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A few weeks ago, just as the temperature started to heat up, I fully introduced our daughter to the garden. Despite showing her the hot pink fragrant roses, she mostly took a shine to tree bark and stones, trying to nibble on them at any given opportunity! The warm weather and the great light was a perfect opportunity for pictures in two pretty summer tops from Zara baby.

I made a few discoveries this month. Dior and I is without a doubt the best film I have seen this year. It's a behind the scenes look at designer Raf Simons, new at the helm of Dior, as he has eight weeks to create a haute couture collection for the luxury brand. He wants to refresh the French fashion house, steeped in history. Influenced and inspired by art and the work of Sterling Ruby, we see his two month journey from arriving at the doors of Dior to the first models stepping on the catwalk. It's a great mix of fashion,  art and photography and a rare behind the scenes look at what goes into making a catwalk show.

My husband, family and friends know that I am a lover of bags and particularly British brands,  Smythson being a particular favourite. This month (via instagram) I discovered C Nicol studio and her beautiful Butterscotch Fia leather bag. The bag is designed in the UK and handmade in Hackney using the softest leather.  My new world map clutch is perfect for carrying my iPad, notebook and phone. It's one of the new designs from Elsie & Nell, a UK based Etsy shop. They have some very quirky and fun purses and bags and are well worth a browse.

Arthur & Albert

Arthur & Albert

Meeting baby Oscar

Meeting baby Oscar