White Black Grey Blog — Christmas

Minimal Christmas Styling Ideas Round-up

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Minimal Christmas Styling Ideas Round-up

December is upon us once more. It can only mean one thing... for many people at least, it's time to decorate for Christmas! We've scoured every corner of the internet (well, mainly Pinterest) to bring you our round-up of awesome styling ideas if you're looking to rock a minimal or Scandi vibe this Christmas. 

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A Slow and Simple Christmas - Blog Round-up

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A Slow and Simple Christmas - Blog Round-up

I'm delighted to see a strong theme emerging in current posts from bloggers I follow. That is the concept of a slow and simple Christmas. All sorts of thoughtful posts are popping up with considered advice on how to approach the festive season in a quieter, more minimal, or more sustainable way.  This idea speaks to me very personally. I have never been a huge fan of Christmas, and whilst of course I love my family, it's never been a time of year I particularly look forward to. I suppose (and this sounds ridiculous now), I had never considered it...

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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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Secret Santa

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Secret Santa

Hi. I'm here to talk about one of the most difficult, contentious and divisive issues in the modern workplace today. That's right guys, it's Secret Santa. The conversation seems to start earlier each year, the pulling names out of a "hat"  (the tupperware pot that usually holds the tea-bags) always goes wrong and has to be done twice, some Jobsworth insists year-after-year that the budget remains at £5, despite it being almost impossible to buy anything for that sum of money these days. The whole thing is awful.  Most distressing of all to a person of taste (yes, I am...

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