February 2014 archive

Review :: A Girls’ Day Out at the Macdonald Spa

You know how it is, you make plans with friends and promise that you’ll see each other soon, but those plans never materialize. Before you know it, months have passed. That’s how it had been for Jenna and I. For each other’s birthday, we had promised to treat ourselves to a day at the spa. A […] Read more…

SPENDING BAN UPDATE :: HALFWAY THERE

‘Some rare delight in Manchester town…that was my favourite dress.’  My Favourite Dress by The Wedding Present Today marks the halfway point of the 100 Day Spending Ban. I’m pleased to report that I’ve made it this far, this far without any purchases. No clothes, shoes or accessories. It’s been a long hard slog, one […] Read more…

LONDON :: A DAY IN SHOREDITCH

You can read all about my first day of sightseeing in London, here, and see what I wore on day two, here.  As you know, John and I checked out of our hotel early on Sunday morning and headed to the heart of Shoreditch. With a quick pit stop at Costa Coffee, we snaffled breakfast […] Read more…

What I Wore in London :: Monochrome with a Splash of Yellow

What I Wore in London “In the city, it’s alright.” 22 Grand Job, The Rakes Dressing for a city break aint no easy task. Considering the recent storms, lashings of rain and blustery winds, my outfits for two days in London needed to be practical and fit inside a tiny Kanken rucksack. No easy feat, trust […] Read more…

Manchester Street Art – The Out House Project

To the untrained eye, it’s another piece of graffiti sprouting up seemingly overnight, but look closer and you’ll see that this is art. Public art. The Out House Project to be precise, a unique and eye-catching campaign which transforms Manchester’s Stevenson Square every three months. With the belief art is for anyone and everyone, in […] Read more…

London :: A Morning of Sightseeing

Sightseeing in London As you know, I’d been really excited about my London trip. Arriving home late last night, I woke up crippled with tiredness, muscle-fatigue and the mother of all headaches. However, it was an amazing two days. Two days which I’m going to try and recount snippets of! So, grab a brew and come […] Read more…

What I Wore :: The Brit Pack Valentine’s Edition

What I Wore Valentine’s Edition “I just wanna be a fool and get lovesick with you,” Lovesick, Peace This year, it seems Valentine’s day is everywhere you look. My inbox is full of racy underwear, saucy dresses and scintillating deals to treat the man in my life. It’s enough to make a nun blush! With […] Read more…

Review :: Collection Colour Lash Mascara

Collection Colour Lash Mascara Review What’s the one beauty product you couldn’t live without? For me, it’s mascara. I don’t wear a lot of make up, through laziness not choice, and you’ll never find me claiming to be an authority on it, but I just couldn’t live without mascara. Over the years, I’ve tried many, […] Read more…

Analog Photography :: Friendly Fires on Film

“You and me in a photobooth,  Waiting for the flash and close the curtain urgently,” Friendly Fires, Photobooth   There’s something that equally excites and fascinates me about analog photography. Before the ‘digital era’ exploded, there was one chance to capture the moment. A missed opportunity meant a waste of film and a crushing disappointment […] Read more…

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