– treats and travel –

4 Things Making Colder Weather Better

Oct 14

Much as I like vintage fur, hearty comfort food and mulled wine my love and dedication for Summer will always win (particularly freckles, the beach, ice-y beers, BBQ’s and not wearing a coat!) These are the things I’m doing to make cold weather  more bearable, even a little bit enjoyable. I like making soup mainly […]

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Travel: A Quick Jaunt to Malaysia

Nov 14

  I stopped in Malaysia for a quick little jaunt on the way back from Australia to get a bit of r&r on the beach and see my friend Sara in Kuala Lumpar. Here’s some things I loved: Dim Sum at the Mandarin Oriental in KL – surprisingly reasonable, amazing service as expected and of […]

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Afternoon Tea at Barnsley House

Nov 14

I spent a couple of hours with one of my oldest friends having Afternoon tea at Barnsley House in the Cotswolds. We both had the Cream tea (which we probably could have shared – two huge scones each). They offer a number of different options with Champagne, sausage rolls (er yum) and a huge selection of […]

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Travel: Re-visiting East Coast Australia

Nov 14

  Eleven years since my last visit and I did a very whistle stop tour of East coast Australia for a close friend’s wedding and to teach a workshop in Melboune. Here’s a few highlights.  

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Travel : A quick break in Istanbul

Dec 14

After a couple of long haul trips this year I’d squirrelled enough air miles for a flight to Istanbul and luckily so had my pal Paola (if you’re into yummy Pugliese and Italian home cooking, fan girling Sophia Loren and ’90’s Versace you need to follow her instagram account) We stayed at Mama Shelter a […]

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Travel: 24 hours in Bordeaux

Jan 15

After a family ski holiday we had one night in Bordeuax before flying home to the UK. Here’s what we did with our 24 hours: 4pm after checking in to Hotel Notre Dame (a basic but clean and well located hotel) we poked around the shops of Chartrons. This is my favourite area of Bordeaux […]

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New Nail Alert: Lollipop by Orly

Jan 15

Loving this sugared almond, girly lilac particularly when paired with a Barbour coat and a boy’s plaid shirt. Nail Lacquer by ORLY Lollipop 18ml

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Travel: January Recharging on South Goa Beaches

Feb 15

  January is the UK’s worst month I reckon. On the slide out of Christmas and New Years partying, everyone’s broke and it’s freezing and quite possibly wet. Which pretty much makes it the best time to escape to India for some Winter sun. South Goa beaches were the chosen destination. We stayed on Palolem […]

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New Nail Alert: OPI Can’t aFjörd Not To

Mar 15

This OPI Can’t aFjörd Not To is a beautiful salmon-y pink colour from the Fall/Winter 2014 collection by OPI. We love a good coral so we had to try it out.

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Treats: A Sisley Facial at Selfridges

Mar 15

  A quick browse around the Selfridges Birmingham beauty floor a couple of weeks ago and I noticed Sisley had a facial week on in the beauty rooms. The beauty brands all have the option to use these rooms to do pop up treatments and the best thing about this is that the £50 treatment […]

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