Bibliotherapy

Borley Rectory

Borley Rectory

Though I’m pretty sure you don’t darken BrocanteHome’s door in search of horror film recommendations, today, in honour of Halloween, I am giving you just that, because though I am secretly something of a horror aficionado, it’s not often I happen across something that is both interesting, ethereal and oh so scrumptiously stylised it is…

The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage

Well I didn’t think I was going to like it. Snobbish little Alison thought it might be a little too Chick Lit for her rather cultured taste in literature. (Ahem.) But it was lovely. Flitting between Modern day New York and 1930’s Ireland and bookending each chapter with a vintage recipe, it is an absolute treat not…

Painted Stories

Painted Stories

Rachel Ashwell is one of a trinity of women, that also  includes Sarah Ban Breathnach, and Cheryl Mendelson, that I credit with teaching me how to live, when I was a young homemaker, running an interiors business and trying to fathom who I was, and what really mattered to me. I think I have told…

Home Library

Home Library

One of the things I’m missing most in the midst of this isolation is the library. I like everything about it. The whole kit and caboodle. From popping the library bag Finn brought me back from Paris into my handbag before I go, to practically running to the NEW IN stand as I arrive, in…