I’ve been wanting to spend a holiday at home for a while. The current pandemic has already given me that opportunity twice! We’ve been very lucky with the weather in the UK this year. So, it was only natural to replicate some of the flavours we would get on a holiday in the South of Europe. Continue reading “Mediterranean “Staycation” – Part 2″
Today is Saint Anthony’s Day! Apart from Christmas and Easter this is the only other religious date I remember. Not because of religion I’m afraid, but because this is the biggest yearly event in Lisbon! If you’ve never heard of it have a look here: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/210955. We had booked holidays, but fate decided there would be no St. Anthony’s celebrations this year for reasons we all know too well now 🙁 Never has this happened in my lifetime and I hope it never happens again.
Continue reading “Mediterranean “Staycation” – Part 1″
So, one of my last New Year’s resolutions was to write more often. Guess 2020 had other plans for all of us. Not only have I not written anything so far, the focus has also shifted completely. Continue reading “Made in Scotland – Fashion Upcycle Movement”
A few days to Christmas now. How on earth did that happen?? It certainly felt that 2019 lived me and not the other way around. In reality, lots happened this year and when everything happens too fast it’s easy to feel like time is flying by. So instead of letting such feelings take over, let’s just celebrate the achievements of the year. Key highlights for me: Continue reading “A Christmas Dress”
2019 was heavily marked by climate change discussions. So much so that a “very happy girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future” was named person of the year.
It’s indisputable that the fashion industry has long been one of the world’s largest polluters. Continue reading “Fashion (Re)Served”
So much has happened since the last post… I received the Fashion Design diploma, my best friend got married, I finished the dress I took to his wedding and got my first commission 🙂 Continue reading “The Big Day Dress”
At some point in your life you will have only realised “what” you had from the moment you no longer had it. If you’ve ever lived abroad, I bet this is a constant realisation, probably more predominant during the initial years following the move. So, when something you were used to having available, suddenly is no longer as accessible, finding that something is exceptionally joyful.
I bought this vibrant & light fabric in Lisbon last year and have been trying to decide what to do with it. Well, the weather has been kind to us in Scotland and that alone set my imagination, so I ended up going for a summery-style top. After having started it earlier in the week I decided it needed to be finished by Sunday… in time for dinner. Of course, no pressure… Continue reading “A Sunday Roast Alternative”
Our current home went through huge renovation work before we moved in. We took some (most) of that work into “our own hands” and needless to say the initial weeks were extremely busy: stripping wallpaper, carpets, carrying waste to the recycling (you get the picture)! It was February 2015. It was cold. It was very cold! Continue reading “The June Skirt”