The ULTIMATE guide to the best food in Florence

One early morning car journey, a sunrise flight and a scenic double-decker train ride later, we’re in Florence. Hungry!   Italy is pretty famous for its food, which is great when you’re settled in a restaurant, reading a menu you know is going to deliver and salivating uncontrollably as plates of gorgeous food float on…

Lifestyle: Banish the holiday blues

August is the month of holidays. The English summer disappoints us once again and we jet off for some sunshine before the winter kicks in (which is suddenly much closer than we realised). We have a jolly old time, eat and drink whatever we fancy, soak up the sun(burn) and head home feeling refreshed and…

What I learnt at the HBC summit

On the Saturday of the Easter weekend I went to the HBC (Health Bloggers Community) summit at The Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch. The day was filled with fitness and meditation classes; social media, marketing and photography workshops; panel discussions with the likes of Pixie Turner, The Angry Chef and Alice Liveing; and a whole load…

LENT – I did it!

Lent is over! 40 days and 40 nights of cocoa cravings and no chocolate deserts ends with a chocolate brownie for breakfast, followed by two days of Easter eggs, profiteroles and chocolate hot cross buns. Yummy! Once I get going, Lent is never as hard as I think it’s going to be. The first few…

My birthday treats

I celebrated my 22nd birthday early last month and received some really lovely presents, so I thought I’d share and recommend a few of my favourites:   Good Karma Elephant Cord Bracelet, Daisy London This beautiful bracelet was a gift from my boyfriend and definitely one of my favourites this year. The elephant symbolises strength,…

LENT – I give up chocolate!

Yes, you read that right, I will be giving up chocolate for 40 days and 40 nights… eek! I’ve always given up something for lent. (Last year it was coffee… I’m never doing that again!) I’m not religious and I never have been, but I honour the tradition for two reasons. The first is that…

Food photography – props and my advice

One of the hardest things about starting my own blog was the food photography side of things. I had no experience or training whatsoever and barely even took photos with my phone, so I hadn’t really considered just how difficult this would be. Every article I ever read about starting your own blog began by emphasising…

HAPPY: My skincare favourites

As you can probably tell, I love Sukin. I discovered this fabulous brand in a local natural health shop a couple of years ago and I haven’t looked back since. Sukin is an Australian brand that sells natural skin and hair care products, all of which are paraben and sulphate free, and the results are…

Safety

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety” – Abraham Maslow I honestly believe this quote rings true to anyone that hears it. Everyday our strength and courage is tested, be it in an obvious ‘I’m about to skydive’ kind of way or simply in…