A Wedding Cake for Bogart & Bacall

I feel terrible for missing a couple of weeks of my regular Monday blog post – I’ve been swamped over the last few weeks and had every intention of writing over my weekend away with Chris… but I decided that I would rather spend the time with him and have a white wine spritzer. I regret nothing. In lieu of … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Lovely Lana

As an Easter treat, Chris took me for a visit at Vivien of Holloway’s north London boutique. I spanked my credit card and have no regrets. It has been a while since I visited and having the opportunity to try things on was too good to pass up. There are a few classic Vivien of Holloway shapes and styles that … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Holiday Wardrobe

I cannot quite believe it… Chris and I have booked a holiday. An actual holiday! More than a long weekend and out of the UK! It’s been a while. In September, we will be going to Paris and I could not be more excited. There will be quality time spent at the Palace of Versailles (the only foreign destination I … Read More

Fashion on Friday: London Edge S/S 2018

It’s that time of year again, the time in which I start to consider the warmer days ahead and wonder what the blazes I am going to wear to cope! It should come as little surprise to look at me when I tell you that I was not built for the hot weather. I love the sunshine but it is … Read More

A Vivien Leigh Inspired Cake Tutorial

I fell in love with Gone With The Wind (1939) in my early teens; the tale of Scarlett O’Hara and her weird obsession with Ashley Wilkes, when Rhett Butler is infinitely more fanciable, captured my heart and never let go. It is pure melodrama and a feast for the eyes in glorious Technicolor. Bizarrely, I find myself wary of spoilers in … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Gloves

I had to laugh, we visited IKEA last week to look into the wardrobe situation (click here to read last week’s post on my ridiculously first world problem) and I explained to the designer that I would like a compartment drawer for my gloves. “Because I have an awful lot of gloves,” I said. She smiled back at me and … Read More

Fashion on Friday: A First World Problem

Here is my dilemma, and it’s a first world problem of such proportion that you may need to take a seat… I have too many clothes for my wardrobe. As I explain myself further, let me acknowledge at the outset that I am fully aware of how lucky I am. Believe me, I know. Upon moving to beautiful Bedford nearly … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Addicted to Earrings

My name is Charlotte, and I am addicted to earrings. The problem back in the Summer, when I found the most incredible pair of novelty lemon slice earrings to accessorise my lemon print dress from The Pretty Dress Company. I found them courtesy of an Instagram post, shared by my friend and fellow baker Becky Cummings of Pin Up Pantry … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Jenny from the Block

My first ever vintage-inspired dress came from Vivien of Holloway. I remember the first time that I tried it on, all black with white polka dots and a red petticoat underneath, carefully walking down the stairs to show Chris, unable to see my own feet as I walked because my skirt was enormous. I was hooked. I twirled and twirled … Read More

Kicking Off 2018 in Style

I am officially bossing 2018 already… I set aside three days in my diary to blitz through an embarrassingly enormous pile of till receipts and invoices to complete my annual accounts and I’m done in two days. If the rest of the year proceeds in this same way, I dare say I’ll write a novel, take over the world, and … Read More