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Italy Travel

Slow travel – hidden treasures in the heart of rural Tuscany

In an increasingly hectic world, more and more of us are turning away from over-stimulation, pressure and excess.  Mindfulness, de-cluttering, grow food not lawns, hugge, the simple things – these aren’t just 21st-century buzzwords; they’re a reaction to the stresses of daily life.  Absurdly,…

Interiors New Zealand Traditional Style


An historic cottage with English style country charm, set in a picturesque New Zealand seaside village, Banksia Cottage in Akaroa has an amazing story from pioneering spirit to near dereliction and finally revival.   Have you ever fallen hard for a house? Not just a passing…

Architecture Gardens U.K

The Gardens of Eaton Hall, Cheshire, U.K

  Working in London as an interior designer, I was lucky enough to work on some rather remarkable projects. One of my highlights was the redesign of a suite of rooms in Eaton Hall, Cheshire, U.K. During the installation process, we enjoyed the extraordinary…

Europe Gardens Travel

Boboli Gardens – Florence, Italy

Next time you are in Florence, I highly recommend a trip to the glorious Boboli Gardens. Sitting on the south side of the Arno river, which divides the city in two. Located directly behind the Palazzo Pitti, the main seat of the Medici grand…