Planning some big purchases with BoConcept*

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In a few months, I turn the big three-oh. It’s equal parts exciting and terrifying. I’m not quite sure when my twenties have run off to, and even though I still kind of feel like I should be heading off to lectures, I’m now handling a whole lot more responsibility with work. I’m also prone to now lust after home goods, rather than handbags. In my search for investments which are going to last a lifetime, I’ve fallen in love with BoConcept, and if you’re in the same position as me, I’d very much recommend heading through to their furniture stores in Glasgow. I’m obsessed with the brand’s paired back, Scandinavian aesthetic. Equal parts mid-century cook and clean modern lines, the pieces are no doubt classics which will never date.


I’m currently looking for a few key pieces for my house and office, and honesty, the Amsterdam corner sofa is possibly the chicest sofa I’ve ever seen. The sleek lines mean it will always look stylish, and can you get any cosier that grey velvet? Priced at £5118 it’s undoubtedly an investment, but when you think that you’ll be able to enjoy it for decades to come, it doesn’t feel quite so spendy!

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I’ve also been on the hunt for a desk which is going to see me through work and blogging. As someone who works from home, and from a computer, I tend to spend hours in the office staring at my screens. So having an office which looks good and performs well is seriously important to me. The Cupertino Desk  meets all my needs and looks good doing it! I just love the white lacquered finish, and the drawers mean I can tuck all my papers and wires away and keep the place looking tidy. It’s also got enough room to spread out, so no matter if I’m working on my desktop or laptop, there’s more than enough room!


As a rule, I tend to opt for interiors which are as tidy and streamlined as possible, but it’s easy to let that veer too far into cold and clinical, so I absolutely love these stunning Velvet Cushions. Priced at £49, they’re an affordable way to inject a little colour and texture into the room, and I am obsessed with this dusky rose shade. It looks gorgeous with my neutral interiors, and feels beautifully feminine without being overly girly. In addition to wanting these for the sofa, they’d look gorgeous in a bedroom too!

Although committing to big interior purchases can feel intimidating, when they’re as gorgeous as BoConcept’s offerings, you know you won’t regret them!

Thank you to BoConcept for sponsoring this post.


Quintessentially Flowers*


Quintessentially is one of those brands which is basically a genie. No matter how extravagant your wish, they can grant it, so, when a holiday like Valentines comes up, you can imagine how beautiful their flowers are!


Packaged in the chicest of silver grey gift bags, Quintessentially Flowers can be delivered anywhere in the UK from their London headquarters, and despite being sent to me up in Edinburgh, mine arrived perfectly fresh and fragrant. They were the perfect way to brighten up a dull Friday!



A mix of some of my favourite blooms; roses and hydrangeas, along with a selection of other little beauties were arranged into a huge pom pom of flowers.It was such a fun and unusual way to see to display flowers, and once I got home, I popped them straight into a large crystal fishbowl vase which I’ve just been dying to use!


The bouquet is absolutely perfect for a Valentines treat! It makes me smile every time I look at them, and they’ve easy lasted five days since delivery, and they’re still going strong!

Thank you so much to Quintessentially Flowers. Bouquets start at £60.00 and are available here

Ecoya Lotus Flower Candle*

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When it comes to enjoying the long summer evenings we have been having, I don’t think there is anything nicer than lighting a beautifully scented candle, digging out a good book or two and just taking an hour or two to relax. My candle choice of the moment has been Ecoya’s Lotus Flower which is just the most heavenly mix of Lotus Flower, Patchouli and Vanilla. As the candle burns, the fragrance delicately scents the air, and the warmer notes of Patchouli really make it feel special! The company is based in Australia, they use hand-poured natural waxes and lead-free cotton wicks to craft their signature paraffin-free meaning that you can enjoy the gorgeous fragrance without worrying about a sooty burn!

Ecoya Lotus Flower Candle is priced at £15.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Mila Chiara Fragrance Diffuser*

Mila Chiara Fragrance Diffuser

I don’t think there is much that is more luxurious feeling than home fragrance. If I’m having a stressful day, it just feels heavenly to push open the front door and breathe in something lovely. Since I hate leaving candles unattended, Mila’s Home Fragrance Diffuser is the perfect option to keep your home smelling divine round the clock!

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Packaged in a stunning watercolour decorated box, Mila’s Fragrance Diffuser is just the thing if you want a constant fragrance. Inside the box is a stunning blue glass bottle which is filled with scented oil as well as a bundle of natural rattan reeds.

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Setting up the diffuser couldn’t be easier! All you have to do is pop open the bottle and arrange the reeds. For the first 24 hours, the reeds completely soak up the oil, and then you’re set – you can tuck the diffuser wherever you want the fragrance to emanate. My diffuser is the Chiara fragrance, and I’m absolutely in love with it – iris, jasmine, amber and sandalwood create the most luxurious feeling scent. When I unwrapped the diffuser, I knew the scent reminded me of something – and I’ve figured out what it is – Agent Provocateur’s Original scent. I’ve loved and worn than perfume since I was 18, so it’s lovely to have rooms which smell similar. I’ve tucked mine into my bathroom, and the whole room has stayed delicately perfumed with the Chiara scent – it’s seriously divine!

Mila’s £45.00 Chiara Fragrance Diffuser costs  and is available here.

Review: The Old Course Hotel

The Old Course Hotel Review

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you’re enjoying a gentle and enjoyable start to the year, and I thought I would mix it up a little and do a post which is a little different from normal! Even though I went to both school and university in St Andrews, I’ve stayed at the somewhat iconic Old Course Hotel several times, both with friends and family. Tucked just behind the dunes of the Old Course and West Sands beach, it’s pretty perfectly located if you want to explore the town, or, if you want to take some time to unwind. I visited just before the Christmas rush, as I was seeing some friends, and I didn’t want to impose on their apartment in town.

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The hotel, honestly, is a bit hit and miss. The staff are unfailingly helpful and cheery, although there doesn’t seem to be the attention to detail you might expect from a member of Leading Hotels of the World. The rooms don’t feel luxurious or sumptuous; if anything they’re a little dated and in need of a little TLC. My room’s carpet was a little loose, and there were various scuffs and chunks taken out of the wall, and the curtains were snagged and stained. Unfortunately I was woken up at 8am by a recycling truck emptying what sounded like a billion bottles, which wasn’t too fun. I don’t want to get too negative, because the hotel is fine, but considering they charge upwards £400 per night in the summer, I would really expect rather more! I have to say though, the bed was super comfy – neither too hard or soft, with four lovely pillows (two were weirdly rock hard, and none of them, unfortunately were down) it was almost too easy to fall asleep!

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I have to admite to harbouring a major soft spot for the bathrooms – clad in contrasting marble, with a heavenly deep bath, I can (and have) spent hours in there! The Old Course is the only hotel outside the US to partner with Kohler, and as a result they are pretty special. There is an almost waterfall-like tap to fill the bath, along with a rain-like shower which left me feeling squeaky clean and ever so relaxed! The partnership with Kohler continues down to the spa, which you can read about in my review here.

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The in-room toiletries are provided by Arran Aromatics, and it’s lovely to see Scottish products getting some well needed exposure in the rooms. The bergamot and and ginger bubble bath was delightful, and it’s made me want to explore the brand more. Staying in the Old Course is incredibly convenient if you have plans in and around St Andrews, and it’s so nice to be able to snuggle up in a dreamy bed after braving the cold in town. I do wish the experience was a bit ‘slicker,’ but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

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