Gin galore

Our cupboards are not usually chock full of alcohol. I know, poor us! By that I mean, we tend to buy a bottle of wine and drink it the same day, we don’t have a big supply in waiting. But all that changes at Christmas! The kitchen cupboards currently have a selection to rival any…

Christmas make-up!

It’s Christmas Eve! Yay! Possibly the most exciting day of Christmas, when it’s all anticipation. The shops are shut, so there’s no more worrying about Christmas shopping to be done. So how about a little make-up inspo for the big day? I’m thinking glitter, green eye-make-up and luscious dark red lips. Thank you, Pinterest for…

Comfy wide-leg trousers

It’s just five days to go until the biggest day of eating of the year. So my thoughts are turning to the clothing that’ll still be comfortable this time next week. Jogging bottoms seem like the obvious choice (just me?), but for those occasions when you want to be comfy but still dressy, how about…

Inspired by Miu Miu

I was flicking through the current issue of Vogue this week and couldn’t resist lingering a while over this lovely new Miu Miu advert, for its Cruise 2017 collection. Miu Miu is one of those brands that, if I had enough money, I would dress in top-to-toe. I love the bright colours, cute and quirky…

Festive nail art

I used to be really into my nail art, but I’ve become a bit boring lately. That said, I’m currently typing this with bright blue nails, but I often opt for a nude, a pink or a classic red these days. But surely Christmas is the perfect excuse for a little dabble back in the…

Home fragrances I love

Do you love a scented candle? I certainly do, especially on winter evenings. There’s something so cosy about lighting a delicious smelling candle and watching tv under a fluffy blanket. Personally, I’m not keen on overly sweet or fruity smells from my candles. I’m generally a sucker for white florals, lavender, woody scents and anything…

The joy of self gifting

It’s the time of year when most of our shopping is about other people, which is no bad thing! But there’s something extra delicious about a little purchase that’s all for yourself, particularly when you’re shoving through heaving crowds in the freezing cold. That’s why I love a bit of self gifting at this time…

Warming festive tipples

It occurred to me yesterday that I’ve made it to December this year without having a mulled drink of any variety. This is unheard of, and I’ve decided to do something about it. Bring on the festive tipples. Here are a few recipes I’m planning to try… White mulled wine from BBC Good Food I…

Christmas cake indulgence

It’s been a pretty amazing couple of weeks in the office, as I’ve been testing out a variety of Christmas bakes from the likes of Bread Ahead, Ottolenghi, Konditor & Cook and many more. What a hard life! You can read my reviews of the cakes here, but in the meantime, here are a few…