Staying warm in the winter months is extremely important to me, especially as I get older. Apart from when I’m suffering with hot flushes (!), my feet are usually freezing cold – even here in the Algarve. So imagine my delight when I had the opportunity to try out some fabulous alpaca socks from Perilla. Perilla very kindly sent me two pairs to try out. A gorgeous pair of pink bed socks and a scrumptious thick pair of brown socks…. Read more »

Alice's Pig

I’m totally in love with this coat. Isn’t it divine? I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity this month to collaborate with the total awesome Alice’s Pig, who very kindly sent me this stunning coat. Haven’t heard of them? Well, you should. They have the most amazing clothes – all with a vintage twist, which I just adore. Wonderland “Wonderland is everywhere, so you’d better be dressed for it” Alice’s Pig was created by Amanda & Nico, who were inspired… Read more »

If you follow the blog, you’re probably already aware of how much I love green. So when I had the opportunity to choose a necklace from The Eternal Collection, I couldn’t resist this stunning natural sea green abalone shell statement piece. Mesmerising This mesmerising sea green abalone shell necklace transforms into a shimmering statement piece when worn. With hints of purple, turquoise and aqua shimmering within the heart of the shell it catches the light beautifully. Superior quality oval link… Read more »

If you read my post yesterday about Woolovers, then you’ll know that I wanted to spread my joy about them over two days. So here I am with the second Woolovers Merino teal sweater I chose from one of my new favourite sites. It’s a cashmere and merino cable crew neck jumper in teal marl, according to the site. And I must say, I love it! I’m wearing it as I write and I can’t believe how comfortable I am…. Read more »


I recently discovered Woolovers, a fabulous British brand which makes the most beautiful clothes from wool (as well as silk and cotton). Having always been a fan of anything woolly (!), I was delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with them. I chose two gorgeous jumpers – the one I’m wearing in these photos, and another merino wool sweater which I will be wearing in tomorrow’s post. They’re so luxurious and pretty that I wanted to spread the post… Read more »

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

If I won the lottery with Lottoz UK, what would I do? It’s that age old question that often pops up in conversation – what would I do if I won the lottery? It’s a fun idea to daydream about though, isn’t it? But really, what would I do? Hm… I’d buy a holiday home in Canada Seriously, have you ever been to Canada? It’s probably one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Not to mention how cool… Read more »

As Christmas draws closer, our thoughts undoubtedly start to wander to what we’re going to wear on the big day, and of course to all those fabulous parties we’ve been invited to! If you’re looking for something that will stand the test of time, then these David Nieper dresses are a great place to look. David Nieper Dresses Step out in style in an easy-to-wear jersey dress or beautifully cut silk dress. Classic designs that will take you through every occasion… Read more »

After the success of last week’s Christmas gift guide, I decided to do another one this week. And I might even do one a week until mid December – purely for the fun of finding gorgeous gifts for grown up family members and friends and colleagues. Christmas gift guide Heat Holders from The Sock Shop In today’s Christmas gift guide, I’m going to start with something I received from The Sock Shop that I’m wearing right now – something so… Read more »

#dressedindutti is a hashtag for anyone posting photos of themselves wearing clothes by Massimo Dutti and if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of the brand!  What does one do when it’s too dark outdoors to take photos? Well, take them in the bathroom, of course! Our en-suite has the best light in the house. Everywhere else is lit purely by sidelights and for photos, you really need decent (yet soft) overhead lights, right? Having… Read more »

Title: Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage by Linn B Halton Genre: Romance/women’s contemporary/holidays Release Date: 3 Nov 2017 Publisher: Harper Impulse The countdown to Christmas is usually a magical time, but Elana James is fed up with living on a building site! The renovations on her beautiful cottage – like her heart – have been frozen in limbo ever since she was unexpectedly widowed. Elana calls in a professional, Luke Stevenson, to help finish the cottage, so her little girl can… Read more »