By invitation Rose Gold by Michael Buble
Beauty, fragrance

By Invitation Rose Gold from Michael Bublé

I've been asking myself whether the love for all things rose gold is about to die out anytime soon - and I'm thinking it's unlikely. I mean how stunning is this latest offering from Michael Buble? With the award-winning original By Invitation fragrance we had already been treated to something special that looked and smelled… Continue reading By Invitation Rose Gold from Michael Bublé

Beauty, fragrance

New fragrances – The Collection

When I saw that the launch event for The Collection was in the Mandrake Library I began to think that perhaps there would be a twist to this launch. The library houses a collection of arts, photography, fashion, design and literature books curated specially for the hotel, featuring a selection of monographs on artists whose… Continue reading New fragrances – The Collection

Ghost Dream
Beauty, fragrance

New Fragrance – Ghost Dream

GHOST Dream is a new floral oriental scent.  Malaika Firth fronts the campaign to represent the feminine and independent women that will embrace this scent.  Ghost have strayed from their usual design style with this bottle that captures the light in a way that is like the play of light on rippling water. Heavy glass… Continue reading New Fragrance – Ghost Dream

First Instinct Eau de Parfum
Beauty, fragrance

3 Summer Fragrances You’ll Love

Over the spring and start of summer I've been trying out a few scents from brands that I wouldn't normally consider as being my thing. I like to rotate the fragrance I use each day but I've just noticed that despite there being over 20 fragrances in my summer scent collection there are a couple… Continue reading 3 Summer Fragrances You’ll Love

art, Beauty, lifestyle

Painting on glass with Yardley takes me back to my schooldays!

For my first event of 2017, I was invited to a fragrance launch with Yardley London. The event also included a session of decorating our own perfume bottle using water-colour to make our own unique design. Such a great opportunity to combine a product launch with a fun activity! We were introduced to two new Yardley… Continue reading Painting on glass with Yardley takes me back to my schooldays!


My autumn fragrance collection – new additions

It's about this time of year that I like to swap around the fragrances  I have on display. I put away the overtly summery scents and bring out the autumn/winter stash. What's exciting this time around is that I've got two new fabulous scents to add to the collection that I want to share with… Continue reading My autumn fragrance collection – new additions

Beauty, food

Crabtree & Evelyn open new Kingston store

A visit to a Crabtree & Evelyn store is always a delight. I first discovered how much I liked their products when I visited the Kingston store two years ago - I think it might even have been my first blogger event. This week though Crabtree opened their new store in Church Street, Kingston which… Continue reading Crabtree & Evelyn open new Kingston store


Miller Harris launches Vetiver Insolent

The Brand Miller Harris Perfumer was founded by Lyn Harris in 2000 having learned her art in Paris and Grasse. Whilst respecting  tradition, (outwardly the stores pay homage to Dickensian London) Miller Harris strives to push the boundaries (store interiors are lit with Neon and bold prints) she creates exquisitely crafted fragrances that are at… Continue reading Miller Harris launches Vetiver Insolent


Fashion Meets Fragrance – Catwalk Collection Discovery Box from The Perfume Society

Beauty boxes - they're all over the place aren't they? That hasn't made me try any before so what made me want to take a look at this one? First there was the fashion connection - the box contains designer scents and cool cult brands. It was London Fashion Week this week too so I felt like I… Continue reading Fashion Meets Fragrance – Catwalk Collection Discovery Box from The Perfume Society

accessories, flowers, lewellery

Bluebells in Hackney

When I was invited to an event in Hackney last week for a fragrance launch I wasn't sure what to expect. These days Hackney is arty and edgy and I couldn't quite make that image gel with the classic contemporary brand Yardley. Reading a little further down the invite though I discovered that the venue… Continue reading Bluebells in Hackney