Notes From a Stylist – November best bits

Notes From a Stylist – what we did in November

This month saw the launch of Mod Fam Food on the Notes From a Stylist blog. What with lifestyle and travel posts creeping into the mix, we thought it was waaaay beyond time to sign up my sis-in-law Amanda Delaney to knock up a recipe or two each week, which even we could do. The result? We’ve had 3 installments of Mod Fam Food to rapturous reviews. Yep, these recipes are actually easy to do, taste great and have you looking like a MasterChef contender within no time.

mod fam food

Notes From a Stylist – food

We also gorged on other food opportunities seemingly continuously. On the glam front we headed to Tom’s Kitchen with a tour of the V & A Constable exhibit thrown in.

tom's kitchen and constable exhibition

Then we high tailed it to the top of the Gherkin for a private dining experience with an awesome viewBut my out and out fave dining treat was the birthday brunch we hosted for no.1 son who turned 18 this month.

the gherkin


Notes From a Stylist – fashion

We saw plenty of fashion, with press shows in London to hot-foot it to. I loved high street classics like French Connection, Reiss and L.K. Bennett (watch out for sneak peeks on their collections in upcoming months), but also found Boden to be blooming marvellous for SS15.

boden ss15

I’m still gob smacked by the amazing designers in the London Fashion Week Designer Showrooms – we looked at the jewellery offerings this month, but will check out shoes and hats soon.

london fashion week

We had fun with the Style ID quiz, the Winter Trends newsletter and our month long Instagram challenge which saw global posting from Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, USA & Blighty – thanks to all those who played along – great fun and we will definitely do it again in the spring. Hop on over to Instagram to see more.

instagram challenge

Notes From a Stylist – festive

lizard orchid

But Christmas and gift giving were never too far off the radar. Heidi Klein came out with some awesome jewellery which would be perfect for any Christmas stocking, Bicester Village launched their ‘Step into The Story’ event. Lizard Orchidthe delicious new online luxury homewares site did a Christmas event in style, and the BuyMyWardrobe team ran workshops for upscaling Christmas sweaters with Save The Children… just in time for Christmas Jumper day on December 12th.

buy my wardrobe christmas jumper workshops

We’ve also published a bunch of gift guide ideas with more to come in the next few weeks.

gift guide


Thanks to the Black Friday blitz, I’m feeling kind of in control of the gifting thing. I’m heading to Liberty London first thing in the morning to take a sneak peek behind the scenes of their Christmas offerings, so don’t forget to check back her for more gift ideas to come.


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