New Year's Eve Playlists

Staying in or going out? Pick your NYE playlist…

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Well, we’ve nearly made it to the end of 2014. It’s almost time to brush off your sequinned threads, smear on a red lippy and head out to the midnight ball-drop. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll be getting cosy in your pj’s and watching Jools Holland on the sofa with a bag of popcorn the size of your head. I much prefer a stay-in NYE over a going out, but as I’m aware that some of you … Continue reading

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christmas 2014

What I Got For Christmas

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Here’s a traditional Christmas post that I never thought I would publish. I was in two minds whether to post this or not, but my love for photographing pretty things won out. Plus, I just love to read these posts myself, so without further ado, here’s what I got for Christmas this year! Clichéd but necessary disclaimer: I am in no way boasting about what I received, I just thought you might be interested to see … Continue reading

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Three Saviours To Perk Up Winter Skin

3 Skincare Saviours to Amp Up The Glow

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The cold, dull weather means that winter isn’t my most favourite of seasons, but I think I’ve become pretty skilled at keeping my skin in balance whilst the wind and rain come and attack from all angles. Now that the weeks of Christmas shopping have come to an end, it’s time to slough off the stress, pile on the moisture and amp up the glow ready for the New Years festivities. Here are my three … Continue reading

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2014

The (Very) Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

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So, if you’re anything like me, you’ll still be thinking about presents, scrambling to the shops for presents, and nowhere near wrapping presents yet. Have you entered panic mode yet? Don’t worry – there’s at least one other person in the same sitch as you right now, and that’s yours truly. So, to help us all along to Christmas Day, I’ve assembled a gift guide for the last-minute people like you and me. You can … Continue reading

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James Bay by Alex Shahmiri

On Repeat: James Bay

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For discovering my new acoustic crush, I have only the lovely Hannah Maggs and Stefan Michalak to thank. When James Bay‘s song “Let It Go” began playing in one of their vlogs, I Shazam’d faster than I had ever done before. I then did what I always do when I get excited about new music, and began devouring everything he had ever recorded. This time last year, James Bay was a boy waiting in the wings. … Continue reading

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The Smiths Manchester music tour

A Weekend Escape To Manchester’s #HotelOfMusic, Part 2

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Picking up from where we left off last time in my weekend escape to the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Manchester (not read part one yet? It’s here!), in part two I’m talking all about my experience on a mystery Manchester music tour. The Radisson hotel kindly offered Clare and I the chance to go on a music tour on the second day of our stay in Manchester, and we both confessed to each other … Continue reading

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Manchester Free Trade Hall

A Weekend Escape To Manchester’s #HotelOfMusic, Part 1

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Ah, Manchester. Home to perpetually rain-ridden skies, the 1980s ‘Madchester’ music scene, and once a playground for the likes of Steven Morrissey, Ian Brown, and Noel and Liam Gallagher. Manchester holds a fondness with me, not just for its rich and nonchalantly cool music history, but because it’s where my roots are. So, when an email from the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel landed in my inbox inviting me and my fellow music blogger buddy Clare … Continue reading

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Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro, Zane Lowe and Slaves for #RelentlessLive

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Image courtesy of Relentless Energy Hosting this year’s Relentless Live at the utterly vintage Troxy in London, was the perfect paradox. The 1930s art deco of The Troxy, in all its former decadence, gave a helplessly cool backdrop against which to paint music by the likes of Biffy Clyro, Slaves and Zane Lowe, and it didn’t hurt that the venue’s sound is as clean and bright as the sparkly ballgowns that once danced within its … Continue reading

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My New Living Room

My New Home: Living Room Details

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The living room is nearly done. The kitchen is all set up. My office space is a work-in-progress. It’s not quite there yet, but now that I’ve settled into my lovely new home, I thought I’d start sharing a few little corners of it as I go along. Like all of my favourite things in life: music, food, fashion, beauty – I pick up most of my inspiration from blogs. Now, I can add “home” … Continue reading

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The November Playlist

The November Playlist

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Let’s just say that November, music-wise and life-wise, has been an exciting one for me, and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to soundtrack these milestone moments with new songs from some of my favourite bands. I’m talking: Foo Fighters, The 1975 and Fickle Friends. Oh, and the re-scoring of one of my favourite movies, Drive, was a welcome way to unwind amidst the chaos that November has brought with it so far. Along … Continue reading

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