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someone special

December 30, 2018

i said eddy stopped our hearts from breaking too far when we lost someone special.
this is him.


there’s a boy i’ve known since i was 6.
and loved ever since i knew nothing other than him being there.

a funny, brave and handsome boy.
with blonde hair and the most goofball smile.
for a while that smile was lopsided i remember.
and he picked up condoms in boots and asked me what they were i remember.
i remember.

6 years is strange gap in age for a while. one a wild teenager one just a child. but for a long time. for most time. that gap is nothing at all.
what a kid.
then all of a sudden. we’re adults. on different paths living different lives. but there. 
and this boy.. what a man.

family called him the milky bar kid.
he was awesome.
awesome defined.
and he knew it.

and he died.

you grow up and you love someone and they are there and you love them.
in the background you love them and you’ve known nothing else.
and you grow apart a while and you love them.
and you don’t talk a while and you love them.
and you love them. and then they are gone but you love them.
and you love them and you love them and you live your life loving them.

.. and i love you.
you are awesome.
and you were fearless and you made me feel proud and excited and inspired all the time.
and i said all the time we should be more like you.

we should be more like adam.

i miss you in the background of our life.
i love being your aunty.
and I’m heartbroken for you.
for yours. for your nearest. your closest. your best.
for everyone. 

for you.

but you lived it so well adaman.
we should all be more like you.

we should all be more like you. 

happy birthday kid x


darcy the hedgehog

January 22, 2016

darcy the hedgehog

for no other reason than C U T E. and it’s friday.
which for once in my life means less work for a couple of days*

D A R C Y  the hedgehog / by owner, shota tsukamoto / via ignant


*more on the exciting 2016 plans soon.



October 20, 2015

THIS DOG. follow paddington on instagram here . handsome like hank – but this guy loves dressing up. instaGOLD.

his funny cat pals feature heavily too. super cute big eyed squashed faced ones. BEST INSTAGRAM FEED FOR A HANGOVER EVER.


le weekend | 7

March 20, 2015


T H A T . . .  looks like last weekend.   when gill was a hen.

all the dancing. so many girls. big colour. homemade vodka. too much rum. not enough tabbouleh. much more dancing.  D I Z Z Y .

so this weekend – is going to not look like that.

– c x


(image from behance via jen gotch)

meet - wear

wear | alison macleod

January 19, 2015

alison macleod

i am lucky to know some of the most creative & talented people in scotland. it’s true. some of the greatest makers & doers in the  c o u n t r y . & i am totally fine with blowing that trumpet. this jewellery is  b e a u t i f u l.  please meet..

alison macleod

neighbour, wedding-supplier friend, & super stylish mama to one cute Ru, alison makes jewellery inspired by the art of collecting things – the fondness people have for an object & the story between the piece & the person …
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inspired by shapes & textures, & often incorporating ‘found’ things into her craft – alisons jewellery is delicate & intricate – even the larger necklaces & brooches in the collections have a dainty charm.
the images, by caro weiss photography*,  show alisons work perfectly. the tones & the layers.  natural, simple & beautiful.

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i’ve been excited to share this shoot for such a long time – perfect, almost ethereal, captured moments showcasing alisons jewellery in a very real way rather than stagnant still life product shots i see so often.
i would frame that last image for my home.  i find it really evocative.**

alison has a beautiful website & online shop, as well as selling at various shops & on some lovely online stores. find a list of stockists here. i love her creative process – the rummaging in junk shops & collecting of curios. all of which inspire her work.  see a day in alisons life here. from her gorgeous home to her super cool studio. filmed by our good friend eileen of sugar8.

and to see more of caro’s editorial work – click here.

big loves & happy shopping – c x

* caro is our gorgeous german friend and our very own wedding photographer. you’ll like her – she wears brilliant shoes.

** i want to own  a l l  the tiny stack rings so i look like that when i’m touching my head too.


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January 7, 2015

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we’re on pinterest.                                                                                                                                 a lot.

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follow us here to see what inspires us & get links to those BEAUTIFUL PINS up there /\ .

-c x