Saturday, 27 June 2015

Netflix: What You Should Watch Next

Maybe it's just me, but Netflix has been getting really, really good lately. I'm never short of things to watch and my list is ever expanding with TV shows and films big and small. There is so much on there that you can sometimes feel a bit swamped or overwhelmed, sticking to what you know and not taking risks on lower-key stuff. I've put together a few of my recent favourites to help you out with your choices, there's something here for everyone!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Creative Lettering - The Early Days

Back in January I made some very vague new years resolutions that I kept largely to myself. One was to do a somersault on the trampoline (didn't happen) and another was to improve my handwriting. Creative Lettering and Beyond is a book that I rather hope will help my penmanship improve significantly, giving me a bit more of an artistic scrawl and a better ability to make art out of letters.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Oh Comely - The Weather Edition

I love a good magazine, but whereas I used to be a buy-Vogue-every-month kind of girl, independent mags have now won a place in my heart. I've spoken before about Oh Comely, a London magazine that's out every two months, but now that I've read and experienced five issues I thought it'd be nice to do another post reflecting on the little ways it has changed me. This post may be a little picture heavy but it was simply too difficult to narrow down all the beautiful pages!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Recently Read | Becoming Parisian

Something I have been putting an awful lot of time into lately is becoming Parisian, if not in domestic terms then certainly in regards to style. Two books to recently make their way from my 'to-read' shelf to my 'read' taught me all about the coveted French lifestyle and all that's left for me to do is book my Eurostar ticket (ahem...). One of them happened to be a jolly read I really enjoyed, the other... not so much.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Turtle Bay, Birmingham

I've been quite jelly of all the bloggers talking about Turtle Bay restaurants that have opened in their areas. Having been a student at a uni in the middle of nowhere there was no chance of one opening up in Stoke (they're only just getting a Nando's!) so I was left sulking over the lack of Caribbean yumminess in my life.

My brother made an arguably smarter uni choice in terms of restaurants and nightlife and is studying at the University of Birmingham where they do indeed have a Turtle Bay close at hand. You can imagine how pleased I was when my mum told me he'd chosen "a Caribbean restaurant, Turtle something..." for his birthday meal and so naturally decided to blog the whole thing.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A New Purse: Disaster Designs, Tails and Trails

Disaster Designs are one of my favourite quirky brands but until very recently I've barely owned anything by them. Gorgeous as their products are, they certainly don't come cheap and I've always been hesitant to splurge on a purse or bag. I have, however had problems with my latest purse (in that it occasionally likes to vomit my cards everywhere) so on my last day living at uni I thought "feck it" and treated myself to this lovely, lovely thing.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Fragrance | A Library for Your Nose Holes

The Library of Fragrance have been popping up on UK blogs for a while now. Starting with just three scents, Dirt, Grass and Tomato, the brand began in New York, bottling fragrances from everyday life, allowing people to get a spritz of their favourite scent whenever they wanted. Mixing both true to life (and believe me, if it's labelled Gin and Tonic it will smell of gin and tonic) and conceptual fragrances the library now has 300 fragrances with 101 now available in the UK via their website and a selection of favourites stocked in Boots.