While I can’t complain about the Indian Summer in Madrid (known in Spanish as ‘Veranillo de San Miguel) I must admit that this month some of my favourite Instagram feeds were giving me major envy with their travels to India. The explosion of colours, fabrics and patterns is difficult to beat.
Caution: seeing these images can make you feel an inevitable force to take the next plane to Delhi.
I was looking for the perfect rattan butler’s tray when I discovered the one made by Kalinko. Later that day I found out that this brand has much more to offer than just pretty trays.
As Londoners living in Burma, Kalinko founders noticed that it was very difficult for the Burmese craftsmen to sell worldwide so they decided to give the artisans access to the international market through an online homeware store.
Their products are affordable yet you won’t compromise on great design and quality. Kalinko is independent, ethical and adheres to the globally recognised 10 Principles of Fair Trade.
If you’re a rattan lover like myself, you’ll probably find browsing their website very tempting! Although I honestly love everything they do, here are my picks.
On a recent article, The Telegraph was questioning if Beaverbrook was Britain’s coolest new country house hotel. Well, judging by the recent images that have been released, I think that’s more than a fair question to ask.
Located in Surrey, this impressive property was the former home of press baron, Lord Beaverbrook. The transformation into a luxurious country hotel has been made in different phases: the first one was the Garden House, which opened its doors last autumn. The recently opened House was the second phase and later this year, the Couch House Spa and the Glass House will complete this ambitious project.
Renowned interior designer Susie Atkinsonwas in charge of the Main House interiors. She did an excellent job creating a glamorous retreat without forgetting the cozy country feel.