08 Apr

Filthy English

  Anyone else love a good swear? I grew up in a home where my mother could accidentally smash a whole lasagne onto the kitchen floor, and the worst she’d emit would be a strangled “OH, SUGAR!” She had been brought up by her working-class parents to believe that swearing was a sign of...
25 Mar

My garden, my life podcast

  GARDENING FOR PERSONAL GROWTH This week sees the launch of a brand new podcast from garden designer and psychotherapist Sarah Layton. With the world in lockdown because of COVID 19, I don’t think it could have arrived at a better time. My Garden, My Life is a series of conversations with women which...
11 Dec

First you write a sentence

  I’m only one and a half chapters into First You Write a Sentence by Joe Moran but I’m so excited to have discovered a whole new level of word-geekery that I’m crashing in early with this post. Writing is a passion and an obsession for me, so to find a book that takes...
14 Nov

Getting personal

  Time to get a bit personal.  If you meet me, please don’t ask me when my baby is due. I have polycystic kidney disease and polycystic liver disease. They both work fine at the moment, but my liver is very enlarged, and makes me look pregnant.  I’m sharing this to save your embarrassment...
07 Aug

Furbulous pet puns

These posters were the best thing about my tube journey yesterday. Created by ad agency NOW for flea treatment revolutionaries Itch, these guys clearly love a pun as much as I do and have pinned this endearing campaign on the simple power of words (and some irresistible puppy eyes). There are too many executions...
10 May

The Beauty of Business Books

On a very wet and windy Wednesday this week I joined a colourful and chatty gathering of creative types to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth Cairns’ book The Empowered Entrepreneur in Ealing, West London. After coffee and breakfast, we enjoyed an informal panel discussion where Anna Schmidt of ALSO Home, The Brand Stylist Fiona...
07 Mar

#TBT Just got goosebumps

#TBT to the Bridelux Symposium which I took part in last October. I hosted a panel discussion on the subject of Luxury Marketing and was lucky enough to work with a really impressive group of industry heavyweights: CTO and Founder of Mr & Mrs Smith, Tamara Lohan; VP of Global Sales for Mandarin Oriental,...
18 Jan

Interior design week & podcast promo

I’ve just had my own personal interior design week.  Piles of glossy home magazines, rolls of wallpaper, not to mention the “knobs” that appeared on my instagram stories this week and caused hilarity and some very childish responses.  (You know who you are, and now I do too, and I LOVE IT!) But the...
26 Nov

Naming a business & rescuing a website

Image @ellajardim The Name Game I love all sorts of writing projects but I particularly enjoy naming businesses.  Let’s be honest, naming a business is quite a big deal, probably only third in place to naming a baby or a dog, so I am always thrilled to be trusted with the task. As with...
05 Oct

Defining luxury & a working lunch

Welcome to Friday peeps!  Hope you have time for a quick peep at these highlights and musings from my week.   Defining luxury   On Tuesday, Elizabeth Solaru and I put our heads together to on the subject of luxury wedding marketing. Elizabeth runs Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, and she will be taking part in...
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