It’s good to be a tourist in your own town, taking the time to enjoy what’s on your doorstep. I’m so lucky to have grown up in Harrogate and be able to raise my family here now. It’s changed such a lot over the years but I love how it balances history with modernity. So for all those who asked, here’s how I like to while away a few hours in my back yard.
I know I should be feeling all the colourful spring florals right about now, but I’ve been getting into monochrome lately and the high street is awash with every combination from gingham to windowpane checks. Time to start seeing things in black and white I think.
Work is hard enough without your outfit getting you down as well, so what do you wear (especially during winter) when you need to look smart but just want to feel comfy? I have a three-step-plan for that!
What, you didn’t realise that your shelves need to be styled up these days too? Well, if you’re that way inclined, they are another surface just crying out for a makeover. And when I gave my kitchen dresser a tidy up and a restyle recently, I was surprised at just how satisfying the end result was.
Received wisdom would dictate that you never, ever buy the crazy or impractical when sales shopping, even if it does fit and it is a real bargain. But I would argue, that on occasion, you really can still strike it lucky. And sometimes, the sales are the only time you can truly justify and allow yourself that slightly bonkers but brilliant item you’ve always wanted. So I’ve scoured the shops for just a few of those wonderful, wildcard pieces that might just be perfect.