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DIY Four Poster Pet Bed

Pet bed







We all know that those of us with pets really rule the home! the question is do they have the appropriate lodgings that accompany this regal status!! Here is a quick step by step guide to creating a four poster bed from an old table…

occasional table

Drill four holes at each corner and insert bun feet which will stabilise and provide the support for your new bed (when it is flipped over). Spray it with whichever colour paint you fancy and be as creative as you desire.  The four legs will become the four poster uprights when the bed is finished.

pet bed four poster

Then insert the bedding and your pampered pet is ready to go!

pet four poster

These inspired ideas came from Best out of Waste on Facebook!



Sophia Webster vs Kurt Geiger








Sophia Webster vs Kurt Geiger

If Like me, your world revolves around shoes!  Channel your inner Imelda Marcos with these gorgeous Webster-esque pieces of work.

To my mind, this is a simple case of are they/aren’t they but at a third of the price they are a must have.


Covet, covet and covet again and quickly!!!

Check out Kurt Geiger regularly as they often bring the catwalk to the high street well ahead of time!




Deal of the day: BBC Good Food Show: Entry for £13 at Kensington Olympia


We LOVE The Good Food Show at Maison Du Vann HQ so we’re really chuffed to share with you this awesome offer that Groupon have going on today…

The Deal

  • One ticket to BBC Good Food Show
  • When: Friday 14 or Sunday 16 November 2014
  • Where: Kensington Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London
  • Door time: 1pm

BBC Good Food Show


BBC Good Food Show sees Kensington’s Olympia host a weekend celebration of all things culinary. Celebrity chefs such as Paul Hollywoodand Mary Berry will be live on the Supertheatre stage cooking up treats. The Producers’ Village showcases speciality foods and artisan cuisine, while the Bakes & Cakes Village lets budding chefs watch demonstrations and try out new techniques. The BBC Good Food Kitchen will also be on hand to sate appetites in style with its seasonal menu.


Deal of the Day: Glamorous Cornish Hotel with a Luxurious Spa


Fancy getting rid of the winter blues with a mini break to the gorgeous Cornish coast? Well, we have found a great deal for you. Staying at The Carbis Bay Hotel which combines a luxuriously stylish interior with a one-of-a-kind location.

It’s also the only hotel in Britain with a Blue Flag beach, making for a Cornish Escape to remember. If you’re still in need of temptation, then be drawn in by the hotel’s C Bay Spa – a plush new pampering experience for guests looking to relax and detox in the new year.

The Package A one-, two-, or three-night stay with a choice of packages is yours, with prices from £159*.


One Night With Breakfast, 4-Course Dinner, and 20% Spa Discount—£159 (up to a £308.57 value)

Two Nights With Breakfast, 4-Course Dinner, Hamper, and Sparkling Afternoon Tea—£299 (up to a £594.19 value) As Above plus 45-Minute Spa Treatment Each—£379 (up to a £684.14 value)

Three Nights With Breakfast, 4-Course Dinner, Hamper, and Sparkling Afternoon Tea—£429 (up to a £810.86 value) As Above plus 45-Minute Spa Treatment Each—£509 (up to a £900.86 value)

The Accommodation

cfdb00c7-fefe-4ec3-ac29-f3df7c052cf4_700_q60 Located just outside St Ives, the hotel dramatically overlooks Carbis Bay, and boasts 47 individually designed rooms outfitted to a luxurious standard. Once you’ve toasted the start of a memorable getaway you can take a stroll around the award-winning gardens or down to the 25 acres of unspoilt sands. As part of your two- or three-night stays, you’ll also enjoy a Cornish Goodie Hamper filled with local treats.

The Food & Drink

The hotel sets culinary standards in line with its interior and location, which you’ll get to see with the panoply of food included: breakfast each morning, and a four-course dinner each on one evening. The Sands Restaurant boasts views over the Bay and serves fine food based on fresh, local produce. Guests staying for two or three nights will also enjoy an afternoon tea with bubbles on one day.

The Treatments

149de00e-799f-4432-a25a-837a46f75914_700_q60 Guests opting for the spa package will receive a relaxing 45-minute spa treatment each, whilst guests on the overnight stay will receive a 20% discount on spa treatments.

The Location

a6f8ddd1-4972-42af-8b28-41b932cfe10a_700_q60 St Ives is easily accessible via a direct train from Carbis Bay or even a relaxed stroll up the coast, and the Cornish style and artistic heritage continues to enchant visitors year on year. Back at the hotel, there’s even a heated outdoor pool, perfect for an afternoon dip.

The Need to Know • This Escape is for two people with availability all seven days of the week. • One child under 2 years is charged £5 per person, per night in a crib. • One child from 2 to 5 years is charged £10 per person, per night in an extra bed. • One child from 5 to 11 years is charged 50% of the room stay per night, per person; aged 12 to 15, 70% of the room stay per night, per person; aged 16 and up, 100% of the room stay per night, per person. • The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is one.

Ready to book? Or want to find out more? Then simply CLICK HERE.

Lingerie for Less from Accessorize


If there’s one thing that makes you feel good it’s splashing out on some new lingerie…but with Accessorize summer offer of 3 for just £12 you can afford to give your whole underwear drawer a make over.

Having the right lingerie can make you feel comfortable, sexy and well, generally fabulous. In fact, if there’s one self confidence tip we give to women here at it’s to get yourself a draw full of pretty undies – and not for anyone else but for YOU!!

Now get yourself over to and check out just some of the gorgeous underwear in the 3 for £12 sale! Treat yourself!!



Apple Brazilian Brief, Rose Lace Brazilian Brief, £6 each

 Iris Mesh Shorty Brief, Cherry Frilly Brief £7.00 each Summer sexiness for less – just what we love!  

Achica does V&A bedlinen…sleep regally








Achica does V&A bedlinen…sleep regally

V&A ranges always offer us something a little different, and today we have the chance to purchase via

This beautifully decorative range of bed linen uses textile designs from the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. Key elements and decorative details from the original 18th and 19th century textiles designs have been painstakingly depicted and arranged to create products that suit the contemporary home, with royalties from the sale of these products helping the museum to continue its work for the benefit of future generations.




V&A Bed Linen

Brand Alley Festival Edit…Designer Styleee!

Festival Fashion The Essentials









Brand Alley Festival Edit…Designer Styleee!

We are delighted to be able to bring you a designer festival edit from the creators of Brand Alley.

Ever thought it was too expensive to look chic in labels – well here is your solution!

These clever marketeers have rounded up the best of the offers directly from them to you, shop online and worry no more, show some festive cheer for Summer’s here…

From Sunglasses to worthy tasseled glamour, you can pack your beautifully inspired designer cases and be ready to go with these fabulous looks.  Remember to pack light and layer up, this is the key trend to working a minimalist cupboard (albeit out of a case) and looking catwalk stunning every time.

If you need any help just contact us, we are here for you!!


LTV LOVES…my 5 hit list items this week











In my chart of love this week (how fickle that sounds!) are the following products and I do adore them:


silk feel kimono

1. This is the silk feel kimono from missguided I am wearing it all the time, over jeans leggings, maxis with and without the floppy hat, it is an absolute must have for your wardrobe and can even be worn round the pool.


Why do I love it? It feels like silk, it keeps you feeling cool and neat and well presented even in the heat, it goes with everything and mis-matches beautifully and it is reasonably priced £24.99

Get yours here now:


hm fringe bikini
2. Fringe bikini from H&M £60 This is a statement piece and one that can be worn by the pool
and into the evening the top can be teamed with some cropped jeans or silky leggings and
heels and you are good to go…Think Festival-Mania!!
Why do I love it? The sensational look and style which works day to night glam up with
kate moss green eyeliner
3. Kate Moss Green Gel Eyeliner for Rimmel.  It feels as good as it looks, it works all day in all
temperatures, don’t worry about smudging or fading, it is gorgeous quality and works as well as
my Bobbi Brown counterparts.  The colour is true emerald green, and so quick and easy to
apply.  Pick it up at your local supermarket!
4. Kate Moss eye shadow sticks…They do exactly as advertised (I want to say Ronseal but that
may not exactly enhance what I am trying to convey!!) These brilliant chubby sticks are easy to
hold and to use, that’s your eyes done in less than 30 seconds…INCREDIBLE staying power and
they flirt all day long without wearing, and last well into the night!
white nails
5. White Nails…Yes they are still rocking the globe, although they have been around for a long
while now, they are still the hippest and most manicured look!  They can be worn, any length
any shape, any style in fact just to suit you…Tailored Talons they are wonderful, I like wearing
mine with a slight glitter on the tip just to give them an edge.  They are timeless!
See you next week!