Valentines…

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1. Bella Freud Candle £40

2. Not On The High Street Love Print £35

3. Bloom and Wild Letterbox Flowers 

4.  Acqua Di Parma Colonia Club from £60

5. Mac Lady Danger Lipstick £15.50

6. John Lewis Love Mug £10

Yes it’s that time of year again. The day of love is fast approaching. The Acqua Di Parma above I am considering for Mark as a change from this version he always wears (the smell of summer in a bottle). He smelt it in Bon Marche when we were in Paris recently and has given me lots of hints that he would like it! This women’s version is also amazing. Such clean and classy smells. I’ve added the lipstick for the Valentines date night. I believe every woman should own Lady Danger by Mac. It suits all skin colours and just makes the whole face look alive. If you haven’t heard of Bloom and Wild where have you been? I mentioned it on the Mothers day post last year and think it is such a good concept with the prettiest of arrangements. Choose the bouquet you wish to send and it will be posted through their letterbox. Obviously for Valentines you need to be making sure your love one knows about it and leaving a picture of the bunch you want open on their laptop! They have special flower arrangements for February 14th. Candles are always a good present for me. I now have them all around the house. I’m also loving the smell of this White Company one. As well as the above LOVE print I think this print is fab. Other items I will be hinting for include this magnificent bracelet from Monica Vinader, this necklace and this one from ASOS, this book, Love x Style x Life and this truly beautiful book This Is For You. For the men other ideas include this wallet, this bracelet (with a message of your choice) and this tie clip from J Crew.

Shelley x

P.S; For the little ones how about these gorgeous books Guess How Much I Love You,
Little Master Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet: A BabyLit Counting Primer (BabyLit Books)The I Love You BookPlant a Kiss Board Book, and I Carry Your Heart With Me

All fabulous.

For the men…

Mark's christmas list1. Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka £69.90

2. Creed Aventus Eau De Parfum £99

3. 1 [Limited Edition]

4. Kate Bush: Under the Ivy

5. Marks and Spencer’s Cashmere Scarf £39.50

6. Marks and Spencer’s Tawny Port £33

7. Barrafina: A Spanish Cookbook

These are all things Mark would be very happy to receive. He loves to cook and loves to have a port whilst he cooking! The aftershave he has been after for a while, he doesn’t usually deviate from Aqua de Parma, but this aftershave is seriously gorgeous. He is a big music fan and the Beatles DVD is all of their videos restored to high definition. The scarf is a classic colour and will go with all his coats. The Uniqlo jacket he has and it’s super warm whilst (I think) looking cool. The Kate Bush book is a biography about her life which he has asked for. He would also be very happy to receive this radio  or this one (both award winners) this Reaching Out ~ Chess Records At Fame Studios CD and finally this jumper.

Shelley x

Dad’s day…

Daddys day

1. 1001: Movies You Must See Before You Die

2. Personalised I Love You because Frame

3. Pure Evoke DAB Radio 

4. Aqua Di Parma Cologne Spray

5. Jerusalem

6. Personalised Record Label Print

7. Linea Swim Shorts 

8.Barcraft Wall Mounted Crown Top Bottle Opener- boxed

9. 1001: Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

It’s Father’s day soon so I thought I would do a round up of all my favourite gift ideas.  Many of these I have bought Mark in the past off the kids and a few are what I have my eye on this year.  I bought him the record frame last year with black inside saying ‘Rock and Roll Star’  and the wall mounted beer opener has been a huge hit with not only Mark but both our dad’s. One of Mark’s favourite books is the ‘1001 Abums to hear before you die’ as he is a huge music fan, and the aftershave he wears is Aqau di Parma, truly the most beautiful smell, Daisy says it smells of holidays! If your man likes to cook the is a fabulous book with very healthy recipes. I bought Mark this print one year, which is fab as I had the kids say what daddy loves and it was quite funny what they said. I also love this version of the swim shirts and this cool print.

Shelley x

Valentine’s Day…

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 Bloom and wild Flowers

 Accessorize Cut Out Heart Ring

 Asos Heart Clutch Bag

 The White Company Seychelles Candle

Laura Gravestock Love Ring

 H. Samuel Love Necklace

 Carat London Heart Bracelet

I Love Valentine’s Day. I love that it is a day to be spoilt by the person who loves you and a day for you to spoil them. I’ve been having a think about presents and this is my gift guide if you need any inspiration.

The Bloom and Wild flowers are such a fabulous idea, you order on-line and they arrive through your letterbox. The flowers are beautiful, such perfect selections and they have put together some bouquets for Valentine’s Day, which are available from the 9th February. I am especially loving ‘The Juliet’ and ‘The Rosalind’. They are getting amazing feedback so go check them out. I think jewellery as a gift is always fantastic and so have chosen a selection I love at all different price points. I have the Laura Gravestock ‘Love’ ring and always get lots of compliments when I am wearing it. Here it is in action…

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You can never have enough candles and the one above from The White Company smells divine and I would be very grateful to receive this. Finally how gorgeous is the ASOS clutch. This would go with so many outfits. I’m hoping my Valentine is reading this!

his Valentines

 Love Is All You Need print 

 Plenty More: Yotam Ottolenghi

 The People’s Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records

 Chanel Platinum Egoiste

 The Smiths Print 

Anything musical is always appreciated at our house so I have chosen a few pieces with this in mind. I will be putting The Smiths print in this frame from Ikea.

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The aftershave smells fantastic, very masculine and clean, which is a smell I always love. The cookbook benefits not only him but me (clever) and this is full of fantastic, healthy and delicious recipes…

Hope you like my choices

Shelley x

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PPS; I believe the ‘Love is All You Need’ print is out of stock so this is the one I have at home. 

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For this post I have collaborated with the lovely Mim and Eve:

Mim is a 30something mother and writes for http://www.mamamim.com. She lives between the UK and Australia with her husband and toddler and is expecting her second baby in April 2015. Check out http://www.mamamim.com for weekly pregnancy updates and parenting tips. Read Mim’s Valentine’s gift guide here.

Evie is an English mother of one who lives in the Peak District with her husband and son.  She writes parenting blog, Muddle Through Mama, about how she’s muddling her way along the weird and wonderful journey they call motherhood. Read Eve’s Valentine’s gift guide here.