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Puttery Treats

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Project September

I do believe that it might be well documented that I love September. I love it with a passion I usually reserve for violet cremes. It is after all the loveliest of opportunities to shift gear, fall into a frenzy of blissful and oh so very rewarding homemaking escapades and if we are feeling that way inclined, quite the perfect time to rub away the sand between our toes, make a rather fab[...]

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A Very Stylish Halloween

The problem with Halloween is that it is U.G.L.Y. In fact, Halloween merchandise is so often the epitome of tat (lovely word is tat!) that I can hardly bear to have any of plastic nonsense gracing my home and presumably, as is the wont of plastic, ending up causing havoc in our oceans. And so I have taken the liberty of choosing a few little Halloween somethings so that we can all celebrat[...]

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Why Don’t You?

It's Why Don't You time, my lovely (supposedly weekly!) feature inspired by Diana Freeland: seven scrumptious little suggestions designed to help you think outside your house-shaped box, incorporate the pretty, dream up new ideas and add new routines and rituals to your day Let's start planning a little loveliness... Day One... Order a full-length body pillow to snuggle up to in bed. Ther[...]

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Why Don’t You?

Well now. Let there be no doubt that I am the most unreliable blogger you know. I start a new feature and lo and behold doesn't the universe conspire against me and KILL THE INTERNET on the very day I am supposed to be posting the next edition. Ahem. Yes it does and so me and the darn universe are at loggerheads right now, because frankly she just will not live up to her promises these d[...]

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Why Don’t You?

Created in the spirit of Diana Vreeland who ran a darling little column called "Why Don't You?" in Harpers Bizarre, I bring you a new weekly feature - seven teeny little somethings to do to make life that little bit less ordinary... On Monday... Decide to do the 5:2 Financial Diet: spend nothing at all on five out of seven of the days of the week: strictly banning yourself from impromptu[...]