Frugal City Guide: Amsterdam

Amsterdam: it might just be my new favourite European city break. Just over an hour's flight, easy to walk or cycle around, full of cool shops, cafes and restaurants -what's not to like? We went in November, the temperature was brisk but not too cold and it felt lovely and…
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Cashmere: tried and tested

Cashmere jumper: £129, Boden. Jeans: £29.99, H&M. Watch: £125, Skagen. Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell Cashmere: we all love it. It’s my go-to wardrobe saviour when it comes to winter hibernation (don’t get me started on the M&S cashmere joggers), especially when working from home. My last cashmere post was highly received so thought I’d do…
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24 hours in Bucharest…

Coat: £69, Marks & Spencer. Jumper: £41.30, La Redoute. Watch: £165, Skagen. Belt: £8, Asos. Jeans: £39.99, Gap. Bag: Skagen (buy similar here). Shoes: Isabel Marant (in the sale here). Photographs: Christopher O’Donnell There’s something about Eastern Europe – the architecture, the history, the food – that I love. I have wanted to visit Romania’s capital for a while now…we actually wanted to…
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Interiors update: living room

Sofa: £350 in the sale, Habitat.  It’s funny, we’ve lived in our flat so long now and were just ‘making do’ with the existing style, I had almost assumed our living room was finished. Until it actually was. And we feel so liberated. I’m not saying we did a complete…
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Mellow yellow…

Leather jacket: £295, Jigsaw. Jumper: £139, Gestuz.  Jeans: £30, Asos. Bag: £48.30, La Redoute. Shoes: Mango (old) Yes, it’s me. In colour. But just a tad, mind. As always, I’m wearing it dressed down with denim and leather. Remember when I also said about matchy matchy accessories? I’m kind of doing that, too, albeit…
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Interiors: Hallway

It’s been a while since most of you last saw my hallway. It has been 5 years since we moved into this flat, and we have only just decorated our hall for the first time. Seriously.  When we moved in, we could just afford the mortgage, no extra ‘thrills’ as…
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3 interiors brands on my refurb radar

Image from Pinterest Yep. Back in refurb mode. but this time it’s the rest of the flat. People keep asking me if we’re almost finished (and with reason, it has been over 6 months) but the truth is time and money is causing it to take much longer than anticipated.…
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