I absolutely love The White Company – their catalogues seem to promise a lifestyle where messy muddy puppies, shouty children and mismatched lingerie simply don't exist. Every year I look forward to the Christmas collection – we still have the beautiful glass baubles we bought a while back – and this season they've really outdone themselves.
There are gorgeous kids' clothes, toys, home accessories (including even more beautiful glass baubles). But my personal favourites are in the women's collection. I particularly adore this stunning alabaster Cashmere Kimono Cardigan (£180, but if you shop through KidStart you get 3.5% back for your kids) and matching Chunky Cable Accessories (from £30).
And this dark charcoal marl textured wool cape (£120) is perfect for slipping on to do the school run, or, um, going out to the wood shed to fetch a basket of logs for the open fire (OK, I might be getting carried away here. We don't even have a fireplace.)
written by Liz Jarvis