Well I’m well and truly into my third trimester and it feels like it too. It’s a little taster of what general body movement might feel like for me at 70 + years old and it turns out it’s hard work. Back in the transition between second and third trimester we booked to go away for a little babymoon of sorts which I really felt was much needed by the time it came around. The second trimester was a heck of a lot easier than the dark days of the first which I chatted about a bit here.
I get a lot of interior press releases piling up in my inbox week on week and to be honest I immediately bin most of them on first glance, so it’s so refreshing when I’m introduced to an interior brand where I naturally connect with the aesthetic straight away. Camerich is one of those brands I’m so glad I’ve been introduced to. Their collections are all about smart, minimal design. Camerich’s mantra is purity of form made with quality materials that last and you’ll find that the pieces are trend led but with subtlety, giving them aesthetic longevity too.
National Tile Week is back for it’s second year, running all this week (10-17th April) and to celebrate there will be various events to focus our attention on the best of British design and manufacture when it comes to the once humble tile. Tiles have definitely seen a massive growth in popularity over the last couple of years and if Instagram is a barometer then you’ll have notice capturing your pretty shoes on an even prettier tiled floor has become ‘total Instagram goals’ and even developed it’s own hashtag.
Brunch is possibly my favourite meal of the day and to be honest I wish I could do it more often but life doesn’t always allow for it. We volunteer most Saturday mornings and then we’re at church every Sunday morning. We love both and wouldn’t swap them, although that does mean brunches are few and far between. Having said that, they’re extra special when they do happen. It’s a meal that allows you a bit of a lie in and some extra time to prepare something tasty. I’ve teamed up with Argos to inspire you with a cosy, Winter brunch, styled with some of my favourite items. Oh and I’ve included the recipes too!
If you follow me on any form of social media you’ll know that at the end of June we went to Copenhagen. It had been on our list of places to visit for so long that we were pumped to finally get there! We’ve had a love affair with all things Danish from afar, whether it was the interiors, bands, graphic design, TV programmes, fashion, coffee or food and so it made a whole lot of sense to visit the place we were so obsessed with.
I love where I live in Shepherd’s Bush but I have to say the area’s annoyingly slow on the uptake when it comes to cool and quirky cafes and eateries. Conveniently we live up the top end, bordering Chiswick which opens up an extensive array of options. If there’s somewhere new and exciting it’s nearly always near the High Road. I’d had my eye on what they were up to in the firestation for a while / stalked it a little on Insta (naturally), so when it came to opening week I was pumped to here there were still breakfast bookings and 50% off food! We took a very early, sunny morning walk to No197 Chiswick Firestation and spent the next hour and a half in a totally dreamy state.
April has gone by in a flash but just in the nick of time, I’ve managed to style a corner of my home for Styling The Seasons. I’ve been pretty disappointed to find myself still wearing a scarf and fur coat at the end of April, not to mention the brief snow interludes?! While I wait for Spring to show up I’m consoling myself with plenty of indoor greenery and a burst of citrus.