenery kitsch

Greenery. Where to begin. After Pantone announced in December that it was to be its colour of the year 2017, like many others who write about interiors and design, there was a bit of pause for thought. Do I like this colour? Why the heck did Pantone pick this lime green Kermit the frog monstrosity? Are we really expected to use it in our homes?

Independent Interiors: NONSENSE

nonsense

Don’t you just love stumbling across somewhere and it turns out to be your new favourite place? That happened to me this weekend. NONSENSE Concept Store is a little shop and coffee spot in Prestwich, Manchester which Joe passed one day and thought of me. He actually messaged me something along the lines of: “I’ve just passed this place I think you’ll love. It’s got

The Pursuit of Happiness in Hamburg

hamburg street art

Whether you think street art or graffiti is a piece of art or just plain old vandalism, what’s unquestionable is its effect on the landscape of our cities. I for one, have a bit of a soft spot for it. You only have to visit Manchester’s Northern Quarter for sky-high artistry, or Stephenson Square for regular portraits of well-loved celebs. (I don’t use the term