Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Groovy Band from Texas and their Dreamy 60s-inspired Thai Funk


Here's a little something to brighten up your afternoon in the office: music I guarantee will soothe your tired soul and transport you to a more laid-back, sun-soaked, breezy time

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

An Easy 70s-inspired Summer Dress


About this time of year, I start panic shopping for summer clothes, but everything always seems too short, too small, too skimpy, too tight, too on-trend, too frumpy, too something...

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Breakfast in Bed Delivery!


Come Friday, I'm sometimes fit for nothing other than lying face down on the kitchen floor, let alone arriving home with all the main ingredients for a lavish Saturday morning brunch.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

What Your Name Says About Your Personality


Do you know what your first name means? According to this handy website, “choosing a name is choosing a fate.” Crikey! The site gives a detailed description for each first name,

Monday, 16 May 2016

Miniature Wes Anderson Film Sets


I have to get settled with a large cup of coffee in preparation to be transported, as soon as I come across anything Wes Anderson related. Today, I can’t stop staring at these perfect

Friday, 13 May 2016

A Funny T-Shirt


I've started doing Park Run every Saturday morning at 9am. I thought I was fairly fit, but it's actually quite hard, and in our local park, you have to run up a hill to reach the finish line. So

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Beautiful Portuguese Basket Bags


My love-affair with Portugal continues this week... and as I type, somewhere in the little Portuguese village of Castanheira, someone's granny is lovingly hand-weaving these

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

48 Hours in the "Venice of Portugal"


Porto was amazing, but we weren't quite ready to end our time in Portugal here, so we jumped in a hire car and hit the road for Aveiro, an old port and fishing town just an hour

Saturday, 7 May 2016

9 Off-Beat Reasons for a Long Weekend in Porto


The Ellie & Co team of two have just got back from a fascinating mid-spring long weekend break in Porto, including a day trip to the Douro wine region and since we had such a great