Back to school shoe shopping with Marks & Spencer | V. I. BUYS {SP}

September sees Miss Marnie starting school. I actually cannot believe I am writing this – it all seems to have gone so fast. I started this blog when she was a year old and now my baby is heading to school. And, besides getting the uniform the one thing I’ve been dreading is getting the school shoes. So, I took refuge in my favourite store Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer has always been there for me. During pregnancy and… View Post

My fave Cornish organic beauty brands & the ones you need now | V. I. BEAUTY

When we went on our Cornish family holiday earlier this year – which you can read about here – I thought it would be a good opportunity to try some local organic beauty products. Cornwall is home to some of the most innovative and exciting organic beauty products in Britain. Made with local naturally sourced ingredients, natural extracts from plants and herbs and other ecologically responsible ingredients. Now, I love a beautifully packaged, luxury beauty product as much as the next person… View Post

Welcome to #mamamondays… Korres Greek beauty, Little Lulubel party shop & Ozark | V. I. BUYS

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to… View Post

The new Mini Boden X Wind in the Willows collection | V. I. BRAND

I love nothing better than a good fashion collaboration. That can be a designer/high street, a celebrity and label or in the case of mini Boden here – with a much loved and classic story. The Mini Boden x Wind in the Willows autumn collection see boys, girls and babies clothing getting a dose of nostalgia with prints, appliqués and designs inspired by iconic illustrations by E. H Shepherd from the original Wind in the Willows stories by author Kenneth Grahame.… View Post

The perfect multi-generation holiday in Cornwall with St Mawes Retreats | V. I. BUSY BEES

  Cornwall has always been a big part of my life. When Mr VIB and I got together his parents retired there so it has been somewhere we have visited many times – and more often than not we have made the family visit into a holiday too. When the lovely Amanda Selby from St Mawes Retreats got in touch and offered us a stay in one of the five luxury holiday houses in her portfolio we figured this was a great way… View Post