Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart x Bloom & Wild

As a freelancer I spend a lot of time writing and editing photos at home, making endless cups of tea and sitting in my pyjamas. The mid-morning arrival of the postman is always the highlight of the day, especially when the delivery includes a box of flowers from Bloom & Wild.

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Last week I joined a joined a gaggle of girls (all dressed to impress in floral outfits) for the launch of the limited edition Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart x Bloom & Wild collection.

Nikki Tibbles is the founder and much loved florist from Wild at Heart in Westbourne Grove and the often-instagrammed Liberty flower shop. As well as adorning many top London Fashion Week runway shows with her floral artistry she has been commissioned by the V&A, the British Fashion Council and the Royal Palaces.

Bloom & Wild are the revolutionary flower delivery service, who efficiently and effectively deliver beautiful boxed bunches through your letterbox. They are often voted the UK’s top rated flower delivery company.

Together Nikki Tibbles and Bloom & Wild have created a series of limited edition bouquets, which feature the finest selections of flowers, all delivered to your doorstep.

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The launch event was hosted at a prestigious London members club… we sipped floral cocktails and dined on delightful canapes whilst admiring the beautiful floral displays by Nikki.

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The special edition bunches of flowers have a indulgent mix of deep Autumn hues to celebrate the new season. Pick from the vibrant ‘Autumn Mornings’, the brilliantly British ‘Woodland Walk’ or the opulent and regal hand-tied ‘Red Skies’ bouquet.

The bunches start at £38 and can be paired in the post with other special gifts such as chocolates or a birthday biscuit.

More information on the Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart x Bloom & Wild here.

This is a sponsored blog post in collaboration with Bloom & Wild.

Lucy Choi and The Dorsett Hotel

There are very few decent hotels in West London. The Dorsett Hotel fills a huge gap, providing business and leisure guests with a comfortable and luxurious place to stay in Shepherd’s Bush. Ideally located just minutes from Westfield and the central line tube, this venue is perfect for easy shopping, or popping into town.

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We were in room 329, a lovely suite on the third floor of the hotel. The room was decorated in lavish shades of gold and cream, which hints to the brand’s Asian identity. The suite had plenty of space with a large indulgent bed, a cosy living area and a luxe bathroom.

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In the evening the Dorsett hosted a Lucy Choi event, where guests could admire and try on Lucy’s exquisite shoes. As the niece of heels-god Jimmy Choo, shoe designing is in her genes, and the beautiful array certainly showcased her talent. Lucy’s collection has a range of shoes from pretty flats to killer stilettos. I was amazed to see how flattering and comfortable they were to wear, and the prices are reasonable too.

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Exhausted and hungry after an evening of shoe fittings we picked a dish from the in-room dining. The pea and parmesan risotto was simple and delicious, topped with charred asparagus and elegant parmesan crisps. The menu also features classic dishes like Beef Burger and Pan-fried Salmon.

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The next morning I couldn’t resist breakfast in bed. The efficient and friendly staff delivered a feast of pastries, fruit and even a cooked full English. There is something completely decadent about enjoying room service in a London hotel suite, and the Dorsett did not disappoint.

More information and book a room at The Dorsett Hotel here.

See Lucy Choi’s full collection here.

Uncovering the Secrets of Suttons & Robertsons

I’ve never really known exactly what a pawnbroker is. Often dark and dingy, occupying a strange little corner shop, they can be mysterious places that most people walk past without a backwards glance. Suttons & Robertsons couldn’t be more of a contrast to my naïve assumption.

Suttons & Robertsons is London’s oldest, active, pawnbroking business and is among the largest in the UK. This highly revered company has had a long history offering loans to cash-poor, asset-rich customers in their branches across London and Manchester.

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I visited the Victoria store to learn more about the historic company and see some of the amazing objects that are currently pledged or on sale. The smart shop is like a museum of curiosities, with cabinets of stunning jewellery, watches, handbags, antiques and artwork. The knowledgeable staff explained the journey of the items in store… When a customer comes in with an item, ranging from a diamond brooch to a private yacht, they speak to an expert who values the item and offers them a loan price. The customer has 6 months to buy it back while Suttons & Robertsons keep the item safe. After this period if the customer no longer want it, the item goes on sale in one of the stores. If it is sold for more than the price previously given the customer receives the additional money as well.

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At Suttons & Robertsons they see it all, from celebrity treasures to historic heirlooms, and I loved seeing the current collection of items. I was particularly enamoured with Margot Fonteyn’s ballet shoes, which now live permanently in the Victoria Store and was also amazed to hear about the 1966 F.A Cup winner’s medal which made it into the past collection.

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I began thinking how perfect this store could be for Christmas shopping or for picking out a gift for a couple getting married. Every item is unique and special, a one-of-a-kind object with it’s own story and history. In the Fleet Street branch city boys go in to ogle at the beautiful vintage watches, while in Victoria the array of jewellery and silverware certainly stole my heart. I began picking out my dream stocking of gifts, a beautiful amethyst ring and a set of vintage silver tea caddies.

So it seems there is so much more to pawnbroking than I initially thought, especially at Suttons & Robertsons. Whether you are visiting to pawn a possession or shop for unique jewel, this luxurious emporium has got you covered.

More information about Suttons & Robertsons here.