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Give the Gift of Memory (Sticks)

Christofle galet

Is it too early to think about Christmas presents?  I personally think so but the stores are definitely promoting Christmas shopping.  I was in the Conran Shop last week and the variety of adorable USB sticks caught my eye. I think USB sticks are a great gift for a variety […]

Time To Go Wild

Zebra chair

Noticed the flurry of animal prints around?  Probably not, because animal prints have been around for so long, they have seeped into our consciousness.  In fact, I’m not sure leopard print has ever gone away, from Christian Dior in the 1940’s to Joan Collins in the 1980’s at her Dynasty […]

Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins Galore

North London has enough Americans to take Halloween seriously.  The Brits have joined in the fun too.  Jonathan Ross’s house is a perennial favourite with loads of children visiting.  This year he boarded up his house to go with the haunted house theme. Halloween is one of my favourite holidays […]

Measured Success with the Ozeri Pro II

What’s your diet weakness?  Mine is very much snacks.  I’ve pretty good meals but the snacking in-between meals is my biggest downfall. I absolutely love the calorie counting app from Myfitnesspal.com to keep track of what I eat. It’s hard though to keep track of the constant munching I do […]

The Silk Route

apples

Have you ever had too much of a good thing?  I felt exhausted after London Design Week.  Now, that I have some distance from it, I’d like to revisit some of the shows I visited with renewed enthusiasm. Interior designer, Kit Kemp, was asked to design the entrance to the […]

Who Can Spot The Trend?

osborne and little rondelle

Spots were all over the catwalk and behind-the-scenes during the recent fashion week shows.  Continuing on from my series of fashion trends showing up in home decor, let’s take a look at polka dots. 1. Chloe polka-dot tulle and crepe dress, £2490, net-a-porter.com 2. Socialite and trend-setter, Olivia Palermo, at […]

The Cat Who Came To Dinner

cat at the table

I was at dinner in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago in an Italian restaurant. The restaurant cat came and sat across from me.  It was actually pretty funny. The cat wasn’t much of a conversationalist but I’ve definitely had worse dinner companions! I’m linking up with Mammasaurus for Caption […]

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