THE PERFECT DATE NIGHT WITH LOVE FROM GUESS JEWELLERY To celebrate the most romantic day of the year, treat your sweetheart with a GUESS Jewellery purchase of £60 or more and receive the perfect Valentine’s Day addition – two VUE Cinema tickets for the film of your choice as a gift with purchase. Choose the ideal Valentine’s gift from a wide selection of beautiful GUESS silver and gold pieces with hand set Austrian crystals –  including the best selling friendship & love bracelets – by visiting select stores between...


Where I realise JUST how lucky I am……..

I am a very lucky person. Look what my friend Veronique sent me for Christmas! A fantastic medieval cross on Biba chain (featured on the front of this post) and medieval bangles (below) from Mirabelle jewellery! I feel like Maid Marion but far more stylish, now where is that Robin Hood hiding! For those of you not in the know, I also write Mirabelle’s blog for the Mirabelle Jewellery website. Mirabelle is a fantastic ethical jewellery website, much loved by the fashion pack and those in the know. Mirabelle...


Me and Zena and Mare St Hackney

Me and Zena As a writer I love the tools of my craft, and the tools are unsurprisingly, pens, paper, pencil sharpeners and of course the computer. So I loved coming across these fabulous bracelets shaped like a pencil (featured pic) and the anchor necklaces (below). I also loved their signature necklaces shaped like a robot (a nod to the computer). Chatting to Emily who does the marketing for MeandZena jewellery, I was delighted to discover that MeandZena (owned by Zena McKeown) operate out of Mare St Studios in...


Recessioned out – Fiddling while Rome burns

I don’t know about you guys but I am sick to the absolute back teeth of this sodding recession. How long has this been going on for now? Years!!! I am afraid to buy a pack of crisps such is the fear of armageddon pervading at the moment. Now I keep hearing about how fantastic the boom years were before 2008, where was I is the question I often ask myself.  I personally never actually had financial good times, in fact these last few years haven’t been too bad...


I love thee Forever (21)

With great joy I welcome a new relationship into my life; one I don’t mind sharing with every savvy lass in London Town. Wednesday 27th July 2011 marked the grand opening of Forever 21 in Oxford Street, W1.The last time I stepped into such emporium was rather an eventful mini-break to The Big Apple. Between collapsing on the aeroplane and subsequently being strapped to oxygen (before misplacing my passport en route from customs)*, I made certain that Forever 21 was on the Hit List. While the US chain is...



I’ve never much been a fan of snakes human or the reptile variety. I’ve met plenty of the human kind, however, I have not had the misfortune to encounter the reptilian kind in person unless you count some rather stoned ones in Morocco with their fangs removed and come to think of it I encountered some more stoned ones in a temple in Phuket years ago not to mention some plonker who arrived with one around his neck to a pub I was drinking in by the river in...


What I bought this week 10 July 11

Kicking off my new column as promised. I bought this darling necklace in the Astley Clarke sale (main bubble). I was feeling very sorry for myself and thought sod it and you know what I might just buy something else as well me being a bit on the carefree and wild side and it would be these white drop earrings to bring out my Aphrodite side! But for now this coloured necklace is it. I thought it would be fantastic worn with my countless variations of black tops and...


Blow your trumpet (well harmonica actually!)

Going to a festival anyone….well you can merge your musical talent with your festival talent with this adorable harmonica (which works!) on a chain by Erica Weiner (New Yorks finest) available at the Shop Floor Project for a mere £39. Guaranteed to draw attention and not in the way you might think – you can always play it on your drunken stumble back to your tent if you get lost!


Culture and Cameo

I have always been a fan of Eclectic Eccentricity’s unusual and quirky vintagey type jewellery pieces. I especially love cameos so their collaboration with the National Gallery ticks all my boxes. I love this double sided cameo available from the National Gallery shop