Karen Toms

Posts with Month: February 2012

Cox & Cox is one of my favourite catalogues to receive. Just the right size to keep your attention and full of tempting treats and gift idea inspiration.

A few items stood out in their new Spring issue which landed on my doormat this morning.

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The Pros and Cons of Pinterest

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Pinterest is the new best thing. With new statistics proclaiming its incredible growth featured in the press almost everyday, Pinterest is the word on everone’s lips at the moment.

Not wanting to simply provide a How To Pinterest post in a sea of same, same blog posts, we decided to look at the advantages and disadvantages of this new pretender in social media.

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The Pros and Cons of Pinterest

Dresses at the Oscars 2012

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The Oscars is all about the films but it’s also all about the dresses too.

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Dresses at the Oscars 2012

Colourful clutches

I have a thing for small handbags that can add a bit of zing to an outfit.

Coloured clutch bags by Ela

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Colourful clutches

Hunter Wellies in Manhattan

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing Hunter wellie boots in Manhattan
When the weather is damp, I get to thinking about when I was in New York last Autumn.

On my first day in the city, my friend, Sylvia, and I had breakfast in this great Italian cafe, Piccolo, around the corner from our hotel.

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Hunter Wellies in Manhattan

Joanna Lumley launches live exports bus campaign

Advertising on a bus can give businesses a great platform and plenty of space to make an impact.

But so often organisations don’t make the most of their opportunity. That’s why I literally stopped my tracks and smiled broadly when I saw this very effective campaign by Compassion in World Farming covering a bus a few days ago.

Big Bus Challenge 2011 winning advert

Designed by Elvis Communications, the campaign was the winning entry in the latest Big Bus Challenge. Beating off competition from the likes of B&Q, McDonalds and Clarks Shoes, the campaign uses familiar travel terms to highlight just how different and harrowing the animals’ experience of transport is to that of humans.

The strong graphic images create a real insight into an inhumane practice that people both on and off the bus wouldn’t normally see – one that continues to happen every day around the world.

The campaign was launched by Joanna Lumley who talks here about the importance of stopping live animal exports.

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