10 Dec 2016
Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Yes, WIN a week staying at Le Petit Bijou in gorgeous Saint Rémy de Provence.

This is the last week to enter, the winner will be announced on the 19th December.

Saint Rémy is a beautiful Provencal village in the heart of Provence. Le Petit Bijou, our “little jewel box” is a small house situated in the centre of the town. It is the perfect place to stay to explore the wonders of Provence and equally it is heaven to stop, relax and never leave the village.

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9 Dec 2016
Checking In With Tartan

Checking In With Tartan

I am checking in because I am sentimental.

Here’s how I got started. 
I am talking tartan.


A quick chat about a trip down memory lane and a small addition to my wardrobe; seems about right for this time of the year.
My school uniform was Black Watch tartan accessorised with a white blouse and opaque black tights in winter.

Actually it wasn’t all bad and especially back in those days when the legs were for showing and we hiked the skirt up as high as we could get away with.

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7 Dec 2016
The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #1

The “What She Wants” Gift Guide #1


What she wants when she can have anything she wants.

Lovely thought, don’t you think?

We have put together three gift guides for the holidays with no thought other than gifts we would absolutely adore.

They are girly, extravagant and luxurious.

They are for the woman who knows what she wants but might not necessarily treat herself. They are for the woman who feels like looking after herself and for the friends and family in her life who need a little clue or ten.

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5 Dec 2016
Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Celebrate: Win A Week In Provence

Yes, a week staying at Le Petit Bijou in gorgeous Saint Rémy de Provence.

Saint Rémy is a beautiful Provencal village in the heart of Provence.
Le Petit Bijou, our “little jewel box” is a small house situated in the centre of the town.
It is the perfect place to stay to explore the wonders of Provence and equally it is heaven to stop, relax and never leave the village.

Here is how it works.
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4 Dec 2016
Inspired By #66: Julianne Moore

Inspired By #66: Julianne Moore

“My life may be a pretty crazy life at times, but it’s a very privileged one – being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.” – Julianne Moore

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3 Dec 2016
The 3 Best “Cover-Ups”

The 3 Best “Cover-Ups”

Holiday season has officially started.

So have my tired eyes and dark circles.

I am already searching for the concealer and working on a cover-up.

I know I should be managing my sleeping better and living life in moderation; it is a festive time and if a few dark eyes are the price then I will happily pay it.

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1 Dec 2016
The Art Of Gift Giving

The Art Of Gift Giving

There is one kind of statement I don’t ever, ever like hearing.

It is the, they-are-so-difficult-to buy-for or they-have-everything comment. Nonsense.

Everybody, even those who appear to have everything love being spoilt and cherish a gift as much as the next person.
 

A gift doesn’t have to be expensive, overly clever or even original; a gift has to be heartfelt.
A gift can be quirky, practical or even sublimely impractical but it does require thought and that is where the generosity kicks in.

The ‘generous’ part of giving is the thinking time not the price ticket.

 

How do we turn gift giving into an art form?

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30 Nov 2016
5 Delicious Ways To Improve Circulation

5 Delicious Ways To Improve Circulation

Circulation, often a difficult one.

The older I am the more problem I have with circulation. 

I do believe we can help our circulation by exercising well and eating correctly.

It is not a hardship to add these delicious foods into our daily lives, it is more about forming a good friendship with them and making them a habit. 

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28 Nov 2016
Cyber Monday: Better Than Ever

Cyber Monday: Better Than Ever

Monochrome is the plan this Cyber Monday.

Inspired by our photos from the Chanel exhibition in Venice, I thought black and white was as good a filter as any to curate the sales this Cyber Monday.

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24 Nov 2016
Gillian Anderson: Steal Her Style

Gillian Anderson: Steal Her Style

Gillian Anderson has got it so right.

Mistress of the workplace attire, she embodies the mastery of being both feminine and practical in the most elegant of ways.

As ‘The Fall’ returns to our televisions, so does Stella Gibson’s impeccable style.
Gillian Anderson’s personal fashion is not all that far apart from her on-screen ego, even down to that scrumptious blow dry.

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