So what do you get the woman who dried your tears, tucked you into bed and indulged your offbeat food choices when you were little? Other than your love and appreciation, how about a beautiful hand-made embroidered linen bag for travel, a little luxury for your Mum?

Bags by Mrs. Dalrymple are designed, embroidered and sewn here in Montreal using luxurious 100% linen in pristine white. Travelling has never been so glamorous.

In honour of our mothers, we are offering a special of 20% off all orders which expires on Mother's Day, May 10 2015 at midnight. Be sure to enter the code MUMMY during checkout to benefit from this offer.



If you're a regular visitor here, you've probably figured out that beautiful things give me enormous pleasure. I'm a firm believer in form meeting function.  Why have something useful that's not visually appealing when you can have something useful that's also got great design or beauty?

When I was looking to design my calling cards, note cards and stickers, I kept coming back to Moo, a fantastic online source of beautiful paper goods that you can design yourself or you can use ready made designs which are gorgeous as well if you prefer. I've been using them for a few years and have nothing but great things to say about them and the whole design process.  They are constantly adding products so check them out.

PS This is not a sponsored post.

Wishing you all a gorgeous weekend.  I hope the weather will be good where you live.




Anouska Hempel is a New Zealand born designer and hotelier living in England.  She also designs gardens which I think are incredibly beautiful, all roundness and symmetry.  Her use of boxwood really appeals to me; I use them a lot in my garden as well. 

Below are some of my favourite examples of her garden designs. Click on the arrow to scroll through the images.