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As summer slowly sidles off-stage in the wake of Autumn’s first flush of colour, cool drinks on the terrace and in the parks and pub gardens start to become a distant memory. But the inevitable drawing-in of September nights doesn’t mean the party has to stop there.
Instead, we at RMW towers say, bring the refreshments inside with you as you reside by the fire and revel in the ‘cocktail hour’. Be it due to the popularity of Mad Men or the influence of our cousins across the pond, we’ve seen the resurgence of cocktails and bar carts of late. And from your enthusiastic response to the lovely Lauren C’s bar tray it seems that you can’t get enough of them either.
It was William Morris that said ‘have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful‘ and the bar cart is no exception. Whilst your bar cart serves a functional purpose there’s no reason why it can’t be aesthetically pleasing or sentimental too.
Below are my top tips in styling the ultimate bar cart*
If the budget allows it then it’s worth investing in an actual cart – preferably one that moves on wheels since this makes it so much easier to ‘take the party with you’ as and when required.… View the full post.
If you stopped by the blog on Friday last week folks you can’t fail to have noticed Charlotte’s sneaky peek of this week’s theme; The Ballet.
Whilst the Blog Queen herself will reveal all tomorrow afternoon – the RMW editorial shoot that is, she’s not getting her kit off – I’ll be sharing the inspiration behind said theme in this afternoon’s post where we’ll cover everything from frivolous fashion, luxurious decor, sweet treats and the most beautiful hair and make-up ideas that you’ve clapped eyes on for a long time.
As a team we often spend large amounts of time discussing wedding trends and big day inspiration…yes even Adam too. We talk about what makes you tick, the next big thing on the wedding horizon, themes we love, colour schemes that make us swoon and even those trends that may have dropped off the radar.
One such theme is the ultra romantic, pink infused ballet affair so beloved of little girls with pillowcase veils over their heads. Somehow as we’ve aged, this candy coloured dream has fallen by the wayside in favour of rustic soirees, or hip city dos and this makes us sad. Gone are the dreams of the super feminine big day, dusted in pink complete with bows and satin and voluminous dresses and all-rose bouquets.
Or so you thought.
You see folks, garnered by the RMW spirit we’re determined to bring it BACK. Just like the once out of favour peach colour schemes, we want to show you how girly pink wedding themes can be cool again.… View the full post.
You may have noticed over the last couple of months that we’ve showcased a veritable display of French Weddings. From Cecile and Kevin’s chic Parisian soiree to Olivia and Marc’s dreamy provencal do, we’ve really been a little bit spoilt with all this loveliness.
Spoilt and inspired too…
Which is why this week’s inspiration post is inspired by the chic nation that is the French.
Rather than taking the luxurious route reminiscent of Versailles fashion, the moodboards below are suggestive of a simpler, more understated provincial charm.
Les Belle Dames
Lighthearted and bright, ‘Les Belle Dames’ is all about adding a modern twist to elegant classics. Simpler silhouettes are the watchwords here with the look less about the volume and more about finely crafted materials and tailoring.
French brides prefer freer flowing fabrics with silk and crepe being the most popular materials of choice. Add a touch of lace draped softly over the shoulders and down the back and the look is pure elegance.
One or two key accessorises are all that’s needed to compliment the look. I particularly love a knotted veil, a string of small seed pearls knotted down the back or a delicate headpiece.… View the full post.
This year feels different.
I’m not sure why but for the first time in a long time I’m feeling the smallest butterfly stirrings of excitement about Christmas.
You know what I mean, those emotions you experienced as kids when the run up to Christmas seemed to take forever and you could barely contain your excitement as you asked your mum every single morning – ‘Is it Christmas yet?’
For the past few years this festive glee has been curiously absent. Perhaps it’s been tempered by the worry about the size of January’s credit card bill or the stress of family politics. Maybe it’s a bit of everything.
But as I said this year is different. This year has been the best year of my entire life.
I landed the job of my dreams courtesy of the lovely Adam and the gorgeous Charlotte, my boy proposed and then to top it all off I went and got married too.
So right now I’m feeling enormously grateful.
And colourful. Like a rainbow kaleidoscope and somehow this seems to have spilled out into this Christmas inspiration post this week.
Rather than opting for my usually sophisticated palette of greens, whites and silvers with a dash of mauve, I seem to have chosen a rather brash colour scheme.
We’re talking pinks, reds and golds. Neon and pearlescents, rich greens and baby blues all topped off with a healthy dose of glittery kitsch.
And it looks amazing!
Proof that you don’t have to choose a traditional colour scheme for a winter wedding if you don’t want to.… View the full post.