Category Archives: Bags

Lessons from a Summer of Travel

We vowed to enjoy our home (and garden) and visit more of the UK during the Summers but last Summer ended up traveling more than expected! I grabbed the chance to take my eldest teen daughter to Italy for the first time, just the two of us. Art is one of her subjects and so is pasta … and gelati so off we went!

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Start of 2019 Bag Summary

Hello and Happy 2019 to You All!

This post did begin as an End of Year Bag Summary of course … well, here I am again and wishing I’d been able to post a lot more last year.Well what a glorious, glorious Summer we enjoyed in UK, worth every moment staying home for us although we did take the chance to travel abroad twice, more on that later. Continue reading

London February 2018 Part II

After walking across the Millennium Bridge from the Tate Modern in Part I, we arrived eventually at Green Park and Old Bond Street. This is my usual starting point in the West End and I never knew that a minute’s detour down St James’ Street, is where a certain gentleman’s shop is located, The Kingsman x Mr Porter – featured in the films that a lot of teens love – mine included! Continue reading

Advancing Style Part II

I do hope everyone is enjoying the festive season so far. We had a wonderful time with family and now back home briefly. As I mentioned before I’ve been unexpectedly busy and couldn’t devote the usual time to wardrobe planning – didn’t have a spare moment in fact and had to just throw in stuff from muscle memory 🙂 I know it’s not the way to do it and thankfully it worked out this time. I’ve discovered again that past planning and my current effort with identifying and updating certain areas pay dividends. 99.9% of the time I can use what’s already in my wardrobe plus newer accessories update older items. I particularly like the mix of rich colours and textures above, bronze leather of an old Céline tote I couldn’t resist some years ago which has proven a practical choice in the UK climate and the bronze adds interest to my classic lines. I’ve said so many times before this H 90 carré (Coup de Fouet) goes with everything, all the time, here with a cosy old Burberry lambswool scarf. Continue reading

Les Hermès

I began in 2011 with the Kelly and continues most recently with the Plumes. It would be very neat to announce ended with such and such a bag but the fact is there are one or two others on my wishlist that may or may never happen for me. In the meantime I must edit nearly half from my collection and in the near future, probably another edit of a handful to leave me with no more 12 which I believe is still very indulgent. It is simply because of my love for the Kelly … which I do know will be the majority of my H collection ultimately. Continue reading