Birthday Wishlist

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!

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  1. November 28, 2011 / 8:05 am

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

  2. Karin
    November 28, 2011 / 8:43 am

    Dear Ruth,

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

  3. November 28, 2011 / 8:48 am

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

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

  4. Rachel
    November 28, 2011 / 10:10 am

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

  5. Sue
    November 28, 2011 / 10:17 am

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

  6. gaya
    November 28, 2011 / 10:42 am

    Happy birthday Ruth! :)

  7. Zahra
    November 28, 2011 / 11:21 am

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

  8. Alice N
    November 28, 2011 / 11:31 am

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

  9. Naomi
    November 28, 2011 / 12:16 pm

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

  10. mpia
    November 28, 2011 / 12:51 pm

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

  11. lizziee
    November 28, 2011 / 1:07 pm

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

  12. elly
    November 28, 2011 / 1:22 pm

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

  13. Lisa
    November 28, 2011 / 1:26 pm

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

  14. Angela
    November 28, 2011 / 1:38 pm


    Happy Birthday!!!

    I hope you have a marvellous day!

    I am also a sagittarius! Best sign ;)

    Are you taking a literature course at university?


  15. Laura
    November 28, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    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.

    • Ruth
      November 28, 2011 / 2:05 pm

      Happy Birthday!! xxx

  16. claire
    November 28, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Ruth!

  17. November 28, 2011 / 2:08 pm

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

  18. November 28, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    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

  19. sugarcoated
    November 28, 2011 / 3:32 pm

    Happy birthday!!

  20. love in a mist
    November 28, 2011 / 3:33 pm

    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

  21. Amigurumigirl
    November 28, 2011 / 4:00 pm

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

  22. Jessica
    November 28, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    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!

  23. Francesca
    November 28, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    :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

  24. Grace
    November 28, 2011 / 5:01 pm

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

  25. Christy
    November 28, 2011 / 6:15 pm

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

  26. Mary
    November 28, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    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

    • Ruth
      November 29, 2011 / 10:26 am

      @Saara oooooh!!!!!! Dangerous! xx

  27. Julia
    November 28, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    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:!!!

    • Ruth
      November 29, 2011 / 10:44 am

      @Julia HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  28. November 28, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    happy birthday ruth!

  29. Shelley
    November 29, 2011 / 12:27 am

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

  30. November 29, 2011 / 2:32 am

    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… ;).

  31. Selvi
    November 29, 2011 / 12:18 pm

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

  32. k
    November 29, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    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

  33. Rosa
    November 30, 2011 / 5:19 am

    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!

  34. Yvonne
    December 1, 2011 / 9:08 am

    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!

  35. Georgie
    December 1, 2011 / 10:42 am

    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

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