"Whilst I will be heading up the interiors and swanning off on holiday content of the blog, I have called in a crack team of foodies, cocktail creators, culture vultures and style queens to teach me how to wear slipper mules, craft buttercream based unicorns, and muddle a mint julep. "
  Busola Evans   As the Malmo & Moss foodie, Busola will be helping us to minimise our muffin tops  without  maximising our intake of quinoa, pomegranate molasses and spirulina. In her own words, Busola is a healthy-ish eater who enjoys making super-quick, nutritious food but is also friends with chips and loves a red-lip as much as an avocado.  Her Instagram feed is full of quick, easy, colourful dishes that you actually want to cook rather than feed to the guinea pig.  A Nigerian South London girl currently living north of the river with her husband, six year old daughter and cat Charlie, when she is not flat laying her breakfast, Busola is a freelance journalist.  Having worked as a features writer on a Sunday tabloid, edited a celebrity magazine and written for publications such as OK and Grazia, she has discussed baby bumps with Katie Price, been complimented by Simon Cowell (apparently Captain High Waist is a sucker for a lady in a tight red dress) and danced on a table with Mel B.   

Busola Evans

As the Malmo & Moss foodie, Busola will be helping us to minimise our muffin tops  without  maximising our intake of quinoa, pomegranate molasses and spirulina. In her own words, Busola is a healthy-ish eater who enjoys making super-quick, nutritious food but is also friends with chips and loves a red-lip as much as an avocado.  Her Instagram feed is full of quick, easy, colourful dishes that you actually want to cook rather than feed to the guinea pig.  A Nigerian South London girl currently living north of the river with her husband, six year old daughter and cat Charlie, when she is not flat laying her breakfast, Busola is a freelance journalist.  Having worked as a features writer on a Sunday tabloid, edited a celebrity magazine and written for publications such as OK and Grazia, she has discussed baby bumps with Katie Price, been complimented by Simon Cowell (apparently Captain High Waist is a sucker for a lady in a tight red dress) and danced on a table with Mel B.   

 Dan Hull  Providing us with a monthly shot of culture is Dan.  I thought I would delegate this one to him because, as the mother of three kids under six, my own cultural round would be limited to the best things to come out of Mr Tumble’s Spotty Bag that week.  Dan lives in my home city of Newcastle, which he describes as having pretty much everything you could want from a place bar a COS (because you can have vibrant nightlife, burgeoning café culture, friendly people and soaring architecture but what use is it if you cannot easily purchase Japanese-inspired minimalist utility clothing?). He started his career in womenswear design for Karen Millen but now works in marketing for a digital agency, which sounds infinitely cooler than Rebecca-works-in-environmental-law-tracking-down-rogue-dischargers-of-sewage. He enjoys weekends spent by the coast in Tynemouth, browsing the weekend markets for interiors treasures and stopping in at Rileys Fish Shack for dinner on the beach.      

Dan Hull

Providing us with a monthly shot of culture is Dan.  I thought I would delegate this one to him because, as the mother of three kids under six, my own cultural round would be limited to the best things to come out of Mr Tumble’s Spotty Bag that week.  Dan lives in my home city of Newcastle, which he describes as having pretty much everything you could want from a place bar a COS (because you can have vibrant nightlife, burgeoning café culture, friendly people and soaring architecture but what use is it if you cannot easily purchase Japanese-inspired minimalist utility clothing?). He started his career in womenswear design for Karen Millen but now works in marketing for a digital agency, which sounds infinitely cooler than Rebecca-works-in-environmental-law-tracking-down-rogue-dischargers-of-sewage. He enjoys weekends spent by the coast in Tynemouth, browsing the weekend markets for interiors treasures and stopping in at Rileys Fish Shack for dinner on the beach.   

 

 Emma J  As our resident fashion expert, Emma will be helping us  to spot so hot culottes and providing us with flat lays to see us through the seasons without Gok Wan popping out of a bush to stage a fashion intervention on us.   She is a North London Italian girl  married to possibly the only Stoke City fan to own a Vivienne Westwood pirate coat.   She is also the only person I know who can pull off pink velvet loafers with diamante lobsters on without looking like Donatella Versace has been sick on her feet.  Growing up as a child of the 80s/90s, Emma’s early fashion influences spanned the two quite opposite extremes of Banarama and Nirvana.  Around the Millenium she suffered a nasty case of the All Saints aka the embroidered cargo pant (we all went there, the Appleton sisters have much khaki blood on their hands).   Her current style is inspired by classic 70s icons such as Ali MacGaw , Jane Birkin and Diane Keaton .   

Emma J

As our resident fashion expert, Emma will be helping us  to spot so hot culottes and providing us with flat lays to see us through the seasons without Gok Wan popping out of a bush to stage a fashion intervention on us.   She is a North London Italian girl  married to possibly the only Stoke City fan to own a Vivienne Westwood pirate coat.   She is also the only person I know who can pull off pink velvet loafers with diamante lobsters on without looking like Donatella Versace has been sick on her feet.  Growing up as a child of the 80s/90s, Emma’s early fashion influences spanned the two quite opposite extremes of Banarama and Nirvana.  Around the Millenium she suffered a nasty case of the All Saints aka the embroidered cargo pant (we all went there, the Appleton sisters have much khaki blood on their hands).   Her current style is inspired by classic 70s icons such as Ali MacGaw , Jane Birkin and Diane Keaton .   

 
 The Redgirl and Cocktail Chap  Sorting us out with impeccably styled cracking cocktail combinations will be Redgirl and the Cocktail Chap aka Matt and Lisa Looker. I need some guidance in this department as left alone with a selection of spirits I have a terrible tendency to discover combinations of drinks that should never be put together in the same glass such as the Vomit Petrol Bomb aka Sambuca and Baileys. Married (to each other) and living in South London with their two year old son Teddy, when they are not crushing ice, dabbling in daiquiris and muddling mulberries, Matt  is a digital editor and part-time film/TV reviewer and Lisa runs her own Etsy shop selling personalised party decorations.  So whilst Lisa is making making cool Scandi inspired bunting Matt is dreaming up questions to ask Brad Pitt.  I am guessing he doesn’t lead with my top question for Brad which would be “will you grow your hair long again like it was in Legends of the Fall and let me call you Tristian whilst I lick ice-cream off your naked body.”  Having grown up browsing the junk yards and independent shops of Hastings old town, Lisa describes her interiors style as colourful Scandi with a vintage industrial monochrome edge.  So our Malmo & Moss Drinks segments will have a Mono-Industrial Candi-Scandi look to them.  

The Redgirl and Cocktail Chap

Sorting us out with impeccably styled cracking cocktail combinations will be Redgirl and the Cocktail Chap aka Matt and Lisa Looker. I need some guidance in this department as left alone with a selection of spirits I have a terrible tendency to discover combinations of drinks that should never be put together in the same glass such as the Vomit Petrol Bomb aka Sambuca and Baileys. Married (to each other) and living in South London with their two year old son Teddy, when they are not crushing ice, dabbling in daiquiris and muddling mulberries, Matt  is a digital editor and part-time film/TV reviewer and Lisa runs her own Etsy shop selling personalised party decorations.  So whilst Lisa is making making cool Scandi inspired bunting Matt is dreaming up questions to ask Brad Pitt.  I am guessing he doesn’t lead with my top question for Brad which would be “will you grow your hair long again like it was in Legends of the Fall and let me call you Tristian whilst I lick ice-cream off your naked body.”  Having grown up browsing the junk yards and independent shops of Hastings old town, Lisa describes her interiors style as colourful Scandi with a vintage industrial monochrome edge.  So our Malmo & Moss Drinks segments will have a Mono-Industrial Candi-Scandi look to them.  

 Looks and Finds  .Malmo & Moss’s resident hair expert Victoria will be teaching us all how to perfect a bunhawk and encouraging us to go dip a toe in the world of Balyage (which involves the dip dying of hair rather than coating your partners private parts in wax for the avoidance of doubt).   Victoria  lives in Surrey with her husband and three kids and her Instagram account is basically my ultimate coiffure porn. When not hairbrush in hand, her perfect weekend would be spent in New York.  Brunching at The Boathouse, hanging out in Central Park and eating dinner at Jons of Bleeker Street. Whilst her style icons are Jane Birkin, Jeanne Damas and Alexa Chung, when it comes to films her tastes are decidedly less demure with  Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino being her favourite directors.   The key to those glossy locks is apparently shampooing just twice a week . Just saying that out loud makes me want to reach for 'Gloria Hunniford Hair in a Can' (aka dry shampoo) but I will defer to the glossier locks on this one!

Looks and Finds

.Malmo & Moss’s resident hair expert Victoria will be teaching us all how to perfect a bunhawk and encouraging us to go dip a toe in the world of Balyage (which involves the dip dying of hair rather than coating your partners private parts in wax for the avoidance of doubt).   Victoria  lives in Surrey with her husband and three kids and her Instagram account is basically my ultimate coiffure porn. When not hairbrush in hand, her perfect weekend would be spent in New York.  Brunching at The Boathouse, hanging out in Central Park and eating dinner at Jons of Bleeker Street. Whilst her style icons are Jane Birkin, Jeanne Damas and Alexa Chung, when it comes to films her tastes are decidedly less demure with  Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino being her favourite directors.   The key to those glossy locks is apparently shampooing just twice a week . Just saying that out loud makes me want to reach for 'Gloria Hunniford Hair in a Can' (aka dry shampoo) but I will defer to the glossier locks on this one!

 Jane Chalmers  When Jane told me that her baking speciality was a Malteaser Traybake that involved three boxes of said malty chocolate heaven, I instantly offered her the gig as Malmo & Moss’s resident Mary Berry.  That is because I am the kind of girl (well, middle aged woman) who likes a cake to be a cake.  I don’t want to bite into my baked goods and discover they are made of courgette. But to be honest, Jane's bakes look so good that may she is the lady to win me over to the dark side aka #teampolentacake.  She is a self taught Scottish baker who has built up her cake business whilst also bringing up super cute kids Charlie,  age three, and Martha (nine  months).  Juggling the two means a lot of buttercream unicorns being created at 3am.  At the same time as spinning those two plates, she and husband Jamie have been slowly renovating their 1960s house.   If she could invite any TV chef to come and cook in her lovely kitchen it would be Jamie Oliver on account of his down to earth easy to cook family food and willingness to overlook soggy bottoms.  If she could choose any man to eat her muffins, it would however, be Tom Hardy, whose voiceover for Sky Atlantic I googled on the advice of Jane and now replay in my head if I am dealing with a poonami and need to go to a happy place in my head.

Jane Chalmers

When Jane told me that her baking speciality was a Malteaser Traybake that involved three boxes of said malty chocolate heaven, I instantly offered her the gig as Malmo & Moss’s resident Mary Berry.  That is because I am the kind of girl (well, middle aged woman) who likes a cake to be a cake.  I don’t want to bite into my baked goods and discover they are made of courgette. But to be honest, Jane's bakes look so good that may she is the lady to win me over to the dark side aka #teampolentacake.  She is a self taught Scottish baker who has built up her cake business whilst also bringing up super cute kids Charlie,  age three, and Martha (nine  months).  Juggling the two means a lot of buttercream unicorns being created at 3am.  At the same time as spinning those two plates, she and husband Jamie have been slowly renovating their 1960s house.   If she could invite any TV chef to come and cook in her lovely kitchen it would be Jamie Oliver on account of his down to earth easy to cook family food and willingness to overlook soggy bottoms.  If she could choose any man to eat her muffins, it would however, be Tom Hardy, whose voiceover for Sky Atlantic I googled on the advice of Jane and now replay in my head if I am dealing with a poonami and need to go to a happy place in my head.