Entertaining. The age old tradition of bringing people together over a meal. Coming from a small family I’ve had to create this myself with friends and loved ones. It is a truly enjoyable moment looking around and seeing happy, contented faces staring back at you. Or not, too busy eating usually. The one thing that is always missing though; is a proper dining room table. Here are some of my favourites…

The Kitchen via Trendenser

The Kitchen via Trendenser

Elle Decor via Arkpad

Elle Decor via Arkpad

Kelly Wearstler via My Domaine.jpg

Clements Design via House & Garden photographed by Oberto Gilli

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Marie Olsson Nylander via KK Living

Marie Olsson Nylander via KK Living

Artwood via Pufik Homes

Artwood via Pufik Homes

Mobel Pobel

Mobel Pobel

An ode to a jumpsuit.

The epitome of relaxed style, the jumpsuit is back with a vengeance. Having been dubbed for years as the labourers uniform we are now seeing it styled up with designer trainers and ‘messy’ hair. Just don’t try to get out of it too quickly…

Hungarian InStyle Magazine

Hungarian InStyle Magazine

India Rose

India Rose

The Sartorialist

 The Sartorialist

ASOS via PopSugar

ASOS via PopSugar

Sarah Harris by Vanessa Jackman

Sarah Harris by Vanessa Jackman

Rag and Bone Pre Fall 15

Rag and Bone Pre-Fall ’15 via Vogue

Gabriele Colangelo Fall 15

Gabriele Colangelo via Vogue

After a long absence (sorry about that) I have decided to start up the blog again. Many things have changed in my life in the past year and you will undoubtably see this reflected in my posts. There may be more writing involved and a larger array of subjects discussed but this will remain an inspiration blog rather than one of original content. For now anyway.

Also – I haven’t been a complete hermit, you may have seen me furiously pinning lately. If not, you should take a look. There’s some good stuff on there.

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So without further ado let’s delve back into the blogging world. We start with Mandy Lee over at Lady and Pups. The recipe that caught my eye recently was a Turkish recipe for Çilbir, but with a twist. It’s a buttery, yoghurty, herby, chilli-y, eggy plate of yum with toast soldiers basically.

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Although her recipes are in-depth and often lengthy I want to make all of them. I may end up being the size of a house if I succeed but I’m sure it would be a glorious food coma.

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The photography on there is pretty spectacular too. Dark and moody and not at all how you would expect a recipe to be depicted.

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Try it, let me know how you get on. Then maybe make me some too.

Texture in nature and the beauty that is monochrome.

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A Noble Savage.

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Acne AW14.

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Roseark Rated.

Bottega Veneta SS15

Bottega Veneta SS15.

The travel bug continues once again on this frosty afternoon as I sit in bed drinking tea daydreaming of all the places I could be right now. Winter has finally come.

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Shot on the Canadian Rockies by Luke Gram at Man and Camera.

I want all my monochrome outfits to be oversized gingham from now on. Agi and Sam have the perfect example in their linen-esq trouser and top combo and in their beauty of an oversized coat. Winter white accessories in the form of wool beret/beanie amalgamations and black or charcoal shirts break up the informality of the gingham and give it an edge of sophistication.

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Berluti, your colour pallette, your suiting and your overcoats. Oh my. You can’t really go wrong with a beautifully tailored overcoat come winter with massive rounded lapels and preferably double breasted. Allessandro Sartori is a master of the suit and shirt colour combo, subtle but still fun. Sartori, you’ve done it again.

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Couple of weeks late but Ami killing it with their first runway show. Very much into grey at the moment (the colour of my wardrobe, walls and couches would attest to that). Loose tailoring and lots of layering make this collection a thing of relaxed beauty. A few hints of sportswear make it suitable for daytime and evening and an all in one colour outfit bring some fun. Ah tailored wool, how I love thee.

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Every look was fantastic but these are my faves. All images from style.com

Together in their infinite pink.

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The only way to camp. Preferably off some beaten track in southern America listening to the National
J. Morgan Puett via desire to inspire

J. Morgan Puett via desire to inspire

To Leo for pulling it out of the park with The Wolf of Wall Street

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Love hearts all in a mess. It’s nice to be naughty sometimes.
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I dream of grey.
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Such cuteness needs to be celebrated forever in this digital world.

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pandora’s box

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ffffound via knight cat

home decor obsession via that kind of woman
 
Home Decor Obsession via That Kind of Woman.

To be here right now, if only…

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Handcrafted in Virginia.

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Jonathan Daniel Pryce via The Shiny Squirrel.

christopher stott via expensive life

GE Vintage Electric Fan, oil on canvas

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Black Vintage Electric Fan, oil on canvas.

Christopher Stott.

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Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair via Gentlemen’s Table

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Julia Stotz via Krisatomic.

anisoani flickr via the bees knees

 

anisoani flickr via the bees knees

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8 and 2 via Cool chic style to dress Italian.

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Dancing to the beat of rain.

Since beige is all the rage again, here’s a Miu Miu flashback to get you in the mood.

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Vogue Nippon April 2010 “The Holiday Lolita” Marloes Horst by Blaise Reutersward.

via Fashion Gone Rogue via Knight Cat.

My pick of the finalists of the Red Bull Illume competition, dedicated to capturing the best of action sport photography.

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Ben Horan shot by Ryan Taylor in a flooded cranberry field in Wisconsin, US.

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Cody Barger & Jordan Houck shot by Theodore Van Orman in Frisco, US.

Red Bull Illume Fredrik Berggren by Elian Kunosson in Are Sweden

Fredrik Berggren shot by Elian Kunosson in Are, Sweden

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Red Bull Illume Gard Hvaara by Jaanus Ree in Tallinn Estonia

Gard Hvaara shot by Jaanus Ree in Tallinn, Estonia.

There’s some amazing talent on show here from both the photographers and the athletes. I like the fact that not all the shots are of daredevil stunts and it’s sometimes just as exciting to focus on the atmosphere. To see the rest and the winners go to the Red Bull Illume website now.

Cédric Gerbehaye via agence vu

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Cédric Gerbehaye.

 

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Penguin_12 flickr.

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Vogue 1955, shot by Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi

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via Brown Dress with White Dots.

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