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Tag: London

Follow your nose.

I’m not quite sure how it happened, but somewhere along the way I became a candle collector. It wasn’t really a conscious decision. As a blogger I’m lucky enough to frequently be gifted candles from some of my favourite lifestyle brands, and over the years I’ve amassed an enviable selection of beautifully packaged and exquisitely scented candles that gather in curated huddles in many corners of my home.   There’s a reason so many brands choose to have candles as

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You are beautiful.

We all deserve a little bit of pampering every now and then. There was a time when I’d have considered a trip to a beauty salon both a little indulgent, and generally reserved exclusively for Towie-wannabes. I think I’d just not come across the right salon before. And now, now I most definitely have!   Smuk is a new breed of salon championing beauty, inside and out, which doesn’t just apply to people but the whole salon experience, from the

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Welcome inside.

I’m baaack! Apologies for the (not entirely planned) extended hiatus. I’ll explain more shortly, but I wanted to start back with exciting news from one of my favourite London interior design destinations, as it’s been all change over in Tufnell Park lately!   Well, that’s not entirely true. The store still has a defined focus on relaxed modern interiors and lifestyles, bringing together the best designers and makers in the world to curate an approachable but design-led edit of must-have

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Leading light.

I’ve shared my love of design studio Nina+Co’s stunning interior and ceramic works before. So I was delighted when she got in touch this week to alert me to her latest venture: a new social enterprise café, Luminary Bakery. Located on a quiet back street in London’s Stoke Newington, the venture is in collaboration with local community charity, Kahaila Women’s Projects. With the kitchen already operating successfully as a wholesale bakery, supplying many London external cafés and businesses, the community

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Welcome to Holly’s House.

Having lived just round the corner from New King’s Road boutique Holly’s House for many years, their online store was one of the first places I logged on when planning the decorative accessories with which to furnish for my new home in Manchester —long before I’d even found a flat and was still pinning items to a ‘fantasy flat’ board on Pinterest! Having spent many a Saturday afternoon mooching round the Aladdin’s cave-like shop, lusting after everything in sight but

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The future’s bright.

One of my favourite London interior design stores has just expanded their premises and oh boy, the new space is simply marvellous! If you’ve ever visited Future and Found in North London’s Tufnell Park, you’ll know that you previously entered into their wonderful world of carefully curated minimalist brands and fluoro colour pops via an entranceway that opened up onto a hidden courtyard and bright airy store behind (á la Merci in Paris).   Now though, they’ve taken over the

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