Trends and Fashions
I’ve long been an advocate of the benefits of yoga as an antidote to a hectic lifestyle and was recently introduced to the complementary advantages of ‘mindfulness’. This is the art of enjoying and appreciating the moment, neither looking back to the past, nor thinking about what’s going to happen in the future.
Great in theory, I find myself thinking as I’m trudging around a busy textiles exhibition … Continue reading
Create a gorgeous rainbow effect with ice cream tones
As a nation, the Brits are often accused of always talking about the weather. I don’t want to conform to this particular stereotype, but ever since I moaned about how dull and grey it was in my last blog, we seem to have had nothing but blazing sunshine ever since.
I hope me commenting on the early arrival of summer won’t jinx the mini heat-wave that we’ve been having, as I have to say that I’ve … Continue reading
Add aqua accents for a summery look in your home
I’m not sure whether it’s the same where you are, but ever since the glorious bank holiday sunshine the weather has been a bit miserable here at Hillarys Head Office. It’s on grey and cold days that I find myself day dreaming of exotic holidays and distant places – blue skies, the clear turquoise sea and possibly a cocktail or two by a swimming pool!
These mental images not only conjure up a relaxing … Continue reading
Be inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show and add a fresh floral theme to your home
I’m very jealous of anyone who has already visited the Chelsea Flower Show this week – or who’s planning to go before Saturday. I’ve really enjoyed the event in the past and this year is an extra special one because 2013 marks Chelsea’s centenary.
As well as showing off some exciting new plants on the Grand Pavilion, the organisers have included a few old favourites from 1913 - the first year of … Continue reading
Keen on Green
Maybe it’s all the buzz I’ve seen lately about Emerald Green being Pantone’s colour of the year that drew me to a pair of lush green jeans on a recent shopping trip. Or perhaps it’s because Hillarys is headquartered here in Nottingham and I want to champion our local legend Robin Hood! Either way, there’s no escaping that this particular shade of vibrant green is adding show-stopping drama to both … Continue reading