Palms inside

Thursday, 31 March 2011

This room looks so relaxing, and I love the idea of having the palm inside. Perhaps we'll get one for the Anzu office??

They look good cut too, and just add that instant holiday feel.

Images: Elle Decor, India Hicks via?

Treats for Mum

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Some further little treat ideas for Mother's Day, on a springtime theme. Above is our Anzu Butterfly Meadow candle, available on

If you're feeling flush, we love this cherry blossom necklace from

or this Liberty Tree of Life scarf (detail above) from

or these English garden chocolates from Demarquette with flavours including rose, lavender, violet and elderflower We love them!

Mother's Day

Monday, 28 March 2011

Don't forget Mother's Day this Sunday. You could send one of our many Mum cards including our new Sapphire bracelet wonderful Mum card, our bestselling Black tea candle (available from,

our Notting Hill apron,

or one of our Bond St tea-towels (email us for stockists).

We also love this vintage china set available from the Natural Flowers company on Not on the High street,

and these magnetic butterflies that you can attach to bouquets and presents (available from

Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Great actress, HIV/AIDS campaigner and a woman who wasn't afraid to live her life the way she wanted. Here are some of my favourite pictures and quotes of her. I think she looks the nicest in the somewhat underrated film Butterfield 8 (as seen as above).

Would love an original of this poster. In fact I've been hankering after it for a while

Her child beauty really equated into adult beauty, and her face didn't really change at all!

'I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened and I'm not afraid to look behind them'

'The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues'

'My mother says I didn't open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked'.

'Big girls need big diamonds'

Perhaps not one of her best style moments, but you got to admire the joie de vivre behind an outfit like this!

Images:,, all others via fashions most wanted blog

A walk up the river...

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

At the weekend, I went to Petersham Nurseries and then for a very nice walk up the river. It was lovely.

I know I've blogged about Petersham Nurseries before,but it really is great and a real treat. I should have taken pictures because the food was delicious - the mezze and the pannacotta with burnt caramel. Yum!

It was a beautiful Spring day and I absolutely love the combination of rustic and elegant, earth floors with a marble table, terracotta pots with finer white china and the outside inside feel that it has.

They had some beautiful blue and lilac colours on display in the shop too.

See for more information

Farmyard Fashionistas

Monday, 21 March 2011

Who knew Polish chickens were so fancy?! They make me laugh.

Images: 1 & 2 via anothermagloves, 3 via a

We've donated, please do so too...

Friday, 18 March 2011

Anzu notebooks

Thursday, 17 March 2011

We've been busy photographing the latest range of Anzu notebooks. Featuring everything from charm bracelets to hummingbirds, they are also the perfect handbag size! They are available in the General Trading Company and other stockists (please email us for details), and will soon be added to Amazon and

Linear interiors

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Although it's not something I find myself having, I am often drawn to very neutral linear interiors. I especially love this one - I love the sectioned off library with the glass windows and the shiny dark floor. I could move in now in fact.

The look seems to rely on a fair quantity of Eames furniture, some great art, beautiful wood furniture, anglepoise lamps and rustic natural pieces be it shells or driftwood.

Images: Apologies because I didn't label these images. Someone please find a way of embedding the provenance of images in the titles please!

Lipstick on your collar

Monday, 14 March 2011

I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging, and how gorgeous is the packaging for the Tom Ford lipstick range. I'm loving mine..

Images: Tom Ford

Our thoughts

Saturday, 12 March 2011

and best wishes go out to Japan and all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
This beautiful bouquet was created by Saipua

Maike's spring bouquet part 2

Thursday, 10 March 2011

As I mentioned last week I received this lovely 'email bouquet' of spring images from my friend Maike and thought I'd share it with you..

Williams Vintage

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

This must be a wonderful shop to visit - the new William Vintage shop in Marylebone, which stocks all manner of grand vintage pieces from Ossie Clark to couture Balenciaga and Dior.

Grecian gowns,

Jean Desses couture dresses like this fuschia one from 1958,

Ossie Clark,

and other couture pieces like this coat made from rare Japanese bridal kimono silk c1950. See for more, with prices ranging from £150 to £20,000.

Images: William Vintage and Vogue