Tonight sees the unwrapping of Christmas at Long Barn in Alresford, where a sparkling reception will be laid on especially for guests along with one-night-only offers to tempt you. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend this wonderful event for all the exciting festivities, but I may have popped in twice last weekend for a little sneak peek at the incredible range of their latest products and for a slice of ginger cake (on Saturday) and a lavender biscuit (on Sunday).

Lavender of course is something that Long Barn have been growing and distilling for over a decade now from their farm based in Hampshire. So, if you’re looking for some wonderful aromatic products, then I highly recommend their candles and bath and body collection, as the smell is just amazing and they’re made entirely of pure natural ingredients.

Alongside their lavender based products, Long Barn also offers a wide range of lifestyle products, Christmas decorations and Tabitha Webb’s first cashmere collection, which you can see tonight between 5-8pm.  I could go on all day about how incredible this place is, but they say a picture paints a thousand words, so prepare for exactly that.

What I particularly like about Long Barn is that a bit like the seasons, the products change to reflect the time of year and you can guarantee that whenever you drop by, there is bound to be something new and exciting waiting for you. So, if you are looking for some unique stocking fillers or gifts then make sure you put this place at the top of your nice list and maybe treat yourself to something naughty from the delicious café onsite – after all you deserve it after all that Christmas shopping you are bound to do whilst there.

Happy Shopping

Love Emma


You can find out more about Long Barn on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course their website.


If you are wondering why there wasn’t a post last night, I was invited by the lovely Katie Kirk and Lush to a bloggers event in Crawley, as part of the launch of this year’s naked Christmas range.

More of that in a separate post later, but today behind door number 3 are these delightful Christmas decorations by Wild Home Online. If you are searching for a unique Christmas tree topper then these are perfect. I absolutely love their bright neon colours and the fact that they are made by local artisans, in Kenya out, from banana leaves and sisal.

If you are looking for a unique gift on a tight budget, then at £3.95 these are a great idea as you can also stand them together to create a stunning display. There are four designs to choose from including praying, harpist, trumpeter and star.

In addition to these beautiful charismatic angels, Wild Home Online also sell vibrant jewellery, bags, baskets, beaded sandals, homeward pieces and accessories – meaning that there is a gift for every occasion and recipient.

To see the full range make sure you pop over to their website.

You can also follow them over on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


I hope you are all having a lovely weekend enjoying the firework displays with your family or friends.


Love Emma



Have you seen my Spanish Señorita post yet?



Whether you are in need of inspiration for your annual office secret Santa or perhaps you are in need of something extra special for your loved one, Lush is the perfect place to ensure all of your bath time needs are catered for. Today I have decided to  share my top 12 Lush favourites for the festive season.



12 Days of Lush



Lush Galore


Secret Santa Bathbomb

Secret Santa – Father Christmas Bathbomb £3.75


Cup O' Coffee from Lush

For the gentleman in your life – Cup O’ Coffee – Face and body mask £6.75 150g



Fresh Face Masks.



Something extra special – Christmas Bathtime favourites £39.95


Santasaurus bubble bar

Something for the little ones – Santasaurus £5.95


Snow fairy shower gel

Snow Fairy Shower Gel £3.95 100g


Santa Baby lip scrub

Santa Baby lip scrub £5.95


Pink Magic Wand from Lush

For the girlie girl – Magic Wand £5.95


Ruby red slipper

For the movie lover – £3.95 Ruby Red Slippers


Peeping Santa

Treat yourself – Peeping Santa


I hope this post has provided some inspiration for your Christmas shopping needs. I would love to know what your favourite Lush products are. Have a great weekend, I am off to watch ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ and enjoy some hot mince pies and brandy butter.


Love Emma