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Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Lifestyle

Food and Wine Pairing with M&S

They say as you get older your palate changes. As I find myself rearing up to 30, I can concur. I’ve started enjoying Stilton rather than just Dairylea, scallops as well as fish-fingers and these days, I would choose a glass of wine over a pint of snakebite (cut to my student self goggling at me in disbelief). Though my taste in alcoholic beverages is maturing (more quickly than the rest of me HA WHAT IS BEING AN ADULT THO I DON’T GET IT?) I still haven’t got the foggiest about which  ...

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Culture, Hotels, London, Music, Music, North, Travel

In Bed With Ibis

As a twentysomething trying to scrape a meagre living in the Big Smoke, luxury hotels are always waaaay out of my budget for a night away. However, cheaper hotels don’t necessarily mean rubbish hotels, as I discovered a couple of weeks ago. On a drizzly Monday evening, He and I were invited by Accor Hotels for a night at the London Euston St Pancras Ibis. I’ve actually never stayed with this chain before but the promise of a saucy staycation with my beau in crisp hotel sheets  ...

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Books, Lifestyle

Hallow-Reads

Carved your pumpkin? Got your costume at the ready? Had the annual screening of Hocus Pocus? Well, in the case there’s only one thing left to do- curl up with a spooky tome by candlelight! Here’s my top ten best reads for you to sink your fangs into! Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It’s a classic. It’s Gothic, Romantic and with a dash of the Science Fiction about it, this is a genre-blasting monster of a read. Plus, because I’m a sucker for an underdog, I always  ...

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Books, Lifestyle

Fashion Mash-Up

Just a wee quick one today folks but I just wanted to share this incredibly fun tome that popped through my letterbox recently, Fashion Mash-Up! Okay, so this interactive book is a collaboration between the V&A, Penguin and fashion illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve. It’s a whistle stop tour of fashion through the ages but it encourages you to get stuck in and get creative! Remember those paper dolls you had when you were little, and you could press out paper clothes and fold them  ...

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