All posts by Poppy Loves

A Summer’s Lunch at Orrery, Marylebone


What a treat for a warm and sunny Monday… lunch on Orrery‘s newly designed South-facing Summer terrace, up on the top of a converted stable block, overlooking St Marylebone Church gardens in the heart of Marylebone Village…

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Shopping Local
at Walthamstow’s Farmer’s Market


I’ve always loved markets – loved loved loved – and the rise of Farmer’s Markets in London brings me huge happiness. My local Farmer’s Market in Walthamstow is on Sundays in the town centre and I am down there most weeks, picking up bits and pieces for the week ahead.

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The Brand New Barratt London Awards
(Oh, and I’m a judge!)


London is full to the brim of hidden gems. Shops and cafes that are tucked away and surprise you when you stumble across them by accident…. and of course the streets, buildings and landscapes of this city. I love exploring and discovering new spots and cobbles I’ve not walked on before…

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My London Garden Transformation
– Part 2 –


(Following on from Part 1…) Homebase had absolutely everything I needed to complete my garden transformation and take it from Muddy Mucky Mess to Summer Haven – I was in my element strolling the aisles and picking out bits and pieces for the newest room of our house.

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My London Garden Transformation
-Part 1 –


Having completed our extensive side return renovations, we realised that we’d been bitten by the home improvement bug HARD. However, with our previous renovations came a fast decreasing bank account, so we took a small breather (and had a baby) while we saved our pennies in order to do our garden.

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A celebratory bouquet from
The Real Flower Company


If you haven’t heard of The Real Flower Company, please allow me to introduce. They create luxury bouquets created from exquisitely scented roses, English flowers, herbs and foliage grown on English and Fairtrade sustainable farms.

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Our incredible first family holiday
at Casa la Siesta, Spain


There was a point a few months ago were we were wondering if we’d ever go abroad again. Isabelle had such a tough beginning – we all did – and for many months it just wasn’t possible to go anywhere outside of the UK… in fact, driving around the country was proving difficult enough! So many different types of medication and special formula and the hundreds of muslins and countless changes of clothes that used to follow us around so obediently… we needed a bigger car.

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