I know, I know, it’s chucking it down with rain outside, but in my opinion that’s all the more reason to start thinking about the holidays. And having packed my suitcase with the same old trusty towels for years, I think it’s time I upgraded. There are some brilliant bright beach towels in the shops at the moment – Debenhams in particular has some really great designs – but I’ve decided I’m going hi-tech,…

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This week, London plays host to the Chelsea Flower Show. My dad’s a botanist, and so I was lucky to visit the show several times as a kid. I always loved walking round the imaginative gardens packed with every plant under the sun, and tents full of amazing arrangements. So I’m loving the current trend – in both fashion and homewares – for fabulous florals. Forget girly, ditzy prints, it’s all about beautiful, blowsy blooms in…

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I’m about to start on a loft conversion (a topic I’m sure I’ll bore you all silly with over the coming few months!) and the most exciting thing about it? It means I’ll be finally moving out of the desk in my spare room into my VERY OWN OFFICE! And a pegboard is the very first thing I plan to put up in there. For those not in the know, a peg board is…

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Looking for a present for a friend the other day, I came across these diddy faux MacBook Air mirrors. Faithful copies of real Mac laptops, they’re actually tiny, cute cosmetic mirrors in disguise – perfect for popping in your bag or pocket and posing with when you need to check your makeup/check you haven’t got spinach in your teeth(!) I reckon they’d make the perfect gift for the techie, writer or designer in your life who seems to…

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