Tis' the Season to Give

“A lot of the focus at the end of the year is on giving. Cards, gifts, food, drink, merriness. Every year the trees get taller and the number of presents underneath grows. January comes around and imposes a new harsh reality – back to work, back to university, back to school. The diets start, the budgeting begins., And that sense of generosity we sing about at Christmas-time gets a little lost between the detox green juices and our dips in and out of the January blues”.

Christmas at Home

“It’s December and that means only one thing – my favourite month of the year”.

Cucina Veronese

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene… the food is hearty and the wine is good. I spent a year living in this idyllic city, in the Veneto region of Italy (North-East), and truth be told, I ate my…

Wanderlisting: 3 Autumn City Breaks

A couple of months ago I wrote what I called a ‘wanderlist’, as summer was coming to an end and I was desperate (obviously) to make it last just a little bit longer.

Window shopping in Milan

Before I left Italy in September, I made the quick trip from Alessandria to Milan for a day of (mainly) window shopping. I’d never visited before and as soon as I walked down to the underground I felt right at home.

BBQ Brunch at Hotbox

“Hotbox is just one of the many street food vendors who are taking the big step of settling down in permanent premises. Before setting up house in the heart of Spitalfields, the barbecue connoisseurs led a smoking path around London with pop-ups all over the city”.

The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court

It’s no secret that I love poring over house decor and so spend inappropriate amounts of time on Pinterest doing exactly that. A couple of weeks ago, I visited The Handmade Fair, it’s on at Hampton Court every year and…

14 things: Fresher's Edition

Just started your first year at university? Obviously you’re super busy with all the deadlines and Otley Runs (big up Leeds uni) late night library sessions, so this is 14 short and sweet nuggets of advice to make the most…

The Fresher Edit: University Essentials

September is here in full force, and with September, arrives the need for new stationary. This is the first in around 18 years I am not doing the back-to-school routine, but I’m still buying stationary (whoops).