5 snacks to feed your mind & body

Working from home, I struggle with the constant temptation of food. From the Dairy Milk chocolate to the pure butter shortbread, every sweet thing in the house calls my name come 3pm. As well as endless quantities of chamomile tea, I have these 5 healthy snacks lying around to feed my body and my mind.

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Life as an expat

Growing up in Australia, Asia was a holiday destination. Bali, Thailand, Vanuatu, you name it, we went there! But there’s a big difference between 10 days and two years, so naturally, the idea of living in Asia scared me a little.

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Dining Al Fresco Style with Barbed

When you think about al fresco dining, you might imagine a mouth-watering, Mediterranean banquet as the sun shines overhead and a gentle breeze sweeps in from the infinite ocean in front of you. Unfortunately, we don’t get this kind of atmosphere in good ol’Blighty but that’s all about to change!

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A tea party for your taste buds

Nestled among a small strip of shops in Merton Park, Wimbledon, Willow Bough Tea Rooms encapsulates all the history, beauty and charm of traditional English tea parties. I had the pleasure of enjoying one of Sweet Clare’s afternoon tea menus, and it was the perfect, tiered array of sweet and savoury, delicate and moreish.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

I know it’s been a while since my last post, and for that I am truly sorry! However, I have a visual feast for you today direct from this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week! Here’s my favourite finds…

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My stay in an C18th Mansion

When you first visit London it’s the most incredible experience. In awe of your surroundings, the city’s history fills the air and gracefully reveals itself in the weathered stone and antique detailing of the Victorian architecture. Heythrop Park Resort encapsulates this historic beauty, transforming an 18th century country estate into the most romantic getaway!

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Printing pretty pineapples

One of the first designers to feature on Dine With Design was the gorgeous, Kate Guy, artist and founder of Cardabelle Design. Today, Kate invited me to experience one of her printmaking workshops and I had the best time! Check out my pretty printed pineapples!

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Feast on London

Throughout the month of April, Bookatable by Michelin is hosting the ultimate foodie festival across London. With over 200 restaurants involved, Feast on London is opening up the cities evolving dining scene to hungry foodies everywhere!

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DecorCafe’s Home & Garden Festival

The décor event of the year is almost here. I’m so excited to be collaborating with The DecorCafe to support its 2017 Home & Garden Festival on Friday 5th May at Strawberry Hills House. I spoke with colour expert, Karen Haller to see what she’ll be sharing with festival guests on the day!

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Not just a showroom, it’s a gallery

On the famous strip of interior boutiques on the Kings Road, the Decorum Est showroom is hard to miss; painted a Ribena purple. However, once you step inside, you’re on the Via Monte Napoleone in Milano, forearms filled with shopping bags and thinking about your next sip of midday prosecco.

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