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  • Mouthwash in a crystal bottle

    Mouthwash in a crystal bottle

    What better way to spend a lazy sunday morning than walking around on a flea market, if possible abroad, like Paris or London? And how ugly that bottle of mouthwater looks in your bathroom, surrounded by your favourite perfume and shower lotion. How about combining the two? What you get is a beautiful solution: Rummage…

  • Tea for two

    Tea for two

    Surround yourself with what you love I really believe that this is not only a good criterium for leading a happy life but also for making our world healthy again. We are surrounded by so much stuff and so much of it screams to be bought but ends up in cupboards that overflow. Or broken…

  • Manicured hanger

    Manicured hanger

    This must be the easiest DIY on earth. Inspired by Sali Hughes and every perfectly manicured woman on the planet. You will need: nailpolish in your favourite color (mine is Colour Lacquer by Guerlain in La Parisienne red), a plain white ceramic hanger with finger like hooks (you can find a similar one here), a…

  • The end of a wrinkly era: the Jiffy

    The end of a wrinkly era: the Jiffy

    My mum belongs to a distant generation who irons once every few weeks: on ‘iron day’ a huge pile of wrinkly items, like shirts, skirts, towels, duvet covers and even flannels awaits turns into neat and flat piles while listening to the radio or watching tv. THE WHOLE DAY. I have never ironed a duvet…

  • Audrey’s hair

    Audrey’s hair

    Audrey Hepburn is probably everyone’s film and fashion icon. Smart, witty, kind and extremely beautiful. Due to constant processing and styling, she did have some problems with her shiny and healthy hair. So one day, in 1974, she booked an appointment with Philip Kingsley, the hair guru. As she had booked the appointment with the name…

  • Nadinoo

    Nadinoo

    I will be 37 in a few months. It sounds as surreal as 2016, which to me still sounds like a science-fiction date. Being 37 is just as sci-fi. My birthday has always been and stayed a very special day. For the last 36 years I have been waking up excited and happy, wearing a…

  • Happy living room

    Happy living room

    A table that hides things, a pouf to put my feet up after a long day, a couple of matching pillows and a happy carpet: I am so happy with how a few purchases can make you feel as if you have moved house! Turning Table by Theresa Arns for Menu: the easiest way to…

  • Grow your own with Plantui

    Grow your own with Plantui

    It’s 2016 and we all should stop buying basil from Morocco, sweet potato from the US or grapes from Chili when all these things grow closer to home too. But how do you step out of the economic cycle driven by supermarkets without cutting on things you love eating? Well, there are several options. You could…

  • Pretty Honest

    Pretty Honest

    Put your favourite red on, pour yourself a cosy drink and turn off your phone: I promise you will not want to put Pretty Honest down. All my best friends, beloved family and as soon as my niece enters her teen, she too, they will ALL get a copy of Sali Hughes’s book, my beloved…

  • Phone off, kettle on, pyjama time…

    Phone off, kettle on, pyjama time…

    The beautiful pj’s from Yawn arrived wonderfully wrapped: there was even a tiny box of tea inside. All the prints are quirky and sweet, I fell in love with catnap and storm at sea. The fabric is so soft and warm… I could wear my pyjama all day long. Buying a luxurious nightgown that is…