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Morning moments with the Sunday papers and my new obsession, Caffé by @alpro, a creamy blend of coffee with hazelnut that is oh so moreish! This isn’t sponsored btw, I just spotted it on offer in Sainsbos and knew I had to try it.. 😋 What are your plans for today, my friends? I’m busy working on my new freelance website, which will hopefully go live later in the week - better late than never, right? It’s not like I went freelance over a year ago.. 🙈🤣 I’ve also got a new insta account set-up (@kate__does) if you fancy giving that a follow too.. Happy Sunday all! xx http://ift.tt/2EOmMY8

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Finally a moment of calm after a busy day, and time to crack open my bday chocolates, light my new candle and listen to the new @davidduchovny album on repeat 🎶 Happy Valentines, my loves 💕 http://ift.tt/2Gd3Hf9

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Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner is my jam, any day of the year really, but especially today! Can’t wait for tonight’s Pancake Day extravaganza with my loves @iliketweet @rebeccacohen_ @chambrayandcurls, and indulge in what I’ve been reliably informed are the best pancakes in Manchester at @evelynscafebar. BRING. IT. ON. 🥞🤤 http://ift.tt/2BroEnr

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It’s been a busy ol’ week of photo-shoots, tour-guiding, discovering new haunts (hello @thedaisynq 💕) and munching my way round the best foodie joints in the city. And this weekend I get to do it all over again, as my second houseguest of the week arrives for a few days of fun and adventure — but where to take her?? Ah, so many places, so little time!! 🙈 Hope y’all have a great one my lovelies, xx http://ift.tt/2EST02a

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We’ve had all of the foodie fun this weekend, and an incredible roast dinner at Hawksmoor this afternoon has just about finished me off! I’ll be spending the rest of the weekend horizontal on the sofa, with the lovely scent of this @diptyque candle for company - a lovely birthday gift from my Mcr gals @iliketweet @rebeccacohen_ & @chambrayandcurls 💕 http://ift.tt/2E2YTIL

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Afternoon coffee and chocolate breaks are much needed on a busy Friday afternoon! Taking the day off yesterday to celebrate my birthday meant today needed to be spent being busy-busy-busy at my desk, but I’m pretty much all caught up now and ready to relax into a weekend of foodie fun with my Mcr crew.. hope you all have a lovely one too! 😘 http://ift.tt/2Ezeykd

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ALWAYS. // @thehatterscoffee speak my language, and provide a wonderful refuge from today’s torrential hailstorms! Thanks for the recommendation, @ruggedwisdom ☕️ http://ift.tt/2ntXDr8

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A few moments of Saturday morning bliss. I’ve a mountain of work to tackle this weekend (all good exciting stuff though, so I’m not complaining!) but I’ve first got the latest episode of The Good Place and a full pot of coffee to indulge in.. happy weekend, all! http://ift.tt/2Drrmvr

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Staved off the January Blues in the company of two wonderfully creative women today: @artsynibs and @georgieglass_. Good food and good company are most definitely the best things to indulge in on a Monday - thanks so much for the scintillating conversation and creative inspiration m’dears! 😘 http://ift.tt/2rbdxLV

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Such a lovely Sunday hanging with my loves @iliketweet @chambrayandcurls @rebeccacohen and meeting @lolapastimebliss for a yummy roast dinner and delicious cake (more in Stories). Now it’s time to relax with a fascinating new book and a hot chocolate in bed, and prepare for an exciting and busy week ahead.. ✨ http://ift.tt/2r4eNkd

Contemporary Kitchen Designs in the Magnet Winter Sale 2018

I often imagine how I might change up my tiny rental kitchen, and the Nova and Luna models - currently in the Magnet Winter Sale - are all kinds of #kitchengoals.. 😍 http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2018/01/12/magnet-contemporary-kitchen-winter-sale/

Discover: Manchester fiction novels in the city's best coffee shops

Inspired by Lucy Diamond's new Manchester-based novel, On a Beautiful Day, I've rounded a selection of literature based in the city and fab local coffee shops in which to enjoy them: http://foml.uk/mcrfiction

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Nose in a new Manchester-based novel (On a Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond), with a smashed avo and giant-mug-o-coffee accompaniment. Perfect start to the day :) http://ift.tt/2qSPYrg

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3 guesses what I’m most excited for this year.. SQUEEEEEE 👽❌🔦 The-X-Files http://ift.tt/2CCnmbi

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What a year that was! On a personal level 2017 will be remembered as a year of new beginnings: a new city, new home, new friends. A city that embraced me from the moment I arrived and, in the face of unbearable tragedy, showed such strength of character, unwavering love and immense pride that I am truly honoured to now, after nearly a year of residence, able to call myself an honorary Mancunian and fully-fledged member of the hive 🐝. Here’s to a new year filled with much love, equality, hope and understanding ❤️. I wish you all a truly great one, my lovelies 🥂 // 📷: Alexander Ward http://ift.tt/2EmRchg

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Finishing up the last of the festive treats and putting the house back in order today, to see in the new year with a clean slate and fresh perspective. Anyone else like to de-Christmas before the new calendar year begins? http://ift.tt/2pW422F

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So good to escape the flat and potter around the city this morning! The ‘in-between’ is one of my fave times of year, where everyone has slowed down and the mind can begin to wander and plot freely again.. so many exciting ideas buzzing around ✨ http://ift.tt/2pPaIj9

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Lazy in-between days are my fave ✨ http://ift.tt/2zCxri0

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Happy Christmas Eve everyone 🎉 The tree is decked, the festive pantry stocked and my sister safely arrived from London, so Siblingmas is officially a-go! I hope you all have a wonderful few days of merriment and cheer, surrounded by those you love and hold dear. Sending lots of love to you all, xx http://ift.tt/2kPJRyr

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I’ve been super busy the past few weeks, wrapping up projects for the end-of-year and making plans for 2018.. so here’s a frosty throwback to this time last year in NYC when I plotted all of this year’s adventures - which turned pretty darn well all-in-all! 🙌🏼 http://ift.tt/2AwszQS

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Did you even go to Sweden if you didn’t have meatballs for dinner? 🤔😜 http://ift.tt/2zCl46a

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A few fleeting moments in Cph this morning, before catching the train across to Sweden. I’m very excited to be visiting @space10_journal; a future-living lab on a mission to design better and more sustainable ways of living. Now that’s my kind of design! Keep an eye on my Stories if you’re into that kind of thing too.. 🌱 http://ift.tt/2zMZr7j

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Busy week of fun and adventure ahead, so I’m planning to clamber into my snug cosy bed nice and early tonight and get some much needed 😴 #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2n8VB2x

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Sundown on the weekend with a bracing walk round the Quays. Nothing like the glint of late afternoon sunshine on the water, and the feeling of being a million miles from the festive frenzy of the city.. #whplikealocal http://ift.tt/2n52iTt

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The struggle for daylight is oh so real this week, so I’ve been lighting candles all around my flat to create a warm cosy atmosphere whilst I put the final touches on my Christmas gift guides (promoting all my fave indie boutiques and designer-makers), which will be going live on the blog later today. Right now though the latest post is all about how I’m caring for my luxury candle collection, rounding up a few of my most essential candle care tips and fave festive scents. Link in bio, if you fancy a read.. #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2hHh4Ky

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Coming home to good vibes and a beautifully scented home, courtesy of @justinablakeney’s new handbook and @lolajamesharper candles.. ✨#thefabflat http://ift.tt/2hKYHo9

Candle care for your luxury festive candle + my favourite Winter scents

Ever been perplexed that your luxury candle isn’t burning evenly, the wick mushrooming or flame constantly flickering? I've taught myself proper candle care etiquette this year - discover my tips here: http://foml.uk/candlecare

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Little things can make all the difference. I’ve swapped hydrangeas for this beautiful bloom of faux eucalyptus and added a few more candles to the mix, as I get ready to go full-on festive in the flat.. (but not ‘til 1 Dec, mind) 🌿😉 Have you added any small seasonal updates to your home? #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2B12rcx

Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) with Lumie Light Therapy

Struggling with the winter blues? In fact, it’s reported that nearly a quarter of the UK experience the ‘winter blues’, with 7%* suffering acutely from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Find out how I'm fighting back with my new Lumie Bodyclock Iris.. http://fabricofmylife.co.uk/2017/11/17/lumie-light-therapy/

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Slow Saturday mornings, plotting new year adventures, with candlelight and raw chocolate treats.. mm, bliss! ✨ http://ift.tt/2ARMs0v

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[AD] The devil’s in the detail they say and I’m in love with the bold geometry of my new clothing rail from @heals_furniture, which is helping keep me on the straight and narrow pathway to capsule wardrobe heaven… You can see the full reveal of my newly organised closet over on the blog (link in profile) #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2ySCGKK

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I was chatting last night with lovely @fieldandnest about how wonderfully magical and evocative misty early mornings are. Sadly this morning is bright and clear (no bad thing, far preferable to wind and rain!), so here’s a little throwback to the other week’s foggy wanderings around the Quays instead.. here’s hoping for another morning like this again soon! ✨ http://ift.tt/2hGnIV4

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[AD] Morning moments have been made all the sweeter now I’ve put the finishing touches to my bedroom, in the form of this beautiful Nordic-inspired white-washed tallboy from @heals_furniture. You can see the full reveal of the space over on my blog today (link in profile) #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2z2TWkP

Spotlight on Joined+Jointed, in conversation with founder Samuel Chan

Have you discovered the wonderful work of Joined + Jointed yet? I chatted to founder Samuel Chan recently to find out all about their modern approach & dedication to craftsmanship: http://foml.uk/joinedjointed

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I’ve spent far more time at home this year (albeit finding my footing in a new city!) than I have in the past few years, so am hoping to get a few little travel trips booked in next year to satisfy my growing wanderlust.. any recommendations Insta-fam? Where have you most enjoyed visiting in 2017? http://ift.tt/2zwwaL7

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Pre-football and fireworks (aka, best night of the year), I’m chilling out at home with my nose in this beautiful new book, Urban Botanics, by Emma Sibley (@londonterrariums) and Maikke Koster (@mydeernl), accompanied by a yummy bowl of @beanandpodltd dark chocolate coated salted pumpkin seeds (oh yeah!). How’s you Sunday going, insta-pals? http://ift.tt/2y2Hvk9

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I treated myself to an evening in and a nice early night yesterday, employing a few of the tips I learnt on my recent ‘sleep retreat’, and I’ve only just now woken up, feeling all refreshed and recharged ahead of an exciting weekend, yay! Hope y’all have wonderful plans too? http://ift.tt/2iuHOOg

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I’m loving this little corner I’ve created in my bedroom for pampering, pairing Nanna Ditzel’s stunning Trinidad chair from @fredericiafurniture with my new Nazanin Kamali desk from @case_furniture, set up as a dressing table.. #thefabflat http://ift.tt/2in53tJ

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The misty Quays this morning, no filter required ✨ http://ift.tt/2y9sQaY

Curated by Creatives — Fabric of My Life

I've FINALLY gotten round to restocking the FOML shop & it is jam packed with brand new deliciousness for the autumn, winter and (shh, whisper it!) festive season ahead!

Do take a look: http://foml.uk/shoppyshop

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