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Travel

Costa Dorada, unwrapped.

When I think about Catalonia, I instinctively land in Barcelona; the land of Gaudí, street festivals and, of course, football.  But just 100km southwest of Barcelona, the Costa Dorada is a strip of Mediterranean coastline best known for its calm, shallow waters, and golden sandy beaches. It’s not a destination

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Interiors

A spring clean.

The middle of March, the slightest whiff of Spring on the horizon, and the desire to deep clean and sort out every corner of the home reaches fever pitch..!   Who am I kidding? I’ve been itching to spring clean ever since the start of the year, but now that the

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Travel

Beyond the Old Town.

Prague. A romantic, fairytale city of higgledy-piggledy streets, spires and bridges. And a perfect destination for a mid-Winter city break!  After a wonderful press trip to Dubrovnik with Jet2 in 2022, I was eager to check out which European City Breaks were on offer with Jet2Holidays, since my first experience travelling

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Lifestyle

Gift from the heart.

Ding dong, ding dong… it’s that time of year again! I had to do a quick check, but it’s actually been 4 years since I put together a round up of Christmas gifting ideas for the blog.   Which is crazy, because it’s something I absolutely looove doing, but I

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Lifestyle

It’s dinner party season!

Is there anything more exciting than planning a dinner party at home with your nearest and dearest, Come Dine With Me style?  Minus the excruciating scoring-in-secret part that is!    If the Channel 4 reality series is your go-to guilty pleasure as well (couples edition, of course!), then you’ll be

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Lifestyle

A dog’s day out.

One of the things I’ve come to love most about Manchester is just how dog friendly a city it is! I noticed it long before little Paco came into our lives. The number of small dogs nestled at the feet of their owners in accomodating coffee shops, riding the tram,

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Travel

A true holiday.

When was the last time you took a vacation that was truly about just switching off and relaxing?  Since my last family holiday with my parents —in 2002!— I don’t think I’ve ever gone away with the sole purpose of doing absolutely nothing. ‘Holidays’ since then have been all about

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Interiors

September stories.

The start of September always ushers in a raft of emails in my inbox, showcasing the new season collections from some of my favourite design brands.  While I don’t believe anyone needs to be updating their home decor on a yearly – let alone seasonal – basis, I’m always excited

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Interiors

Italian vacanza.

I always love to see how the creative and unique approaches design companies take in sharing their brand philosophy with their customers. Danish design brand Vipp have been slowly but surely developing their own portfolio of design-led one-of-kind hideaways, that allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the wonderful world

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Interiors

A nomadic spirit.

“A store for those who are inspired by travel and craft and want to create a home that’s full of soulful moments and memories.“ That sounds right up my street!    We Are Nomads is a beautifully curated online store founded by Jane Badu, another former Londoner who has recently

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Lifestyle

Rose Champagne.

Last week I was invited along to Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa in Cheshire by Hand Picked Hotels, to experience their new ELEMIS Rose Champagne Spa Day. Marking 15 years of partnership between Hand Picked Hotels and luxury skincare brand ELEMIS, the new Rose Champagne Spa Day celebrates the launch

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Interiors

Follow the route.

You know I’m a sucker for artisan textile brands that help preserve traditional craftsmanship techniques and support indiginous communities around the world.  When Angharad Allsop, founder of Routes Interiors, got in touch with me on Instagram to introduce me to her products and brand ethos, I knew immediately that I

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