Birthday Wishlist

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It’s my birthday today! I’m going to be conspicuously absent, however, as I have to go to uni and talk about literary theory and other such wonderful things. Later I’m going for a meal and then tomorrow is KITTEN DAY! I couldn’t really ask for anything more brilliant than a kitten, but I thought that it might be fun to do a bit of a fantasy wishlist. Of course, as we all know, the best gift is our good health and I am thankful that on my twenty-second birthday (hahaaaaaa) I am fit and ailment-free. Thanks in advance for all of your lengthy, tear-jerkingly moving birthday messages – it’s tough turning twenty-four twenty-six twenty, so your continued support is really appreciated.


1) Anything by Fornasetti. What superb design. Check out these babies!

FornasettiBacio Candle, £95

FornasettiScent Sphere, £195

FornasettiPistola Incense, £145

Fornasetti can be found at Selfridges here:

2) Mulberry Bayswater Calfskin Bag, £2000. Just because. It’s animal print, say no more.

mulberry bayswater leopard From Net-a-Porter here: – please note: if anyone actually buys this I shall hate them forever.

3) Cropped Faux-Fur coat from Anna Sui. I really want a glamtastic little jacket and this is just the ticket. Unfortunately I can not spend any more money until at least…hold on! Isn’t it Christmas soon?!

£455 from Net-a-Porter here:

4) Two more hours in every day. Just two – that’s all I’m asking for. That would be the best birthday present ever!

40 Responses to "Birthday Wishlist"
  1. Georgie says:

    Happy belated birthday Ruth! You look fab! I turned 29 on the 21st 2 stone heavier than when I turned 28 (post baby blubber) that’s depressing hopefully I’ll turn 30 much slimmer ;-) xxx

  2. Yvonne says:

    Oops, too much work means I am a bit behind on posts – happy belated birthday Ruth! I think Ted’s the best present anyone could wish for!

  3. Rosa says:

    Happy belated birthday! I’m in the midst of planning my wedding and was wondering if you would do a post on your wedding tips and advice?
    I would very much appreciate it!

  4. k says:

    Many happy returns!! Cant wait to see the cat when he finally arrives. Hide all your good shoes! They do like to nibble things…bless them :S

  5. Selvi says:

    Happy Birthday, Ruth! Hope you have a lovely day … cant wait to meet Ted!

  6. Chloe says:

    Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to see the little kitten, I bet he will be such a popstar here on AMR, seeing as he will get so many requests for special appearances… ;).

  7. Shelley says:

    Happy birthday Ruth hope u had a really lovely day :-) xxxx

  8. stef says:

    happy birthday ruth!

  9. Julia says:

    Happy birthday! I hope it’s a lovely day! Can’t wait to see lots of photos/videos featuring Ted the kitten! (but hopefully not wearing one of these:!!!

  10. Saara says:

    Happy Birthday! Did you know that there is a sale on some of MuuBaa jackets at cocosa? Maybe you could get another lovely gift for yourself from there?!? Have a lovely day!

  11. Mary says:

    Ruth this is a belated Birthday Wish. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday week. Thanks for sharing your life with us. I have enjoyed youR
    videos and website so much. You are an inspiration to us all and I hope you enjoy all your family and friends on your special Birthday week. Love and Peace, MA from the USA

  12. Christy says:

    Happy Birthday!! You should “accidentally” leave the computer screen on your wishlist so the Mr. can see it…. :P

  13. Grace says:

    Ruth! Have an amazing birthday, so jealous of your kitten it’s beautiful! Happy 20th/24th/26th birthday! xxx

  14. Francesca says:

    :D I wish you all and only the best! You truly are my idol :-*
    I can only pray for having such grace and beauty and of course charming humour as you have when I’m turning 24 ;) (and at any point in my life for that matter)
    <3 enjoy your day

  15. Jessica says:

    Happy Birthday!! You’re a Sag! That explains a lot….. ;-) My Mom’s a Sag too and she’s as bright, well-spoken & quick-witted as you are. I hope today is magical for you!

  16. Amigurumigirl says:

    Happy belated birthday! I hope it was wonderful. (^_~)v

  17. love in a mist says:

    Happy Birthday Ruth, I’m sure there will be lots of goodies and surprises in store for you, nothing as fab as Ted though. Have a wonderful day xx

  18. sugarcoated says:

    Happy birthday!!

  19. thumbalins says:

    Happy birthday!!!!! If I may do a little request…. please please do a uni-makeup video! Most days I go to uni bare faced anyway but you know, for the days that I actually bother it would be nice if you could make a video to inspire us uni-students. Best wishes!! Keep being beautiful, intelligent, classy, funny, humble and very inspiring xxx

  20. Rachael says:

    Ruthie, you want the MULBERRY, I’ll get it for you! XX

  21. claire says:

    Happy Birthday Ruth!

  22. Laura says:

    Oh Ruth! We share the same birthday! I’ve been lurking on your site for ages but had to comment when I saw this. Have a wonderful day! And may I suggest finishing off the day by going out for a martini. Or three.

  23. Angela says:


    Happy Birthday!!!

    I hope you have a marvellous day!

    I am also a sagittarius! Best sign ;)

    Are you taking a literature course at university?


  24. Lisa says:

    Happy Birthday Ruth!!! Hope you have a fab birthday and can’t wait to meet Ted tomorrow!

  25. elly says:

    Happy birthday to the very best blogger in the business!
    May all your wishlist come true. xx

  26. lizziee says:

    Happy Birthday, Ruth. Hope you have a great time xx

  27. mpia says:

    A really happy birthday!!!! Fornasetti was a great designer indeed!

  28. Naomi says:

    Happy birthday! Have a lovely day, and a fantastic kitten day!
    …Oh-so-tough turning twenty… ;)

  29. Alice N says:

    Happy birthday Ruth! Hope you have a lovely day. but wait, i thought you turned 60 last year haha

  30. Zahra says:

    Hope your next year is filled with love, laughter and Ted (?)-ilicious good times hun. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY B’day. xx

  31. gaya says:

    Happy birthday Ruth! :)

  32. Sue says:

    Ha! ppy B’day!!! Just had mine last Wed! Anover Sag! xxx

  33. Rachel says:

    Happy Birthday Ruth! Hope you have a fabulous day – looking forward to seeing more of Ted the kitten!

  34. Zendadachick says:

    Those candles are to die for! Too bad I live stateside. :(

    Happy Birthday! I hope you get what you wish for!

  35. Karin says:

    Dear Ruth,

    let’s get the party started: Happy Birthday! All the best to you and have a fantastic day! :)

  36. sophia says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and I bet your getting more excited about your kitten!!! x

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