City Guide: Barcelona

Posted In: Travel
I am 100% one of those annoying people that celebrate their birthdays for days, weeks and even months and 2017 was no different. For my 28th Birthday I managed to squeeze in a bottomless brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, a family dinner at The Anchor in Aspley Guise, an after work soirée with friends, a day trip to the Birmingham Christmas Mar[...]

From Ice Cream Lady to Business Coach, and everything in between.

Posted In: Lifestyle
When I was put in touch with Hayley Southwood I had a look at her story online and my, what a story. Having suffered the loss of her mother way too early on in her adult life, she sought distraction in the form of Vintage Scoops, the first Ice Cream van of its kind, and her business life soared from there. Today she owns Southwood Stores and a women o[...]

Living a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget

Posted In: Lifestyle
I realised pretty early on in life that I liked nice things. Some would call me materialistic, but if we spend all our hours working then why shouldn’t we treat ourselves to the little - or big - things that make us happy? Now don’t get me wrong, even though I have an art for falling in love with the most expensive item in a shop, I am still not q[...]

Shaking up your style

Posted In: Lifestyle
Remember when you were a child and you would desperately want to get yourself dressed, just so you could wear your wellies, a pink tutu, stripey tights and a sparkly bomber jacket. And how cool did you feel when your Mum let you do it. Super cool. Why is it when we get to adulthood we lose all that excitement for clothes that we know will ma[...]

City Guide: New York City

Posted In: Travel
"One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years."  Tom Wolfe   Last month I was lucky enough to be jetted off to New York on my Neo PR Christmas party, yes you heard me right, my Christmas party was in New York. Awesome right? I love New York, I have been twice before, both times around Chr[...]

On being proud to be proud

Posted In: Lifestyle
  As the year draws to a close and a new one is just around the corner, everyone starts to reflect on what they have achieved, what they could have done better, what they would like to change. But why? Why does a new year always have to come with a new you? What was wrong with the old you? Don’t get me wrong everyone has a few things I am sure t[...]

On being married for one year

Posted In: Weddings
Today marks one whole year since I married my best friend and although they say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, at the risk of sounding smug I don’t feel like it has been hard at all. Sure, we don’t agree on everything, we have had our fair share of disagreements, challenges and tests, and I am absolutely certain I frustrate Joss more th[...]

Your last minute guide to stocking filler success

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How is it Christmas ina few days, time has absolutely flown this year and I am not feeling as organised as I usually am. I have all the big presents sorted and we have ordered the Turkey, but I haven’t wrapped any gifts, bought any parsnips or even sorted out my Christmas Day attire. And I don’t know about you but I always feel like I spend lots of time[...]