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Can you spot my cool new A1 bluetooth portable speaker from Bang & Olufsen on my desk?

I love that it is portable, and the design is just so elegant. It comes with a strap, so I can carry it anywhere and hang it up too. Let’s zoom in a little shall we? See my portable bluetooth speaker now? I’ve been playing this all day today and the sound quality is amazing.

It really does pack that punch beyond its weight and size.

With true 360 degrees sound, the music really disperses to wherever you are in the room. portable bluetooth speaker How beautiful is this sleek Aluminium design? It’s a dome that is dust resistant, light, rigid and protective.

From what I’ve read about this model, it’s polymer base is able to withstand the great outdoors – think grass, sand and water splash. portable bluetooth speaker Another cool feature is that there is an inbuilt microphone for making calls.

Once charged up it has a battery life of 24 hours, so you can carry it with you on long car journeys too.

We will be doing some long road trips in Canada during the Summer, so this will come in handy. I love how it has blended in with all the things on my desk. All I can say, is that I’m so happy with this new portable bluetooth speaker. As I’m writing this post, it’s playing out my favourite music and it’s just such a wonderful feeling.

Shame Christmas is over, but I say you deserve a portable bluetooth speaker too, I’d highly recommend it. Good design and happy vibes is all we need for this new year right?

Whilst talking about happy design, did you spot that art print at the top right of my desk? It’s an illustration of my styled sofa space, created specially for me by Sabrina Brugmann of  Elebea. So a big thank you to her too.

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. Wishing you a great week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. I was kindly gifted this speaker by Bang and Olufsen. All views in this post are my own).

My very last minute Christmas gift list for the year 2017

Can you believe there’s only a week to go before Christmas? Have you all been busy last weekend doing your shopping?

I’ve been promising my Christmas gift list for a while, and today was the final push to get it out. Sorry for being late.

I have decided to show you some of my favourite gifts in case you need to do some last minute shopping. So here it goes. I have been a Jo Malone fan for as long as I can remember, so imagine how thrilled I was to be sent this Jo Malone London townhouse box , part of their crazy, colourful Christmas range. Isn’t the box just gorgeous?

Inside, you will find 6 amazing scents:

30ml Pomegranate noir bath oil, 30ml Wood Sage & Sea salt cologne, 50ml Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body Creme, 100ml Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Wash and 50g Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub.

Everything smells divine. I can’t wait to have some relaxing pamper time using them. My next gift idea is this gorgeous White Cuckoo clock  from Muji.

Don’t you just love the simple and contemporary take on the classic Cuckoo clock?

The clock has two chime functions and employs a clever light sensor, so it does not ring in the dark. It can be mounted on the wall too.

If you pop over to my Instagram, I’ve recently posted an image of the clock. If you swipe that photo to the left, then it reveals a video of the cuckoo bird in action. It really is the cutest thing. This pretty bottle is the La gourmanndises de Luna Eau de toilette spray from Nina Ricci.

I absolutely adore their iconic apple bottle with the sprinkles topping.

It’s a beautiful Spring scent with top notes of Pear Granité & pink grapefruit cream, heart notes of coconut milk & white peony, and base notes of Sri Lanka Sandalwood and Caramel. Here’s another view of my Christmas tree. So, now that Christmas is approaching, I’m thinking of gifts that could help with a Spring room refresh.

With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to two new independent brands who have released beautiful collections of cushions. You can see them on my green sofa. The gorgeous Woodland creatures and Carousel cushions  are by Wild Hearts Wonder. They would look wonderful in a child’s room, don’t you think?

The pastel coloured cushions with polka dots are by Jericho Design House. Aren’t they just so cute and happy?

Anna, the owner of Jericho Design House, used to design for my favourite high street Home store, Oliver Bonas.

The grey chunky knit scarf on the sofa is by Made.com christmas gift list Now, next on my Christmas gift list, I’d like to introduce you to that sleek and elegant grey wireless speaker on my coffee table.

It’s the Beoplay M3 by Bang and Olufsen, the perfect gift for the man or music lover in your life.  The sound quality from the Beoplay M3 is really superior to lots of wireless speakers on the market currently. My husband loves it so much, he has already claimed my Beoplay M3 as his own. Its simple silhouette would fit in well with any interiors style. You can even change its covers.  The fabric covers for the Beoplay M3 are made by the renowned Danish brand Kvadrat. If you know someone who loves hosting tea parties, then this pretty Chelsea collection tea set from Sara Miller London for Portmeirion is a must.

Its made of fine china with 22 carat gold detailing. The set features stunning birds in enchanted garden settings, in an array of colours.

Did you spot my beautiful dots and crosses mustard coloured Eames blanket from Vitra on my sofa?

It’s one of my coveted gifts this Winter season and is made of 100% merino lambswool which is super soft and warm. On my blanket, is this stunning snake motif tray designed by Eames and Alexander Girard.

How cool is it to own something designed by two legendary and iconic designers?

The blanket and tray are perfect for the design lover in your life. Last but not least, this beautiful gift box from Miller Harris arrived last week in the post.  I’m definitely keeping this box after use. I’ve only just opened it up this weekend, and can I tell you, the scent is heavenly. I’m really looking forward to trying them all out.

I think this would definitely put a huge smile on the face of whoever receives it.

So, that concludes my very last minute Christmas gift list. Hope you’ve found it useful.

Wishing you all a festive season.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is not a paid for blog post).

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