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VV Loves: Paloma Faith's Opulent Home Collection

Pictures: Paloma Home

When you think of opulent maximalist design, a hefty price point is usually synonymous. But with Paloma Faith's new home collection, she's challenging this perception and bringing a surprisingly affordable price range. Think House of Hackney, with a good helping of animal print thrown in (which is something I will never complain about...).

Why you should go see this year's Tate Britain Winter Commission, Remembering A Brave New World

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There aren't many things that compel me to write a blog post these days - evidently as it's been a while! But seeing this year's Tate Britain Winter commission Remembering A Brave New World by Chila Kumari Singh Burman, inspired me to put pen to paper, or rather fingers to a keyboard.

On the pressure to be it all

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I have a friend who is one of the most beautiful people I have ever meet, on the outside and in, and to top it all off is very intelligent too. She's the sort of person you would meet and think that she has it all. But she's also the friend I have that seeks to improve herself the most.

She's always talking to me about her goals, and how she wants to be 'x' by a certain time so doesn't really have time to socialise or procrastinate. But I don't think she takes enough time to realise she's already enough as she is. 

I can relate to that feeling. I always want to be more. I'm always thinking about what I should create or achieve next. So after turning 23 on Thursday, I wanted to write a post that is very much about being an adult and the pressure that comes with that. And I'm hoping that someone reads it and thinks *phew* at least I'm not the only one, because honestly the pressure we put on ourselves can be ridiculous, and we all owe it to ourselves to have a break from that.

And maybe this post will make you feel better about it all, which is really my aim.

The Joy of a Good Cup of Coffee

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If there is one thing that really sparks joy for me, then it's definitely a good cup of coffee. When answering where I'd be in five years, in my secondary school yearbook, I said that you'd find me somewhere in London with a Starbucks in my hand. Looking back this was probably the most uninspiring thing I could have said, but then again it's sadly very accurate! Oh all the things I thought I would have achieved by 22... 

On Falling Back In Love With Reading Again

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When I think about reading, I imagine a young Victoria late at night stuck with her head inside a book, bathed in the light of my bedside table lamp, unable to sleep because I was so engrossed. What a rebel I was. I would get lost in so many books. Spending nights in anticipation of when Mr Darcy would confess his love again to Elizabeth, rooting for Matilda and imagining myself with my very own acceptance letter on my way to Hogwarts. But like most young book worms, especially those living through the mobile phone generation of the never ending scroll, this did not last very long.

A Very Starry Homeware Haul

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It's been a while hasn't it? But it feels good to be talking to you all again. 

If there's two things I love in homeware, it's anything star inspired or personalised. So when you put the two together, it's always going to be a winner. Luckily for me, the lovely people from GreaterSkies got in touch to send me this beautiful personalised Night Sky Star map and tea towels to review, but I thought I'd also include a few other starry suggestions at the end of this post too so look out for that!

Falling in love with cross-stitch

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Now I don't know about you, but when I hear the word cross-stitch the first thing that pops to mind is grandmas and old fashioned patterns. It's not really something I could picture myself doing any time soon at all. But after seeing @jasxcharlotte doing all sorts of beautiful embroidery on her Instagram, I knew I wanted to try it too. Originally I bought a very beautiful embroidery kit from ohsewbootiful but this was way too complicated for a beginner like me, especially one who has never been particularly good at practical tasks. 

Lifestyle | A New Chapter of Blogging

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Oh it's been quiet around here, hasn't it? To be honest I've been feeling pretty burnt out with blogging BUT I know that it's not something I want to give up. I love blogging, I always have. I love writing, taking photos and of course all the people I've met through it. Honestly I owe a lot to blogging. If I'd never started it, I wouldn't even have the job I have today.