What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage for a Long Haul Flight

What to Pack in Your Hand Luggage for a  Long Haul Flight

When you’re about to embark on a long haul flight (I’m writing this, one eye on the clock, as I get ready to head to the airport to board a 11+ hour flight to Los Angeles) you need to think carefully about what you want to keep you entertained and comfortable on the journey.

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A Guide to The Ultimate Instagram Flat Lay

A Guide to The Ultimate Instagram Flat Lay

‘Flat laying’ is common vocabulary in the bloggers dictionary. Creating a flat lay image is a great way to display products and tell a story all at once, but getting it right isn’t as easy as just throwing together a handful of random items, sticking on a VSCO filter and hoping for the best.

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Celebrating Thai New Year at the Mango Tree, SW1

Celebrating Thai New Year at the Mango Tree, SW1

It can be very difficult to find good Thai food in London that doesn’t come with the stereotypical kitschy or somewhat ‘rustic’ decor associated with authentic Asian restaurants. Equally, it can be all the more tricky to find somewhere that offers a polished and contemporary dining experience and doesn’t compromise on the authenticity of the menu.

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Forty Eight Hour Seaside Escape: Coastal Living with Yankee Candle in Camber Sands

Forty Eight Hour Seaside Escape: Coastal Living with Yankee Candle in Camber Sands

When life in the Capital – the crowds, the smog, the exorbitant price tags – becomes a little overwhelming a bit of sea air and the feel of sand between your toes can do the world of good. Camber Sands, one of England’s vastest beaches, is less than a two hour journey from London and is the perfect place to press pause on a hectic lifestyle and soak up the soul-soothing goodness offered by Coastal Living.

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The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

The Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

This weekend I decided to do my best impression of a domestic goddess and whip up a big chocolate-laden tray bake. It might have been induced by all the Easter chocolate lining the supermarket shelves, or it might have been because I’ll currently do anything that isn’t exam revision, either way I’m pretty proud of these gooey chocolate fudge and cheesecake brownies!

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The Ultimate Date Night: Pizza Making Classes at Bungatini, WC2

The Ultimate Date Night: Pizza Making Classes at Bungatini, WC2

Nestled on Drury Lane in the heart of the Westend, BungaTINI is the little baby brother of the much loved Italian mini-chain, Bunga Bunga and the brains behind the hottest new way to spend a Tuesday evening in Covent Garden. Their pizza making classes take you from the humble beginnings of this Italian peasantry staple through to dough making, pizza tossing and – of course – plenty of face-stuffing. I went along to their press preview last week to see exactly how much mozzarella it is humanly possible to fit on one pizza…

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Giving The Gift of Time This Mother’s Day

Giving The Gift of Time This Mother’s Day

The purpose of Mothering Sunday is to stop and recognise the immenseness of the woman who brought you into this world; to celebrate her courage, her strength, her love and kindness. I once read a quote that said “women are not only half the population, they are mothers to the other half too”. Tokens of appreciation are lovely, but nothing is worth more than our time. I asked some of my readers to share with me their favourite memory of time spent with their Mum, or from their time as a mum.

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Hair Makeover at Easton Regal, EC1

Hair Makeover at Easton Regal, EC1

Deciding to venture into a new salon is no easy feat; the relationship that one builds with both their locks and their stylist is a marriage of sorts, nurtured over time and resting upon a mutual understanding that we do not mention The Fringe of 2008. So entrusting someone new with your hair is a bit like going on a first date…with scissors and bleach involved.

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The Sassy Spring Shoes You Need in Your Wardrobe

The Sassy Spring Shoes You Need in Your Wardrobe

A Spring wardrobe is by far my favourite and I’m relishing the prospect of leaving the house without a big fat jacket on or thick black tights but what has got me really excited is the shoes! It’s true, nobody can ever have too many pairs and I just adore summery sandals, cute little ankle straps and pretty much anything that doesn’t require me having to zip my calves into warm leather boots. 

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Creating a Gallery Wall with Desenio

Creating a Gallery Wall with Desenio

Art is the perfect way to jazz up any room but the days of half-heartedly sticking a frame on each wall are well are truly over; now it’s all about creating a mini gallery in the comfort of your own home.

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