Driving The French Riviera with Hertz Europe: Nice to La Rochelle

Driving The French Riviera with Hertz Europe: Nice to La Rochelle

The Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coast of southwestern France, is one of Europe’s greatest gems. With crystal clear seas to rival the Caribbean, terracotta orange rooftops, grand villas of  La Belle Époque, millionaire yachts, a balmy climate and an abundance of fine cheese and wine, it really is the ultimate driving holiday. The best way to see the French Riviera is by car, not least for the beauty of the ability to make unexpected stop offs and discover villages off of the beaten track en route, and Hertz were kind (or mad?) enough to let me loose on the roads in a large Toyota. 14,000km, 9 cities, an aqueduct, a vineyard, 2.5 tanks of diesel and a flock of flamingos later and I’m here to tell the tale…

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The Autumn Knitwear Edit: 40 Jumpers Under £40

The Autumn Knitwear Edit: 40 Jumpers Under £40

  Autumn has crept up quicker than 2012 Usain and whilst I sometimes struggle with the colder, darker months, I do bloody love an excuse to go shopping. Knitwear is hands down one of my…

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Spa, Steak and City Views: a Sleepover at Novotel, Canary Wharf

Spa, Steak and City Views: a Sleepover at Novotel, Canary Wharf

  I’ve never been totally au fait with the notion of a staycation, preferring to venture further afield and explore places unknown. But how often is it that we take a moment to appreciate the…

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Big in France: Cooking Up a Storm with Mark Greenaway

Big in France: Cooking Up a Storm with Mark Greenaway

Big in France hosts hands on cookery courses like no other; nestled in the idyllic French countryside a short drive from the bustling harbour town of La Rochelle you’ll learn how to make beautiful dishes – both exquisite in flavour and in presentation – using locally sourced seasonal produce under the guidance of multi-award winning Scottish chef, Mark Greenaway. Indulge in a plethora of foodie delights whilst sipping on a glass of vin rouge…or two…before returning home with new friends, a full belly, a happy heart and a whole host of new kitchen skills.

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Missing: One Mojo – 4 Bullshit Free Ways to Get Yours Back

Missing: One Mojo – 4 Bullshit Free Ways to Get Yours Back

    Recently I’ve felt in a bit of a slump. I’m desperately searching high and low for the motivation that I cherish so dearly but it seems to have done a runner, and this…

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Dressed in Positivity: Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea

Dressed in Positivity: Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea

      This September Breast Cancer Care are hosting a fashion show starring amazing individuals living with, or recovering from, breast cancer to prove that looking and feeling fabulous does not end with a…

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The Olympus Pen 45mm Lens: Is It Worth It? A Photographic Comparison

The Olympus Pen 45mm Lens: Is It Worth It? A Photographic Comparison

The Olympus Pen has become the holy grail of blogging cameras, it’s impossible to go to an event and not see 10 of them hanging from necks by Vogue leather straps. The Pen is lightweight and versatile but the kit lens is extremely limiting. With the right lens (and understanding of manual settings) you can produce imagery that is easily as high quality as that of a much more expensive camera.

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The Top 10 Places I’ve Eaten in August

The Top 10 Places I’ve Eaten in August

I’m very fortunate to dine out a lot both through invitation and my own hungry belly and I’ve decided to round up everywhere I’ve eaten each month so that you can discover some fabulous new restaurants in London and further afield.

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How I Edit Blog Photos On My Phone in 3 Easy Steps

How I Edit Blog Photos On My Phone in 3 Easy Steps

Most bloggers are constantly looking to up their photography game, whether to accompany a sassy new post or for the ‘gram. Whilst fundamentally a lot of it comes down to how well you can actually take a photo in the first place, editing can not only help to create a sense of cohesion and branding but also hide a multitude of sins (e.g. mega creased bed sheets, toast crumbs and yellow lighting).

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13 Ways to Make Living With SAD Easier This Winter

13 Ways to Make Living With SAD Easier This Winter

Seasonal Affective Disorder – shortened to SAD (what wanker came up with that?) – is essentially a form of depression, often accompanied by anxiety, that is triggered by the Autumn and Winter months. The changing of seasons affects us all in some shape or form, even if it’s just that bit harder to climb out of bed in the morning knowing that you’re probably going to have to defrost your car, however for SAD sufferers the effects can be severe and debilitating. 

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