Things We Love

The Present Tree

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We loved this idea from The Present Tree, a mail order company that sends out small trees, beautifully wrapped and with full instructions for care, for any occasion. Including Christmas. You could gift a bay tree, or a wild pear,… Read More

Simplux Flameless Candle

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Candles are the best thing for creating that Hygge effect at home and I always have several burning in winter – even during the day. But occasionally I get slightly freaked out at the thought that I may have gone… Read More

Elemental Herbology

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Elemental Herbology is one of those skincare ranges that makes you feel good about yourself  – in that way that you feel when you’ve made a healthy vegetarian meal and not only is it good for you, it’s also delicious.… Read More

The Beauty Papers

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Attention beauty fans, there is a simply delicious new biannual beauty magazine just out called The Beauty Papers, which hopes to ‘take the chains off’ beauty imagery, leaving behind the ‘pseudo glamour masquerading as beauty’ we’re normally subjected to by… Read More

Perfume review: Alaïa by Alaïa

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Image of Mr Alaia, Patrick de Marchelier for Vogue It’s hard to believe this is Azzedine Alaïa’s first ever perfume in a world where every designer jumps on the money making fragrance bandwagon. But Alaïa isn’t your average designer, he… Read More

More backpacks, from Catherine Aitken

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Remember our recent backpack research? (and here). I am still delighted with my Shinola purchase, but this lovely Harris Tweed one from Edinburgh based designer Catherine Aitken, recently caught my attention. It’s called the Wanderlust 4Way and cleverly switches between… Read More

Monu skincare

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After our post on the best skin care for cold weather, the nice people at MONU Skincare introduced us to its excellent range of products that they thought might also be good for older skin in this very drying weather.… Read More

Penhaligon’s Trade Routes Collection

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Trade Routes is another lovely collection of fragrances from British brand Penhaligon’s. Launching ‘collections’ of fragrances is becoming something of a thing, offering three to ten new fragrances in one launch rather than the odd one here and there. This… Read More

Eat Your Books

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I can’t decide if Eat Your Books is a bonkers or brilliant idea. The online website collates all your own cookery books, blogs and food mags you subscribe to and allows you to search for recipes. So basically, if you… Read More