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    The Home Office We All Need Right Now

    How many of you longed to work from home, but now that it’s a necessity, are suddenly finding you don’t have the right space or set-up? Or, even if you did work from home before, maybe you fancy updating your office area being you’re going to be spending a lot more time in it? If you’re fed up of

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    How To: Herbal Bath Salts

    We all need those times of calm, when we can shut off from the world and relax – now more than ever. But one person’s idea of relaxing can be different to anothers and we all have our own ways of destressing. For some it’s

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    How To: Make a Foliage Cloud

    Let’s talk flower clouds… or maybe I should say flower installations, as last year was the year for this new trend and they certainly had us swooning. From hanging balls of floral gorgeousness to overhead foliage garlands and pampas grass clouds, it was easy to see why these creations are so popular: they’re super stylish and add the wow factor to any room – who wouldn’t want one?   Flower clouds are given their name as essentially they are flowers that are strung overhead in a cloud formation. Here are a few examples for you:   Stunning aren’t they? Anyway, I was asked to do an ad for Dobbies Garden…

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    How to Ward Off the Winter Blues / AD

    Happy new year! So, 2020 has begun and whether you believe in setting new year resolutions or not, the start of a new year can be a great time to think about how you can make small, healthy adjustments to your life. For me, it’s to make more of an effort to look after myself. My diet is the biggest factor, as eating healthily seems to go out the window when life gets busy and I’ve got a big shoot on. Junk food starts reappearing (biscuits at my desk when I’m working from home, for example – there’s no one there to make me feel I should stop at just…

  • How to Holiday Like a Pro

    One of the best parts of a holiday for me is the excitement beforehand. I know not everyone gets this same level of elation, but I start looking forward to my time away from when I’m first searching for a destination, right up to the minute I step on that plane. I have a bit of a ritual with my friend

  • How To Set Up Your Own Outdoor Cinema in 4 Easy Steps

    Whether you’re dangling your leg in a lake from an inflatable boat while watching Jaws on the big screen, or clambering through a wardrobe of old, musty coats before viewing The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe in some quirky venue, outdoor and secret cinemas have never been more popular. However, if scorching temperatures and the call of the barbecue have you more inclined to stay home, then why not set up your own garden cinema? They’re fun, sociable and not just for summer, either

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    10 Rugs That Won’t Break the Bank

      A room isn’t complete without a rug. It just isn’t. Long, short, square, round, tufty, shaggy, hide or fringed, there are so many great new additions out there to help you add texture, colour, pattern and life to your home that it would be a shame not to show a few of the best. So, without further ado, here are ten of my faves to get you started, all of which are under £200. Happy shopping…    

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    How To Do Lapland On The Cheap

    I first visited Lapland back in 2011 and promptly fell in love. If you’ve ever wanted a magical Narnia-esque winter wonderland, complete with husky dog sleigh rides, snowmobiling, sitings of the Northern Lights and extreme temperatures that have you wrapping up like a mummy, then Levi in Finland is the closest place to it.