Things I Love


A Chat with Dee Campling

October 05, 2017 Gail Drury

A SCENTED COLLABORATION ...   MEET THE INTERIOR DESIGNER & EVENT STYLIST Dee CamplingYou might recognise Cheltenham based designer Dee from her amazing Instagram feed @deecapling which currently has over 69k followers & growing! She also hosts styling your home workshops and is co-founder to UK’s largest interior hashtag with over 125,000 posts #myhomevibeI first stumbled across her account last year and was awe struck by her imaginative use of combining white woods, vintage and botanicals. I was delighted when we decided to meet up with a collaboration in mind to develop a new home scent for Brown & Drury and...


HELLO SPRING ...

March 25, 2017 Gail Drury

What heralds the start of spring for you? I'm excited to welcome back fashion writer and BIG candle lover Kat Farmer to share her favourite spring pick me up! Enjoy! Gail x  Spring. It’s that time of the year. Mother’s Day has different meanings for lots of people but for me (apart from bemoaning the fact that I never get a lie in as there’s always a Rugby Tournament on the Sunday. And with two boys, it means the husband and I have to divide and conquer) it really does herald the start of the new season.  We can glibly make...


A TINY JAR OF MAGIC ...

January 29, 2017 Gail Drury

Most women (and a lot of men) I know love a scented candle ... but why is that? and what makes it so special...?  I was delighted when blogger and fashion writer Kat Farmer, the stylish lady behind the blog Does My Bum Look 40 In This?  agreed to share her thoughts ....        How is it that something so small and seemingly so innocuous can make the biggest difference to a room? And yet, the humble candle can do just that. It can transform a dark room, into a cosy den, it can magically make the dankest of...


Everlasting Christmas

December 05, 2016 Gail Drury

  It is an absolute delight to welcome back guest blogger Mandi-Louise Bate with her beautiful memories of Christmas. Enjoy! Gail x    Christmas LightsLet me start by asking you a couple of simple questions. Can you remember the presents you bought your loved ones for Christmas over the past two years? Can you remember the parcels you unwrapped? Difficult isn't it: I struggle to remember. But I bet you can remember who you were with, where you were and what you were doing though; happy memories triggered by our emotions and senses.   Twinkle Twinkle Little StarMy favourite Christmas...


A Life Long Love Affair ...

July 06, 2016 Gail Drury

I'm really excited to have SaltyAirSunKissedHair 'guest bloggers' Emma & Ria, (who "have an adoration of all things wonderful") agree to share some musings with me on the blog today. Here, Emma has written an article about her coming of age loves through scent. I think you'll agree that most of us can all relate in some way!   Enjoy! Gail    For as long as I can remember I have loved fragrance. Adored it even, pre teen me would stalk department stores collecting fragrance blotters and samples (which were plentiful back then!). I even managed to snag a few dummy bottles...

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