Thursday, 18 December 2014

book review...


'gift wrapped' by jane means

Jane Means has a wonderfully creative job as a professional giftwrapper, with an impressive client list that includes Harrods, American Express and even Royalty. You may have already seen her ribbons for sale in Liberty and Fortnum & Mason!

With a background in floristry, Jane now not only sells her ribbons nationwide, but also designs her own range and runs a series of hugely successful UK workshops.

I met the bubbly and vivacious Jane last year in London and was really pleased to receive her book for review this month. Perfectly timed for Christmas, Jane's book is full of inventive and unusual ideas for wrapping and presenting gifts.

Split into 5 chapters, Jane covers subjects from one end of the gift spectrum to the other, such as plants and gardening items for a housewarming, baby showers, kids and even men and women specifically. There are step-by-step instructions for 8 types of bows and tying techniques and 10 variations on labelling. I particularly love the idea of making gift bags and envelopes, so I'll be trying Jane's tips over the next few days!

It's a fabulously detailed and researched book, with easy-to-follow instructions. Congratulations Jane on a brilliant success for your first title!


jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons


jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons



jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons


jane means, gift wrapped, jacqui small publishing, caroline davis stylist, trend-daily blog, book review, ribbons



Take a look at Jane's website below for your nearest stockist of her ribbons, as well as details of her courses on offer nationwide.




Thursday, 11 December 2014

styling details...


the packhouse...


If you're still looking for some christmas gift inspiration, I highly recommend a day out to The Packhouse in Farnham- a beautiful barn in the village of Runfold, with four floors of vintage and new gifts, as well as a lovely cafe. In essence, it's a finely curated selection of individual home and fashion retailers, antique dealers, gift stalls and the Packhouse's own range of upcycled, hand-painted furniture, as well as the flagship showroom for Culinary Concepts.

I spent two fabulous days there in July styling their shots. Our brief was to encapsulate the mood of Packhouse incorporating as many of their products as possible. I had the enviable task of picking and choosing from the eclectic range of stall holders, featuring
kitchenalia
in the garden
glass and china
new and vintage furniture, lighting and accessories

All the shots were taken at Packhouse itself, which is also available for location and prop hire.

Take a look at their brand new website and keep an eye out for their monthly craft events.
I hope you like the results!




the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog

the packhouse farnham, vintage, carolinedavis-stylist, graeme ainscough photography, trend-daily blog




Tuesday, 9 December 2014

launch...

spring/summer 2015 with tine k home...


I haven't even mentioned Christmas yet on the blog
 and here we are with some fantastic Spring shots.

Oh my goodness, 
Tine K Home Spring Summer 15 photography is
 just too gorgeous not to share!




Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis

Tine K Home s/s15 trend-daily blog, caroline davis