As with everyone with an interest in design, I’m always looking for ways to bring new ideas into my home. It follows that I was therefore delighted to find that BoConcept had opened a store in Edinburgh, featuring their beautiful designer furniture. I headed along to the store on Rose Street to check out what they had in way of inspiration. We’ve recently repainted our living room and redesigned our playroom; and I’ve been working on finding things to finish off these rooms. I was keen to spy some accessories and gain some insight as to what I could do to… View Post

We were recently asked to test drive the Ford EcoSport to see how it stood up to family life in Edinburgh. I don’t cover a massive amount of mileage a year around Edinburgh but equally I wouldn’t survive long without a car. A car is crucial for our school-run and getting the kids to all their various activities throughout the week. So, I have three key features that I look for in cars – safety, comfort, and coffee cup holders – the more the better. Early on Saturday morning, I took Katie and Ben off to Peoples Ford Edinburgh to pick up the… View Post

A year ago now, I contacted ‘The Pink House‘ asking for help re-designing my master bedroom. I originally wrote about it on my blog as the ‘unfinished room‘ as no matter what I did – I couldn’t quite get it right. It was definitely time to seek advice. Emily Murray, from the blog The Pink House, currently lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two boys. Although she’s in the process of a really exciting move back to London – I absolutely adore what she’s done with her house here in Edinburgh. You can still find her advice and my original… View Post

Emily of Ella’s abode, is one of my favourite bloggers in the design world and is also a wonderful Mum to the beautiful Ella. I’ve been following her renovations of their family home closely (we have a mutual love of Farrow and Ball) and was delighted when she agreed to step up to be the first to share her approach to style in my new ‘Mama Uniform‘ series. Here, she reveals the trick to having beautiful skin and what she did to get out of a ‘style rut’…

If you’ve read my blog before or followed me on Instagram, it will come as no surprise that I’m often found frequenting coffee shops. What parent doesn’t need caffeine on a drip? I feel particularly blessed to have a number of awesome coffee shops within walking distance of our house – many of which offer cake. One of my favourite remains The Pantry in Stockbridge – whilst their brunch is amazing – I love their array of cakes. I’d been wanting to try and mimic the ‘swirl’ they get in their icing for a while. I am never going to perfect… View Post