Weekly Reading – Five Favourite Blogs

No reason for this image - I just took this picture at the British Museum a while back and thought it deserved an outing.

No reason for this image – I just took this picture at the British Museum a while back and thought it deserved an outing.

There are plenty of blogs that I dip into but these five are some of the ones I read most regularly covering interiors, gardening, skincare, property and stationery. No book blogs as it’s too hard to pick a favourite but I’ll do a round-up of those soon. I hope you find them interesting too…

Caroline Hirons is an expert facialist and all-round skincare guru. Nothing goes on my face unless she’s recommended it. My roseacea is infinitely better, my bank balance is noticeably less healthy and even a Scottish winter no longer leaves me with dry, flaky skin. Seriously worth reading – you will never put a cleansing wipe or an apricot seed scrub near your face again.

Ben Pentreath’s blog is a visual feast. An architect, Ben also has a beautiful shop in Bloomsbury full of gorgeous things. I love looking at his blog and dreaming that one day my home and garden could look that stunning. His parsonage in Dorset is gorgeous and I covet it madly.

As well as being publishers and running Glenogle & Bell we also renovate property – search under the Inzievar tag to see our latest project.  Inzievar is a Victorian country estate and the cottage is listed, but we love more modern architecture too and Wow Haus is a visual feast of on-the-market modern design all over the world. I often end up emailing links to The Husband saying ‘pleeeeeeeeeaaase can we move here?’ Never works.

Maybe it’s because I’m a child of the ’80s, but I couldn’t keep track of anything without my Filofax and the Philofaxy blog is devoted to these ring bound planners. This blog can be a bit… detailed… for the casual reader but is useful to dip into for ideas on organising your life. For anyone who understands these things, I’m currently using an A5 Calipso as my desk diary and a vintage Kensington when I’m out and about. If you’re like me and don’t like ruining a nice notebook, you should think about a Filofax as you can just throw away the messy pages…

And for all things unusual, vintage and downright odd, usually with a Parisian twist, do vist Messy Nessy Chic although I warn you now; you can lose hours there. Perfect for writers – I have a whole load of bookmarks that originated here and which may get used somewhere, sometime…

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