What’s in Gabriella’s Wash Bag?

It’s no secret that I love products. It’s been amazing to have an excuse to be opened up to the fabulous world of baby products by becoming a mother! Here’s a sneek peak at Gabriella’s bath time favourites. I couldn’t resist extended the post beyond its title to include some of her bath toys and…

Rhubarb Crumble…How British!

A trip to the local farmers market and seeing piles of fresh British grown rhubarb totally inspired me to bake a rhubarb crumble. It’s one of the simplest deserts that always goes down well with the whole family. For the crumble: 200g plain flour 110g unsalted butter (cold from the fridge) 110g Golden caster sugar…

Warm Salmon Nicoise Salad

The weather has been quite miserable and although we should be welcoming lovely evening salads It’s not been quite warm enough to have them completely cold in my opinion. Last night I created a warming twist on the traditional Salmon Nicoise, I roasted the new potatoes and green beans in olive oil and tossed these…

For the Love of Fabric

One of the most exciting and interesting parts of my role as a designer is fabric. It still amazes me how fabric choice can transform a garment and bring it to life. I also love that the same garment can have a completely new identity by just recreating it in a different fabric whether it…

A Few Days in Lourdes, France

Desperate for a break and to find a little clarity it was perfect timing when one of my dear friends asked me if would like to accompany her on a short trip to Lourdes in France. Naturally I was a bit hesitant at leaving Gabriella for the first time but after thinking about it she…

Inducing the Creativity

On this Monday morning I needed a little help…It’s normal, every designer or creative has to deal with creative block from time to time. How I deal with this depends. Sometimes its short lived and can be solved by a simple walk through the park to clear my head or sometimes I need to do…

Spring’s in Bloom

A few days of Clear blue skies and bright sunshine and we know that spring is on its way. It’s England, so of course it could always be a bit warmer but I won’t complain, it’s just lovely to be able take Gabriella out and see her smile just because the sun is out. Spring…