Firmdale Hotels

In precisely ten days’ time we will be waking up in one of the heavenly beds at the Haymarket Hotel, my favourite hotel in London and possibly my favourite hotel in the world. Why? Because Kit Kemp knows how to make a hotel feel like a home. Because the staff are incredibly warm and unobtrusively obliging. Because the room service is killer. Because they have always been so amazing to me over the years, and last year upgraded us to a very special suite to help celebrate our impending wedding. Yes. I cannot wait to be back.

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shopping list: europe and the us

we’re off on a two-week vacation soon and we cannot wait. a few days in Italy at the stunning borgo della marmotta where we were married, four days in London at the haymarket (my favourite hotel of all time), and then a week in new york at soho house (rooftop pool action aplenty). So, I need a place to record the shopping transactions that will take place… here goes…

GAP — pink leather envelope clutch

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Crate & Barrel — french marble cake plate

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Williams-Sonoma — Mauviel copper beating bowl

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H&M — navy + pink wedges

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Marc by Marc Jacobs — gold foil iPhone 5 case

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prefab houses: fab!

when I actually think about it, what is not to love about a prefabricated house?! I am sure there are nasty examples, but after just a tiny bit of research I have found some amazing companies that are making eco-friendly, sustainable, and – most important – architecturally wonderful little (and big) homes. Like many good things, it started on Pinterest, with this:

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the incredible one+ modular house by add-a-room. Give they’re in Sweden, and I imagine shipping costs for an entire house to Melbourne might be a little steep, I searched and found some brilliant locals doing similar. Just look what you can do with a modular home…!

 

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