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6 creative uses for our kraft paper pots
Say hello to our latest obsession: kraft paper pots! From keeping your desk tidy to sprucing up your indoor plants, these pots are the ultimate multitaskers! Curious about all the ways you can incorporate them into your home? Here are...
How to fold a heart-shape napkin for Valentines Day
Roses are red, violets are blue, these napkin hearts are just for you! Get ready to elevate your Valentine’s Day dinner with a touch of creativity and a whole lot of love!
How to create a thoughtful Valentine’s Tablescape
While dining out is always fun, there's something so special about spending Valentine's Day at home with loved ones. To make this year's celebration even more memorable, here are our insider tips for creating a Valentine's tablescape... 1. hand-painted details...
Design stories: Bloom
Introducing 'Bloom,' our latest collection and the first of three capsules this season.  Here's a bit more about how and why we created it. We hope you love it!  Here's what our London design team told us about their inspiration behind...
No Blue Monday here!
We're declaring CG HQ a NO Blue Monday zone, it's official.  Yes, Blue Monday has been called the most depressing day of the year due to a combination of post-Christmas blues and cold, drab weather but we have other ideas. ...
How to wrap tricky pressies
Most people fall in to one of two categories, either all wrapped up and ready to go or, that's a Christmas eve job.  We are of course talking about wrapping Christmas presents.  Great if it's a simple shape but what...
Meet our neighbours | Discover Marylebone Village
Nestled in the heart of central London, Marylebone Village transforms into a winter wonderland during the festive season. Explore our favourite spots to eat, drink and dine and meet our neighbours at Christmas and in the New Year...  Explore: 📍Daunt...
Join us on the 8,000 step challenge in January
Our friends at Meningitis Now  have shared their new digital fundraiser which they've just launched, The 8,000 steps a day challenge… Pre-Covid, they estimated 8,000 people per year contract bacterial or viral meningitis in the UK – that’s 22 people,...
Decoration hack - how to make paper bag stars
If you've been to our flagship boutique in Marylebone or ordered from us online, the chances are you would have seen the cute, striped paper bags we use to wrap and protect your newest purchases but, instead of banishing bags...
As seen in... Editor's A/W picks
We love seeing our products in the press.  Whether it's a Christmas Gift Guide or an Editor's 'must haves' edit, seeing some of our best sellers is all their glory gives us the warm and fuzzies. Here are some of...
Five tablescaping tips: Dine the Caroline Gardner way this Christmas
Dine the Caroline Gardner way this Christmas, where every detail is infused with colour, print, and playful design. 
Caring for your cashmere
  Winter's here and that means it's officially cashmere season. We love cashmere.  It's super soft, warm and cosy, and lasts longer with some love, care and tlc.  Here are our top tips to care for your cashmere.  Hand Wash...
A quick round up of our 30th celebrations
Wow, that was a fun month of celebrating turning 30!    We started with our team party - back when the sun was shining, and rounded the fun off with a Pet Party at our Marylebone flagship boutique which brightened...
Halloween recipes the whole family will love
Halloween has been gaining immense popularity over the years, evolving from a simple costume and trick-or-treat event to a grand celebration with themed parties, decorations, and especially, delicious Halloween-inspired recipes. We've asked our foodie favourite, Dom in the Kitchen, to...
We're supporting Dogs Trust
We're all familiar with the phrase, 'a dog is for life, not just for Christmas', a slogan etched in our minds through years of tireless work by our friends at Dogs Trust. Since 1891, they've been working for a better...
World Mental Health Day 2023
World Mental Health Day is today, 10th October 2023.    It's a day to raise awareness of mental health problems.  More and more of us are aware of mental health but so many aren't getting the right support needed. There's still...
It's World Meningitis Day
Today, 5th October is World Meningitis Day, a day very close to our hearts as the wonderful Meningitis Now have been our chosen charity partner for two decades.       But why, Meningitis Now? Founders Caroline and Angus Gardner chose...
1993 - What a Year!
We're going all nostalgic now and taking you back 30 years.  The year was 1993 and everyone was wearing baby doll dresses and Doc Martens - hands up if you were a fashion victim of this era.     Here's our...
Celebrating 30 years of Caroline Gardner
This year as we celebrate 30 years as a brand, we'll be sharing with you the journey of Caroline Gardner, some special treats we've got planned for YOU and what the future looks like for us. It all began rather...
London Fashion Week Round Up. What's Hot for SS24
As London Fashion Week draws to a close here’s our recap of next season’s top trends.  What will you be wearing? Monochrome Moments – as monochrome lovers it’s no surprise to us that SS24 is going to be black and...
Our favourite artists
We’re a creative bunch here at Caroline Gardner and have an eclectic taste when it comes to art. Here the team share some of their favourites. Who are yours?   Caroline Gardner – Company Founder  I’ve followed artist Deborah Tarr...