Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.

If you could go back, who would you want to meet? This is the question asked on the very first page of Tales from the …
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Learning to love fashion again after a year of dressing down

September sees transitional fashion come into its own. Too cool for shorts and summer dresses, but still too warm for chunky knits and layering. I’…
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The Slamwich Club – Stokie cocktails, slam dunks and a secret Backyard bar

The Slamwich Club was recently named as one of the top 30 burger joints in the country – and despite not actually selling burgers, it’s easy …
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Where to eat in Newquay – 19 must-visit restaurants, cafes and bars

One of the most common questions I get asked when my friends book a holiday to Newquay is ‘do you know any good places to …
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The Chi Chi tie back midi dress giving me summer holiday vibes

Ad – this post contains press samples – all opinions are my own If you’re looking for a dress you can wear all summer long, from …
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Inside Christmas at Trentham light trail – a totally magical experience for all the family

Inside Christmas at Trentham light trail – a totally magical experience for all the family

Ad – press event – all views are my own As night falls over Trentham Gardens, a spectacular light trail illuminates the estate, making for a truly magical and festive experience to get you into…

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Glossier Cookie Butter balm dotcom smells just like Loftus biscuits

Glossier Cookie Butter balm dotcom smells just like Loftus biscuits

Cult beauty and skincare brand Glossier have released a dreamy festive flavour of their award-winning balm dotcom – and it smells just like Loftus biscuits. The limited edition Glossier Cookie Butter balm dotcom was released…

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How to spend a day in Padstow

How to spend a day in Padstow

Padstow is a picturesque harbour town about 10 miles from Newquay, and makes for a gorgeous day trip on a summer’s day. At the head of the Camel River, Padstow also marks the start and…

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The story behind Let’s Face It Beauty Box as it launches in the UK

The story behind Let’s Face It Beauty Box as it launches in the UK

Let’s Face It Beauty is the latest subscription box to hit the market, offering a handpicked selection of luxury products from just £35. Shelley Watson decided to launch the brand after suffering half a decade…

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The Colour Room – the brilliant biopic of Stoke-on-Trent ceramics trailblazer Clarice Cliff starring Phoebe Dynevor

The Colour Room – the brilliant biopic of Stoke-on-Trent ceramics trailblazer Clarice Cliff starring Phoebe Dynevor

“No man can appreciate and produce things of beauty whose colour sense is outraged every day by the grime and soot that covers everything” – Pottery Gazette, 1919, Stoke-on-Trent. This is the quote that opens The…

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The ultimate independent Staffordshire Christmas gift guide 2021

The ultimate independent Staffordshire Christmas gift guide 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s just something so magical about the run up to Christmas – and for me, it really is all about finding the perfect gifts to show my…

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