Coastal Remedy, Southsea

Coastal Remedy, Southsea

Coastal Remedy has a carefully curated a selection of lifestyle, travel, food and literature products that promote wellness. It stocks some really great wellbeing items, that travel, cooking, yoga and interior fans will love.

A shop is a little switch up from my normal travel and food content. But, rules are made to be broken, right?

The shop channels all those travel and wellbeing vibes that connect with what I do here on the blog making it a good fit. Plus, it’s really important to shop locally and support independents. All the different independent business ventures is what make our towns and cities fun and vibrant places to shop, eat, drink and travel to.

Head to Marmion Road in Southsea, to find Coastal Remedy and products that help promote a balance lifestyle.

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Festive wreath making with Teacups and Tutus

Festive wreath making with Teacups and Tutus

I’ve gone wreath mad this year, I’ve already got three up and I am planning a fourth if I have time!

I made my first proper foliage wreath this year thanks to Teacups and Tutus in Southampton who hosted a Christmas wreath workshop with cuttings supplied by Sweet Pea Florists.

Take a look at this festive class and the wreath I created that’s now hung on the door.

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Pumpkin picking at Hollam Nurseries

Pumpkin picking at Hollam Nurseries

This year I went pumpkin picking on a farm for the first time ever. There’s nothing better than spending time with friends and family and I couldn’t think of anything more seasonal to do!

Here’s a look at my afternoon spent in the field picking pumpkins – it will certainly give you an autumn boost as the pictures are rich in colour and sum up this time of year perfectly.

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Our big garden project

Our big garden project

This summer we decided to sort out the garden in front of our house. I couldn’t have spent another month mowing the lawn every week, something had to be done!

We raided B&Q and rolled up our sleeves for a busy weekend sorting the garden out. Here’s what we did on a budget…

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Stationary, homeware and pins from Old English Company

Stationary, homeware and pins from Old English Company

You might have seen Old English Company in Urban Outfitters, Elle Decoration or Paperchase. It makes hand lettered homeware, stationary and prints which will make great gifts and have your home looking like an interior on instagram!

Take a look at some of my favourite things from the collections and enter the competition to win a selection of enamel pins.

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How to make Mince Pie Twists

How to make Mince Pie Twists

We’re all in the thick of it, aren’t we? We’re in the final countdown to Christmas. Wrapping presents, the final shopping trips and of course, some festive baking.

This year I’m off to Australia so I haven’t really had the chance to do much baking this year. Unfortunately everything has been channelled into getting packed and ready for our trip!

So consequently I’ve been looking for a fast and furious festive bake that I can put together in the space of 20 minutes. Thankfully Twitter came to my rescue with a recipe from Jus Rol for some mince pie twists. Here’s the recipe and my first bash at making them.

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How to make foliage pumpkins for Halloween

How to make foliage pumpkins for Halloween

This year I wanted to do something different with my pumpkins for Halloween. I’ve seen the trend for foliage pumpkins is on the rise, so I thought I’d try to make some myself. Here’s a little how to guide so you can do the same! Continue reading “How to make foliage pumpkins for Halloween”