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Foodie Friday Lifestyle

Brunch at Cosy Club

Words & Photos: Yours truly

Alright, so I’m a self-confessed foodie but admittedly not the most adventurous when it comes to checking out all the new, hip places. Once I find somewhere I like it just becomes my go-to.

So when Cosy Club reached out to me offering an opportunity to try out their new summer menu, which features a selection of new meat-free dishes – I said yes. As it’s a well established staple in the Manchester dining scene that I’d heard/read lots about but never got to try.

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Travel Tuesday

North Coast 500, Scotland : 5 Stop Points You Need to Know

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Tongue, Scottish Highlands

For my birthday this year, David and I decided to tick one more item off our bucket list: Drive around the North Coast 500 in Scotland.

What’s the North Coast 500, you ask?

North Coast 500 (or simply NC500) is a 500-mile long route of stunning seaside scenery in the far north of Scotland. It’s nicknamed ‘Scotland’s Route 66’; it’s widely known as one of the top coastal road trips in the world; in fact, it’s been tipped as “the Best Road Trip in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler… you get the picture!

If you’re planning to take on the route, if you need some help planning the most epic road trip you’ll ever take in Europe, keep on reading because here are five stop points that I think you should check out along the way, plus a few tips we’ve gathered from the locals to help you make the most of your trip. Continue Reading

Travel Tuesday

5 WH Questions & Answers About : Seville, Spain

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Metropol Parasol

It’s nuts to think that it’s only been a month since I was in Seville. It seems like a lifetime ago we were wandering and getting lost in the Sevillean streets yet I can almost still feel that Spanish sun beaming on my face…

As I’m gearing up to embark on yet another big birthday adventure (I went to Lisbon for my birthday last year – read about it!), which I no doubt will want to share about, I thought I’d better get my shit act together and start blogging again… and this time I’ll keep my promise. I promise.

So here you go, F I V E things you should know about Seville if you’re planning on visiting:

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Fashion Outfits

Styling the Classic Overcoat … for A/W Transition

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David

Now that there’s definitely a chill in the air, it’s time to talk about transitional fashion. For me, the autumn/winter can only mean a number of things: fewer hours of daylight but many more opportunities to play with layers; dialling down the temperature but dialling up the toastiness… all the way up!

In this post, I’m going to show you how I style my trusty black overcoat – a style staple of mine, here’s why… Continue Reading

Chit-chats Travel Tuesday

Group Trips : 5 Steps to Organising the Perfect Getaway with Friends

Words: Yours truly • Photos: David • Location: Oslo Opera House

(This one is coming to you a little bit later than I would’ve liked but better late than never, right? Right.)

About 10 days before D and I took off to Asia, we went on a little Bank Holiday trip with two of our dear friends, Asma and Mo of Jet Set Chick fame. We went to Norway, stayed in a beautiful Airbnb on the island of Tjøme, and had a brilliant time.

Now we rarely ever go on holidays with friends. We might have gone on holidays ‘to see friends’ but not often ‘with friends’, and from this trip, I picked up a few tips and tricks to organising a getaway with a group of people – and here they are. Continue Reading