There’s a bit of a travel theme to this week’s edit, as I’m currently in Provence exploring the wonderful town of Crillon le Brave and magical hillside retreat hotel of the same name (jump on over to Insta to see what we’ve been up to). Carry-on only, which is the only sensible way to travel these days, unless you have kids which is a whole different ball game. So I do welcome these trips where I can pack all I need into a roller. But it was time for an upgrade; my last one – which I stole off my Mum – having seen years of air travel, plus becoming my cat’s occasional sleep place plus regular scratching post really had come to the end. So a big thanks to Eastpak for stepping in with this brilliant Transverse Small. I’ve never had a soft suitcase like this before and it seems to easily take my three days worth of clothes including a couple of bulky jumpers and extra shoes. Looks a peach too with its cam-cloud grey pattern. Super nice!
While temps are cool in London, and even cooler in the hills of Provence, the lure of a 29 degree heated pool called for a foray into swimsuit territory, this black and white number by Seafolly, a demure 50s pin-up in its own right (see it poolside here) is not my usual style but definitely the right thing for fading summer swims.
Last week, I checked in at the MiH Jeans press day over in West London for a peek at their new collection and re-branded look. Loving the cleaner, more minimal logo in Futura and gotta say their canvas bag is one of the best-looking I’ve seen. The new direction incorporates the brand’s free spirited 70s heritage with a fresh modern look. I could happily replace my entire wardrobe with their pieces, from the wide-legged jeans, cool knits, Mexican influenced summery dresses and suede pieces. One to constantly take inspo from I say.
Moving east, I just received this beautifully put together hardback Makers of East London documenting a wealth of handmade, craftsmen (and women!) goodness from furniture designers and ceramicists to spoon carvers and weavers. With interviews and tonnes of gorgeous colour photography, it’s truly inspirational. One for yourself and coffee table or a great gift.
New candle by Petits Rituals in preparation for hosting Christmas at ours; it’s all cloves and cinnamon, lemongrass and sweet orange – 100% natural waxes and organic essential oils.
The Maria Nila True Soft shampoo (vegan, not tested on animals) is what I’ve been using for the last three months although I might check out something else in the range as my hairdresser said she thinks a clear shampoo might be better for my fine but thick (if that makes sense, there’s just lots of it) hair.
I’m adding to my W3ll People beauty collection with the best-selling Expressionist mascara from Cult Beauty – the trick is to twirl it as you apply it. It does give great long lashes, but I did get a little smudging under the eyes one night, perhaps from the odd eye rub but I don’t think any more than usual. Will have to do a bit of a more controlled test!
The super cute mini basket with ‘Dinos’ embroidered for Gus is from Edit 58, who I first discovered on Instagram and am deeply obsessed by. I’m planing a 5 Things photo story in the next couple of weeks so keep your eyes peeled!
And finally a very pretty pair of Dinny Hall bamboo hoops which I’m going to wear to dinner tonight, perfectly elegant but not too over the top! Au revoir et bon weekend!