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Coquette + Dove is my blog, love letter, pin board and hiding place.

A country girl born & raised, I spent my formative years in the restaurant world, first as a pastry chef, and then managing a restaurant, before the draw of the bright lights became too much and I succumbed to the siren call of Foggy London Town. There I became engulfed in the media world, from planning parties on top of Tower Bridge in the dotcom boom to pulling all nighters pitching with some of the UK’s top media agencies.

When it all became too much, I left the world of media and headed to Greasepaint, where I trained as a make up artist in film, tv and theatre. What followed was a whirlwind of wigging at The Old Vic, powdering the noses of rockers and intellectuals and too many wedding ‘up-dos’ to mention. During that time, Coquette + Dove was born, alongside a wedding stationery design business, a freelance graphic design and branding business and the birth of Reverie Magazine.  Busy? Just a bit.

I split my time between Devon, London and far too many other places.


Every single item that appears on these pages is here because I believe in it. If I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend, I most certainly wouldn’t recommend it to C+D readers. The same goes for sponsored content, if it’s not a natural fit for C+D, then no amount of money is going to make me blog about it (however much mama wants a new bag). When posts are sponsored, they are clearly marked as such. Editorial credibility is the butter on my toast. And no one likes dry toast.


Many of the links featured on C+D are affiliate links that may make me a penny or two if you click through and buy. There is no extra cost to you from this system, and content is never selected based on wether or not there’s something in it for me, it’s chosen because I like it, and I think you’ll like it too. The pocket money is just the icing on this labor-of-love filled cake.


C+D only works with advertisers that are a natural fit for it’s content and readers. If you’re interested in advertising, sponsored posts or collaborations, please get in touch and I’ll send you the relevant info.

I occasionally do product giveaways, either in conjunction with advertisers, or in partnership with companies I think you’ll love. Above all, I strive to keep giveaways relevant and exciting.
My competition policy is clearly stated with each giveaway, and winners are always selected by a random number generator.


If you’d like to get in touch, the simplest way is by email – kate {at} coquetteanddove {dot} com
If you’d like to send press packs, or products for review, please get in touch for a mailing address.