Archive for the ‘I want…’ Category


Since getting a kitten that looks a bit like an owl, it suddenly appears that owls are everywhere!

These guys were papped hanging out at the gift shop on a recent visit to the V&A. With their gold ‘feathers’ and red beaks, they’re almost as glamorous as the Ballgowns exhibit.

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The name’s Bru.

Irn Bru.

And it’s the drink of champions.

Irn Bru. Scottish. Scotland. Girders.

Look at that colour!

If this doesn’t cure your hangover, you might have to give up.

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More is more

Was it Coco Chanel who said “Less is more”? I wonder what she’d think about an above the knuckle ring from Wired Jewellery.

Make a wish...

Sterling silver wishbone £10

Perhaps she’d think it was one accessory too many… but then I’d imagine she’d reconsider when she saw just how delicate and pretty they were…

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Sorry to sound like a Gran, but I’m quite looking forward to replanting my window box!

I’d wanted one for a while, especially when I lived in a teeny box sized flat in Camden, without a speck of outside space, but, being on the first floor, I was worried it might fall and kill someone (a bit like a penny falling from the Eiffel Tower… except with more mud).  So when I moved to the relative safety of a garden flat (basement flat, but rebranded), a window box was purchased and filled to the brim with all sorts of cool blooms. It was brilliant! They were so colourful and lasted for AGES. It even had its own resident bee (it really did!).

window box , flowers, fuchsia, ivy

But I kept forgetting to water it. And it died…

The same thing happened again last spring. It’s all so exciting at first, and then you find yourself thinking ‘must remember to water the window box’ while dashing to work… poor wee window box.

The third set of white flower carcasses have been in the dried up window box since the end of summer, and I think now might be the time to get rid of them. But what to plant…?! Perhaps a cactus?

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Thanks for my tax rebate. I’ll put it to good use:

Topshop Jeeves 2

Topshop £65

Oasis £40

River Island £40

Tatty Devine £33

Dahlia £62

Love Three Small Apples


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It might be because it’s raining. It might be because I’m tired. It might be because I’m cold. It might be because it’s Sunday… but whatever the reason, sometimes a pair of jeans and a t-shirt is all I can think/be bothered to wear.

But what if I’m cold, tired, hungry AND want to go out without looking like a bag lady? Well they’re only one thing for it, and it’s statement jewellery.

Using couture embroidery, antique lace, vintage fabrics, and embellishing with Swarovski Crystals, Jan Knibbs has created a collection of one-off pieces that start from £65.

If one of these bib necklaces can’t pull your outfit out of the doldrums, then it’s best that you stay indoors.

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I’ve been gagging for a cat ever since I was about 5, when I befriended a chubby half-blind tabby that I named Big-Eyed Boris (RIP BEB!).  Unfortunately, for all animal loving kids everywhere, you can’t have pets if your mum hates animals. Especially cats.

Despite my declaration that I was “definitely getting a cat as soon as I moved out“, it’s taken my quite a long time to actually get round to fulfilling the promise. Flatmates, landlords and moving every few years don’t really bode well with pets.

So, hurrah for Three Small Apples HQ!! Not only do I have a place that I’m finally allowed to decorate (within reason… although compromise can be so boring!! What do you mean I can’t have everything my way all the time?!), but I’ve got a home (and garden) that I can offer to a little ball of fur. Or two.

Black and White Kitten, Celia Hammond Animal Trust, CHAT

Meet Har Gao.

Black and White Kitten, Celia Hammond Animal Trust, CHAT

And Siu Mai.

Two little chums, named after the most popular dumplings in Dim Sum, and adopted from Celia Hammond Animal Trust just yesterday!

As expected, I’m obsessed with them. Note to self: Don’t turn into a crazy cat lady.

Although I fear it might be too late…

And this super cute, gold-plated, kitty necklace from Little Nell is definitely not helping!

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If I can’t have these:

Miu Miu Gold glitter and black calf skin

Miu Miu (Swoon!)

Or these:

Pink and Gold miu miu shoe boots

Miu Miu (Need!!)

Can I have these?

Topshop gold and black glitter, like Miu Miu

Topshop £55

AND these?

Pink and silver glitter and leather miu miu

River Island £55

No? Eurgh, not fair… especially since Diane Kruger loves hers so much that she can’t keep her eyes open.

Pah! Who needs to open their eyes when they’ve got Miu Miu?

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Get the f**k out of bed…!

The sales have started…

Ochre floral printed dress from Oasis

Was £55, now £38

Pins&Needles red floral ruffle dress from Urban Outfitters

Was £55 now £2o

Embellished shift dress from Topshop

Was £165 now £80

Sparkle & Fade button though dress from Urban Outfitters

Was £55 now £25

Metallic shift dress from River Island

Was £28 now £15

Spotted pleated skater dress from Oasis.

Was £60 now £35

Gotta run… be right back!

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…which I don’t.

And neither does anyone else I know, so this is all just a bit of wishful thinking.

Owl, John Lewis, Liberty, Not on the High Street

John Lewis £50

I’ve been looking for some little features for my totally overcrowded book shelf, and think this owl lamp could be just the ticket.  Although the vacant eyes might give me the creeps at night…?

Maybelline, The Falsies, Waterproof, Volum Express

Chemists approx £8

This is seriously the best mascara that I’ve tried in YONKS.  It doesn’t uncurl just-curled eyelashes, it doesn’t budge with anything other than waterproof eye makeup remover AND you can build and build and build for mega lashes. I’m all about the mega lashes. I’d like a job lot of this please.

Lilash, eyelash growth serum

Currently only available in America. Approx $90

And while I’m talking about eyelashes, never mind building them up, this stuff MAKES THEM GROW. Seriously.  I’ve read a million reviews and this stuff apparently works! And not like the ‘put vaseline on your eyelashes’ and all those other beauty tips where you never ever see a difference (ever).  It actually makes them longer and thicker. Need. It.

Oasis, Sequinned, mini skirt, sparkly, sequin

Oasis £80

For the days when you want to dress like a glitter ball. Which, for me, is everyday.

Daria Morgendorffer, Jane Lane, Trent Lane, Quinn Morgendorffer, Upchuck

Another thing that isn’t actually available to buy here (or online by the looks of it. When did this exist?!).  Sob.

I so wanted to be in the Fashion Club.

Chloe, Darla, Net-A-Porter, It Bag

Darla by Chloe.  Net-A-Porter £1115

This is the most grown up bag in the world! If this doesn’t get rid of my inner Peter Pan (or Wendy perhaps? Was never able to pay attention to Hook. I hated Ruffio too much), nothing will!

Dish bunny, rabbit dish rack

Design 55 £27

Yes yes, what kind of person wants a crockery drainer for Christmas?! But this isn’t just any old crockery drainer… it’s got a rabbit on it!

Chase and Sorenson, Danish, Teak, Vintage arm chair

Mark Parrish £225

This is my perfect ‘reading’ chair. Well, almost perfect.  I’d fix/ruin it (depending on your idea of taste…) by recovering the cushions in some kind of gaudy, twee fabric obviously.

Diptyque candle

Liberty £38

And this is how I’d like my flat to smell while I’m sitting in my chair, wearing my sparkly skirt, watching Daria, growing my eyelashes etc etc…

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