Travel

Five places to experience Sakura in Japan

  Japan erupts in to spring with the arrival of cherry blossom, or ‘Sakura’, in full bloom. It is one of the most celebrated seasons of the year, marked with the jubilant tradition of ‘hanami’, or ‘flower viewing’. The spectacular display of soft pink blooms that sweep the country every year are world-renowned, and steeped… Continue reading Five places to experience Sakura in Japan

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Tips to Manage Eczema Prone Skin

It’s thought that one in ten of us will get eczema at some point in our lifetime. Yet, despite being so common, there is no cure. Rather, it is a condition that anyone affected will have to manage over time. If you suffer with eczema, your first port of call should obviously always be your… Continue reading Tips to Manage Eczema Prone Skin

Events

Diamonds and a Secret Garden Party…

Few things get me more excited than the prospect of brunch, particularly if said brunch is set amongst the ferns and hanging flora of Petersham Nurseries. Better yet is brunch with a side of sparkle, from delicate pendants and precious stones, to twinkly engagement rings. So follow me, fellow magpies, to a little secret garden… Continue reading Diamonds and a Secret Garden Party…

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Five Floral Fragrances for Spring

Spring is in the air and with it you might just catch the scent of blooming peonies, wistful wisteria, or honey-sweet blossom. Florals are in their abundance at this time of year and, it also being the season of new beginnings, what better excuse to discover a few new fragrances, with notes of all your… Continue reading Five Floral Fragrances for Spring

Style

The Smart Girls’ Guide to Buying Luxury Handbags

If you’re into style (and I’ll assume you are, given you’re here!) then you, like me, probably have a small penchant for handbags. I read recently that Christies auction house now valued the global pre-owned luxury handbag market at £26m. More of us, it seems, are looking to add a designer piece to our wardrobe. Let’s… Continue reading The Smart Girls’ Guide to Buying Luxury Handbags

The London Series · Weekend Recipes

A taste of Thailand… in London (Sponsored)

London loves a pop-up, especially when there is food and friends involved. And, let’s face it, nothing signals that summer is coming more than gathering a group of friends and getting the alfresco drinks in. Throw in some delicious “sharey dishes” (as my friends and I like to call them…), and you’ve got the recipe… Continue reading A taste of Thailand… in London (Sponsored)

Style

A Weekend in Spring Lookbook (Sponsored)

The clocks have hopped forward and London is once again dappled with springtime sun! A new season also means a seasonal wardrobe refresh and what better way to embrace the first warm days of the year than a leisurely weekend stroll… Join me as I share a few of my favourite new pieces as we… Continue reading A Weekend in Spring Lookbook (Sponsored)