My Tips for Roman Blinds

This post is a paid collaboration with Direct Blinds but as always my opinions are my own.

Simon and I live in a new build flat, definitely not the style of home we would have gone for if we weren't renting but it's a lovely flat and serves us just fine for now. There are some great bonuses when living in a new build home, all the white goods were brand new when we moved in, we have a very fancy modern bathroom and we never have to have the heating on thanks to new double glazing. However, we are stuck with the most horrific vertical blinds in our living room!

Jackson & Levine for Habitat 2018

I was lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful Italian street party that Habitat put on to celebrate the launch of the new Jackson & Levine collection. Hopefully, you caught some of it over on my Instagram stories but if you didn't here are some photos from J&L themselves. Incredibly the collection sold out in three hours but it's so gorgeous I still had to blog about it. I know that Habitat are working hard with the factory in Italy to make another lot so keep an eye out for that.

*update - the collection will now be available again in September whooo!*

Creative Summer Workshops with Weekend:IN

I recently enjoyed a full day of creative workshops at my third WKND:in event. Weekend:IN create innovative ideas to help small and independent brands connect with bloggers and grow their audiences. They’re always great days out and I was so happy to be invited along to another one. This time we were at the beautiful Kreativ House down the road from me in Hackney.

Warm Minimal Trend

Although I admire and try to practice the beliefs that minimalists adopt I find it so difficult to actually be one myself! I just have too much stuff to ever be considered a true minimalist. However, I do try to only buy things that I absolutely love and nothing I own is bought without a lot of thought first.

A trend I've spotted that suits me down to the ground is one I've named "Warm Minimalism". Unlike the traditional clean and stark minimal style we often see, this trend incorporates a cosy, inviting and down to earth vibe. I  keep spotting it in interiors, fashion and wedding stationery so I thought I'd share my top picks. 

Our Cornish Mini Break

I always like to have a little trip away in Spring. Simon and I take a week off and head to my mum's cottage in the Yorkshire Dales every year but this time we also squeezed in a few days to explore beautiful North Cornwall too. We were blessed by the weather the entire weekend and it was an all-round beautiful trip.