Do SOMETHING

I’ve been looking back at some old photos this week and getting a bit thoughtful. This photo was taken at Reading festival in 2012 and I look so different! (or at least, I think I… Continue reading

Ways to say I love you – DIY Pennants

Since February is traditionally the month of love (Valentine’s Day and all that), I’ve been trying to focus more on spending time with my loved ones, and especially on sending lots of love… Continue reading

Amsterdam (Twee)

Twee is actually the word for two in Dutch – how cute is that?! It was horribly rainy on our last full day in Amsterdam (boo!) so although we ate lots of yummy… Continue reading

Amsterdam (één)

To say that there are a lot of bikes in Amsterdam is sort of an understatement, in fact, to say that there are more bikes in Amsterdam than I have ever seen in… Continue reading

49/52 – The Sushi Eatery in Soho

Okay, I have a confession to make. As much as I love (obsess over/ fantasise about/ crave) sushi, I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to the whole raw fish thing. I’ve… Continue reading

46/52 – Frank Turner at the Occupied 12 Bar

I guess this is less of a recommendation for a night out and more advice on how important it is to stalk your favourite musicians on social media… I’ll tell you all about… Continue reading

February Goals

Last week all I wanted to do was lie in bed with the lights off and never ever ever get up. It’s days like these that I’m thankful I have things like jobs… Continue reading

January Favourites – 2015

January is almost over (we did January!! Someone pour this girl a mojito, we absolutely smashed it!) it’s been a month full of fresh starts, late nights, cold days (and nights!) and lots and… Continue reading

44/52 – Boris Bikes in Hyde Park!

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in London for almost two years and I hadn’t ridden a Boris Bike until this week! I have to admit I’m a bit nervous about cycling on… Continue reading

37/52 – The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

We’re taking a step back in the 52 challenge (in case you were confused why it suddenly jumped back to 37!) to revisit a trip to the Sam Wanamaker playhouse that I took… Continue reading

Is this the year we keep our resolutions?

I mean, probably not, right? But I guess it’s the year that our start-of-year intentions could develop into real, positive change for the years to come. More than ever this year, I focused… Continue reading

Roast chicken seven ways – eat for a week!

Being a thrifty student, I’ve always struggled to find affordable ways to get meat like chicken into my meals. It’s full of protein and goodness, but can be very pricey, especially if you… Continue reading

41/52 – The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery has been on my to-see list ever since I moved to London. I didn’t really know that much about it, but I used to watch a television programme in which artists created… Continue reading

Time to Shine!

Okay, so the Christmas haze is over, you’ve seen in the New Year, you’re probably back at work, back in the real world, and the new year enthusiasm is already sort of wearing… Continue reading

2015 – Bring. It. On

Mmmm I know it’s so awful and cliché, but I absolutely love the New Year. It just feels like the best fresh start ever! It’s an excuse to get a brand new diary… Continue reading

38/52 – Brixton Academy

Well… It’s pretty near the deadline for my Fifty Two new places in London challenge, and… I’m not quite done. But I am just over 73 percent of the way through and I’m definitely… Continue reading

Happy Christmas! (42 Style)

I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas. I’m working on some updates at the moment (you may have noticed the new look!) and I’m excited to make more changes and improvements in the New… Continue reading

DIY – Leather wallets

Let me say right away ‘Leather Wallets’ is probably a bit of a fancy term for these lil’ guys. Maybe leather pouches? Or little card envelopes? I’m going to be keeping my store… Continue reading

DIY Christmas Table Runner

We’re midway through December and that means it’s nearly time for our Sunset Strip mini-Christmas! As Imogen is going to be taking on the huge task of cooking a roast for five people… Continue reading

Christmas Cards

What’s nicer than a Christmas card? (apart from a Christmas card that’s made of food) How about a sweet handmade card with a secret punch of glitter and a personal hand delivery service?… Continue reading

36/52 – The Wellcome Collection

  I’ve been wanting to visit the Wellcome collection since it opened quite recently, but I never found the time the trek all the way over to Euston (North London is basically the edge… Continue reading

Gift Guide #2

How’s the present-buying going? Really really well? Well I hope you’re doing better than me anyway! It’s so stressful buying gifts – especially gifts for guys, right? What do they want? Because the perverse… Continue reading

#SmallBizSaturday

December the 6th is Small Business Saturday – and a great day to remember all of the small businesses (in our home towns and further afield) when buying Christmas Presents. My dear, dear… Continue reading

Gift Guide #1

Not long ’til Christmas! If you’re not quite done with your christmas shopping (or if you haven’t even started *slaps wrist*) don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! For these little gift guides… Continue reading

Christmas Haul!

I’m so so happy that it’s finally December, and so excited to jump into all of the Christmassy goodness I’ve got planned! I’ve got a girls and guys gift guide coming up for… Continue reading

Happy Birthday!

Dude. Happy Birthday. My sister is another year older and it’s weird. (I, like Joey from friends, find it rather disconcerting that people perpetually grow older.) Anyway, even though I’ve already wished Abi Happy Birthday… Continue reading

November Shmovember…

I am all over Christmas planning right now! Seriously, December – we got this. I feel like I may have been a teensy bit overenthusiastic in looking forward to Christmas and have sort of let… Continue reading

Brighton

Brighton today 👌#brighton #pier #thelanes 💛 A video posted by Georgia (@prettyvacantpirate) on Nov 6, 2014 at 11:54am PST Rob and I took at trip to Brighton a few weeks ago and I… Continue reading

35/52 – The Convenience, a NANA Café

Somewhere in the East, East end of London, (a minute’s walk from Homerton station), The NANA café serves up bottomless cups of tea, hearty breakfasts, comfort food and extra crispy bacon (just the… Continue reading

This is Halloween!

I thought I’d share some photos from the Halloween weekend since we had such a fun time getting dressed up and spookifying the house for our party! I’ve never really celebrated Halloween, but… Continue reading

You’re not Nineteen forever

(pull yourself together) I’m definitely a sun baby. Pumpkin Spice season isn’t even over yet and I’m already buried in my duvet dreaming of sun and sleep and mojitos. I mean, you can… Continue reading

34/52 – Seven Dials, Covent Garden

We have always been of opinion that if Tom King and the Frenchman had not immortalised Seven Dials, Seven Dials would have immortalised itself.  Seven Dials! the region of song and poetry—first effusions,… Continue reading

Updates

Well, I’m sick. And as everybody knows, I am a massive drama queen. This means I’ve barely had any time to do anything what with all of the feeling-sorry-for-myself, snottily-moping-around-the-house and coughing-resentfully-at-anybody-who-will-listen. It’s a hard life.… Continue reading

Moon Phases ‘Headboard’ DIY

I made a thing. And it’s not pineapples. *applause* You guys, I’m so happy with the way this DIY turned out – I went back and forth on the method for a little… Continue reading

My Top 5!

Let’s talk Winter essentials. And yes, I’m using the word ‘essential’ in sort of the same way that Waitrose seems to think ‘scented ironing water’ and ‘Vermicilli baskets’ are essentials, but bear with… Continue reading

Stencilled Wall Art DIY

Recently I heard that Abi (my sister) was trying out an ambitious stencilling project and I forced asked her to blog about it. She obligingly did, and it looks amazing! Here’s how she did… Continue reading

27/52 – Mr Fogg’s Cocktail Bar

Hidden in a small back alley, in the heart of Mayfair, London keeps an intriguing little secret. Mr Phileas Fogg, triumphantly returned from his recent circumnavigation of the globe, (in a record time… Continue reading

Shirts for dayssss

I’m writing this from the depths of my duvets and many many blankets, because, seriously, Winter is Coming. It is so freakin’ cold, guys! I’m wearing so many socks I can’t even walk so I’ll… Continue reading