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Friday, October 3rd, 2008
There aren’t many benefits to winter, but one of them has to be getting to wear some lovely warm pyjamas. Marks and Spencer definitely lead the way on this, they’ve got a pair everyone, and ever budget. These Per Una Berry Tartan Pyjamas, costing £29.50 are definitely the quintessential pair. Long sleeves, long legs, and even better, they’re on trend with a tartan print! They’re 100% cotton, so they’ll keep you warm, but not too warm, and won’t aggravate your skin.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in night time comfort, then have a look at the Autograph range. You can find pure silk pyjamas, or bottoms made from modal which is apparently like cotton but resistant to shrinking, fading and super-soft. Naturally though there’s a premium to pay for this range.
So embrace winter and hunt out your perfect pjs!
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Photo frames are great not just for pictures but for keeping postcards, birthday cards, ticket stubs, or any other mementos clean and protected from spillages, creases and getting lost. Laura Ashley have got a great range in all shapes and sizes, from an antique to modern look.
This set of 3 frames is great for smaller things, and they can be hung altogether or separately. The delicate white frame is detailed but won’t over power the picture, and they’re attached to the wall with a ribbon for a rustic, d-i-y look.
They’ve also got some larger ornate vintage effect frames that would look great in the centre of a mantle piece.
The set of 3 frames cost £22 and is available to buy from the Laura Ashley website. They’ve also just opened several new stores nationwide, so check if there’s one near you.
Sunday, August 31st, 2008
Continuing on my hunt for apartment accessories I turned to Laura Ashley. Famous for her floral prints and home accessories I was inspired.
I want the Milner Floral Breakfast Cup and Saucer. The bone china set is decorated with pretty floral detailing and would look great in the kitchen with the rest of Laura Ashley’s Milner kitchen ware and it would even make a great gift.
Even better, it’s on sale now, it was £12 but is down to just £9. Visit Laura Ashley online if you’re thinking about renewing some kitchen accessories or looking for gifts for a friends house warming.
Sunday, August 31st, 2008
In my search for furniture I came across some lovely French style furniture pieces in InStyle magazine. Searching for the designer I was introduced to Dibor, an online furniture and accessories store.
It’s an absolutely fabulous site if your looking to French up you apartment or house. Think vintage looking furniture and glamorous accessories. I love this chest of five drawers. The vintage looking chipped painted colour and style makes this a must have piece and what’s even better you can get a matching wardrobe and bedside table.
The chest of drawers is priced at £575 available at Dibor online. Visit the online store for more French accessories now!
Friday, July 18th, 2008
If you’ve ever felt like listening to your music in the bath, around the pool or out in the garden but have been too scared of ruining your iPod, this Wireless Floating Speaker could be just what you need. A small transmitter is used to hook your sound system up to the speakers, enabling you to wirelessly hear your tunes up to 150ft away. The speakers are waterproof so you can even float them in the bath with you if you want a relaxing soak with your fav tunes.
The speakers are reasonably priced at £39.95 and available from I Want One Of Those.com
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
During quite a long power cut at home the other day I became increasingly frustrated that I couldn’t get anything done. I realised how lost I would be without daily use of electrical appliances and I can’t imagine living without them now. Here are some of the goodies I simply can’t get by without!
My Laptop – I spend a large portion of my day on this laptop, without which I wouldn’t be able to blog about my favourite things, or have a job! It’s a Toshiba Satellite and it’s light and easy to carry around. If I’d expected the power cut I would have charged the laptop fully but no, the battery had about 2% left so I nothing to watch or work on!
iPod Docking Station – also known as an Intempo Digital RDI iPod Speaker Dock With Built In DAB is one of my absolute must haves. It’s an alarm clock, radio and iPod speakers in one. The best thing about this gadget is that you can select a song for the alarm clock and wake up to your favourite tunes! The station is currently available at Amazon for £95.
Water Imp – I live in a particularly hard water area and therefore for me a water softener is a must, we use a Water Imp and it makes such a difference to the quality. Having a shower is much more enjoyable now I don’t have to scrub the door every time I get out!!
Sky TV – I’m sure many of you will agree with this one, once you’ve got it, its hard to let it go. It took my boyfriend ages to persuade me to get Sky but now its me that spends more time watching it and series linking all our favourite programs. Life without Britain’s Next Top Model, Scrubs and the old Sex and the City episodes seems unbearable to me now!
GHD’s – My best friend and a daily routine. Without these bad boys my hair definitely needs a paper bag! Get your own at www.ghdhair.com.
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Here at The New Pink, we love a bargain. Nothing beats that feeling of grabbing something for a fraction of its original selling price – not even a bath full of chocolate or Brad Pitt proposing marriage (okay, maybe that last one). And for those interested in pocketing some pennies while kitting out their boudoirs, chain store The Pier has announced it is continuing its spring sale. For house-proud ladies, The Pier has become a brand known for its eclectic multi-cultural range, top-notch quality and steep prices. However, now with reductions up to 30% there are plenty of bargains to grab, with our favourite this wire round butterfly mirror.
Made in China, the mirror, a new addition to the store’s stock is 46 x 46cm. The delicate butterflies provide a feminine touch, ensuring that even something as everyday and functional as a mirror can be beautiful and elegant. The mirror was originally priced at £39, but has had its price slashed to only £19. To nab this and other Pier treats, head on over to the official site.
Friday, February 22nd, 2008
Once again Mothers Day has come round again and once again I’m stuck on what to get my mother. Living away from home does not make it any easier when trying to give a gift of love so I’ve copped out and let myself head to the flower delivery websites.
After a good look around, Interflora happen to have a pretty selection of Mother’s Day gifts and flowers which can be sent right to the door. Ranging from around £23 to £65 there is a gift for many price barriers. I love the Tulip Splash Jug, at £24.99 it won’t break the bank, provides a lot of colour and is pretty on the eye.
Check out Interflora online to see what your mum would like this Mothers Day, remember its only just over a week away.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
Visiting a friend’s house the other day led me to question the gorgeous aroma I could smell. The overpowering scent of nectarine infused her rooms so I had to ask where I could get my hands on something so strong.
She told me she got some Jo Malone candles which were £38 each but so worth every penny. They had lasted her quite a long time and she loves the fact that everyone who has entered her house has commented on them. With that I got myself one from the website. I bought the Nectarine Blossom & Honey candle but there are so many more scents to choose from including Blue Agava & Cacao, Grapefruit, Spring Jasmine and Vintage Gardenia.
Get yours from Jo Malone online.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
Adorn and decorate your bed with English roses in time for spring. Cath Kidson, a unique company that stocks beautifully patterned house hold products, clothes, bags and accessories including some fabulous bath towels and bedding.
This beautiful Classic Rose Bedspread is practical for winter over a duvet and practical simply used as a duvet in those spring/summer months. It’s reversible so depending on your mood you can display roses or pink and white polka dots. Think how lovely it will look with French décor … white chipped paint chest of drawers, dressing table and wardrobe.
The Classic Rose Bedspread was originally £135 down to £95 at Cath Kidson.