Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Because it has all got a little too exciting here at Mrs. Alice due to an unexpected amount of followers, we will be closing down for a couple of months to update and renovate the site.
Thank you so much for following and I hope that you will be back supporting us when we re-launch.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


I've bought these Topshop beauties for pretty much every one with Birthdays coming up soon. Easy to use as a hand bag, clutch or even make up pouch, Cheap AND in 4 different colours they are IRRESISTIBLE full stop. 

Midnight Blue


£25 Each



A friend of mine posted a link to 'The Sleep Room' website on Facebook a while back so I took a look. Not only was I pleasantly surprised when looking at their website, our Marie Antoinette Bed that arrived the other day looks even better in real life... Their beds are sturdy, beautifully made and different. Sleep Room me up!

The 'Nomad' - From £625

The 'Marie Antoinette' - From £795

The 'Louis' - From £765

The 'Coco' - From £625

They also do Bedside Tables, Lamps, Mirrors and Bed Stools... 

Friday, 26 August 2011


Maison du Monde is the French equivalent of a middle way between our OKA and Ikea. (I'm sorry I can't be any more specific than that). Every time I am in France I make sure I pay a visit to see their things in the 'flesh' before ordering them online. They sell loads of cheap nick nacks as well as some lovely re-pro furniture (You have to sift through quite a bit to find it!)

I love this Beaumanoir Range... 
Beaumanoir Wardrobe - £1200
Height 190 cm, Width 150 cm, Depth 50 cm

Beaumanoir Linen Table - £420
Height 80 cm, Width 160 cm, Depth 45 cm

Beaumanoir Nightsand - £105 each
Height 58 cm, Width 40 cm, Depth 35 cm

Beaumanoir Headbord - £320 (Comes in two sizes)
Height 120 cm, Width 153 cm, Depth 5 cm

Wednesday, 24 August 2011



I am in the process of decorating our house in North Yorkshire at the moment... very very slowly indeed. I don't know why, but I am finding it much more difficult than I thought I would. Maybe because I don't have much experience in the world of decorating, I am terrified of actually saying yes and going ahead with that sofa or those curtains. Choosing the right fabrics baffles me let alone wallpapers, trimmings etc etc. I am not saying I don't love doing it, but I do feel slightly out of my comfort zone. 
Anyway, I thought I would start sharing anything I found with you but as I said, I am no expert so you might want to read on! 
My mother sent me this website yesterday for inspiration for fabrics to use on some chairs and furniture I would like to cover. Most of it is much too expensive but worth a look for ideas all the same... 


Brocatello Ciniglia in Grey and Gold

Lucini Velvet

Constantinople in Neutrals & Pink


All these fabrics are a little loud so just imagine them on one chair or table... Not over a whole room. What is great about the website is you can create your own 'schemes' label them, add to them, edit them etc.

Topkapi in Neutrals & Blues

Coqhuille Upholstery 

Ottoline Weave Upholstery


Rapino Stripe in Pink & Green


I'm sorry that most of these Blog posts are completely Topshop orientated. I suppose I am a big fan and can't resist sharing the things I find with you. The funny thing about Topshop is their stock changes so quickly, if you don't snap things up, they're gone! Anyway, if you like me are a Toppie Junkie, take a peek at this preview of their Autumn Winter '11 Collection. Featuring New Mod, Glam Rock, Bavarian and Prim & Proper, there is something for everyone. 




Available in Stores end of August or at:

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


My wonderful friend Sophia emailed me months ago telling me I must go and see this new film Country Strong. Why I didn't follow her advice straight away is beyond me. It is just A.M.A.Z.I.N.G... 
Gwyneth Paltrow plays a troubled country singing supersrtar while the film focuses on her comeback tour after a couple of stints in Rehab. Gossip Girls Leighton Meester plays 'Chiles' as well as super hottie Garett Hedland as 'Beau' who act as a June Carter and Johnny Cash kind of Love Act. Available to rent now, even if you're not Country Music Mad like me watch it watch it watch it. I haven't loved a film as much as this in forever. 

Leighton Meester as Chiles

Mega Hunk Garett Hedland as Beau

Gwyneth Paltrow as Kelly

Country Strong Trailer

Available to buy on DVD next month... 
Rated PG-13

Monday, 22 August 2011


Tom and I were driving back up North late last night and couldn't quite facing stopping to buy food let alone cook it. As if my magic, amidst the rows as to who was going to have to cook, there was a sign for one of the new Little Chefs which has opened near York. Apart from not allowing Edie in (!!) I was more than impressed. The restaurant was clean, kitsch and actually quite cool, the service pretty quick and the food really was good (mine better than Toms). Scampi and Prawn Cocktail followed by Macaroni and Bangers 'n Mash (not together) satisfied our hungover Sunday appetite. I'll be stopping in at any Little Chef next time...

Romatic - Our Table

Simple Easy Menu

My Scampi (Sorry not the most appetizing photo)

1950's Diner Style Decor

All cooked in front of you

 My Macaroni - DELICIOUS

New Little Chef can be found all round the country...