Smell the Roses

Sometimes, with photography, I cannot pinpoint what it is about an image that captivates me. I know that it is the creativity behind Pol Úbeda Hervàs’s images that excites me, and the unexpected use of colour and light that made Hana Haley‘s work stand out; but I don’t know what it is that makes me come […]

Spicy and Sweet

Here is a little something about me: I am an unabashed lover of short-cuts in the kitchen. I don’t really see the problem with jars of pre-made pasta sauces, with ready meals and microwave dinners, with sachets of Cup-a-Soup powder awaiting hot water. When you’re short on time, or don’t know how (read: can’t be […]

The Cute Shoot

It would be fair to say I am really rather late in getting on the bandwagon when it comes to this post. I don’t know how they managed to slip my attention last year, but I’ve only just cast my eyes over the photos from the Free People Summer 2K12 catalogue, and (man, oh man) […]

Book Therapy

An unavoidable element of life as a student are the dreaded end-of-semester exams. I’m now in  the thick of it here in Italy and struggling to find the motivation. My banker definitely won’t approve, but I find doing a spot of online shopping is one way to relieve the tension and stress of constant revision, […]

Just Glovely

I am a terrible packer. I am incredibly jealous of those people who have their suitcases and bags ready to go days before they travel, their boarding passes printed, their liquids all in bottles smaller than 100ml and collected in a clear plastic bag. I have no idea how to become as organised as these […]

Keeping my chin up…

It’s exam time here in Venice, which means I’m suddenly spending far too much time at the library, and eating a lot of chocolate. Wading through critical essay after critical essay and finding books on the reading list that definitely were not on the reading list when I last checked it is never fun, so blogging […]

Currently Coveting…

Perhaps it’s the sudden rush of invitations to exciting and glamorous  parties (or just, ahem, a pint at the pub), or perhaps I’m just feeling indulgent, but recently I’ve been obsessing over products which drip with sophistication, elegance and luxury. The more sparkly and opulent the better. Here’s a small collection of products which form […]