The shop that Alice built.

Technically that title is misleading, it should read “The shop that Alice’s Dad tirelessly gave all his time and energy to Alice to build for her, rarely arguing and eye rolling her many overly detailed, overly ambitious plans and time frames”. But I thought that was a little less catchy, so I’ll stick with the…

Maison et Objet 2019 – Inspiration.

I’ve had a whirlwind few days with 24 hours in Paris to attend Maison et Objet, a trade show dedicated to all things lifestyle, decoration and design. It was amazing and exhausting and completely overwhelming, so I’ve been going back through all the photos I took, reabsorbing everything that caught my eye. Obviously I was…

New Year Imposter Syndrome.

I’ve got New Year stage fright when it comes to my blog, again. Every so often my ability to write here flies away and suddenly I’m faced with the feeling that surely what I have to say can’t be that interesting and is it all a bit silly, this blog lark? Those of us that…

Instagram Creative Workshops 2019

Connect with other small businesses in the area and learn how to make you Instagram account really work for you. ○ I’ll talk about my journey and how Instagram has enabled me to create my own  award winning business and career. ○ Find out the tricks to creating interesting, engaging content – attracting new followers….

Friend Feature – A Very Grownup Dining Room.

My very wonderful friend Rachel has created an absolutely beautiful dining room and I couldn’t help but photograph it when I visited, just before Christmas. I wanted to share with you, to celebrate and shout about her (and her partner Justin’s) achievements, because I feel I have very much been a part of the detailed…

Kitchen Shelves, Finishing Touches.

I was finally at home during daylight today so I managed to grab a few snaps of our new kitchen shelves. It’s so strange to think I’ve spent so little time at our house these past 5 months or so, every waking moment has been spent at the shop, thinking about the shop or grabbing…

Stocking Fillers for the Girls.

Today was an unexpected day at home, having succumb to a viral thing that’s been stalking me for weeks. Wonderful timing as ever and I’ve had permanent guilt all day that the shop is closed this close to Christmas, absolutely not how I saw this week going. Anyway, I’ve mostly been collapsed on the sofa,…

A Christmas Gift Guide with a Difference.

Giving a gift can be a wonderful experience, that buzz when you know you’ve found just the thing for that particular person, the time taken to wrap it up beautifully, the anticipation of handing it over. However, finding the right gift can also be rather stressful and headache inducing, especially for that person (usually a…