Sing with me! - 'Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen........ '

So for years now I have been planning to go to Copenhagen - Danish design centre of all those iconic pieces we love, smorgasbord, Carlsberg, the bridge, and of course Scandi noir - The Killing, The Bridge, Borgen, I've watched them all, even the more obscure ones. Me outside our home for our time in Copenhagen, a fabulous apartment in the Bjerkget building designed by Bjarke Ingals - more of him later. It's an AirBNB and we had really lovely hosts.Great breakfast too. Nyhavn, probably the most photographed place in Copenhagen after The Little Mermaid. So pretty. Very old, used to be the red light district and now full of bars, restaurants and cafes. I now want to watch The Danish Girl agai

Outdoor Living - Your outdoor area should be as stylish as your indoor space, so check out the late

Oh so stylish and a move on from the block all-weather rattan styles Design Project chaise with table, £699, armchair £325, super stone coffee table, £200 johnlewis.com Scandi-style outside, who says you can't have grey rattan and wooden legs Weimar luxury recliner £299.99, Weimar 4 piece sofa set £699.99, Kala oxidised fire pit £69.99, Buddha head, £39.99 very.co.uk Those classic chairs that everyone loves are now in funky colours and in metal so ideal for outdoors. Metal dining chairs, £129 for 2, Miami teak table £299 outandoutoriginal.com Choose colourful tableware, mix and match the colours and make like you are in the Caribbean! Sugarbush terracotta tableware from £8 A for amara.com Ha

Easy Easter Decorating - Happy Easter Everyone!

After Christmas, Easter is the next big celebration, and with so many gorgeous things to buy now, there is no excuse not to create some pretty Easter looks around your home. If you can get real blossom there is nothing better, but fake flowers have become so good now, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference. Hang pastel painted eggs and clip on birds to branches and put in a heavy bottomed vase to stop it toppling over. Fake blossom, striped and gingham eggs, Gisela Graham, Clip on birds, Pipii Make breakfast special with a pretty tablecloth to start with. Place a wreath on the table and put your plate on top - instant table setting! Then add a lovely egg cup with bunny lid, bunny to

March Favourites

Alison's Favourites Working on Woman & home was great for picking up the latest fashion trends, not only from the mag and the spin-off W&H Fashion mag but also from the girls on the fashion team. I was forever going over to them to say 'do you think I can get away with this?' - they always said yes, because they are kind, anyway I said 'who does the best floral trainers and they both said without a beat - M&S! And at £29.50 these are a great price. I love a bit of denim, jeans are always a must-have purchase, so if there is a new style around, I really have to have them....I think the floral embroidered ones are a bit young for me, but I like these ones with the blue stripe down the side and

Beauty Barbies

Barbecues aren't usually the most exciting things, but they are now! I've just been to the launch of Everdure barbecues at Heston Blumenthal's pub and restaurant, The Crown in Bray. Designed in conjunction with Heston and made in BBQ central - Australia, they come in some really lovely colours and great designs. There's Hub (huge, for big parties) , Fusion (my fave - pictured below) and the cute little Cube - all of which cook with charcoal with an electric ignition system to get you started. Then there is the gas range made up of the Furnace and Force, for those of you who want your food in a hurry, and again in great colours. Distributed by Kettler but also available at selected John Lewi

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