lifestyle | my john lewis secret santa

mulberry purse

so christmas came early this week WAAAHOOO!!

do you remember I was taking part in the annual john lewis secret santa? well my gift arrived and it was love at first sight.. eeep.

I was over the moon to find out I was picking a gift for rosie from a rosie outlook. after reading her blog I immediately wanted to be her new bff- I felt like inviting her over for a dog walk and roast dinner but I think it's too soon right..? anyhow I adored her posts and the way she documents her life in such a likeable and warm style. I went so far back through her blog in a bid to get to know her likes and dislikes I started to feel ever so slightly stalker-ish! 

one thing I really picked up on was the way she adopted the danish word hygge (very) roughly translated into cosiness and enjoying the simple things. after a lot of ummming and errrrring through the john lewis gift ranges I decided to pick items inspired by that way of life (and her love of green tea!) it was actually really tough as I'd have hated to get it wrong so I said a little prayer to the gift gods that I was choosing the the right items! she actually filmed a vlog of her (and fluffy sidekick bodhi) opening her secret santa gifts which was beyond lovely to see.

so back to my little beauty.. my current coin pouch is a rubber fried egg from h&m (no I'm not kidding) so you can imagine what a treat it was to open this beautiful mulberry purse.

I can confirm there was a few few squeals of excitement as I tore through the tissue paper, I seriously can't thank rosie enough for picking me such a wicked gift. I genuinely felt all warm and fuzzy- this secret santa has been the nicest way ever to kick start my christmas!

didn't she pick well?

back soon

caroline x


  1. Having worked for Mulberry I completely understand your excitement. They make such classic and timeless pieces that you can't really go wrong with <3 X


  2. She picked very well! It's such a lovely purse!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  3. It's so freakin' cute! I also love the new blog design babe <3 xxx

  4. Wow, really love this it's so cute x

    Millie x

  5. Lovely purse! How awesome x

  6. What an amazing present - she definitely picked well, its lovely!

    Lucy |



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