City escapes ~ 36 hours in Paris

The day before my 30th birthday in August I made my way to London Victoria in nervous anticipation about where I was going to spend the day itself. Many months before James had asked me whether I wanted a gift or a day out, I chose the latter as I think experiences and memories are often more valuable than gifts (but also because I really didn’t want to organise what to do myself!). Somewhere along the… View Post

The Weekend Edit #18

Hello October! One of the most beautiful seasons of the year. I can’t wait to walk through crunchy leaves for four weeks, get wrapped up in blankets and drink bucket loads of hot chocolate. I know it’s all cliché stuff but the recent sunshine has got me so excited about it. These last two weeks have been crazy busy at work so I’ve had hardly any energy to write blog posts or get as involved in social… View Post

Open House London 2015

Open House London very nearly got missed again this year. It had been on my radar for a whole month but one way or another I completely forgot about it until the Friday before. Luckily, with help from blogging friends on Twitter (thanks Lisa, Emma, Jessi and Carla!) and enough determination to see me through a karaoke hangover, I finally managed to squeeze the annual event into my weekend. If you can’t resist visiting places… View Post

The weekend edit #17

After a long day at work this week I came out of the tube station and all of a sudden felt the new season upon us. The evenings seemed to have drawn in at once, it was dark and it was chilly. I shared this with James later on (naturally with a “brrrrrrr” and a *shudder*), and with a bit of a chuckle to myself, I realised how preoccupied I am with not only the weather… View Post

Cocktail hour ~ 155 Bar & Kitchen, Clerkenwell

Whilst London can surprise me at any moment, the nights that go beyond my expectations can be few and far between. Maybe it’s because I have high expectations living in a capital city or maybe it’s a result of letting some of the good opportunities go by whilst being too busy? When something turns out to be more than what you thought it would be you have to share it, right? A couple of weeks… View Post

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

The National Portrait Gallery was my very first blog review back in January 2012 (you can read it here if you like *cringes slightly*). I can’t believe how far the blog and I have come since then close on four years later! At the time I had no idea what I was doing, I took a photo with an iPad like the tourist I really was (and still am in many ways). I had read somewhere… View Post