3 things that shouldn’t ‘go’ but do

I am officially over heels.  There, I said it out loud (or, rather, wrote it down).  The thing is that I love everything about heels except for that one sticking point – the heel.  In truth they just do not work for my life right now and so, unless I happen to hosting a fabulous soirée in my own home…
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Pink Lady apple harvest

Did I virtually pack my pink mac* the moment I was invited to the Pink Lady apple orchard in Avignon? Yeah I did.  And was I absolutely delighted when I clamped eyes, like soulmates across a crowded room, on this pink beret* in Glasgow airport?  Yeah I was.  What can I say…  I love a theme.  I am that girl. And…
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Finnieston – a coat for all weathers

I first met with the team from Finnieston months ago, not honestly knowing anything much other than the name (which was enough to peak my interest).  I walked into that meeting and did not leave for another two hours.  All they had to show me then was one sample – this, a weatherproof coat designed in Scotland and made in the…
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3 reasons why you need these furry sneakers

Is it just me or did November creep up behind us and just jump out from nowhere?  I mean some days it is cold – not the kind of ‘brrr, it’s a little chilly and I might need a sweater’ cold but the real, biting one that gnaws at your fingers and gets right down into your lungs when you…
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Vila Monte Farm House, Portugal – add this boutique hotel to your Algarve …

Part II of our mini girls’ trip to the Algarve landed us at Vila Monte Farm House for a night… I almost don’t know where to begin.  Have you ever found yourself somewhere you feel right at home and yet absolutely in wonderment at the same time?  I have.  Right here. This boutique hotel in the Algarve countryside, just twenty…
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