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 www.notonthehighstreet.com),
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 www.coxandcox.co.uk)
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: britannica.com, posteritati.com, all others via fashions most wanted blog
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 www.petershamnurseries.com for more information
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 Notonthehighstreet.com
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!