Show and Tell | August

White Company vase and candle and Hay throw

At home

The late summer weather has been so nice, but I'm starting to get ready for autumn with this lovely geometric throw from Hay and a new seasonal scented candle from The White Company. We've been spending our evenings watching 'Stranger Things' on Netflix - completely gripping and a total 80s nostalgia-fest. Have you seen it yet?

TV  |  vase*  |  candle*  |  lamp  |  throw*


In my wardrobe

Acne Studios grey wool coat

Is it too early to start thinking about Autumn / Winter coats? I've been gathering inspiration over on Pinterest. This one is currently top of my wish list (but this option is probably nearer my budget).


Out and About

Harvey Nichols restaurant Birmingham | Design Hunter

We ate at the recently refurbished Harvey Nichols store in Birmingham at the weekend. The restaurant is beautifully designed and with a menu designed by Glyn Purnell the food is great too. If you're visiting Birmingham I'd definitely recommend it.


In the kitchen

Cauliflower and grape sald

I made this roasted cauliflower, cheddar and grape salad. A couple of people asked me how to make it when I posted this on Instagram. The recipe is from Ottolenghi's excellent book Plenty More, which I cook from all the time, but it's basically roasted cauliflower mixed with the following ingredients (which are added after you've removed the cauliflower from the oven and transferred it to a serving dish):

  • A dressing of olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard and sherry vinegar (I use red wine vinegar instead).
  • Some lightly toasted some hazelnuts - crush these with a pestle and mortar.
  • Some grated cheddar, chopped grapes and chopped flat leaf parsley.

The heart shaped stoneware dish* is from The White Company.



I wrote a guest post on How to choose a rug to suit the style and décor of your home over at The Rug Seller - I love this cotton and wool mix diamond design.

And I was hugely excited to be featured in Domino magazine's round up of 26 design instagrams to get lost in this weekend. What amazing company to be in! A big thank you to the team at Domino for including me.


* gift / press sample