Scottish minibreaking – Inverness

I always love driving North.  Somehow it is like you are being lifted out of every day life and dropped into a Scottish movie.  Head North in October and you are in for an even bigger treat for the colours of the hills are a-changing… The drive from Kilmacolm to Inverness is more than a hop, a skip and a…
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A lion’s mane

Living out all my autumn lioness dreams right here. Did not even know I had that dream until this arrived but, let me tell you, it is a dream.  I mean, the colour obviously, the faux fur is soft and dense and the quality is beautiful.  You know what?  For this shoot I did my hair.  And make-up.  I mean,…
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Loch Ness in Autumn – history, myths and monstrous legends

Let me take you on a journey.  A journey of history, myths, breathtaking scenery and monstrous legends… Last weekend we found ourselves mini-breaking in Inverness and, naturally, exploring Loch Ness featured big on our itinerary.  Now I bet the loch is beautiful any time of year (in fact we chatted to a local who had attended a launch in the summer…
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Autumn8 with Karen Millen and a case of the shakes

Here are some things I am one hundred percent comfortable with – butter soft leather, an autumnal colour palette, statement shirt dresses, crossbody bags (especially when worn under outerwear, anyone else?) and heels.  Here is something that, it transpires, is a little out of my comfort zone – live video. Last week I had the absolute pleasure of working with…
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How to create a unique gallery wall on a budget

Gallery walls are everywhere right now are they not?  There is just something so visually satisfying about a jigsaw of pieces and the personality you can add with different art and layouts.  Having painted the master bedroom this gorgeous green I lay in bed at night (ok, yeah, often during the day working on my laptop too) and knew I…
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