As I said in my Styling the Seasons post this week I’ve been suffering with a bit of creative block recently. One of the things I do to relieve this is to buy lovely things (!) and the other is to go back to some of my favourite blogs.
Junkaholique is one of my absolute faves and I can’t help but want to run out to an antiques fair, do some sewing or just potter in the garden after reading one of Artemis’ posts. When I felt a bit lost the other day I read about their new greenhouse and I came away filled with inspiration/envy.
Anyhoo, hoping this lovely blog provides a new source of inspiraition for you, too…
Happy weekend (and shed making?) everyone!
Just popping by really briefly today to tell you about one of my favourite summer products, perfect for summer parties.
I bought a couple of these Kilner drinks dispensers as they are great for gatherings on our roof terrace. We can’t access the terrace directly from our flat so it works really well to fill these up and everyone can help themselves to drinks without us having to constantly go back and forth to the flat. A perfect solution to no-hassle entertaining. What about having a couple and filling one with soft drinks and one with Pimms?
What top tips do you have for summer parties?
Happy weekend everyone.
I am totally in love with Wimbledon. I love watching the tennis, gathering with friends and family to watch big matches, eating strawberries and a Pimms or two.
This year I’ve been invited by Wimbledon sponsor Christy (they also provide the players’ towels) to spend the day on centre court – eeeeee! SO excited.
I have done a little piece for the Christy guide to Wimbledon and come up with my top tips for holding a Wimbledon tennis party at home and I just want to share a recipe that’s included in the guide that would be perfect for the weather this week!
(to make four medium sized lollies)
Strawberries – a small punnet
Caster sugar – about 2 tbsp (or to taste)
Squeeze of lemon
Vanilla ice cream, slightly softened but do not use soft scoop ice cream – about 200g but it depends on how much ice cream you want to add and how big your moulds are
Four lolly sticks and lolly moulds (or use recycled yoghurt pots)
1. Hull the strawberries and blend them to a puree with the caster sugar and squeeze of lemon juice.
2. Layer the lolly moulds with alternate spoonfuls of the strawberry purée and ice cream. Push the lolly sticks into the middle of the lollies and freeze for at least four hours, until they are frozen solid.
3. Ease the lollies out of their moulds carefully, running them under a hot tap for a few seconds if they get stuck. Eat before they melt!
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer and hooray for the sun (and Wimbledon)!
I had the best day last week with a group of other bloggers as we were invited by ao.com to take a tour of some of the amazing houses that have been featured in Livingetc magazine. Nosing around beautiful houses? My dream day.
I liked something about each house, even if it was just the space, although there wasn’t one that I would class as my ideal home. However, all of the houses were full to the brim with inspiration and I was able to take ideas from them all. Here are some snaps I took whilst wandering around, sucking up all of the interiors goodness. I wonder which style you will like the most…
Boho Victorian terrace
Light, bright and airy with so much character, soul and zingy colour.
Modernist white cube
Concrete wall and floors with cool mid century furniture and pops of colour.
Grand five storey Victorian mansion
I couldn’t capture the extraordinary interior of this home as I was a bit awestruck at the pure ecelecticism. I only managed to pick up my camera at the more ‘ordinary’ parts. To see more pictures that represent the house better pop over to Kimberly’s blog, Swoonworthy.
Renovated Arts and Crafts house
An Arts and Crafts house that has recently been completely gutted and restored with a high-end finish.
Can you guess which one was my favourite and which one I wasn’t so keen on?
Last weekend I was on my way to a gorgeous weekend trip to camp out under the stars with twenty five inspiring ladies. We slept in pods, ate together, frolicked in fields and breathed in amazing sea air.
Sisterhood Camp was Lou’s vision to bring together like-minded creatives to meet, make friends, support and encourage. And we did all of those things. It was wondrous.
We began the weekend with the most gorgeous walk at Hartland Quay. It was absolutely breath taking.
Heather and Bethan took us through the art of Shibori tie dying. I loved this.
A picnic on the cliff tops.
There was also a leather workshop, flower crown making, a golden hour shoot in the fields with lots of Toast goodies, a walk to the waterfall and hilarious antics in our pods.
Thank you to everyone for making it such a lovely weekend and if you would like to sign up for Sisterhood Camp 2016, you can do so here.
P.S. I only had my phone with me during the weekend so these shots aren’t very good. To see far more amazing photographs/videos of the weekend search the #sisterhoodatloveland and #sisterhoodwithtoast hashtags.