10 Chic food shaped table wares for summer | V. I. BUYS

I think my obsession with food shaped table wares started when I was young. My mother had some avocado shaped bowls (it was the seventies!) so, when I found my own many years later in a charity shop needless to say I snapped them up. In fact, thinking about it I think my mum had some sweetcorn shaped dishes too. Anyway, those little bowls got a special outing at my 1970’s themed 40th birthday and sit pride of place next…

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Get the Look: The Beach House in Grace & Frankie | V. I. BUYS

I’ve already mentioned how much of a fan I am of Grace & Frankie– the Emmy-nominated series on Netflix. Starring Jane Fonda as prim and proper Grace and Lily Tomlin as eccentric Frankie – and the situation they find themselves in when their husbands announce they have been having an affair, with each other – and are leaving them. If you have caught any of the 4 seasons of Grace & Frankie then you will have no doubt been lusting…

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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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V. I. BEDROOM: The George Home children’s bedroom challenge for under £400

When it comes to Miss Marnie’s bedroom she really doesn’t have an awful lot of space to play with. Her tiny room just about holds her bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and her wooden market.  So, when George Home got in touch and asked us to take part in a Children’s Bedroom Makeover Challenge – where we let the kids create their dream bedroom all for under £400 – I figured this could be a good chance to ‘test’ myself…

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V. I. BUYS: My fantasy Miami beach house style & my 10 fave places to eat in South Beach {Staycation Style #7}

I love Miami.  In fact I love America full spot. I can’t help it. I am slightly obsessed by the U. S. of A – the lifestyle, traditions and yes, I admit it some of the glamour too. I first visited Miami when I was about 14 – it was part of a day trip as I was on a family holiday to Orlando. At the time I remember thinking how colourful, fascinating and exciting it all seemed. It was…

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