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Spring Summer 2018 Fashion – Catwalk Collections at Charity Shop Prices

At long last the sun is here, and it finally feels like Spring.  Excellent news!  I think I speak for the whole Nation when I say we were all beyond happy to feel the sun on our faces.  Then you look in your wardrobe to pull together a Spring outfit but all you see is jumper, jumper, jeans, boots, jumper.  Sound familiar?

Fear not.  Believe it or not it is possible to achieve catwalk looks at charity shop prices.  I’ve attended the Spring Summer 2018 catwalk shows and noted the trends, but catwalk prices are not for everyone, so I’ve been to The British Red Cross Shop in Shoreham By Sea to translate these trends into affordable looks.

Pastels

So many of the big-name designers Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors and Erdem Returned to the 1980’s obsession with pastel.  Remember that yellow pastel jumpsuit of your youth or the peach rara skirt?  The British Red Cross holds a number of vintage items and trust me 1980’s is going to be a popular choice for the Spring.

If you don’t want to return to the Eighties, then I found some beautiful simple dresses in pastel tones that have been donated by high street stores.  We call these items Encore and the donated high end designer store items we call Scarlet (Yes with one t!).  Ask in your local BRC store.

Bright’s

I know I’ve just talked about the popularity of pastels and now I’m contradicting myself by saying go bright, you will have to trust me on this one.  A bright shock of Red, Coral, Orange, Purple or Green is just the thing to wow for a spring wedding, go bold with sun dress and accessories.  On the catwalks it was either head to toe one mono colour or clashing bold colours, think red trousers pink shirt.  Be brave.

Denim

Oh, you may say, I’ve been wearing jeans for years.  This seasons denim is constructed into beautifully crafted jackets, trouser suits and dresses.  Charity shops are full of huge quantities of denim I found an unusual dress and skirt from the Scarlet collection here.  The beauty of a charity shop is that you can buy some items for very little and experiment.

The strappy Dress

Think back to the 1990’s Kate Moss is in her early days of modelling and pictured at a party in a sheer dress.  The dress, which was cut on the bias with shoe lace straps, was loved by the press and called a nightie by the tabloids.  And so, the strappy dress was born.  This year its back wear it on its own, with ruffles or with a T-Shirt underneath, I found so many possibilities in store.

If I had to summarise the looks for Spring Summer I’d say they were joyful and fun.  The catwalks also told a story of sustainability in fashion, choosing were you shop is also set to be a trend, you can’t really get shop more ethically than The British Red Cross.

The British Red Cross Shop in Kensington and Chelsea are holding their Spring Event on Thursday 24th May 12-8pm.

A press breakfast to preview the collection is open to press and bloggers on 24th May from 10 am-12 noon.

Get in touch for more details.

Love

Deborah x

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Wish List

I had planned to write a lovely seasonal gift guide and include some of the samples that I have been gifted this year. However since my recent trip to Milan (which was to promote British Luxury Design, which is truly amazing.) I have been somewhat obsessed by Italian design.

Now my our bank balance doesn’t really allow for any of these extravagant gifts so it’s really more of a wish List than a gift guide. Forgive me while I indulge.

Sergio Rossi Shoes

I have a pair of Sergio’s. They have been good friends to me over the years attending many a fashion party or PR luncheon. They must be at least ten years old. So it’s high time I had some more. These beauties tick all the boxes. Sky High, red and crystal encrusted. Yes please.

Valentino Gown

Every girl should have one. I seriously felling in love with Valentino when they did a collaboration with Zandra Rhodes. I think this dress is exquisite. Of course I have no where to wear it but I will find a party. I’m calling her Scarlett and she is coming with me!

Just your average pair of Trainers

If I designed trainers this is how they would look. The softest white leather, studs and red fur. (Forgive me fur police but this is Milan, every other person is wearing a dead animal of choice on their person.)

They are as impractical as they are daring. If Santa delivered these babies to my door I would promise to never moan about pinched toed, sore balls ever again!

Italian lighting

God said ‘Let there be light, and there was light.’ Because he went to Milan and ordered a great big floating orb and called it the sun. Seriously no one does lighting like the Italians. Just take a gander at this sexy little shop. I can’t decide if I like the shining red foil wrapped interior or the lights themselves more. I’ll take two of each please.

Valentino Boots

I’m not obsessed with Valentino or anything but when in Milan sweetie, one can play footsie! Much Like the strappy stud shoes from Ss16 and ss17, these boots of joy consist of a leather studded strap on the outer and a red sock as the inner. Love the concept, love the bootSi! Cinderella would be pleased with these hoofers.

Doggie Style

I’d definitely buy Blue one of these super toasty goose down jackets. She would get total street cred in this doggie style down.

His brush

For the man who has everything a Gold plated tooth brush.

…and for the home

Gold plated loo brush and matching bathroom condiments. I don’t know if I’m obsessed with the luxury of this or if I think it’s obscene! Yup. I could definitely clean the loo with gold!

I shopped

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For this piece.

Love DSB x

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Victorian Christmas Table

We travel up to the North East for Christmas to the house I grew up in, in Durham.  We all share the cooking on the big day but the table decoration is always my domain.

This year my theme is around a Victorian Christmas Table.  I bought an old linen tablecloth and napkins from my local British Red Cross shop, these were in the bargain bin as they were tea stained so I took them home and dyed them a smoke grey.

I bought crystal candlesticks and candelabras as the top table dressing for my wedding from a Florist Supplier, and I’ve used them here in all shapes and sizes.  You don’t need crystal, try grouping brass candlesticks or silver together as the centre piece for your table.  Don’t use coloured candles, plain white candles work best.

Play around with foliage, a long string of Ivy, Eucalyptus and Pine are used here, but you can use anything, go foraging for driftwood, brambles, holly and sticks.

Add a little sparkle, crystal, baubles, more lights.  I’ve finished with vintage crystal glasses and gold cutlery.

Enjoy your day

Most items were sourced second hand from British Red Cross Shop Shoreham by Sea.

Wine Carafe – LSA

Love DSB x

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Winter Garland

I love the smell of December, the whole house is alive with greenery.  Christmas Tree purchased on Sunday and yesterday I put together a Winter Garland in the hall.

It didnt take a long time and it was so inexpensive to create.

Lat week I was given four enourmous pine branches, your florist or nursery will probably source for you.  I bought three branches of Eucaluptus frommy local florist Linden Tree, and cut some fresh Ivy from the garden.

I added the pine first and bound with nylon wire, I call it fishing wire or cat gut.  Then added the eucalyptus and the ivy.

I’ve punctuated the garland at the top middle and bottom with hydrangers which had dried out form the summer.  I’ve added a few baubles and again secured with the nylon wire.

Grab a water spray and sprits for a lovely smell throughout the home.  Keep spraying through the month and you have that lovely Pine smell through Christmas.

Original inspiration taken from Marks and Spencer press day last month.

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Love DSB x

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Time To Party

The clocks have gone back which means the days become shorter and the nights grow longer.  How to spend the long nights?  Wrapped up reading a book by an open fire or embracing the party season with a full diary of events.  The answer can only be, PARTY!

The high street is full of sequined, laced, velvet luxury at this time of the year.  Stunning frocks with some jaw dropping high end prices to match.  Do you blow all your budget on one show stopping outfit or pull last years glittery if slightly crumpled number from the bottom of the wardrobe?

Let me share a secret with you, this week sees the launch of the Christmas Campaign at British Red Cross Retail, with Red Cross Charity shops up and down the country starting with a week of Eveningwear as the focus.

British Red Cross Charity shops have been saving eveningwear all year for this week, storing, steaming and pricing the best of glitzy, glamorous, get ups including designer labels, brand new items and vintage finds.

All 350 British Red Cross Shops across the country will be taking part with a focus on EVENINGWEAR and accessories this whole week.  Subsequent weeks will reveal Christmas Decorations, Toys, and Table Decorations.

If like me you have more than one special event in your diary get down to your nearest British Red Cross Shop to find your whole party wardrobe for less.

Did I mention all profits go to the charity, to be used to help people in crisis, whoever they may be?  Charity shop fashion gives so much back, everyone wins with slow fashion that is recycled, sustainable, and ecofriendly.

All dresses and jumpsuits in this piece are from British Red Cross Shoreham By Sea.

Love DSB X

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Sephora Favourites

International brand Sephora has a great take on the best beauty products on the market from skincare to make up.

Mr B knows he can be on a work trip anywhere in the world and all he has to do is find a  Sephora store for a winning gift

So good is this ubiquitous hub of beauty and so well trained are the staff that you could point a monkey into a Sephora store and they would leave with a monochrome bag of brilliant beauty finds, tailormade to suit you. No offence to monkeys or Mr B intended!

So what’s hot right now?…..Here’s my pic of current favourites……

Sephora Favourites

Skin Super Foods

Nine delicious super food treats for the skin.  I loved the the black charcoal, peel-off Luminizing Black Mask it removes blackheads, impurities, and excess oil, it leaves your skin bright and polished.

I also love the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser it feels like a thorough cleanse. It clarifies with fresh enzymes, clays, and essential oils leaving a smooth finish.

I’m also now addicted to the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, it contains Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid for a boost of soothing hydration and a luminous complexion. All I know is this makes my skin glow and is going everywhere with me this summer.

 

Sephora Favourites

Give Me Some Nude Lip

Mr B bought something similar in the past, and as ever its a winning combo.  As a lover of a nude lip he cant go wrong with this set.  All the must-haves here to give you the perfect nude lip look, including one full size and five deluxe sizes of nude lip essentials. This multibranded set includes a liquid lipstick, gloss, lipstick, and a lip plumper to help you find your perfect nude hue—including a full-size Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Moisturising Matte Liquid Lipstick. Delicious!

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Illuminate Palette

If you were a fan of last years highlighting beauty craze then you will love Illuminating powder. Highlight like a pro with this pastel palette that illuminates the face, shoulders, and décolleté. The silky formula, (yes it really is silky) blends seamlessly into the skin, delivering radiance where the light naturally hits. The stunning array of hues enhance every skin tone and can be mixed and matched for a customizable glow.

All in all I find it hard to fault Sephora for quality or choice, unfortunately we still don’t have a Sephora in the UK, perhaps its better that we don’t, it makes holidays and business trips all the more exciting.

You can order online from the US website, shipping is £6. Please note this is not a sponsored post, I just like the brand.

Love, DSB x

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What to buy in the sales now | M&S

I don’t really like sales shopping and will avoid busy places such as Brighton and Oxford Street during sales periods. Fortunately we have an out of town mall not far from us with a huge Marks&Spencer. 

I took my mum on a weekday afternoon so not quite as busy, which worked well. 

The key for me when sales shopping is to not go for things you wouldn’t ordinarily buy and are now tempted just for the price.

Quite often if you follow your own style rules you will come away with some fab pieces and may not need to try on, thus avoiding long hot queues. 

I kept my colour palate simple as I was shopping for versatile pieces for my holidays.

Autograph white T Shirt and Cream Full Midi Skirt……….

The T Shirt is very Cos like and quite structured for a T with a simple pocket and a bonded hem. 

The skirt is beautiful it has so much material heavy cotton, with pockets and reduced from £50 to £25 such a bargain. 

Stripy strappy Blouse and Striped 3/4 Wide legged pant……..

Love this top. The stripes keep it simple though you can play around with the bows for different looks. 

The pants are the perfect holiday pants,  off white with a stripe so you are far enough away from white jeans. Also practically shorter than palazzo pants so you can wear from the Mediterranean to the City. 



Shop the M&S sale here

M&S Sale 
Hope you liked the post.  Have a great week, Love DSB X 

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Sunday Supplement #40 – The Other Room

Last weekend I had some of my best friends come to visit, delighted to have visitors I set about sorting the spare room and ‘the other room’.  The spare room was not difficult, my parents stay with us a lot, quick sweep, change of linen, done.  To properly accommodate my friend her husband and two children would mean me tackling The Other Room.

The other room has been many things, an office studio before we built the studio shed.  A bedroom while decorating the spare room and latterly my walk in wardrobe, a study for writing and studio for taking most of my photographs.  It’s also a gatherer of dust, books, magazines, excess tut.

I cleaned and took out all of the tut.  I hung some pictures and made a gallery wall of sorts.  It’s a bit thrown together, I’ve just chucked up a couple of charity shop old paintings and some wedding pictures, I don’t know if it’s all those beautiful people smiling back at me but I like it, it’s kinda chinzy and cozy, I’ve dotted the room with candles and flowers and added a painting I’ve been working on, Grey Storm.

Hmmm, let’s say the painting is a work in progress…..and I need new cushions, but give it time.  In other news, our dire weather has had me reaching for the fake tan.  Skinny Tan sent me a box of lovely products.  As well as the tan mousse, they sent me exfoliator mitt, primer, applicator mitt and a detailed list of how to do it.  I now have a healthy glow, no streaks and importantly non-orange palms!

I’ve also this week felt that seasonal change in skin, not sure if its more walking the dog or exposure to the elements (I can’t really say the sun can I?).  So I’ve been reaching for a moisturizer to combat, tired, uneven lackluster skin.  This Bio-Radiance Face Cream from Christopher Courtney London really works.

As soon as you apply this authentic, ethical, luxurious cream you can feel it tingling and working.  It smells incredible and of course, it’s all natural and made in the UK.  If you don’t  know this company follow this link.

All photographs by me, have a fab week, I’m going to work on the other room.

Love DSB X

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Honest Christmas Guide for Her

Here it is the definitive gift guide for her. Gentlemen take note you can’t really go wrong  with any of these beautiful buys.


For Her
1. 3 L’Imperatrice, Dolce & Gabbana, Amazon
2. Amazon Fire Tablet, 7” Magenta
3. Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, Bee Kit.
4. Monogrammed Necklace, Thomas Sabo
5. Sanctuary Spa, Votive Candles
6.  Wool Cape, Cos
7. Elemental Herbology, Bathing Infusions, Look Fantastic.
8. Dogs in Vouge, Red Cross Shop Shoreham.
9. Revlon Orofluido Original Hair elixir
10. Makki Black Eel Skin Clutch, Boston & Boston

Hope you like my suggestions, follow links for more information, oh and one more thing fellas, you can never go wrong with a bling cocktail Ring.  The ring pictured above is Victor & Rolf for Atelier Swarovski.  This one is no longer available however you can’t go far wrong with any cocktail ring from Atelier Swarovski.

Happy Christmas

Love DSB X

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Honest Christmas Gift Guide for Him 

Whoa! It’s December. We have bought and dressed the tree.  Lit the fire and candles and we are beginning to feel more than a little festive over at the Boston Abode.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at gifts, actually press days started in July.  So I can’t deny I started looking early.  That said, it’s always a bit of a brain drain to figure out what Mr B wants.  He has always worked with fashion accessories so I’ve always got to think one step ahead of your standard Christmas jumper, socks and cufflinks combo.

So, without giving too much away here we go for this year’s must have Man sized Christmas movers and shakers.

For Him

1. Ralph Lauren Polo socks, pack of three, Mainline.

2. Ultimate car kit, Simoniz.

3. Braun Multi Groomer.

4. Grey jumper, Red Cross Shop, Shoreham.

5. Knitted tie, Cos.

6. Guy Martin, Worms to Catch, Amazon.

7. Beanie hat, Cos

8. Wax fishing jacket, Red Cross Shop Shoreham.

9. Monogram Cufflinks, Boston and Boston

10. Croco Visiting Card Case, Ettinger

Hope you like my suggestions, click the links for more details.

Happy Shopping

Love DSB X

 

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How I tackled Contouring

I know what your thinking, contouring has been around like forever now.  Slow on the uptake I loathed it at first, I’m going to give you my older perhaps wiser way that I tackled it.

So yes contouring has been around for some time and yes it passed me by at first.  Doing this and that in beauty I’ve been invited to a number of events to be contoured, the theory being different shades of makeup placed strategically on your face will define cheek bones, slim nose, forehead, basically give you a face lift with makeup.  Piles of it!


so I was all up for this revolutionary beauty thing.  What could go wrong?  The first time I tried it after sitting in the makeup chair for well over an hour I was shown the mirror. Wow! but not in a good way, I looked like I’d been mak up as a fancy dress tiger.  I had the stripes, light, dark medium shades, all I lacked was the black snout and whiskers.  Put me in a tiger onesie and I would have come first at any fancy dress competition.


After this experience I didn’t try it for a while then some beautician grabbed me unaware and a launch and told me I needed contour. This time it was a little better but with huge fat orange stripes down my face a looked like a 1970’s Farrah Fawcett with sunburn.

So I’ve been a little reticent to try it since.

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Recently I was sent a Fab Contour Kit from Fab Brows .  It’s a neat little compact with a mirror wich comes with three shades of beautifully reflective powder and most importantly a contour brush.  They also include instructions and a diagram.  So each day I’ve been trying it little by little, somehow its worked its way into my beauty regime and now I love it.

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I mean if you want stripes its not for you, this is subtle but used in the right way it works.  I found me some cheekbones and who knew all these years I didn’t need rhinoplasty just a few shades of beige and a brush.

So If like me you are terrified of contouring check this out.  Alternatively, it makes the sweetest Christmas gift.

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Love DSB x

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Sunday Supplement #37

I love Sundays.  I’ve spent the day in the most beautiful way, gardening.

The garden is looking very autumnal with our show stopping Virginia Creeper turning the brightest shades of red, crimson, orange and yellow.


The creeper crept all along our fence during the summer offering its green leafy coverage in abundance.  But it’s this time of year that this fast growing vine produces this bold splash of colour turning the entire garden red and creeping into next doors garden and onto their conifer, producing garlands of decorative red leaves.

The red hydrangeas are all but spent.  I cut a few heads for decoration, they have darkened drying out and have turned a lovely claret red.  So I pottered taking pictures and tidying the garden.

So gardening jobs for the weekend.  Gardeners Worlds Monty Don said it was time to take all of the tomatoes from your tomato crop those that are green you should put in a drawer with a banana, they will ripen.  I have a lot of tomatoes now.  I could make a batch of tomato sauce or what about a tomato pickle?

Hmmm autumn sandwiches with beef and tomato relish.  Here’s my relish….

Autumnal Tomato Chutney

Ingredients

  • 500g red onion, finely sliced
  • 1kg tomat0, blanched peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic clove, sliced
  • 4 red chilli, chopped
  • 4 cm piece ginger , peeled and chopped
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 300ml red wine vinegar
  • 5 cardamom seeds
  • ½ to 1 tsp paprika

Method

Tip all the ingredients into a large heavy-based pan and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring frequently. Simmer for 1 hr, then bring to a gentle boil so that the mixture turns dark, jammy and shiny. Place into sterilised jars and allow to cool before covering. Will keep for 6 weeks.

Voila, Autumn Tomato Chutney.  Put it in a nice jar and it makes a lovely Christmas gift!

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Love DSB X

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Galvanic Spa

I read so much about how increasingly you don’t need to go under the knife to achieve youthful skin.  Award winning brand Nu Skin has developed a system called Galvanic Spa, which uses a galvanic current to push moisturizing products into the skin, for the optimum plumped look.  More recently they developed Age Loc.  A range of anti aging treatments which when used with the Galvanic Spa System give you that instant facelift.

My local beautician Kate who owns The Beauti Boss in Shoreham By Sea invited me to try their signature luxury Galvanic Spa Facial.

 

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The facial starts with Nu Skin’s Polishing Peel, this removes impurities from under the skin.  Then The Galvanic Spa which uses a galvanic current to gently pushes the revolutionary ageLOC anti-aging products deep into your skin.  Effectively making the products work harder.  After this which is not even slightly tingly, just relaxing, it’s a mud mask for more moisture and a head shoulder and arm massage which just really blisses you out!

The whole facial takes an hour and a half, it’s well worth the time and leaves you feeling amazingly refreshed.

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Galvanic Spa lifts, tightens and firms the skin, removes fine lines and wrinkles and softens moderate to deep lines and wrinkles.

It visibly reduces the signs of stress such as dullness, under-eye bags and shadows ( which I suffer from a lot!)

It removes impurities from deep within the skin, so your skin is clearer and blemishes reduced, this is certainly the case.

It increases blood and lymph circulation to help remove impurities, so your skin looks healthy and clear.

This really does do what it says; it’s an instant non-invasive facelift in less than 1 hour.

In an ideal world, Kate advises this twice a week, for more information on treatments go to www.thebeautiboss.co.uk or to shop the range of Nu Skin products click here.

Love DSB X

 

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Sunday Supplement #36

A couple of weeks ago over dinner with friends, I was introduced to the Danish idea of ‘Hygge’.  Now I knew the Danes have an amazing sense of style but I knew nothing of this Scandi coated lifestyle nonsense.  Over dinner, I learned it’s the way the Danes get through the cold dark winter by restoring and recharging, and a rule, come ritual by which they live.

My dinner companions were the beautiful and talented Danielle and Natalie from LadyLoves blog.  I’ve since learned a thing or two about Hygge, with the ladies dedicating the month of October to all things Hygge related.

Hygge is about mindfulness and living in the present, it’s enjoying and partaking, friends for dinner, drinks in a nice hotel.  It’s also about making time for yourself in equal amounts doing the little things that give you so much pleasure.

I met a lovely lady this week who said she read my blog, after feeling first embarrassed, then flattered I listened to why she read it.  She explained her favourite post,  I had an unplanned day at home, and with a zillion things to do I drank a pot of tea in the late Summer sun and arranged Hydrangeas!  Totally self-centered gratification.  This is my Hygge.

If Hygge is to be ‘self-indulgent’, no, better word,  ‘self-mindful’ then Sunday is my Hygee.  Waking up late in freshly laundered sheets, a cup of tea and Monty Don on TV with his gardening jobs for the weekend.  We walk the dog on the beach or over The South Downs.  Stopping for a hearty brunch, kippers, eggs, bacon, avacado.  Whatever I like, because I’m in Hygee, I will not count calories, I shall indulge.

Sunday afternoons bring a spell of writing usually in my office surrounded by candles and flowers, today the candles are from Floris and Noble Isle the flowers are the dried smell of wheat, eucalyptus and roses.  Definitely more Autumnal now.

Writing and listening to music is my big indulgence, they are my symbiotic Sunday rights of passage.  As I sit at my desk I can hear the dulcet tones of John Peel from 1970, the sounds and smells provide the background to my Sunday Supplement writing session and make the fabric of my Hygge.  This feels good!

Once I’ve finished writing I’ll throw some meat and veg in a big pot, I might take a bath, swathe myself in delicious body potions, read the Sunday papers or watch a bit of weekend TV.

The night will end curled up on the sofa eating a warm bowl of goodness with a glass of red in hand.  Mr B and Blue doing exactly the same thing next to me.  Maybe Blue won’t have the wine but she loves a Sunday Supper.  And after we will snooze smelling of bath oils in our slippers until the time comes to put out the candle and say goodnight.

Now I know this sounds idyllic, and, of course, it doesn’t always go like this, (how many times did I rearrange the candle and my mug of tea?)  Life is not always as perfect as your Instagram feed.  In this crazy fast paced word in which we live and as a women, in particular, celebrate yourself and all that is good.  I may not go to church but I do practice a religion on a Sunday; me, home, our little loving family and the good things in life.

For more on Hygge check out Lady Loves blog here.

Love DSB

Noble Isle, Rhubarb Rhubarb Candle and Body Hydrator here.

Leonor Greyl hair oil and body oil here.

Monu Spa Recovery Balm and Body Oil here.

All images DSB x

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British Red Cross Shop Portobello Road

Back in the Summer, I was asked to attend a shop opening.  No ordinary shop this was a brand new British Red Cross Charity Shop on Portobello Road, West London.

I arrived at 164 Portobello Road ready for a rummage through the usual charity shop donations, perhaps I would get a bargain? Or designer find, maybe even vintage treasure?

To my delight, the shop was packed to the rafters with a mix of premium designer and vintage items, pieces from Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Marc Jacobs.

This particular Red Cross shop specialises in vintage and designer clothes, rather befitting to the location in the vintage collectors paradise that is Portobello Road.

Rubbing shoulders with other bloggers, press, and the Honorable Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford.  Everyone was keen to spot a little something special.  The champagne poured and the cash register roared!  Taking a whopping,  £1000 in just three hours.

To give you some idea of the whats on offer, I spotted designer shoe labels including Prada, Chanel, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent ready to be snapped up. Also a Miu Miu dress, Dolce & Gabbana dress and jacket, Armani women’s suit, and Alexander McQueen top amongst many other vintage and designer items.

The British Red Cross have over 340 retail outlets around the UK, including a number of specialist shops including vintage clothing, books, designer, bridal, furniture and electrical equipment, all working to raise money for people in crisis both in the UK and overseas.

I for one loved the new shop, it’s a fashionista’s dream with vintage finds and preloved designer labels as well as new high street corporate donations.  I bought myself a rather lovely pair of shoes. I’m not telling which ones or what I paid.  That’s the joy of Charity Shop Shopping.  I’ll be back soon Portobello!

 

Love DSB x

British Red Cross Shop164 Portobello Road
London
W11 2EB