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The Case for Armchair Travel

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The Case for Armchair Travel

There are a number of things about myself I am reluctant to admit. Mostly things I don't like, but feel I ought to. Top of this list is Travel, yes travel with a capital T. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash There are a host of reasons I don't like it... I'm a bit of a control freak; flying makes me nauseous; I'm a really fussy eater; I'm embarrassed that I don't speak any other languages; I detest packing... ...it costs a fortune; strangers make me nervous... blah blah blah. Oh, and latest on the list: I have a one-year-old. So now there are...

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Brilliant Blogs - 91 Magazine

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Brilliant Blogs - 91 Magazine

Welcome to the first of our monthly Brilliant Blogs series, if that's not too meta for you. In each post, we'll feature a blog that we find particularly inspiring, informative, intriguing, interesting, or any other i word you can think of.  First up, is the fabulous 91 Magazine blog. You can check it out, here: If you're not familiar with 91 Magazine, it's a beautiful independent interiors magazine, published twice a year, with a wonderful mix of home/studio/shop tours, lifestyle editorial, shopping guides, recipes etc. The photography is gorgeous, the layout delightfully minimal. I urge you to check it out...

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The "Latte Levy" - have you considered a reusable cup?

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The "Latte Levy" - have you considered a reusable cup?

 In the news this week, it has been proposed by MPs that a 25p "latte levy" should be applied on single-use coffee cups in a bid to combat waste. They're further proposing a complete ban on the cups by 2023 unless recycling improves.  Having read about this on the BBC and The Guardian, I found some of the figures involved staggering: 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away in the UK each year. Less than 1 in 400 are recycled and it is reported that half a million per day (per DAY!) are littered. I'm amazed our city centres aren't all...

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Gift Wrapping Guide | Part 1 | The Basics

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Gift Wrapping Guide | Part 1 | The Basics

Hello there. Welcome to White Black Grey's Gift Wrapping Guide. This is Part 1 - The Basics. To follow we'll have guides on wrapping tricky shapes (like puppies and things), and beautiful finishing touches to really make your presents stand out from the crowd. This guide will show you how to perfectly wrap a boxed parcel, with no visible tape for a pristine, professional finish.  First, gather your materials: Gift (we'll be using our adorable geometric rabbit candle, Hoppa), Gift Wrap (ours is from M&S, not very 'indie' I know, but it is pretty), Scissors, Tape. Just out of shot -...

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So Much Cardboard - some thoughts on sustainability when running an online store

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So Much Cardboard - some thoughts on sustainability when running an online store

When you start your own business, you have a number of goals. These vary wildly for each person of course, but some might include wanting to be your own boss, working in a field you are passionate about, improving your work/life balance (good luck with that last one)... Our main goal was to create a destination lifestyle store, somewhere that were we to stumble across it ourselves, we'd be screaming "take my money" whilst dashing about adding items to our cart like we're on Supermarket Sweep. I feel like we've achieved this goal pretty well.  Pretty high on the list...

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