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Share The Love This Valentine’s: Top Fashion, Food, Florists & More

What is the best way to say ‘I love you’? It’s the ‘L’ question we all start wondering about around Valentine’s Day. With 14th February looming, it’s time to make some plans with the special person in your life or pick up some presents to show your love for them.

Meal kits and food delivery services have really started wowing me during lockdown and many of them are offering special Valentine’s themed boxes to make the most romantic day of the year memorable. Maybe it’s time to impress your partner with your culinary skills or agree on something you can make together.

I’m also loving the heart decorations — especially the fairy lights —  for bringing some romantic red and pink hues into the house. If there’s any excuse to add more red and pink into your decor, Valentine’s could be just the thing to upgrade your interiors.

Shopping for your galantine? I’ve popped some fashion and beauty recommendations on the list that I would absolutely love to receive on Valentine’s Day. For any fellas reading, these gifts will certainly go down well with your wife or girlfriend. Of course, I couldn’t leave off the Cupid’s classic gift of flowers, so I’ve suggested some fabulous florists too.


Leopard print blanket scarf, TLM Edit


There’s something seductive about animal print. This scarf says romantic yet sensual.

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Heart print upright detachable collar, TLM Edit


Add playful love hearts to your everyday attire to reveal your romantic side.

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Gold knot red stretch belt, TLM Edit


Wow in this sexy red belt with your favourite figure hugging black dress.

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Amity shirt, Indigo Island


Add some rosy red to your man’s wardrobe with this smart shirt.

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Beauty buys

Love Sleep Pillow Spray, this works


Get in the mood… for a good night’s sleep with this calming pillow mist.

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Valentine’s Collection 2021, Look Fantastic


Look no further for a box dedicated to self-love — something we all need a lot more of.

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Red Lipstick Trio, MAC


Nothing quite says Valentine’s like a lick of red lipstick.

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Food & drink delivery

Be My Valentine / Galentine, Leo & Co


A soak in the tub with a bar of chocolate and a cuppa — what more could ask for?

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Simon Rogan ‘At Home’ Valentine’s Menu, Simon Rogan

From £95 per person

Dress up and wait for your dinner to arrive. Enjoy a sumptuous menu and wine pairing from Simon Rogan.

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Meal Boxes, Cook

From £3.50

Take a break from the kitchen by selecting a delicious starter, main and dessert delivered by COOK.

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Sent with Love Box, Paul


Say ‘Je t’aime!’ with a sweet treat from Paul.

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The Fortnum’s Valentine’s Hamper, Fortnum & Mason


If food is the way to their heart, woo your lover with this luxurious hamper from Fortum & Mason.

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Ruby Chocolate & Strawberry Truffle Making Kit & Prosecco, Britain Loves Baking


Try your hand making truffles and fudge treats to really impress your loved one.

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Valentines Hamper, Bottles ’N’ Jars


Kick off a romantic night in with fizz and snacks before enjoying an Italian red and some ‘music to drink wine to’.

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Aperitivo In Terrazza Luxury Box, Nio Cocktails


Enjoy an Italian aperitivo by candlelight with this luxurious cocktail set.

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Valentine’s Roses, Appleyard Flowers

Say ‘I love you’ with a beautiful bouquet of red roses. Appleyard has a fantastic selection to choose from depending on your preferences and budget.

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Hungry Eyes Bouquet, Petalon


A beautiful bouquet to truly show someone you love them.

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Love Note Dried Bouquet With Vase, Your London Florist


I love a fresh bouquet of flowers as much as the next woman but this dried bouquet from Your London Florist is so striking and elegant.

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Decorations For Dinner

Valentine’s Day Pink Rose Candle, Cotswold Candle Co


Transport yourself to an English rose garden with this romantic rose-scented candle.

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10 Heart-Shaped And Confetti Balloons, Little Lulubel


For an inexpensive but grand gesture, these Little Lulubel balloons are a delight to hang about the house and add a little colour to your date night dinner.

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Rose Gold Heart Shaped Metal Straws, Ginger Ray


Metal straws are essential for entertaining (and caring for the environment) and these ones are without a doubt the cutest I’ve seen. Pick up a pack of five from Ginger Ray.

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20 LED Silver Filigree Heart Indoor Fairy Lights, Lights4Fun


Drape these heart fairy lights across the dining room table to give the evening a soft, warm glow.

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Solid Oak Hot Stuff Wood Trivet, Wood Paper Scissors


Show your partner they’ve still ‘got it’ with this retro wood trivet.

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Anamorphine pink candle, Overose


A blend of peonies, sweet raspberries and raw vanilla, this Overose scent is perfect for creating a sensual atmosphere.

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Love Heart Garland, STUDIOBELL


Keep things simple and cheerful with a love heart garland. You can also request a particular colour to match your decor.

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Paper Heart Honeycomb Valentines Decorations, Deco Pom Poms

From £4

Go tasteful yet subtle with these honeycomb heart decorations. Available in both pink and red, these paper hearts or great for hanging or using as a table centrepiece.

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Valentine’s decor for the home

Somebody To Love Queen Inspired Retro A3 Art Print, Fanclub


Bring a little love and style into your home with this Queen-inspired art print.

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Valentine Wafer Red Blanket, The Natural Blanket Company Ltd


Wrap up with your loved one in a warming, red blanket made from luxurious merino and alpaca wool.

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Looking to update your wardrobe, buy a gift or treat yourself?

You will find a gorgeous range of jewellery, accessories and clothes on TLM Edit, all hand-picked by The London Mummy.

10 LED Paper Heart Battery Fairy Lights, Lights4Fun


Fairy lights are quick and easy mood lighting. I love the soft dusty pink and warming glow of these paper lights.

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It’s In The Air Dish Towel, Anthropologie


Something to tempt your date into drying the dishes…

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Margot Accent Armchair, MADE


This old rose armchair is a beautiful piece for introducing some feminine pinks into your home.

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Standing Mouse Table Lamp, Seletti


Looking for something a little quirky? Seletti always has a marvellous selection of out-there interiors and this mouse seemed an unlikely Valentine’s decoration!

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Regency Pink Velvet Cushion – Two Pack, Habitat


I couldn’t resist these luxurious velvet cushions – great for trialling dusty pink in your decor before a complete revamp.

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An Online Course For All Couples

The Marriage Course – Online, The Marriage Course


Sign up for the course that promises to improve your marriage and help couples navigate this time of uncertainty. And it’s free!

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Take a peek at my ultimate directory for the best parent, style and business recommendations.

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Small Business Gift Guide : Men

After handing over the realms of my Gift Guide for Godchildren last month, I thought why not ask another small business owner to guest post a different group. Patrick who started the fun and upmarket mens lifestyle clothing brand Reef Knots, after being made redundant from his job in the City  – two days before his wife had twins (!), is taking the helm today. It is a fantastic website to cater for men of all ages and styles. I love the funky fabrics he uses!

Patrick Reef Knots

So, let’s start with a few ideas from Reef Knots…  Take it away Patrick!


Boats & Sharks Silk Tie £69

Men that wear pink, tend to like it and it is the perfect accompaniment to a light blue shirt. This tie was recently featured the Vogue Christmas gift guide for men and comes in six different colourways

Silk Tie

Flamingo Turquoise Silk Tie £69

Everyone seems to love flamingos and men seem to be no exception. This is our Christmas best-seller (and selling out fast!) so you know you’re on trend. The tail of the tie features hammerhead sharks, so very suitable for any lawyers or boardroom sharks!


Lobster Swim Shorts £79

Lobsters are our perfect subject matter because they represent both the ocean and luxury.

These swim shorts have been our fastest selling product this year and are already sold out in the navy colourway. These will all be gone soon too!


Blue Stripe Oxford Shirt £59

A classic shirt with a contemporary twist. All our shirts feature a flattering (slightly tapered) fit, Oxford weight cotton, and contrast colour detailing within the collars and cuffs. Also available with button down collar, making them the perfect shirts for both the office and the weekend.

Blue Oxford Shirt

Redcurrent Chunky Socks £13.50

All our socks are Made in England and feature our signature green heals and toes. Chunky and lightweight knits available. Mix-and-match any 3 pairs in a gift box for £35, or £13.50 each. The perfect stocking filler.

chunky red socks

And from other businesses…

Slim Red Credit Card Wallet £59

Sage Brown make beautiful leather goods at reasonable prices. I use this wallet everyday and it’s perfect. Small, smart and holds 6 cards, plus notes.

Sage Brown

Cucumber Gin Black Bottle £35

The gin revolution continues and I found these guys during the Spirit of Christmas show at Olympia and picked up a few bottles. A really refreshing tasting gin, which is fast becoming my favourite.

Black Bottle Gin

Tom Ford, FxxxxxG Fabulous EXPENSIVE! C £500

This is expensive, but the boldness of the branding gets this one onto the list. Available at Selfridges and Tom Ford Covent Garden (online it’s in dollars so not sure whether they send to UK)

Tom Ford

Gertie Backpack £185 

Will Bees Bespoke make fantastic quality products and I’ve recently started wearing a backpack everyday for camera gear and laptops etc. Personalised with your initial too! (Order by 18th Dec for personalization)

Will Bees Bespoke

Liberty Boxer Shorts £20

Sir Plus was a business founded on the principle of using surplus fabric from other manufacturers to produce clothing. These are a classic pair of liberty print Boxer Shorts

Liberty Print Boxers


Thank you Patrick! Great ideas and lovely to see so many other ‘small’ businesses included (not you Tom Ford 😉  I feel very inspired.

Hope this has inspired and have a great day,


Lucinda x

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Small Business Gift Guide : Godchildren

OK, let’s start this year with a group I didn’t touch on last year. Godchildren. Don’t you love them! But it’s one thing getting your own kids presents for Christmas, extending that to God children and it can become a headache. You don’t know what they already have, what they deserve (joke) and are they into vehicles or is it sport… (Ok you should know THAT, but you get the picture).

Really keen to champion as many small businesses in my Gift Guides as possible this Christmas so I have asked Victoria Wren, owner of the wonderful website Crafty Wrens, that specialises in crafts for kids.

Move away from the thought of pencils and a colouring book – Crafty Wrens has the most enticing products that I guarantee you may put something from her website on your Christmas list!

Take it away Victoria…

The best thing about buying for Godchildren at Christmas is that you can give them something their parents wouldn’t necessarily buy and something that you would probably have liked to have had yourself.


Best kit of all time for all ages, Boys & Girls is the Den Kit. There is a small one and large one, a pirate themed one and a girly one with a cosy blanket. They advertise it as ages 3-83 because it really is something all the family can get involved with. I gave one to my daughter last year which stays at my parents house so whenever we or the cousins go there we get it out and all 7 are entertained for the weekend.

AGES 2-7

Ages 2-7 you can’t go wrong with a Unicorn Garden, a new and improved version of the Fairy Garden. Just brilliant and only £20.

Unicorn Garden


AGE 8+

 Dragster, Stunt Buggy & Hovercraft are 3 kits which keep Dads and kids super happy on Christmas day. Something to build, play with and race! Prices £12-£22



Best starter sewing kit I have found is the Molly Rabbit which has pre-punched holes and a plastic safety needly which makes it a very achievable project for ages 6-9.

Molly Rabbit


If not into sewing I don’t think you can beat Pom Pom Galore’s Pom Pom Lights. But if you want to make your own why not try the Pom Pom Making Kit.

Pom Pom Kit

A really fun present for creative children are Pixie Dixie’s Paint your own PJs


You can never beat a good book. I love all Usborne Children’s Books which if you can buy through one of their reps at a charity fair you are not only supporting a worthy cause but helping a small business too. If your in London Daunt Books is just a haven for great ideas as the staff are constantly reviewing new releases. Two books with a twist which are two of Crafty Wren’s bestsellers are Build The Human Body and Build a T Rex.

Build the human body


I love all museum and art gallery shops. All the kits from The Science Museum are a winner – I love this Top Secret Intruder Alarm


A really good starter science kit which is educational but fun is the Stars and Planets for ages 5 + and for older kids the Neon Light Writer is something fun for their bedroom.

Neon Light Writer


A present which I have bought all my godsons which is going to amuse them and seriously annoy their parents is this horn from Five Boys Clothing for a bike or scooter which has over 25 sounds on it.


If you want to be a cool Godparent of teenage Godchildren you can’t go wrong with any of the T Shirts From Mobs. London 


If you want to keep it crafty, older kids love Make Your Own Lampshade and the Ultimate Solarbot where you build 14 Solar Powered Robots.


They always say a good present is something you want yourself. I love helping people find the right present for the right child which ends up giving them as much pleasure as it is for the lucky crafty kid to open on Chirstmas Day.

I am so inspired and can’t wait to crack on and buy now! If you want to receive all my Gift Guides, sign up here 

Happy Friday and don’t forget to keep TLM Edit in mind if you are in need of presents or just a treat for yourself!  xx