Saturday, December 31, 2011


When I started writing this post it was all, "If I see 2011 around here again I'm going to kick its arse out of the door, slam it hard, barricade it and run away screaming." But then I realised that makes no sense in the context of the blog, because I don't really blog about personal stuff. And let's keep things positive, hmm? Then I thought I can easily get away with glossing over 2011 by making my new year's post purely visual - maybe throw in a rare archive photo of Anna Karina or something... But I also realised that here I have a reliable document that shows me 2011 wasn't all bad, because the good stuff is what I blogged about - even if it was few and far between and I was a little less energetic or diligent than usual. How can I be disparaging about a year in which I inaugurated Bloggers + Cats (February) started writing travel dispatches for Fathom (May), finally visited Lisbon (August) and loved it more than I could ever have dreamed, and spent lots and lots of time with friends old and new - that's what I want to remember: the meals and the drinks, the walks and the good company.

I don't have resolutions, but if anything I'd like to plan for more of the good stuff, so it's not outweighed by just reacting to and fire fighting the horrible stuff.

So here's to you and to more of the good stuff in 2012.

{And er, to less of my Instagram photos taking the place of actual real photos. Promise.}

Friday, December 23, 2011


Merry merry...

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I am the Christmas Awkward Photobooth™angel and I come bearing holiday treats from Family Affairs! Holiday treats is when different pieces go on sale each day going up to Christmas. It's kind of like an advent calendar, except when you open up door number 22 you get me and the lovely metallic striped Fellini blouse, which is subtly festive, no? It's 30% off today ONLY here  - and it's the first item from the current winter '11 collection to be a holiday treat!

Monday, December 19, 2011


I finally understand why someone would want to live in a loft.

{Johanna Burke's home © Grace Villamil / Freunde von Freunden}

Sunday, December 18, 2011


MHL Margaret Howell Guernsey pocket sweater, Celine bag, Minimarket hat,

National Trust blanket (I own it, it's tres chic and it's only £27), L'Econome veg knife, Musgo Real Orange Amber Cologne,

Le Creuset square grill, Sermoneta gloves, Farmacia Santa Maria Novella pot pourri (this smells really...specific - kind of like Vicks Vapour Rub?)

Diana Vreeland The Eye Has To Travel book, J. Crew PJs, UO zigzag rug

Links to them all here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I've been here there and everywhere - well, apart from here evidently. Does two weeks without a post constitute internet death still, or are things more flexible these days? I have only this paltry handful of Instagrams to offer the internet today. Tomorrow, we'll see. Or the next day.