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Lifestyle: Luxury Valentine’s Gifting with Amara Living

Posted on February 9, 2017

Hi Guys!

Ok so following on from my earlier Valentine’s Gift Guide for Her, I’m really excited as I have the second instalment of my Valentine’s gift guides ready for you now, and for this one I’m teaming up with one of my all time favourite home accessory and gift stores to bring you a very special post…

Yes it’s Amara Living! If you haven’t heard of Amara, they are a luxury home accessory store offering a fantastic range of wares, enabling you to adorn your home with the most wonderfully decadent decor available. From soft furnishings, to lamps, to desk accessories, they literally have everything you could ever want or need for adding a touch of luxury to your home.

They stock some amazing designer brands including Versace Home, Missoni, Fornasetti, Kate Spade, Lalique and Mulberry Home to name but a few, and I’ve been sent a few gorgeous products from Amara today to share with you – which would make fantastic Valentine’s gifts for a loved one – enjoy!

I have to start with the stunning Fornasetti Silenzio Scented Candle. I’ve been a big fan of Fornasetti ever since I first discovered the brand a few years ago. This is the second candle I own now, and I like to think of this as the beginning of a collection. Fornasetti creates candles, vases, plates, and other accessories, with striking, almost Dali-esque imagery that’s both beautiful and often quite surreal. The Silenzo candle I have here is pretty tame by Fornasetti’s standards and features a winking face on one side, and a ‘shhh’ finger to mouth face on the other. This is easily one of the most beautiful items I now own.

I know you wouldn’t exactly think of a tray as a gift – most of us would think of them as functional items, but this absolutely beautiful Galerie De Portraits Buste Tray really would make a fantastic and unusual gift for someone this Valentine’s day. The imagery actually reminds me of Fornasetti, being both classic yet striking. This would be perfect for displaying perfume bottles and candles on your dressing table.

I also wanted to include the above Kate Spade Notebook Set as the notebooks themselves are rather lovely, as well as being a total bargain. Kate Spade is a fantastic brand for gifting, and these super cute notebooks are now half price at only £7.00 in the Amara sale.

I’ve shared these flowers a couple of times on my social pages now, and each time someone has commented saying how stunning they are. These Cote Noire Lillies & Roses are just so beautiful, including blush pink roses and lilies in an adorned clear glass vase with a striking silver Cote Noir logo. From the outer packaging to the vase and flowers themselves, this really is the height of luxury gifting and would make a fantastic Valentine’s present.

I should also mention that these flowers are fake – in case you weren’t sure. They’ve been skilfully handcrafted, and are of exceptional quality. They also come with two 10ml fragrance spray bottles of Spring Flower & Rose Petal scents, so you can spritz the petals and fragrance your home as and when you like.

And lastly, I have this lovely Umbra Prisma Photo Display – if you haven’t heard of Umbra, they’re another favourite brand of mine, making a large range of home accessories including plenty of rose gold and geometric details, which is right up my street. I’ll be putting one of my wedding pictures in this frame very soon and having it on display in my kitchen – I think it looks great!

So what do you think of my Amara Living gift ideas? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

Appleyard London Bouquet & 40% Discount

Posted on January 23, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day really aren’t too far away now, and some of you early birds might be thinking about gifts already – I know Valentine’s day doesn’t get thought about until a few days before hand in my house, but for Mother’s Day I’m always prepared as I like to get my mum some lovely flowers, as well as a couple of other treats. So if you have flowers in mind for a loved one’s gift, I’ve got the most gorgeous bouquet to inspire you today.

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Appleyard London kindly sent me their stunning Liberty bouquet, which would be absolutely perfect for Mothers Day. It features beautiful crisp white scented oriental lilies (unfortunately these haven’t come out yet) as well as lilac memory lane roses with bold purple eustoma and country garden blue veronica. The bouquet is a lot larger than I expected, it includes – three White Oriental Lilys, six Memory Lane Roses, three Pink Astrantias, three Purple Eustomas, six Blue Veronicas, three Parvi Eucalyptus, and five Hard Ruscus. It really is a massive and stunning bunch, I only just managed to fit it in the biggest vase I could get my hands on!

The flowers also arrived extremely well protected, wrapped in cellophane, with the stems in a temporary pot keeping them fed, and housed in a large box.

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I can’t tell you how happy I am with this bouquet! I know some people receive flowers quite often, or just buy them for their house, but I hardly ever have flowers so this really is a lovely treat. I don’t have much space so I’ve placed them in the kitchen next to the sink, and I love how they brighten the room up!

Appleyard have also kindly given me the most amazing discount to share with you – you can get a massive 40% off their range of luxury bouquets with code BLOG40 (this excludes the flowers by post range) There’s a large selection of beautiful bouquets to choose from, whether you prefer roses, carnations, lilies or any other flower you’ll be sure to find something you’ll love.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains a sample provided for review

Debenhams Christmas Floral Bouquet & Offer!

Posted on November 16, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I have the most beautiful bouquet of Christmas flowers to share with you today! Last week Debenhams Flowers sent me this wonderful Christmas Lily & Rose bouquet – as you can see it includes stunning grand prix red roses, oriental lilies and christmas berries, it’s the perfect bouquet to add festive cheer to your home! My house is pretty small and as the flowers are a decent size I struggled to find somewhere to place them. I also didn’t have a vase big enough! So I borrowed this crystal number from my mum and ended up with the flowers in the kitchen. They make the room smell lovely! *Update* – the lilies have now started to bloom and the look amazing!! 😀 Take a look at the above link to see what the bouquet will look like when the lilies are open!

Debenhams Flowers have kindly offered my readers a truly amazing discount code – DFBLOG40 will give you 40% off a bouquet! (The only bouquets exempt from the discount is the ‘Flowers By Post’ range)

If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for the person that has everything, I’d highly recommend these super quality bouquets. I should also mention that they arrive securely boxed, with a sachet of plant food too. I’d love to hear what you think, and if you’ll be taking up this fab offer! xxx

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I hope you enjoyed my review!

This post contains a sample provided for review