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INSPIRATION :: The Quintessential Magazine

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Sponsored post: A Very Aussie Arvo Tea

You should all know by now that I don’t need much of an excuse for a good old-fashioned tea party, so when Twinings sent me a box of their limited edition Australian Afternoon Tea it didn’t take long before I had (a) cracked open a packet of Iced Vo-Vos; (b) whipped up a batch of […]

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A week of tea: The top 20 tea pots

Here’s something I’ve been working on for a little while: the Wee Birdy buyer’s guide to the 20 best tea pots. The value of a good tea pot should never be underrated, especially if they pack in as much charm and good looks as these little beauties. From chintzy rose buds and polka dots to […]

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Wee Birdy in New Zealand: Primo Cafe in Methven

I would never expect to find much in the way of (a) quirky cafes, (b) vintage clothes and (c) the kind of shopping that gets my heart racing in a small ski resort town. So I was surprised to discover that Primo Cafe in Methven delightfully ticks all three boxes. Methven is a small town […]

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My Secret London with Sarah Drinkwater

It’s back! By popular demand! My Secret London! This is where I pin down prominent London style/design/food insiders and ask them to share their favourite London addresses and secret destinations with Wee Birdy readers. This is London by locals – and knowledgeable, super-stylish locals at that. Here we go… Sarah Drinkwater (pictured top right) grew […]

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5 good things you should see (and buy) in London right now

1. The Animal Olympics Can you see one of Charlotte Cory’s brilliantly bonkers artworks lining the centuries-old walls of Windsor Castle? Apparently it’s true, and word is that the Queen is a huge fan of the London artist. (I’d believe anything after her starring role in the James Bond skit). You can see what all […]

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Shopping in London: A guide to buying mid-century modern. Part 2

When it comes to finding special vintage pieces for your home, sometimes it’s best to go through an experienced antiques dealer. They regularly trawl markets, deceased estates and auction houses for the best stuff, and can often source specific pieces on your behalf. They usually keep their stock in warehouses, storage facilities and showrooms, so […]

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Top 5 Etsy shops for ’50s-inspired frocks

Yesterday I picked out my top 12 Etsy shops for original mid-century clobber. But there are also loads of designers on Etsy making vintage-inspired fashion. And some of them are custom-made. Here are my top five shops for ’50s-inspired frocks: Soho Mode (pictured above) You can still order frocks via Soho Mode’s Etsy shop, but […]

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Top 12 Etsy shops for mid-century fashion

Here, I’ve trawled over 100 pages in my Etsy Favourites folder to bring you my top 12 shops that specialise in fashion from the ’50s and ’60s. 1. Wear it Again An excellent resource for the most exquisite ‘50s party frocks in organzas, chiffons, satins, tulles and taffetas. Keep an eye out for classic Alfred […]

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