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New Season Interiors: Falling for Fall…

New Season Interiors: Falling for Fall…

As we wave goodbye to the hot weather, there’s no need to frown – autumn is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than with a couple of on-trend updates for your home… Autumn has always been my favourite time of year; it evokes memories of conker fights, fiery leaves and scrumptious stodge. This...
Mary Portas: A Collection for Women by Women

Mary Portas: A Collection for Women by Women

At 9.30 am this morning, House of Fraser flung open its doors to welcome grown up, style conscious women to Mary Portas’ very own shop within a shop. We couldn’t wait to get down there to find out all about it… Forget everything you know about shopping. Mary Portas has been sent from the gods...
Indoor Picnics: a wet summer alternative

Indoor Picnics: a wet summer alternative

The Great British summer is not something you can tame. It goes from scorching hot heat waves to wet, windy in the blink of an eye – which makes planning a traditional picnic more than a little problematic. But have you ever considered one indoors? It may sound odd but let’s face it, quirky is cool! So...
Inspired by Yesteryear

Inspired by Yesteryear

As a child I was dragged around antique shops by my parents, an experience that has led me to develop a passion for quirky vintage pieces and a love of all things kitsch. It’s always nice to see new collections that are inspired by a bygone era, and this season is no different. Forget the...
Deliciously All-American

Deliciously All-American

I have always had a soft spot for the grand U S of A; beautiful beaches, superb shopping and the warmest hospitality that I’ve ever experienced… however, it’s the memories of the delectable food and pleasing portions that will always make me grin. A Sweet Start to the Day I have to say that nowhere does...
Flower Power: how to decorate your bedroom with florals

Flower Power: how to decorate your bedroom with florals

The floral trend has reached fever pitch – and with bold bright florals now adorning my bed linen, table linen, mugs, plates and even notebook – my flat looks like its lost a fight with an English country garden. And that’s exactly the look I’m going for! If you’ve not dipped your toe into this...
A Stylish Table Setting

A Stylish Table Setting

If your friends are popping over for a spot of supper this weekend, then look no further. I’ve taken a couple of moments to select my favourite homeware designs; tableware that is guaranteed to make dinnertime even more chic, whatever your style… Get Arty A few quirky pieces will definitely get guests talking. Linea’s cheerful...
Mad for Monochrome: get the Sue Timney look

Mad for Monochrome: get the Sue Timney look

It’s been a long old wait in HOF HQ but finally the Timney home collection is all in – and if you like to make a statement in your home, then you’ll find this could be the perfect collection for you. Co-designed by the celebrated artist and designer, Sue Timney, the collection is based around striking...
So Fresh, So Clean: Breezy White Essentials

So Fresh, So Clean: Breezy White Essentials

Ultra-cool and fuss-free, clean bright white is the ideal hue for those seeking contemporary sophistication this summer. Whether you’re looking to update your home or simply desire a little white in your wardrobe, this season’s must-have shade adorns an array of items for a perfectly pure finishing touch… Ethereal with an edgy twist, white makeup...
Home Sweet Home: 2 Day Brand Event Picks

Home Sweet Home: 2 Day Brand Event Picks

Our 2 Day Brand Event will be ending shortly, so why not snap up a few homeware bargains while you can? I’ve taken a couple of moments to select my favourites from the 2 Day Brand Event, all complete with an irresistible saving…  If you believe your boudoir needs brightening up, then our selection of...
Behind the Scenes: our AW11 Press Day

Behind the Scenes: our AW11 Press Day

We know it’s barely summer but in the fashion world, as soon as you enter one season and start pulling out the shorts and flip flops, we’re already talking, thinking and planning the next three. So, despite soaring temperatures across London, today we invited the fashion and home press in to preview our new autumn/winter...
Secrets from the Kitchen: Angela’s Rhubarb & Ginger Jam

Secrets from the Kitchen: Angela’s Rhubarb & Ginger Jam

Certain age-old recipes are just too good to keep a secret – you know the ones – the mince pies at Christmas you can’t leave alone (Mrs Dent’s are legendary in Frome), the jars of piccalilli (by Terry from the pub), without which a cold meat salad just wouldn’t be the same and – my...