Make a room a HOME

Adding a few house plants to your bedroom can easily transform it into a vibrant living space. The gorgeous hues of green instantly brighten up a room and give it a sense of life, making it feel like a true escape. With green being my favourite colour, I added a lick of paint of this…

Growing

My enjoyment in gardening has blossomed this spring- I can’t get enough of the fresh air and nature, especially with my dog Buddy by my side. I’ve added some lovely berry bushes to the garden and planted up some cute pots from ikea with basil seeds and coriander seeds. My next task is actually getting…

SPRING is here

It’s that gorgeous time of year again when the flowers are starting to blossom, the streets are filling with faces wearing sunglasses and the sun is rising higher. No matter which city you’re in, there’s always a happy and relaxed atmosphere that permeates throughout. I absolutely love this positive feel of spring, especially when I’m lucky enough…

L Y O N

I went to Lyon to visit a close friend in October and on a chilly October Saturday afternoon, I visited the Confluence centre. I was struck by it’s bold walls contrasting with curves and sharp edges, almost as a symbol of the fluid nature that cement moves in, in order to solidify. With triangular metal…

Chunky Big Playing Blocks

70s architecture is a funny thing. It’s painfully grotesque to look at, yet there is a solid beauty in the tall chunky forms, once isolated from everything else. I think of the 70s as a time of unity, which is well executed from the symmetrical positioning of every minute detail, peculiarly reminiscent of Soviet buildings….

L E I C E S T E R Sunday Sunshine

  The weather could not have been more perfect this week-end, hitting highs of 26C in the city. The streets weren’t only buzzing from the summer weather, but also from the amazing atmosphere infused through the city in support of the Leicester City football champions. After a long night out on the town, it was…

P A R I S – Sacré Coeur

  Every time I go to Paris, I go back to see this view. There is a charming juxtaposition of nuns singing in the Basilica whilst street performers play reggae songs on the steps. There is nothing like the serenity inside the church and the bustling ambiance once you go through the church doors. Paris is alive, even when…

Table d’hôte- P A R I S

I won a day trip to Paris with Eurostar a few weeks ago, and got the chance to spend a lovely lunch in a wine shop. As I entered, I saw this magnificently large red table to my left awaiting us to sit down to converse about life and taste the wonders of France. The shared…

My relationship with T.

  Travel. Travel can inevitably impact your life and have a lasting effect on simple decisions. It is through new experiences that you learn about the world, the way different individuals think and what impacts communities: industry, landscape and climate. It is not until you walk in another person’s shoes, that you see how they…

VitraHaus- WEIL AM RHEIN

It’s been a while coming since I wanted to write a post about this exquisite architectural masterpiece that finds itself amongst the modest rolling hills before the start of the Black Forest. I plan to take better photos and write a more in depth post on the VitraHaus’ design and content, as it assembles eclectic…

B A S E L skyline

Stunning view I snapped up from the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Tiles

I came across these intricate Victorian floral tiles whilst roaming around the Manchester Art Gallery. The vivid colours gave me nostalgia of my trip last year to Lisbon, where every building is dressed in lines of colourfully designed tiles.

Sunset in B E R L I N

I got a bit obsessed with the stunning Berlin night sky the day I arrived in the city. The beauty of passerbys’ tall shadows and dark outlines in the distance made the bustling rugged streets rather charming, as we wandered down from Warschauer StraBe to Treptower Park with a Radler in our hands. There is…

Monday Pick-me Up

A quick and easy flourless chocolate cake that tastes absolutely devine paired with a raspberry coulis! I make it every time the family reunites and it always goes down a storm. You can find the recipe on Women’s Weekly here.

I Suoni Delle Dolomiti

During the first week-end of August, I had the fantastic opportunity to visit my boyfriend in Italy and travel up to the dark green mountains known as the Dolomites. It was such a beautifully serene area, famous for its apple orchards which aligned the mountain sides. We found a little spot to camp for the…

L I S B O N

In September I made my way to Lisbon to stay with a dear Uni friend of mine. As she has lived in the city the whole of her life, I knew she’d be able to show me the best parts it has to offer, hence me not googling anything about the place. I wanted to…

Every Woman’s Monthly Pains

Recently I read an article about Britain’s number one tennis player, Heather Watson and how her period was the reason she didn’t even get past the first round in the Australian Open. It was an eye opener because I hadn’t realised just how much that miserable time of the month effects women’s performance, as I’m…

Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Cake

  The link below will take you to the recipe I used for this extremely delicious and surprisingly easy chocolate cake recipe. It is very rich, which is why I decided to top the cake with raspberries and toasted almonds instead of the ganache, as suggested. This is the perfect cake to make for a…

Bradgate Park- LEICESTERSHIRE

Last week I went down to Leicestershire and picnicked with my mum and sisters in the beautiful surroundings of Bradgate Park. It was lovely to be back amongst the English landscape and enjoy the sunny weather! The park has so much to offer to all age groups and is the perfect place to escape to…

Best Pasta Salad by Jamie Oliver

I discovered this little gem last year whilst flicking through cook books looking for interesting recipes before I embarked on my year abroad in Italy. This is another quick and easy recipe that I use, and it really tastes zingy and fresh! It’s perfect if you need to take something to a summer party or…