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… 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

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… View Post

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… View Post

V. I. BUYS: Welcome to #mamamondays… Sanderson Home, Gurgle Work & Jackie O

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