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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An update on my lingual braces – the awesome and the awkward

Two months ago I got lingual braces at Park Orthodontics.  So I guess it is safe to say at this point that I am pretty used to them and I thought it might be good to check in and give you some honest thoughts on the process so far… THE AWESOME The progress.  Honestly, just take a look back at…
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Classic investments & the £22 dress

The high low strikes again.  The thing is this – some pieces, like good coats and boots, are worth investing in and some pieces, quite simply, are not.  Come January will you ever want to see another leopard print?  Perhaps not.  And you know what?  That’s ok.  I got your back here – the dress is £22.  It is super…
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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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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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