Precious peridot: August birthstone jewellery gifts

I love the unmistakable parrot green of peridot.  It is the birthstone for August and is believed to bring warmth, friendliness and happiness to the wearer and to have cleansing powers. I hope that this selection of peridot jewellery inspires … Continue reading

African Violet, Pantone colour 2013: lilac wedding pinspiration board

African Violet, one of the Pantone colours of 2013 – otherwise known as lilac – is a perennially popular colour choice for weddings. Lilac is popular teamed up with pink and I particularly love it with deeper purple and all … Continue reading

Handmade marshmallows: hostess gift or wedding favour idea

I’m in the mood for sweets today.  I love the artisan marshmallows that are sold on Etsy; textured moonscapes of scrumptiousness that come in delicate, alluring colours.  Totally unlike the smooth nuggets of fluorescent foam available in the supermarkets. These … Continue reading

Chevrons: a bold wedding theme for a modern bride.

Chevrons: they’re everywhere.  If you’re a modern bride looking to make a bold, on-trend statement, then chevrons may be for you! Chevrons can be colourful, vibrant and fun, like these multi-coloured chevron wedding invitations: Or monochrome chevrons can convey elegant … Continue reading

Monaco blue: wedding pinspiration

If I was going to have my wedding all over again, Pantone 2013 colour Monaco blue would have to be a strong contender for my colour theme. It’s got all the classy sophistication of navy, with extra jazz.  Look no … Continue reading

Pantone linen: pale pink wedding pinspiration

Linen has been one of my favourite Pantone shades for spring 2013.  This pale, almost nude pink, with a touch of warmth is feminine, classy and wearable for different ages and skin-tones. Here are some ideas from my Linen Pinterest … Continue reading

Honey Bee necklace

The honey bee necklace is back by popular demand.  The perfect gift for bee-keepers…or that special someone who is as sweet as honey.  And with a daughter called Honey, how could I not have a honey bee necklace in my … Continue reading

Rustic barn wedding pinspiration

Well, I’m fresh from a barn wedding, still with the hay in my hair!  Strictly speaking, it was a silver wedding – of friends of ours, Rachel and David (who got married absurdly young) and threw a big party to … Continue reading