The lowdown: The Danish Collective comes to Arnotts for Christmas

A number of years ago we visited Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen where our Danish-speaking Tazmanian tour guide explained to us the concept of ‘hygge’ (before numerous books were published on the subject to educate us). It was a crisp and sunny October day and he took us to experience what he reckoned was the best cheesecake … More The lowdown: The Danish Collective comes to Arnotts for Christmas

Trending: Time to deck the halls – Ideas for your Christmas Tree décor

Warning! This post contains no mentions of gin baubles or any other gin related Christmas decorations. Apologies for any disappointment caused but I’m all ginned out.  Our tree was always an eclectic display of ornaments gathered over many years. From my grandfather’s handmade robins to the felt ice skates I insisted on having during my … More Trending: Time to deck the halls – Ideas for your Christmas Tree décor

Christmas 2017: Gift ideas for the interior design lover in your life

Ho ho homeware!! It’s that time of year again and if you’re struggling to think of something for the interior design lover in your life, you really shouldn’t be. There are so many gifts ideas out there that are bound to win you some serious brownie points. 1. Copper Gilded Cushion by Aoife Mullane (from … More Christmas 2017: Gift ideas for the interior design lover in your life

The lowdown: West Elm’s imminent Arnotts arrival

Waiting for the opening of US homeware mecca West Elm has been like waiting for Christmas morning. Interiors addicts like myself will have had the date quadruple circled in their diaries for weeks but there are plenty out there who have yet to experience the wonderfulness of West Elm. Hoards of instant converts ripe for the … More The lowdown: West Elm’s imminent Arnotts arrival

Trending: Plum crazy

I regularly debate this with myself but the majority of the time I can come to the conclusion that Autumn is by far and away my favourite season. The novelty of crunching leaves underfoot has never worn off and I’m probably one of the few people to be happy to reach for the gloves when … More Trending: Plum crazy

Trending: Unicorns

So much for being a rare mythical creature! The unicorn invasion continues to take hold of the world gastronomy with the news that the craze’s latest sartorial victim is the humble pizza. Yes, unicorn pizza is now a thing. We’ve had unicorn cake, unicorn bark, unicorn frappuccinos and even unicorn bagels. We have officially reached … More Trending: Unicorns

Trending: Flamingos

What an amazingly sunny weekend we just had. I can only hope that it’s the start and not the end of a beautiful summer to come. But even if the rain does arrive to spoil the summery vibes, it looks as if the Retro Tropicana trend will be sticking around for some time to come, … More Trending: Flamingos