Words to live by

The Calling “Something is calling you. Something is calling you from the quiet space inside and from the vast universe all around. Something is calling you to life. Something is calling forth the… Continue reading

Total girl crush (still)

The first time I clapped eyes on Nina Kraviz, I was completely bowled over (and hideously envious) of her beauty. This Siberian-born lady is one fine fox, who has brains and business sense… Continue reading

For the love of coffee

It’s no secret that piping-hot, thick-as-tar coffee is the way to my heart (well, it sure isn’t now). So when important people in our lives do something so little, yet so thoughtful – like… Continue reading

Beginners: a tale of love and uncertainty

hope love trust friendship failure loss partnership laughter

The Starman turns 65

He brought us King Jareth in the film Labyrinth, performed as a mime artist in the theatrical production Pierrot in Turquoise, and created the iconic Ziggy Stardust persona amongst many, many other delights –… Continue reading

The makings of a wonderful Christmas…

a long run on a chilly winter’s day seeking out great coffee with the boy finding treasure at Snooper’s Paradise dressing up, heading out indulging in room service …and mum’s mince pies checking… Continue reading

Dear Santa… let me introduce you to STIKA

Yesterday I was strolling around Spitalfields market, hopping in and out of places like Lineage of Influence‘s beloved Albam, and into the similar store, Number Six. It was here that I discovered (and… Continue reading

21 suggestions for sucess

The below note arrived in my inbox this morning, thanks to the trendspotting site Coolhunter. It was a pleasure to read for two reasons – I’m a big fan of Coolhunter, and more… Continue reading

The Doors – Love Street

People have told me countless times that I’m, “A bit of a hippie at heart”. The thing is, I never, ever really thought that myself. It’s taken me over thirty years – and one… Continue reading

Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou remix)

Thanks to the wonderful world of BBC Radio 6, today Junior Boys, and in particular, their forthcoming single, ‘You’ll Improve Me’ remixed by Caribou, pleasantly flowed through my headphones. I had no idea… Continue reading

Words to live by

Things I’m grateful for (this week)

Having a relatively stress free Monday. Banana, honey, almond and pumpkin seed smoothies. Having an actual clown make me (and everyone else) smile on the tube journey home. Crawling into an electric blanket… Continue reading

Things I’m grateful for (from the weekend)

Sipping really great coffee Finding the perfect polka dot dress Spending time at home Letting someone else own my beautiful vintage boots Being woken up by someone I care about   What are… Continue reading

Saturday at the BBC

Yesterday Jess from Roamkix and I headed down to the Balham Bowls Club (sorry, not the television network!) for The Vintage Event. Since their first event in August, they’ve commandeered the upstairs of the pub too so… Continue reading

Today’s pick from TTSS’s private collection

  Vintage Wool Coat …available to buy at the Vintage Event, Balham TODAY!

What are you grateful for?

At the risk of sounding like a biscuit short of a packet, I’ve been reading (and thinking) a lot about meditation and embracing a spiritual leader of late. Amongst the deluge of thoughts… Continue reading

Today’s pick from Roamkix

Navy Ditsy Floral Shift …available to buy this Saturday at the Vintage Event, Balham (or if you can’t wait, here!)

Today’s pick from TTSS’s private collection

White Vintage Heels …available to buy this Saturday at the Vintage Event, Balham.

Today’s pick from Roamkix

Daisy Print Floral Vintage Dress …available to buy this Saturday at the Vintage Event, Balham (or if you can’t wait, here!)      

Oh, Mr. Postman, today you really are my best friend…