Don’t spend, Sow!

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Gardening, said a mate, is just like John Lewis, something you really only appreciate when you reach 40. Gardeners know just how fabulous it feels to grow flowers and veg from seed, it teaches us patience and an afternoon spent… Read More

Milk by Anne Medelson

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I could start a library with my cookery book collection and a quick look on the Amazon bestsellers list shows that 6 of the top 20 best selling books over Christmas were cookery books, so I’m not the only one… Read More

Growing old gracefully?

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  This photograph of Donatella Versace on holiday in todays Mail on Sunday, makes us realise why we will always remember to wear factor 30 and almost definately say no to cosmetic surgery. It makes us wonder what she thinks when… Read More

We love: 70’s Dinner party

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  One of our more succesful Christmas presents this year, has been the fabulously nostalgic CD, 70's Dinner Party. A boxed set featuring some of our secret favourites, such as Dean Freidman, Minnie Riperton, Sailor, Tom Jones and Manhatten Transfer, to name… Read More

We love: glitter tulips

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Wickedly, one of our favourite Christmas games is to find the worst taste christmas presents and giggle shamelessly over the incredible bad taste of the sender. This is of course politically and morally incorrect on every level and not to… Read More

A Christmas message

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  A very merry Christmas to all our readers today. For those stuck with giant turkeys that refuse to stay stuffed, neighbours that simply wont take the hint and leave, irritating relatives that you're SURE you didn't invite, uselss and… Read More

Christmas party dressing

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  DVF tunic dress was £360, n0w £174     DVF party dress was £275 now £178       DVF2007                                                Vintage buy It seems to us that trying to look effortlessly gorgeous during Christmas is a task we could do… Read More

We love: Anthropologie

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  This week the Women’s Room has been in New York discussing retail. Although the dollar is depressingly low against the pound, American retailers are busy slashing prices in order to get their own folk to part with their bucks,… Read More

We Love: Bouf

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Many years in the fashion industry either designing, buying or visual merchandsing have left us a little jaded when it comes to shopping. Often the high street leaves us cold as the whole shopping experience just doesn't do it for us… Read More

Trend Watch: Yellow

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Tell someone at a party you are a trend and colour forecaster for the fashion industry and you can be almost certain what their next question will be, 'What colour will I be wearing next year?'  I usually answer, 'whatever colour… Read More

Style Icon: Jean Muir

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'She had such style. Real style that you could recognize. I love her for her individuality, her way of seeing a woman.'' Jean Paul Gaultier   Strict attention to detail, technical excellence and a passion for the craft of dressmaking… Read More