After an amazing UKTI trade mission to New York last week, I am back in the UK with my top 5 list of things I love right now. 

1. Dust pan and brush from Geoffrey Fisher Design – producer of handmade bespoke designs for the home & garden. All products are traced to the field/forest or even tree of origin!  I think the whole range makes for charming presents for anyone who loves sustainable design.

2. It was great to get back to our local product shop in Ashampstead, Vicars Game, especially for some seasonal treats!  (I must confess that I missed my strong English tea while in NY and the boys and I made a beeline for the good old sausage rolls and leek pies – not sure that it was indicated to get over my jet lag but it felt just right!)

3. Bringing a little bit of the US back with me, I am truly in love with Thibaut’s Tanzania wallpaper in black and white.  Perfectly graphic but still with a classic feel, I will have it at home – just pondering which room will get the spots!

4. I tried Vestiaire Collective, Vogues’s pre-loved and often unused fashion items for the first time to find a rare pair of Manolo Blahniks purple court shoes!  I should have done it sooner, the Conde Nast girls always know best!

5. Finally, and most importantly… A massive hug from my three boys (two of them pictured here…)!

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