I came across Arinze Stanley Egbe, by chance, on twitter after someone had retweeted a picture with much praise of the artist. At first, it looked like a photograph but I soon realised that it was actually a drawing. I had to find out more.
I have written a post about a few places that you can take your mother for some afternoon tea. But I then thought about what you could do whilst waiting for your afternoon tea appointment... the obvious choice - SHOPPING! The only thing better than shopping is someone else taking you shopping. So with that said, I have selected a few designer samples around London town over the weekend and next week which allow you to get some of the best British merchandise at the lowest rate, including Liberty London's first sample sale. This is not to be missed. It really doesn't get better than this.
London hotels and restaurants are reinventing the afternoon tea tradition. In time for Mother's Day, here are some of my favourite tea spots with themes such as Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast.
Summer is approaching and I have noticed that wicker or straw basket bags are popping up everywhere on Instagram. I love these bags because they are currently following my theme for African travel inspiration. Check my previous post on African-inspired home decor. The bags have been seen on IT-girl, Alexa Chung and Hollywood actress/entrepreneur, Jessica Alba. Here is a collection of some of the best bags.
It might not surprise you that when I travel, I like to bring home souvenirs to remind me of where I have visited. It is not unusual for travellers to do this. The tourism industry thrives on selling trinkets for tourists to take home, such as Big Ben fridge magnets or wooden toy Russian dolls. I collect art so when I travel I tend to buy paintings by local artists of places such as Lapa in Rio de Janeiro and Mekong River in Ho Chi Minh City. I have now found that it is better to decorate my home with stand out pieces from abroad, rather than trinkets that get out on a shelf and are rarely looked at.
Africa is in my blood so it should not surprise you that I have found ways to bring Africa to my lovely garden flat in London. That is not to say that my home is filled with Zebra rugs and ivory clocks. No, I have found ways to decorate modestly and inexpensively.