A Street Guide to Venice

I can honestly say that Venice is the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. The people are lovely, the Prosecco is abundant, and I honestly can’t think of a better place to spend a few days, in a semi-drunk stupor, aimlessly wandering. So here’s a few of my favourite Venetian haunts and a few tips on travelling. Admittedly I’ve only stayed in one hotel in … Continue reading A Street Guide to Venice

The understated espadrille – the heroes of summer

As someone who is chronically too lazy to paint my toenails and with a mild phobia of feet, I am loathe to force them on any poor pedicurist. Thus summer sandals are not my friends, and peep toes? – positively enemies. This should make summer shoes a minefield, if it wasn’t for the gloriously understated espadrilles. Comfortable, toe-hiding, and undeniably summery, espadrilles are the understated … Continue reading The understated espadrille – the heroes of summer

Chokers – How to wear them (And how not to)

For a long time I have considered chokers a dubious sartorial statement. I think my distaste roots in the nauseating flashback I get of those stringy ‘tattoo’ chokers in every party bag of every kids party I ever went to (along with the obligatory dodgy cake wrapped in napkin). But now, summer around the corner, I am considering whether I have unreasonably tarred them with an … Continue reading Chokers – How to wear them (And how not to)

Scottish Tablet

Although at first I was reserved about Scottish Tablet – I’m not a huge fan of fudge, but I have firmly fallen for it’s crumbly, grainy texture with complete conviction. I began making it for my boyfriend – it’s his kryptonite (a bit like the Witch in Hansel and Gretel). Mainly to justify the quantity of chocolate I consume, obviously.  It’s also really fun to … Continue reading Scottish Tablet

The top dry skin beauty products (some might surprise you) 

Dry skin is such a bore. It makes fake-tanning a nightmare (which is, in itself, a nightmare) and it makes foundation patchy. Face-dandruff gets a thumbs down from me. However, I have now cultivated what I consider to be a pretty much perfect dry skin regime. I know that all skin is different, and this won’t work for everyone, but its made up of reasonable … Continue reading The top dry skin beauty products (some might surprise you) 

The best £30 you’ll spend on beauty this year (or maybe ever)

Now, I might be late to the game (I often am), or I might be about to introduce you to a beauty secret that will change your life – or at least your look. Last weekend, I had a makeup lesson at my local MAC store. And despite my initial reservations – my natural ‘fight or flight’ instinct kicked in as soon as I was approached … Continue reading The best £30 you’ll spend on beauty this year (or maybe ever)

Shoes to put the Spring in your step!

No it doesn’t feel like it, but technically Spring really is here. Having said that, it doesn’t mean much, an hour less sleep, foreign-farmed daffodils and the dreaded “Easter weight” is the best we’re probably going to get. But we have to embrace it anyhow, and what better way than with some beautiful spring fashion (aka not black). Spring shoes are a tricky one, you really … Continue reading Shoes to put the Spring in your step!

A wonderful Valentine’s in and some great romantic ideas.

I have always loved Valentine’s Day. Although growing up, I didn’t really have a choice. My Mum is a big fan, and at school we always had heart shaped sandwiches with home-made pink bread, and heart confetti bursting out of our lunch boxes, and mysteriously question mark signed valentines cards, written, even more mysteriously, in my mums handwriting. I was comfortable that I had the … Continue reading A wonderful Valentine’s in and some great romantic ideas.

Banana Almond Healthy(ish) Pancakes

In my opinion Pancake Day should be a national holiday. Or an international holiday. I am not religious, and I don’t bother with lent, I just go in for all the good bits!  So in honour of tomorrow, one of the most fabulous days of the year, below if my favourite healthy-ish banana pancake recipe.     You’ll need:  2 bananas 2 eggs 1 tablespoon self-raising … Continue reading Banana Almond Healthy(ish) Pancakes