It’s that Cashmerey type of weather…

The Oversized Cashmere Rollneck Inspired by a 70s man’s ski sweater (which would have been worn skin tight, probably in a scratchy wool ☹ ) …but we re-invented the concept… played with…

Transformative Chain Jewellery… Amanda’s Musings

I have always loved TRANSFORMATIVE pieces ….pieces that can TRANSFORM a look and your mood in the process (essential in my view) … pieces that can take a look from the ordinary…

New In: CHINA BLUE

From contemporary kimono dressing to cosy cashmere…our statement prints and sporty knits are the ultimate way to covet this season’s indulgent China blue. With Love Ax

Amanda’s meditation tips

Did you make any Lockdown Resolutions?… I made one… that I would make the time to meditate every morning (something I have been meaning to do for years but never prioritised)…and now that I…

Amanda’s Transitional Musings… The Camel Capsule…

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were finalising the designs for our new Autumn\Winter 20 collection… what a different world we were inhabiting to the one we thought…

Amanda’s styling tips… The Statement Print…

Stand out printed separates offer the perfect wardrobe additions… These textured stripe silk twill pieces will take you effortlessly from day to evening… summer to winter. This Textured Stripe Printed Trench Dress…

Amanda Wakeley Autumn 2020 skirt

Flights of fantasy…

While walking in the garden feeling the glorious sun on my skin my flight of fantasy is to the Mediterranean … I am dreaming of the azure sea… the sound of the…

Honeycomb & Chocolate Crunchie bars

INGREDIENTS ½ cup (100g) sugar 4 tablespoons golden syrup or honey – I use locally sourced honey and you can really tell the difference!  1 ½ teaspoons baking soda (bicarb of soda)  1 large bar of high quality dark…

Racing Silks

Today would traditionally be the start of Royal Ascot – for the first time in the event’s 250+ year history, Royal Ascot will take place behind closed doors… I am so pleased…

Chocolate dipped strawberries

INGREDIENTS ·   Red – Ripe Strawberries (preferably locally grown) ·   Valrhona 70% Noir Guanaja For Baking INSTRUCTIONS 1.                Line a baking sheet with wax paper, parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat. 2.                Wash strawberries and pat completely…

Looking to update last season’s dress?

As seen in Vogue…”GO FOR GOLD… Chunky metal jewellery has become as synonymous with everyday dressing as the trench coat, meaning that a new gold chain choker equals a guilt-free buy that…

Theo Randalls Chocolate Cake

This weekend I will be baking this gorgeous chocolate recipe as a family birthday cake… for one of my step son’s birthdays who likes chocolate (nearly) as much as I do…  My…

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Amanda’s wardrobe essentials

How many times do I get asked – what are your Lockdown wardrobe essentials? Well here they are and this is why they have been my morning and evening Go Tos… all…

Nothing says Summer quite like linen…

Crisp white linen shouts summer to me… it probably has to be the best fabric to wear in the heat… it’s light… breathable… and cool.I know I am always talking about those…

Pain au choc bread and butter pudding

INGREDIENTS pain au chocolat 4 double cream 300ml whole milk 150ml 70% dark chocolate 100g, broken into pieces egg yolks 3  caster sugar 2 tbsp METHOD STEP 1. Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Cut each pain…

Shimmering slip dresses…Saturday’s musings…

I have always had a bit of an obsession with slip dresses…probably inspired by my grandmother’s cast-off slips that I found in our cavernous childhood dressing up box (basically the reciprocal of…

Great Aunt Nancy’s Chocolate Biscuit Cake

I am reaching the point with my chocoholic repertoire where I need further inspiration…( I am a bit of a creature of habit) however, the response to my recipes has been so…

Picnic Pick Me Ups

It really feels like summer is here… and for me that means spending as much time as possible outside… more so now than ever before… Isn’t there something about eating Al Fresco…

Chocolate Almond Cake Adapted From River Cafe Two Easy

180g 70% Chocolate – I love the Valrhona Noir Guanaja 180g unsalted butter 200g almond meal or blanched almonds, finely ground  2 whole eggs, at room temperature 6 egg yolks, at room temperature…

Celebration dressing…Saturday’s Musings…

This time of being in lockdown has been unique in so many ways… I for one have never witnessed the empty streets of London during daylight, and long gone are those 4am…

Jumping into jumpsuits…

There is something about jumping into a jumpsuit that is just sooo easy… no co-ordinating an outfit…just ON and GO… I ask myself whether it’s the boiler suit/workwear connotation or the no…

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Having spent the last few months cocooned in cashmere my focus is now firmly on shedding the “winter coat”… mmm… including the few pounds that inevitably creep on during the chillier months(I…

A wardrobe of Tops…Saturday’s musings…

I think a lot of women struggle with the concept of what their ideal wardrobe should include… it’s a question I get asked over and over… not only by customers but it…

Hot Chocolate Lava Cakes

So from Chocoholics Anonymous…this weekend I am bringing you Hot Chocolate Lava Cakes …yes, yes we can do a Fast day on Monday…but in the meantime a little VE Bank Holiday weekend…

The magic of nature… Saturday musings…

I feel very lucky to have grown up in the countryside and to have been exposed to the magic of nature from my earliest conscious moments…my father was a mad keen bird…

Reflecting on friendship… and being CREATIVE

During this moment of Pause I have cherished the time to reflect… I particularly love doing this while I am exercising outside… (it’s also where I tend to come up with some…

Chocolate Truffles by the Cooking Foodie

Thinking occasions and all things chocolate… I felt it was appropriate to have a Chocolate Truffle recipe for my fellow chocoholics this weekend…This recipe is by the Cooking Foodie… I honestly had…

Salted fruit ‘n’ nut bark

This weeks recipe is one you can have fun with… INGREDIENTS 200g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids) 100g white chocolate50g mixed nuts (Iused pecans, cashews, pistachios and macadamia nuts), chopped into chunky pieces…

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