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Pretty Tasty

Started by Nadia Stopnicer in 2008, Pretty Tasty has become a byword for exquisitely detailed biscuits and cakes. Having lived in England for many years, inspiration for the business came after Nadia realised that the aniseed biscuits popular at the Christmas markets … Continue reading

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John Lewis – Home Comforts

Home Comforts is one of three interiors ranges launched by John Lewis for Autumn/Winter 2012. It is my favourite by far as it taps into the desire to make our homes more comfortable and snug at this time of year, whether that … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Art Boutique

Whilst at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire last month, I managed to fit in a visit to a few of the stores in the shopping village. Top of my list was Yellowstone Art Boutique as I had read about it in a recent edition of … Continue reading

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Secretts

This weekend was notable not just for the fact that it was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but, on a more personal level, by the fact that I picked asparagus for the first time. With a hardcore-foodie friend visiting from Sydney, … Continue reading

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‘Swedish Collection’ by Vanessa Arbuthnott

The new ‘Swedish Collection’ of fabrics from Vanessa Arbuthnott is a welcome sight after all the bad weather of late. Combining the muted Scandinavian shades that have become the brand’s trademark, with patterns and accent colours inspired by 1950s British … Continue reading

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British Standard by Plain English

Plain English have been waving the flag for traditional British design and craftmanship for 20 years now. Having been lucky enough to have installed kitchens from them in my last two houses, I can testify to the exquisite craftmanship and … Continue reading

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