Monday kitchen Interiors with HomeSense

beautiful kitchen

With the Great British Bake off starting in two days time I thought I would do a little kitchen and baking inspired post for this Monday Interiors. As some of you may know I love to pick things up for a deal and we are very lucky to have a large HomeSense in Cardiff which stocks some amazing things for the home and really is like a treasure trove, you have to look through a fair amount but we never leave empty handed and have purchased many things from there over the years and they currently have some wonderful kitchen accessories in store.

pastal interior trend

1. Pink Oil Bottle £16.99
2. Marble chopping board £7.99
3. Striped tea towels £4.99

I really love all the pastel and soft hues paired up with that vintage look, such as the simple but stylish striped tea towels and cute oil bottle which is perfect decanting infused olive oil into. For those who are into baking and fancy trying out some the dishes from The Great British Bake off themselves this Blue Loaf tine for £4.99 would work a treat.

What is your favourite kitchen accessory and will you be watching the show?

Homesense kitchenware

Best Luxury Hotels in New York City

New York City

John has been to New York three times and is so far his favourite city, although Tokyo, LA, Moscow and Helsinki are still on his list so he may change his mind but for now he loves to vibrance, action and creativity that is found in the big apple and has been making plans to visit again soon so we thought we would share a list of the best luxury hotels Manhattan has to offer.

Langham Place

Check into Midtown with upscale accommodations at Langham Place. You certainly can't beat the location near Macy's, Grand Central and the Empire State Building. Swedish-designed beds, Italian bed linens and marble baths make this accommodation a blend of global styles.

Luxury hotel New York
Langham place, New York


For those who love Fifth Avenue, nothing beats a stay at the Peninsula in Midtown East. At one of the most enviable addresses in the city, the Peninsula has swanky stylings like luxurious Italian bed linens and flat screens installed above soaker tubs. The amenities include a spa, health club and a rooftop terrace ideal for taking in the iconic NYC skyline.

Rooftop br New York
The rooftop terrace of The Peninsula (image)

Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

Although this isn't the only Ritz in New York City, it makes our list because its Lower Manhattan location is unbeatable. Near the Statue of Liberty, each room in the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park is equipped with a telescope for gazing across the New York Harbor. If you want to feel extra pampered, ask to see the Bath Menu and have a Bath Butler draw a sumptuous soak.

The Ritz battery park
The Ritz-Carlton Battery park (image)

The Pierre

Located in Midtown, neighboring Central Park, the Pierre dates back to 1930. High ceilings and high-end finishes set the stage, but the Turkish marble bathrooms, complete with soaking tubs and shower stalls, complete the lavish digs. You may never want to check out once you experience the on-site spa, sauna, restaurant and fitness room. Plus, it is pet-friendly, so bring your pampered pooch along.

The Surrey

No matter when you decide to tuck in or wake up, The Surrey offers 24-hour room service. That's just the start of the high-end hospitality found at this Upper East Side boutique hotel. Every whim was considered with a choice of six types of pillows, Italian bathrobes, bicycles, a pet program, the Cornelia Spa and a rooftop garden.

Art at The Surrey
Art in The Surrey New York (image)

Now that you know the New York City hotels best-designed to pamper you in spectacular style, it's time to start planning your trip. The hard part is picking only one.

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Street Style Sunday - Rainy Bay baby

One of the many pleasures of having a baby is the fact that you can out cute clothes on them without any problems because as soon as they can make up their own mind that is it, like Mr A who has two favourite t-shirts and would live in them if he could. There is also an amazing array of independent makers and talented designers out there and we love to support homegrown talent when we can. So today's Street Style Sunday is all about these beautiful alphabet t-shirt hand finished by Rainy Bay and sold on Not On the Hight Street - they are so cute and well made i'm thinking of getting one for Mr A as well as they go from 6months to 6 years.

I have paired up the tee with a cute pair of starry unisex leggings from Next as we are all about patterns, whites and pops of colour at the moment and of course making sure that Baby G is comfortable. I just wished they made such cute clothes in adult sizes!

Someone is a happy monkey in his Rainy Bay tee

I hope you can come and join in with Street Style Sunday and share what is inspiring you or what you and your family are wearing this week - anything fashion related goes so feel free to be as creative as possible.


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