Mother’s Day Flowers with Marks & Spencer and me | V. I. BUYS (SP)

It’s a bit of a joke in my family that I treat Marks & Spencer like my corner shop. I’m always popping in and coming out with much more than the proverbial ‘pint of milk.’ So, it makes perfect sense that it’s my first port of call for any special occasion or day – and with Mother’s Day fast approaching its been great to work with them on this special campaign. First up I was invited along to a lovely…

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Getting ready for Christmas with John Lewis | V. I. BUYS

OK, I know its not December yet but, what can I say Christmas seems to come round earlier and earlier and being prepared early for the big day can never be a bad thing – can it? Especially when John Lewis got in touch and asking us to work on a Christmas Hamper campaign – what can I say – they had me at hamper! Hampers are one of my favourite gifts to put together. Over the years I have made…

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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…

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Golden ways to style your side table with Wayfair {SP} | V. I. BUYS

If you have a living room side table and its anything like mine its probably cluttered with a lot of opened post, mugs, small toys and remote controls. Not excatley stylish is it? So when Wayfair got in touch and asked if I was up for style challenge I thought this could be the perfect opportunity to re-stye my side table situation with some more glamorous accessories. I had always like the idea of adding a touch of gold into…

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V. I. BUYS: Bring Soho House home with a new collection at Liberty

Last week I got a little peek at the new Soho Home collection at Liberty. And, what can I say other than is gorgeous and made me want to redecorate every room in my home immediately. The Soho Home collection from the Soho House group – which has 17 houses and club across the UK, Europe and North America including Babington House, Dean Street Townhouse and Soho Farmhouse. Each piece has been inspired by or is used in all the houses and was…

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