My brilliant friend Sarah has pivoted from wedding presents to interiors to set up Turnbull & Hooch. Her website is a curated collection of ‘colourful and stylish gifts’ — I’m hoping this means ‘gifts to yourself’ because I’ve been eyeing up lots of the home accessories for around my house!! A lot of the bits would make perfect wedding gifts, so T&H is a good one to keep in mind for occasions, especially if the person you’re buying for is obsessed with quirky and unique interiors!
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What do you do?
I run an interiors and gifts website called Turnbull & Hooch. My aim is to source really fun, unique products and hopefully bring a little joy to people and their homes. I have just launched the website that I run from home in a little studio. I’m also planning to do lots of fairs, pop-ups and eventually to have a studio in my barn so people can drop in and see the products.
How did it all begin?
I ran a wedding gift list business for many years in London and always had people asking if they could buy pieces from me without a list. When I moved out to Hampshire, I realised I was no longer surrounded by young couples and that there was much more of a market for interiors and lovely gifts. I absolutely love sourcing and finding fun and quirky interiors.
What is your top parenting tip?
Encourage kids to play independently so you can crack on with admin and housework (and running a business!!)
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Restaurant: Off the top of my head, I can’t actually think of one but some fantastic meals seem to come more to mind. My favourite kind of meal is a steak on the BBQ (probably on a beach!). Speaking of beaches… one of the best spots I’ve ever eaten was on a stunning beach on Uist in the Outer Hebrides. My husband and I had a disposable bbq and flame-grilled local-caught crab claws and a steak!!! Heaven!
Hotel: La Fenice B&B in Positano is one of the best places I’ve ever stayed. It’s nothing swanky but very laid back and relaxed. It’s family-run with just six beds. Everyone comes round the pool at lunchtime and they offer two choices for lunch: melon & parma ham salad or tuna & mozzarella. It’s all grown at their home which is just above the b&b. It’s also got its own private beach with kayaks for guests. Positano is such a fun place and somewhere I’d love to go back to one day… definitely without the kids though!!
Instagram account: London Mummy – it’s so cheesy but The London Mummy was the first Insta account I started following for my own interest rather than a business. You are so refreshingly honest and real.
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