How to style Kimonos for summer

The Art Of Layering: Clever Summer Styling

Dressing for the temperamental UK summer is no easy task. It can go from glorious sun to horrendous downpours in the blink of an eye and while my international readers may not believe me - our crazy British weather has even delivered all 4 seasons in just one day. From heatwave to snow storms within just 24 hours!
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How To…Master Chic Effortless Style For Spring

In Italy they call it Sprezzatura... And in English it translates as 'a studied nonchalance, perfect conduct or performance of something (as an artistic endeavour) without apparent effort'.
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Tips on Travelling with a Baby

My brother and his fiancée have recently had a beautiful bouncing baby boy Zachary, and we've been excitingly chatting about his first holiday next year.
Jenni Smith

Wonderful Women with Jenni Smith, Bafta Nominated Contemporary Quilt Artist

The latest interview within my Wonderful Women series is Jenni Smith, a contemporary quilt artist producing unique pictures, prints and stationery, many of them for children. She also runs a successful sewing school in Ilkley in Yorskhire and works with expert tailor Ann Ladbury, author of 40 books on dressmaking.
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A Proud Mama of Boys

I'm so incredibly proud and besotted with my boys Oliver, 5 and Alexander, 2, so this post is first and foremost for them: my darling sons, so they can one day reflect on the blog and know how loved they are and how much they enrich mine and my husband's lives.
Ted Baker

Win a £50 Voucher for Laundrapp & a £50 Ted Baker Gift Card

I recently read an article that said 1 in 3 women LOVE cleaning! Whaat! Like Monica from Friends, apparently one third of the female population are hardwired to love cleaning, washing, scrubbing, drying and polishing! *shocked face, need a lie
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We Love Gender Neutral Kids’ Clothes

My sons rock a vivid, bold, bright and patterned wardrobe, just as they are individuals, who love watching Tinkerbell as much as Thomas the Tank Engine, their wardrobe is diverse, striking and not restricted by gender.
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Our Weekend in Pictures-A Break in Liverpool

This weekend saw us ensure 'passportgate' never happens again with a trip to very lush Liverpool, one of our favourite cities in the UK, to submit and order Oliver's new passport (yay)! Gloriously sunny for the most part it was ice creams at the docks and some shopping in my favourite city of style, with new jeans and shirts for Peter, Topshop frocks for I and some toys for the boys...