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Jackson & Levine for Habitat - simple dining - imagery Kristin Perers for www.habitat.co.uk

The new Jackson & Levine collection for Habitat

Stylish supper club duo Jackson & Levine have launched their debut homeware collection for Habitat. Featuring handwoven table linens, easy-to-wear aprons and striped napkins, the pieces are designed for simple, informal dining. Perfect for intimate suppers for two, laid-back Friday nights with friends and thrown-together gatherings in the garden this summer. If you’re not familiar with Jackson & Levine – broadcasters Laura Jackson and Alice Levine – they host a London-based supper club. The girls first met at a jumble sale and bonded over a shared love of food. The supper club started life out in Laura’s warehouse flat in east London in 2012, inviting as many people as they had chairs, and has since grown to become a successful food and lifestyle business, with tickets for intimate dinners selling out in seconds. At these highly sought after events, popping up in places like a canal-side ceramics factory or a hidden art gallery, they serve up simple, seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients. They’re curated to be fairly informal affairs, much like an informal dinner party with …

12 styled days of Christmas

12 styled days of Christmas

It’s definitely beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… I’ve been part of a very exciting little project that I’m very happy to finally reveal the results of! Super lovely blogger pal Teri of The Lovely Drawer and West Elm invited 11 uber-talented bloggers (12 including Teri) to get into the festive spirit and each style up our own Christmas table tops. Each beautifully snapped and styled table is being posted throughout the first 12 days of Christmas over on The Lovely Drawer as well as West Elm’s blog Front + Main to give you a sneak peek into how we all do Christmas and share some ideas on how to celebrate this festive season. And I’m day 6! You can see some of the others, so far, here and follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #kindredspirits. For my table styling I went for a bit of a forest theme, with lots of soft, muted colours, foraged greenery and natural materials. When we celebrate the festive season it’s quite a relaxed, informal affair, it’s really just about gathering with loved ones, enjoying good food, good …

Styling a relaxed summer dining table

Summer has finally descended on London and back from a weekend in Brittany, I’m feeling refreshed and relaxed. Now that the sun has finally reared its head, long balmy evenings and (almost) cloudless weekends call for gathering friends and family for al fresco picnics, relaxed dinners and outdoor barbecues. Around this time of year, I like to forgo formal dining settings and complicated meals involving hours slaving over a hot stove – I’d rather be outside or at the table. In the summer, I take my cue from our neighbours across the channel, France, Italy and Spain, and prefer a tapas-style form of summer entertaining – it’s quick to prepare, easy to eat and best of all, delicious. So when Laura Ashley suggested styling a summer dining table, it was perfect timing (plus, with posts like these you get to eat the props, win, win!). I wanted to create a relaxed, French vibe so chose this coastal-inspired, blue and white checked tablecloth – it has a lovely Gallic charm, with it I picture little French brasseries in Provence or Italian trattorias on the …