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Forget Hygge. It's All About Umbuntu!

As most of you know, I am of South African heritage and you can read more about my great grandmother who was a Gemologist here. But there is one word that South Africans (of older generations) always declare and that is "Umbuntu".  The meaning is "I am, because of you". and nowhere are we seeing this more than right now. It's a recognition that we are all connected in ways that may be invisible to...

LUXURIA LOCKDOWN LOVES

Now  we are all in some form of isolation, I thought I would use this opportunity to bring you some of the things that are bringing me joy at this difficult time, in the hope you can take something from it also. LEARNING: Now is a great time to dabble...

Everything Is Coming Up Daisies

Has Spring arrived where you are?It hasn't where I am and there doesn't look like much sign of it next week either!So to help us imagine Spring is on its way, I wanted to talk about flower-power.Floral designs are still everywhere MulberryHowever, I'm not sure about you but in the past I tended to keepaway from florals....

Things I've Loved So Far This Year

So January and February can be tricky months for some people; the Winter seems never ending and there is still very little indication that Spring is on the way.   However, I love these months. I really hunker down and literally go into hibernation from the rest of the world (I am...

Hairbands Are Having A Moment.

As shown by Salma Hayek at the Oscars last Sunday.Yes lovely lady. She is wearing an "olive" hairband that is very, very similar to mine.The only difference would be that you don't have to sell one of your children, or a kidney to buy mine.However, she does show that hairbands are having...

Is It Just Me That Loves Winter?

Brrrrrrrr! It's bone-rattlingly coldas I write this blog post.But here's the thing. I LOVE Winter;when all the festivities are over and it'stime to hunker down and wait for Spring.Is that just me (because everyone I talk to hates Winter!)?But I think my love for it comes from living for so...

What I Wish For You This Christmas

Stop Your Damn Haggling

OK, here's the thing that's been buggingme ever since I started my business.Many of my wonderful friends are creativesof some shape or form.We are all creatives in some way I think.So it really bugs me when people feel they have a rightto try and barter our prices down, or haggleover...

Add Some Petal Power To Your Look

Hair bands are having their day and gone are the days when it was only for 7 year olds! Now head bands can cover a multitude of sins (especially if you are having a bad hair day). They are also said to make you look younger. Who couldn't do with more...

Things I've Loved This Summer

Oh my!!!! It seems like an age since I last wrote a blog post.No excuses. Life just got in the way.But I am back. OK so during one of the hottest Summers in history (yesit reached 40+ºC here in the UK!!)  here are some things that have made life more bearable during...

I'm Back

OMG!!! It's been a LONG time.I'm not even sure what happened.I think after Christmas I just felt a little burntout with nothing to say.Normally I am "spewing" from all directions and suddenlyI was as dry as the desert.So I decided to take a break.But here's the thing.I missed the connection...

What I Wish For You This Christmas

Well how quick has this Christmas come around, or is it just me? I can't believe it's nearly time for the BIG MAN to arrive. So before we all get sucked into food comas and wrapping paper,   here's what I wish for you: *the joy of finally "getting there" and...

Dress Code: Statement Earrings

Yesterday all the Royals were off to celebrate Prince Charles'70th birthday and it seems everyone got the same memo-go BIG!!!Oversized bling was the way to go.Meghan went for some "borrowed" chandelier diamond drop-earrings which she also wore recently in Fiji. (I'm not sure why I placed Meghan first as I am...

Why Did Meghan Reach For Onyx?

The world has gone Onyx crazy since Meghan was seen wearingan Onyx necklace this week whilst on her and Harry's Australian tour.I've known the powers of Onyx for a long time and it is one of thereasons I sell Onyx pieces and they are some of my best-selling pieces.Here's why:*...

The Woman Who Started This Trend

Well I don't know about you, but it seems you can't open a magazine or turn on the TV without seeing ANIMAL PRINT EVERYWHERE!!!! Did you know this woman started the craze that seems to come back round every year?Jackie Kennedy wearing an Oleg Cassini leopard print coat and hat in...

This Autumn I Wish For You.................

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons-something that  never seemed to exist when I lived in Spain. So it's something I really appreciate now-even more so after the heatwaves of  the past 2.5 months It's a season that always makes me think of new beginnings (perhaps that goes back to...