Category Archives: Decorate


laura-weekend-ootd1prt-1 If you haven’t noticed we’re a bit obsessed with all things creative – illustrations, mixed media, we just can’t get enough! In fact, when we were pulling inspiration for our New Year body & mind feature we kept coming back to the chic trend of enchanting adult colouring in books and how they inspire a sense of pure calm.

In a busy world, dominated by time spent in front of screens, these intricately designed books, help you to switch off, de-stress and rebalance body and mind. So we couldnt wait for one of our favourite Fashion Illustrator’s Laura Hickman to launch her Instagram inspired colouring in book #OOTD ( Outfit of the day). Drawings of beautiful, imaginative illustrations are inspired by timeless fashion trends of Nineties, Seventies & Parisian Chic including current shoppable pieces.

The book is such a special piece and makes a unique & uplifting gift. Perfect for long haul flights, cosy nights in & just when you’re feeling in need of some inspiration… Laura is a full-time designer specialising in illustration for independent fashion designers, she was previously the Visual Specialist for Arcadia including Topshop. Laurence King, who have published books for the likes of Matthew Williamson & Anthropologie deemed the book #OOTD as “The perfect hostess gift” we knew we had to have a quick catchup with Laura whilst galavanting around her hometown of Wales. She also happens to have the keenest eye for whats on trend -so lets us know what is inspiring her for 2017 and some insider tips on getting published – no agent needed…

Read Laura’s full interview to get a glimpse into her beautiful, creative world with some inspiration for a fun & simple way to de stress and rebalance ready for the New Year ahead…




Thank you so much Laura!

Happy New Year! SBE xx

You can pick up a copy of #OOTD at Colette Paris, Urban Outfitters, Macys or Amazon and coming soon to ASOS.  Follow along with Laura @LauraHickmanillustration


Pretty DIY Macaron Tower


How to make your own Macaron Tower..

the easy way, without the glue gun, cake turning table or templates – you don’t need to be a professional cake maker for this, you just need to be a little bit creative and have fun!


Flower Inspiration


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Follow Laura on Twitter @laurahickman