Château Life in Poitiers

A few weeks ago I was heading to work with my travel bag packed for my upcoming countryside stay, courtesy of G&T weekends. I was equal parts apprehensive and excited at the idea of getting to know 30 strangers over the course of 3 days…

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Come Away with Me

The (occasional) problem with living in Paris is that there’s too much to do. It’s good for mind, body and soul to escape the crowds and do something different in a new location. So imagine my delight when I saw an email from Gillian and…

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Let’s Dance (the Blues)

It has been two weeks since we woke to the sad news that David Bowie had left Planet Earth and the attempts to honour him are ongoing. For example, there’s a petition on change.org calling for him to appear on the 20 pound banknote. There…

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Million Years Ago

Wow, where the heck did 2015 go?! It feels to have gone by in the blink of an eye so I thought it would be nice to share a few stand-out moments that have marked my 2015. Adele Adkins returns with a new album I…

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Café Pouchkine

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Catherine, who you may know from the Instagram account Parisianly Yours. We were kindly invited to lunch by the Russian-Franco establishment Café Pouchkine, at their Saint-Germain address. It was a real indulgence to discover their…

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HintHunt Paris

Last week I found myself locked in a room with Alex and Lauren. We were there with one purpose – to escape the room in 60 minutes. In order to do so we had to solve a crime – I felt like I was in…

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Could it be Magic?

It’s been a busy year for Take That who just completed their first UK/European tour as a trio. However you may feel about them, it’s impossible to deny the band’s enduring appeal. I recently found myself in the company of  some TT fans – affectionately…

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Cocktails and Conversations with Sinfonietta Paris

La rentrée is so official in France that somebody created a word for it. French people return from their summer holiday, complaining that they are stressed about la rentréé and how busy it will be. Let me point out that the word has been designated feminine – I choose to…

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Red hair, don’t care

But that’s easy for me to say because I have blonde highlights. I have been faking it, so to speak, since 2008. On a scale of 1 to redhead, I’m what you call auburn. With my natural hair colour you might mistake me for a…

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September favourites

I know, it’s October. Already. September just whizzed right by although I was kept busy with job interviews, which is why this space has been neglected. I had neither the time nor the headspace to be completely honest and I’m a bit nervous as I…

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