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Christmas Gift Guides 2023 - Broste Copenhagen

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 think in recent years the […]

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 just as excited as I […]

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, or taking a stroll along […]

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 of ELEMIS’ new Rose Micro […]

I don’t have a summer holiday booked yet this year, but that doesn’t stop me coveting a whole new wardrobe of sun-appropriate threads… Summer style —and I mean sun-drenched, frolicking on the beach, wandering through dusty medinas and lounging languidly on the terrace, cocktail in hand— is my absolute weakness, despite the fact that I […]

I’m delighted to finally share a project I’ve been working on for the past 6 months with you all!When Yvonne from TYRO (studios) first slid into my Instagram DM’s with a series of voice notes I was intrigued.. not least of all because I’m someone who hates receiving voice notes, haha. But I overcame my […]

“Hey babe, what do you want for dinner?” In our house it’s Luis Cooks (as opposed to Andy – or Paco, as the photos might suggest!), so when it comes to the kitchen – and all the gadgets we have littering the countertop – it’s his domain. Having invested in the Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Flip Mini […]

A little bit of a personal post today, as it’s the start of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, a cause which has become very close to my heart over the past year. I’ve not been one to shy away from cervical screenings – aka smear tests – in the past but, what with the pandemic […]

As I enter the final year of my third decade, with the big 4-0 looming on the horizon, my appreciation for – and experimentation with – skincare is dramatically evolving. I spent my teens, twenties and early thirties with only one consideration when it came to my skincare routine: will this product help curb my break-outs, […]

I’ve never had a pet before. Growing up, I always wanted a cat, but my mum was severely allergic, and it turned out I was too, which generally put paid to attempts to foster a furry friend of any kind. So when my boyfriend started talking about us getting a dog – over two years […]

Drumrolllllll, please! I’m back. I mean, I never really went away, but over the past few years posting has been a little sporadic to say the least, and I’m painfully aware that the majority of my recent posts have been paid partnerships. Something I swore to myself I wouldn’t let happen, and the fact it […]

Travelling during a global pandemic can be fraught with anxiety and concern. When we made the decision to travel to Guatemala to spend Christmas and New Year with my boyfriend’s family, whom he had not seen in over two years, we spent a lot of time weighing up the pros and cons of our trip, […]

I’ve been promising a big book review post for several months now and finally, here it is! The only real resolution I made for myself in January was to read more, since I didn’t really have the headspace to read that much last year. I’m not going to lie, it’s still a bit of a […]

Style, or rather, my recent lack of style, has been at the forefront of my mind a lot lately. A year spent indoors, socialising only with my boyfriend, his sister (with whom we were a support bubble), and virtually over Zoom, has meant the attention I pay to what I wear each day has dwindled […]

It’s safe to say the first few months of the year have been tough on us all. I doubt I was the only one secretly hoping – even though it was highly unlikely – that the new year might bring with it the usual promise of a fresh start, and renewed hope. But, as is […]