Design Bloggers Conference


If like me you love design and blogging, then the Design Bloggers Conference is the perfect place for you!

Taking place from March 6th-March 8th during the Home & Garden Digital Marketing Week in Atlanta, the Conference will continue its momentum from previous successful events. From writing inspiration, "iphonography" tips, social media management integration, business management tips and editing tips from the insiders, the agenda is action packed and full of big names and incredible networking opportunities. This year's keynote speaker lineup is star-studded: From fashion designer Cynthia Rowley to the ever fabulous India Hicks as well as celebrity designer Nathan Turner and the closing address from award winning interior designer Mary McDonald.

On March 8th at the conclusion of the Design Bloggers Conference the experience will transform to the Home Design Digital Marketing Summit. The first ever of its kind, this Summit is the only conference for the Luxury Home and Garden Design community which offers guidance, high level networking, education, and practical takeaways on the newest and most important internet marketing initiatives for industry marketers. Joining the Summit after the Design Bloggers Conference is a must!

For further details about the Design Bloggers Conference and the agenda click here. 

Happy Weekend!


Hooray for the weekend! Hope you've had a fun week and have said goodbye to the January blues. My week started off with a fun brunch with a friend, and was majorly productive in many ways! My weekend will be spent working on several big projects and watching the first games of the Six Nations!

Whatever your plans are this weekend, here are some interesting links for you check out!

Styling your Valentine's Day table: I'm really excited to be contributing to the Lorfords blog. I hope you'll check out my first post with tips on how to style your table for Valentine's Day!

Is imposter syndrome a sign of greatness?: a fascinating article focusing on the imposter syndrome. Many of us suffer from this, but is it a sign of greatness?

How well do you know The Parent Trap? this movie! I used to watch it on repeat when I was younger. Definitely a quiz for the real fans amongst us!

White House Week


President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
This week, President Obama delivered remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. He spoke about the strength that comes from uniting all faiths against fear and touched on how his own faith guides him.

Cartier Dazzling


Nils Herrmann © Cartier
Cartier is one of my favourite jewellers, and as someone who loves anything that sparkles, I can never revisit the chance to take in their fantastic window displays when I'm nearby one of their stores! 

Cartier has a reputation for excellence, and the secrets of the brand's unique expertise and its commitment to self-reinvention have made it beloved the world over. A new book is treating us to a front seat into the latest creations from the famous jeweler, with high jewelry and precious objects taking their place amongst the pages. 

Vincent de la Faille © Cartier
Cartier Dazzling: High Jewelry and Precious Objects provides an insight into precious stones and the craft of fine jewelry making, displaying their newest creations in a fascinating light. From an intoxicating look into the magic of India, to tales of the Romanov Sapphire, you'll be spoiled to choose which is your favourite piece! 

Nils Herrmann © Cartier

With sketches and insights into the creation process, this is one book that jewelry and Cartier fans won't want to miss. 

Vincent de la Faille © Cartier
Thanks to Rizzoli for sending me an advance copy of Cartier Dazzling! 

Vincent de la Faille © Cartier 

Ink & Tailor


How can you take an everyday scene and turn it into a beautiful fashion item? Maya von Geldern and K'era Morgan, the creative geniuses behind Ink & Tailor know how! Starting their business after twenty years, Ink & Tailor is a culmination of their friendship and shared passions.

The duo has cleverly blended art and apparel; transforming a static image, a captured moment, into fluid works of art meant to be draped, wrapped and worn.  They give a new perspective to the mundane, elevate the ignored and celebrate all that’s beautiful whether it be oddities or the simple joys in life. A fashion favorite for those who desire a bit of the unexpected, Ink & Tailor couples the whimsical with sophistication.

Each piece is a limited edition and each collection is inspired by the people, places and things close to home, as well as far away. In a world of different perspectives, their goal is to share their interpretation of the world captured through a camera lens.

From a downtown bakery in Los Angeles to the urban paradise of Honolulu, each scarf has its own individual story and journey to tell. I particularly love the Railroad Crossing, photographed in Portland, Oregon. Texas law once stated that when two rains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each train shall come to a full stop and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. I wouldn't have known this if it wasn't for Ink & Tailor!

With a range of beautiful images to pour over, Ink & Tailor is passionate about creating high quality products whilst giving back to society. It has partnered with the Creative Visions Foundation to create a limited edition scarf to further support their efforts in nurturing creative activism and social awareness whilst igniting change through the media and arts.

I'm looking forward to wearing my scarf this spring and reigniting my love of photography thanks to Ink & Tailor!

Ink & Tailor

January through Instagram


Checking out the Richard Burton theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama | Building NYC out of Lego | Learning out the many great British brands | Senedd lightshow | Channeling Wallis Simpson | New Year treats from Small Girls PR | Loving my letters at Marks & Spencer | Keeping cozy with Joules| Catching up with reads from Time, Vorsten and the new Deliciously Ella cookbook

Happy Weekend!


Happy Weekend! It's hard to imagine that we're at the end of January! Where did the first month of 2016 go? This week has been all about mini battles, and at times has felt like I've been pushing treacle uphill. Still, we got to Friday still alive and having ticked a few big tasks off the to-do list!

Amongst the craziness, here are some great pieces I've been reading.

The world's most dazzling engagement rings: From Jackie Kennedy to Grace Kelly, there are some seriously amazing engagement rings on this list! Jeweler George Pragnell provides some up close and personal sketches of these dazzling jewels- you'll never look at diamonds in quite the same way again!

Leaving corporate America for a startup: for those of us that work in big business, we've probably had this thought a million times. But what happens when you make it a reality?

How the map of the USA has changed in 200 years: one for all you history buffs out there!

At home with Coldplay's Guy Berryman: a great interview with Coldplay's Guy Berryman- you'll want to find out about his love of antiques! 
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