This sought-after Lon­don bridal cou­turier is known for the in­tri­cate em­bel­lish­ments that adorn many of her wed­ding gowns. Now work­ing out of an ele­gant store on Lon­don’s Ful­ham Road, Phillipa launched her bridal-de­sign com­pany in 1988. Hav­ing been in­spire

Country Life Every Week - - A Few Of My Favourite Things - Il­lus­tra­tions by Chris­tian David Moore

The ab­so­lute best room fra­grances I have found are Dr Vran­jes scented room oils. They were an Ital­ian find and my favourite is the fig—i use them at home and in the shop and get end­less com­pli­ments. Fico Sel­vatico dif­fuser with reeds, £50 for 250ml at Fort­num & Ma­son (020–7734 8040; www.fort­nu­mand­ma­son.com)

Some years ago, I came across another of my favourite Ital­ian finds— Pomel­lato’s Nudo rings and ear­rings. You can layer up the rings and I’m now rather ad­dicted to adding to my col­lec­tion so I can chop and change my colour com­bi­na­tions. Nudo rings from £1,470 (020–7355 0300; www.pomel­lato.com)

Emma Hope shoes are time­less and don’t fol­low fast fash­ion. Her shapes seem to fit beau­ti­fully— they’re par­tic­u­larly good for long, skinny feet—last for­ever and al­ways look fem­i­nine. Her sneak­ers come in lovely bright colours—and her sales are par­tic­u­larly good, too! Vel­vet Joe sneak­ers, £299 (020–7259 9566; www.emma­hope.com)

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