Spring cleaning: Bedroom-ize

Get it? Bedroom eyes? Small confession; I’m a trinket hoe. Mood boards? Inspiring lampshades that cost the earth? Tiny little bowls that never really have a purpose but are super super cute? Right up my street. Thanks for joining me on my first foray into homewares blogging; if you like it, let me know in…

White luxe – Save, spend or splurge?

The It-girl staple anyone can wear? From Alexa Chung to Gigi Hadid, if you’re not wearing a fresh pair of bright white sneakers, you need to go home and change. Perfect to take you from work, to drinks, and all the way out on the town. Here are a few of my favourites on the…

It’s a date – Carluccio’s

Anyone familiar with Newcastle’s Grey Street will have walked past Carluccio’s hundreds of times. New-wave Italian with a clean, fresh taste and innovative recipes, the menu caters for everything from light lunch bites to full dinners, touching on pastries and take-out mini-pizzas, a range of Italian antipasto and oils and pasta for your home cooking….

Navaho, Jesmond

Just a quick one from me today guys. Ever since new coffee shop Navaho reopened on Acorn Road, I’ve been curious to pop in. What exactly is it? Coffee shop or cafe? What type of food qualifies as Native American and how has it been translated into British tastes? So (obviously), I had to make an excuse…

Chain Check: ZARA- By Day/By Night (Part II)

As promised, part two of my Zara spree is here. Easy pieces to take from day to night- you know the drill. THE FAUX LEATHER SKIRT A-line silhouette + spring pastels + faux leather texture = versatile and bang on trend. I may just buy this is every colour to take me through summer, autumn and…

It’s a date – Olive and Bean

I love Olive and Bean. I’ve been time and time again, and it never disappoints. So, last week, when boyfriend M and I had time to kill, we headed down for a spot of lunch. For anyone who hasn’t been yet, you must. Like, right now. Decadent traybakes, enormous slices of cake and Rocky Road heaving…

Ivy Park and the athleisure revolution

Everywhere we go, we see the rise of athleisure in streetwear. From Kendall Jenner sporting mesh leggings and crop tops to Puma collabs with the likes of Rihanna, there’s no doubt sneaker style is flooding the market. Enter Queen B, complete with brand new clothing line Ivy Park. Mainly monochrome with hints of baby pink…

The Great British Cupcakery?

As promised by my earlier Instagram post, here’s the scoop on The Great British Cupcakery. Adorable decor, cute theme and decadent-looking cakes make this place and Instagram favourite. I’ve been dying to get down here for months to check it out. We mellowly ordered our cakes and drinks, and settled down ready to enter a sugar…

Thirsty skin

As anyone with perpetually dry skin will testify, the quest to find the perfect facial moisturiser that doesn’t cost the earth is neverending. A few of my favourites- often suitable for all skin types. Day to day Anything from DELAROM. Light but thirst-quenching, I swear you can actually see the difference in your skin as you…

Headingley- The morning after

My final post from Leeds- so sad to go as there’s so much more to explore! I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, a few of the cutest coffee shops in Headingley to help you blow away the cobwebs (or the start-of-the-week blues!). First, Café Lento. Arty and achingly cool, this café is the perfect place to…

Headingley- The night before

As any Leeds-ite will know, Headingley is the university haunt of 15 years ago. Although house prices have now pushed the students further out into Hyde Park, they still frequent the host of bars and pubs that line Otley Road. Here are a few of the best and brightest, hand-picked by moi. The Skyrack An old classic. Right in the…

NCLinsider on tour- Leeds *Blue Rinse*

Today was my first full day in Leeds, so, naturally, I hit the shops. Following a set of big name high-street posts, I thought it was time to switch things up. Enter Blue Rinse. Set up over 3 floors of women’s, men’s and sportswear, Blue Rinse trades in A and B string vintage wares, from…