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48 Hours in Marrakech

The first time I touched down in Marrakech was about 10 years ago and luckily, a long trip meant I was able to experience plenty of what the gorgeous city had to offer, from afternoons spent on sun-flooded terraces to happy ambles around the labyrinthine souks, it was pretty easy going. More recently, my visit was much shorter so I was determined to pack as much into the weekend as possible. Where to go in Marrakech? If you haven’t shopped in this city’s famous souks, have you ever really shopped? A wander around is a must and depending on where…

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How A Solo Trip Through The Himalayas Taught Me About Self Acceptance

Yes, I know, I’ve been going on and on about my trip to Nepal. Yes, it was spiritual, yes, it was life affirming and yes, I know exactly how I sound when I say that. I didn’t go there to ‘find myself’ or anything, but I had a pretty revelatory moment whilst I was there. I didn’t expect to experience anything close to that lightning moment on the side of a mountain but even now, I think about it at least once a day.  We all know that travelling stokes the mind, develops our characters and helps us to gain…

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Sketch London: Go For the Pink Velvet Interior and Stay for the Champagne Bar

If you haven’t heard of Sketch, you’re in for a bizarre treat. One of London’s more eccentric offerings, this Mayfair spot is a hit among fans of pastel pink, which is basically the entire blogging community of London under the age of 24, right? Comprised of lounge-style restaurant named The Gallery, filled with kitsch pink velvet seating and white tablecloths, the walls are lined with illustrations by one of my favourite artists, David Shrigley. Even the crockery is jazzed up with his signature hand-drawn messages and unnerving doodles. I love this place for its aesthetic — especially the giant egg…

Where To Eat On The High Street If You’re Too Boujee For Nando’s

If you’ve made a tonne of money-saving resolutions this month and are trying not to break the bank by splurging on eating out, it’s likely you’ll end up looking to the high street for an affordable meal or two. Now, the high street isn’t usually our first port of call for great design, inventive cocktails or great veggie and vegan options, however, you’d be surprised at how well some cafes and restaurants are doing at hanging dull dining out to dry. There are now plenty of easy-to-come-by places that really embrace aesthetics, as well as unique, authentic and quality food and drink. So, if…

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If You’re In To Beautiful Things You Should Visit Quill

If you’re partial to a wander through the historic streets of central or easterly London, you might have spied a white-fronted shop with large Georgian windows boasting a host of inviting displays. Equal parts paper trove and luxe boutique, Quill is a stationery store like no other. Founded in 2012, the shop has grown into a well-loved purveyor of gorgeous products created by independent designer/makers and studios and a hub of creativity, hosting workshops and events. Today having made a decisive mark on London’s creative and commercial scenes with workshops and bespoke services, Quill proudly stocks its own goods as…

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Why You Should Shop at my Favourite Indie Store Shedquarters

Shedquarters is an independent shop that I’ve loved, admired and promoted for pretty much as long as it’s been around. Launched in 2014, the store is an online purveyor of stunning, handpicked pieces crafted by talented makers and designers. Run by two lovely people named Hayley and Ross and born from a shared love of high-quality products and contemporary design, the shop is based out of a converted shed in Cambridge, hence its name. ‘We want Shedquarters to be a place where people can come and buy modern homeware at an affordable price’ say founder Hayley. ‘We also want to…

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Why I Took A Break And Checked into a Sunny Spanish Health Retreat

I love juggling lots of different things day-to-day, it’s part of what makes life interesting. However, doing too much can, as we all well know, have adverse reactions on your physical and mental health. Though I often post positive, upbeat articles about artists, indie stores and experiences I love, we thought it might be time to open up a little and share an experience I recently had, along with some tips and info on a place I really rate. Over the years, this blog has gone from strength to strength fo which I am grateful  However, it’s always been a passion…