DREAMING OF AUTUMN

TOAST AW12  It may seem ungrateful to be thinking about autumn after the glorious sunshine we’ve had recently, but I’m sorry, it’s my new favourite season and I just can’t help it. I used to be a die hard ‘summer person’, but the disappointment has been too much to bear over the last few years and so I’ve changed my allegiance. With one of my worst habits being my inability to to live in the present, I have been trying not to think of the glorious, glowing, golden autumn that’s just around the corner, but the Toast A/W 2012 collection has got me dreaming of long walks, cosy pyjamas, lazy breakfasts in bed, homemade marmalade, board games and log fires… and most importantly, the weather being cool enough for me to drink red wine again. Here’s a sneak preview of their new range, which will be available from August 31st. TOAST AW12

TOAST AW12

TOAST AW12

TOAST AW12

TOAST AW12

TOAST AW12

Toast.co.uk

A SLICE OF THE GOOD LIFE AT CACHETTE

I am totally in love with new(ish) French homewares brand Cachette. Started by Anglo-French couple Stephen and Delphine, the business was born after the pair decided to abandon London life and up sticks to the South of France. The store showcases their common passion for a certain lifestyle, which includes great design and good food. Selling, simple, beautiful and useful objects, Cachette stocks everything from home accessories and handmade gifts to fine gourmet food. 90% of products in the shop are handmade in Europe from a variety of young designers, unknown artisans or old heritage manufactures. Have a little browse below, or head to Cachette.com for more.

Cachette Marseille soap

Marseille Soap, from £2.79

Cachette blackboard

Blackboard, £30.34

Cachette cheeseboard

Cheese Board, £23.15

Cachette wooden salad bowl

Wooden Salad Bowl, £35.93

Cachette Ceramic Dip Dish

Ceramic Dip Dish, £10.38

Cachette Set of 6 Cups

Set of 6 Cups, £12.77

Cachette Paper Lights

Paper Light Shades (available in 7 colours), £71.06

Cachette.com