A couple of weeks ago, I finished my job of six months. I won’t go into the detail of why - the long and short of it being that I was unhappy – but it was a good move for me, and one that resulted in a) a week of Netflixing with my homeboy Thom (gotta love having a housemate that is between jobs at the same time as you, and is as lazy as you) and b) a fresh start at a new place this week.
Which brings me to my new client, Harvey Nichols, and their winter hub, which is fab.
Designed to see to all of your wintery needs, ‘Winter by Harvey Nichols’ is a collection of articles, products, and snappy one-liners. Featuring winter beauty, foodie stops and all that’s inbetween, the hub is almost blog like, and has something for everyone. With the offer of “helping you glide through winter in an effortlessly stylish manner,” it’s definitely worth a quick visit.
Points of interest
// At home with Azzi Glasser, a perfume designer that can charge £15,000 to create your bespoke scent
// Related: ‘The Men’s Scent Quiz’
// A candle for everyone
// The Harvey Nichols guide to winter beauty
// Luxury hampers I wouldn’t say no to
// And a handy last minute gift guide
So I bake now. Sometimes. Who’d have known this would ever happen?
Brownies are my speciality, and this particular recipe is divine. Taken from BBC Good Food, from a 2003 issue of their magazine, these brownies are really tasty, and are best served with a cuppa (obvs.) (May also taste good with this Christmas drink recipe.)
A list of recent favourite reads, with a recent favourite post, if you also fancy some internetting:
What Have I Done This Time // Sundays In Paris
Note To Self // The UK In An Instant
Pilgrim Soul // #CultureVulture
Sinderella // The Lunch Date
Oh Dear Drea // Pictures Of Recently Enjoyed Things
Ellie's Favourite Things // A Whole Lot Of Blue
Jacquina // A Teatime Conversation
Park & Cube // Blush
Bleubird // Date Night In
(I’ve written about the brand previously, here, if you want to read a bit more about them in general.)
A great alternative to the modern contraptions most kids want these days, these simple wooden toys are part of a range from Danish design collective, Orskov. Handmade, ornate and ever so slightly hipster, the collection - which features impossible cuteness from dragons to elephants - is absolutely ideal for young kids with a bit of imagination. Or for me, actually - that tiny monkey makes my heart swell a little.
If only there were some children I had to buy for…
Pictured: Wooden toy snake. Wooden toy dragon. Wooden toy gorilla. Wooden toy elephant.
More Such & Such favourites: Clement & Claude Jasmine Noir candle. Leather pixie pouch.