Monday, 30 November 2015

November Round Up

Round Up, best bits, highlights, November 2015, The Lobster, film of the month, Filipa Oliveira, jewellery, Little Lies, online shop, onlone shopping, Christmas decorations, tree decorations, Charcot
Watching: I went to see The Lobster at the start of the month. It was so bizarre and wonderful. Not being the biggest Colin Farrell fan I was pleasantly surprised by seeing him play against type. Set in a near future where single people have to find love or are turned into an animal, this is black comedy at it's best. And Olivia Colman is fantastic, as ever.

Doing: November has been another busy month. What with the Herald Fashion Awards, the Foodie Festival and the Kilo Sale. What's been nice is the number of events popping up in Dundee. I went along to the launch of Filipa Oliveira's new jewellery collection at the DCA. The collection is inspired by crystal structures and uses some gorgeous tormaline crystals. So many beautiful pieces!
I also went along to check out Door Below, a new bar for hire under Drouthy's in Dundee. Styled by Sooz Gordon and hosting a very impressive cocktail menu this is an atmospheric and relaxed space perfect for the kind of party I'd like to attend.

Buying: I've been making a start on my Christmas shopping. I've been helped along by a fair few events - the Whimsical Lush x Brewdog Christmas Fair, the return of the One Day Pop Up and the Wasps Xmas Fair.  Shop small all the way! Obviously I can't share any of the gifts I got but I did treat myself to these sweet snowman decorations from Little White Desk and some snowflake decorations from Charcot.

Clicking: Speaking of Christmas shopping, I've been hunting online for websites full of gift ideas. Little Lies is such a site. It's full of lots of fun homewear, accessories and band tees. Hello little ghost candle and flamingo mug. Plus there is an extensive clothing section full of awesome dresses, perfect for Christmas parties. I'm especially loving this sequin covered piece.

Watching: I just went to see Carol and it was beautiful. I'm a little bit in love with Cate Blanchett anyway but ohmygod her hair and every. single. outfit. Be still my beating heart! The film is very slow paced, holding a good tension throughout but if I'm honest I just adored the style of it.

Doing: as Helen says, it's been a packed month with blogger events. I was excited for the Selected 2015 exhibition to open at Dovecot to showcase luxury crafts such as ceramics, jewellery and textiles. There's a lot on offer- and it's for sale!- and some of my favourites include Jode Panhurst ceramics, Jo Pudelko jewelleryJuli BolaƱos-Durman glass and Lara Scobie ceramics. I totally recommend you check it out- it's open until 23 December.

Buying: I went along to the Christmas Pop-Up at Hillstreet Design House, to check out the wares of  Rene Walrus, Sarah Brown, Katie Lees Karen Mabon, Rowanjoy,and Mischke Lingerie. While I was there to shop for presents, I treated myself to another Rowanjoy dress (total bargain at pop up price so totally allowed) and I found out a bit more about the stunning Mischke Lingerie. I always shy away from pretty feminine lingerie brands, as I'm an awkward (read large) bra size so I was pleasantly surprised to find she offers made-to-measure bespoke pieces.

Clicking: like everyone else, I was clicking on the Black Friday sales and on the Cyber Monday ones too. I perused the Silk Fred sale, which has a great selection of independent brands at different price points. I also drooled over the fluffy shoes on Public Desire. There are really girly dresses over on Dahlia Fashion (and this velvet jumpsuit *swoon*).


  1. The little snowman decorations are so cute Helen - here's hoping I can buy some online. I love Rowanjoy dresses too Kimberley, I bought one for a wedding a few years ago and it's just so damn beautiful. I also really want to see Carol so will need to go on a wee cinema date soon. Li x

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