The Journal
Become Your Own Interior Designer

By Amira Hashish If embarking on a home revamp seems rather daunting, fear not. Thanks to the rise of online workshops with some of the world’s leading designers you can learn from the best and gain access to the crème de la crème of the interiors world without breaking the bank. From a step by […]

13 March 2023
Subscription Boxes For Christmas Gifting

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting For many years, my Grandmother has refreshed an annual subscription to my favourite print magazine for Christmas. Not only is it a generous and thoughtful gesture, but I look forward to sitting down with a coffee each month and leafing through the carefully curated pages, taking the time to read and enjoy […]

9 December 2022
Where to Source One of a Kind Gifts

By Amira Hashish It’s that time of year when the last minute dash to find a thoughtful gift kicks in. Trawling through shopping sites with thousands of products sounds about as appealing as department store queues but thankfully a new wave of online marketplaces dedicated to curating pieces that feel truly unique make the shopping […]

7 December 2022
Best Antique Shopping Spots in France

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting I can’t imagine a finer holiday than a few days in France, punctuating the languorous poolside hours with jaunts to the nearest antique market for a good rifle through rustic, storied bric-à-brac to take home. A vintage ashtray marked serendipitously with the initials of a good friend makes the perfect gift, or […]

30 May 2022
The Art of Producing a Standout Event With Rapport

By Amira Hashish My creative studio Rapport thrives on working with global design, home, lifestyle and travel brands to shape their narrative through compelling stories and experiences. We work with everyone from Soho Home to SUITCASE Magazine to bring their stories to life. Event production and hosting is at the heart of our process. My […]

19 May 2022
BBB’s Guide to Gifting Etiquette

By Anya Cooklin-Lofting ‘Tis the season to gift and be gifted, and with that comes a cinnamon-scented cocktail of gifter-panic, giftee-grimacing and of course, however rarely, some good old wholesome, festive gratitude. It’s true that the best gifts are thoughtful, often personal and increasingly locally sourced from independent makers, but there is an unspoken language […]

13 December 2021
Unique Gift Ideas for the Person That Has Everything

It seems every family has one, that impossibly hard person to buy for that either has everything or wants for nothing. We scratch our heads and scour the internet in search of that special something but always somehow end up falling short. So, to save you the trouble this year, we’ve rounded up a delightfully […]

10 December 2021
Make It Personal: Best Bespoke Gifts for the Festive Season

By Amira Hashish On the hunt for a festive gift that feels extra special? Whether you are keen to splash out on a statement piece or are seeking something more low key with a unique stamp, it is all in the detail. From playful pyjamas to a diamond encrusted pendant and a bespoke wine collection, […]

6 December 2021
Hampers & Champers – Your Festive Gift Guide

By Jenna Jones When it comes to Christmas gifting, food and wine will never go out of style. It’s the universal gift that oozes Christmas spirit and is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of that special someone. Therefore, all that’s left to do is order in time for the big day and […]

18 November 2021