10 pumpkin flavoured foods on shelves now

posted on: Thursday, 21 September 2017

If you're as crazy about pumpkin as the general autumn enthusiast usually is, this one's for you. Pumpkin foods are officially on the shelves and we're not just talking about the bulbous vegetable straight from the patch. The food manufacturers of the world have officially accepted our undying love for this taste sensation (labelled mainly as pumpkin spice) and this season they've released dozens of options for those looking to incorporate pumpkin into everything from their yogurt breakfast to their beer after work. If you're looking to score your dream pumpkin culinary moment (without actually having to gut a pumpkin yourself), read on, dear reader...

The Three Season Trench Coat: Three seasons, three ways to wear!

posted on: Monday, 18 September 2017

It's that time of year again- the change in season. Well, not just any season. We're entering into the time of pumpkin spice, big comfy layers and the ramble up to Christmas. It's only my favourite time of year. But, for retailers, it's the time of year that the big push is on for convincing you that this trend and that trend is the one you need to be buying into. Don't believe the hype. While trends are fun, I'm all about the classics, and am leaning ever more into the idea that a purchase should be forever, not just one season. That doesn't mean, however, that you have to put yourself into debt to achieve such a wardrobe update right here and right now. In fact, my one classic piece I'm loving above all else, so far for autumn, is a trench coat that costs £79 / $128. And this is a trench coat that will not only see you through autumn, but will actually work for every season thereafter. Just a to prove a point, I'm showing you three ways to wear: autumn, winter and spring. Trust me when I say that this will be a piece you'll keep forever.

Style Update: The Loon Memory

posted on: Thursday, 14 September 2017

For over 25 years, my grandmother and my aunt owned and ran a summer camp on a lake in New Hampshire. Not a lot of people know this about my family history. It's why every summer I return to the northeastern states of America- just in case you were wondering why a girl who lives in London, but calls South Carolina home, would choose to spend her summers in Maine and NH. While the camp closed before I was in kindergarten, the actual camp mentality never left our summers with my grandparents. Every year we'd return to the "camp," where cabins remained, the boat house still stood with kayaks and more, and the main "lodge" was where we'd start and finish the day. My cousins and I would do everything from play tennis to practice archery as if we were day campers and our grandmother was our camp counsellor. I have so many memories there, from making s'mores to riding my first horse. But, there's one memory I'll cherish above all else. Even up until I was in my thirties, I would lay in the cabins up on the hill late at night, and listen to the most glorious sound ever - loons on the lake. They would cry out from all over and I swear it was the only thing that could get me to sleep. I'd come back to the city after a summer on the lake and I'd have severe insomnia because the little birds weren't singing my nightly lullaby. 

Style Update: Naughty, but nautical and nice

posted on: Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Alright, a few notes to start in explaining this ensemble. First of all, I ain't a mini skirt kind of girl- never have been, never will be. It's not that I wouldn't love to wear a mini skirt, I just always dread the moment you have to bend over to pick something up. It's fashion that isn't practical and I've just gotten too long in the tooth to worry about such things. But, I make an exception for the moment you find a skirt (that happens to be in the petite section) that features a buoy print. All rules go out the window for me in that moment and the mini because a magnificent find.