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Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

this is sam relaxing on my bed. he loves to claw the blanket to death!
- evelyn

I'm in charge of, which is the first dog friendly guide to Spain and what I do is photograph my dog in various places around Madrid and other cities... and, yes, sometimes he gets to sit on top of furniture, like here, on top of an old barber's chair. It's in an antique & furniture shop in Madrid. His name is Colega, he is five years old and a lovely mongrel.
- Micaela

This is our beautiful Lord Byron (born in Byron Bay) being zen on our Missoni Ottoman.
- Jo

This is Rufus..... who likes to sneak up on the sofa, when you're not keeping too close an eye on things.
- Gail

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Sidi Kauki 

Run away, far away to an exotic land. To a magical beach and a magical house. To Morocco and Essaouira. To a traditional Dar but one with a difference. Retro and funky, modern and quirky. Bespoke yet family orientated. You'll find me by the open fire with my toes buried in the beni ouarain. Sidi Kauki via Airspace locations.

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The latest est is live

So excited! The latest edition of my favourite e-magazine est is live today. Love love love est. The look, the aesthetic, the vibe, the photography and styling, the homes. Whatever you put it down to it is one of my must reads. The editorial crew sent us images from the latest issue. Just enough of a tease. Head on over and devour. While you are there you should subscribe. It's free and subscriptions bring exclusive content. Yay! And there's a giveaway! Issue #6 on the virtual news stand now.

Photographers Toby Scott, Gorty Yuuki, Marjon Hoogervorst, Robyn Lea and Marnie Haddad.


A trip...and a cottage

When this post publishes, I will be on a plane to Las Vegas. An odd destination this time of year considering it's obscenely hot in Nevada, but I was given the opportunity to spend a few days there thanks to Traditional Home magazine. I'll be  taking part in some festivities at the Las Vegas Market show (#LVMkt) with a handful of other bloggers - including a "treasure hunt" (which you can likely follow via our Facebook page #LVMTHTH). FUN!!! Anyhoo, I'll have a few posts set up in my absence, and in the meantime here is a cottage in the UK that's mostly shabby chic, kinda Scandinavian, and just a whole lotta cuteness! Via Heart Home mag. 

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Saturday with friends

Late afternoon. The sun is hanging low in the west. A cool breeze nips and snaps to remind me that winter hasn't quite gone yet. I'm sitting waiting for friends to arrive. Wine, cheese, light the fire when the sun goes down. Jazz and chicken pot pie for dinner. Maybe mushy pies. A movie with orange almond cake during the interval. (Remember intervals and choc top cones?) Easy going, relaxed and just perfect. A bit like this warehouse space. Warm, cosy, real. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon with friends. Found at the always inspiring Airspace Locations. The Shoe Factory.

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